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El Fenix Famous Mexican Restaurant

3904 Towne Crossing Blvd, Mesquite, TX 75150
(972) 279-8900
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Ranked #8 of 224 restaurants in Mesquite
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Mar 4, 2014
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English first
Houston, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This place has been around forever. I've eaten there dozens of times through the years. Sadly, its best day are seemingly behind it. Very average TexMex. Decent service. Prices are slightly above what they should be. There are much better options in the Dallas area.. use tripadvisor to try them.

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Mesquite, Texas
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The worst BLAND/TASTELESS Mexican food ever! The chips and salsa were the only things that were good. The service wasn't very good either. We will NEVER go back. I had a chili relleno, it was made with ground beef that tasted old & freezer burnt. The egg coating was like eating a sponge plus there was a piece of something... More

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Mesquite, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is favorite in our household. We usually go on Wednesdays when they have the "enchilada special." This place is packed, so go early around 5PM, or late around 8PM. If we get water to drink, we are out of there for under $11. However, my wife likes to get a piece of lemon pie. This is D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S! Very tart,... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have been coming to this El Fenix for many years and the service has gone down exponentially, as has some of the food quality. My husband doesn't like their queso but he loves queso so one night we ordered the fire roasted queso and it was amazing. It had larger peppers, and cayenne pepper mixed in and it was... More

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Garland, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

El Fenix is always the first stop for family when they come to Texas. It's been a favorite for us for years. Chips and salsa are fresh & plentiful with just the right amount of heat. Food & service are always prompt. The soft cheese tacos are my favorite! It's just an easy, no nonsense, family run Tex-Mexican food place... More

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Locust Grove, Georgia, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Great Tex-Mex. Not authentic Mexican but it is a good place to get what most Americans call Mexican food. I had the beef enchiladas and tamales they we're good. The tortilla chips and salsa are the best and are complementary with meal you can also buy some to take home. The service is great the food came out at the... More

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Mesquite, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

There are Mexican restaurants on every corner in Texas. I have tried most of them. I keep coming back to El Fenix. They have been around for years and it still is my favorite. The chips are the best, the food the freshest, the service is always spot on and the prices are reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

If your looking for good Tex-Mex this is a great place to go. Everyone was friendly and the food was good. I got the street tacos and they were yummy!

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Saginaw, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

It was very busy when I was there.... even then the service was promt.. The food was very good and arrived to the table very fast and very hot. I will definitely go back to this restaurant when I am in the area.

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Dallas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

El Fenix is the standard by which all other Tex-Mex Restaurants have to be measured. That does not mean it is "great", but it is the middle of the road standard. Everything else is either better or worse than El Fenix and most are not better. You always know what you are going to get and you know it will... More

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