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El Fenix Famous Mexican Restaurant

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3904 Towne Crossing Blvd, Mesquite, TX 75150
(972) 279-8900
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 26
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    Very good
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent brisket tacos

I had the brisket tacos with the anaheim cream sauce, and a side of onion/cilantro mix and lime wedges. They were delicious. Sauce was excellent. Plate was served with rice and refried beans substituted at my request for the black beans. I would definitely re-order this plate.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Deborah M
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Mesquite, Texas
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Franklin, Tennessee
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507 reviews 507 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Ten of us went to EF for lunch and we were served quickly and very efficiently. They clearly have the finest margaritas in Dallas. The food was priced right and wonderfully delicious.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

seems that no matter what day or time, you'll get the El Fenix Tex-Mex taste. Not totally bad, just lost it's WOW factor. Today our food (Mexican plate lunch and sour cream enchiladas) was more bland than spicy and more warm than hot. Service was horrible. I grew up with Fenix but I guess I will grow older without them.

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Mesquite, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I had the brisket tacos with the anaheim cream sauce, and a side of onion/cilantro mix and lime wedges. They were delicious. Sauce was excellent. Plate was served with rice and refried beans substituted at my request for the black beans. I would definitely re-order this plate.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

this is a great place to eat, the food is great especially the sizzling chicken salad, the wait staff is friendly and make excellent suggestions on the foods, always a short time wait, the bathroom is clean, the margarita's are good, simply marvelous, would recommend this place for anyone that enjoy fine food and great hospitality

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Mesquite, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We have been going to El Fenix for years and probably will until we are either too old to drive or we cannot find a ride. :P In my opinion, El Fenix has the best Tex-Mex of any I have had. My favorites are the Beef Enchilada Dinner (large enough for two meals) or the Bean and Cheese Nachos. It... More 

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Mesquite, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The service is fast, food is pipping hot, chips and salsa are great, but it is still middle of the road Tex-Mex. The prices are very good as well. This is our go to place when we are in a hurry and no one wants to cook.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

if you like old time mexican food you will like el Fenix. Old traditional recipes, good service, family friendly and reasonble prices.

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Tyler, Texas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The salsa is one of the best I ever had , and their el Fenix margarita is awesone , I always stop there on my way back from Dallas , staff is so friendly and the atmosphere is great

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Came here while on business. Service fast for sure. Chips and salsa pretty good. Chicken Fajitas decent sized and comes with beans, rice, cheese, sour cream and guacomole. Chicken enchiladas with rice and beans was below average and taken off my bill. Service was good, prices fair and food average to good.

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Mesquite, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Went to El Fenix 2 days ago and the service was fantastic! The chips were warm and the salsa is fantastic. If you like tamales they are moist and had a great taste. You won't go wrong eating at El Fenix.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3904 Towne Crossing Blvd, Mesquite, TX 75150
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Mesquite
  • Phone Number: (972) 279-8900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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