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El Fenix Famous Mexican Restaurant

3904 Towne Crossing Blvd, Mesquite, TX 75150
(972) 279-8900
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Ranked #6 of 226 Restaurants in Mesquite
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Sep 17, 2014
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Katy, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I remember eating at the El Fenix in Casa Linda Plaza when I was around 6 years old and the enchilada dinner special was 99 cents on Wednesday nights! That tells you how long they have been around. And the recipes are the same as they were WAY back then! My favorites are the tamale plate, traditional fajitas and (of... More

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Mesquite, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

this is where I go to practice my Spanish. The wait staff is awesome by indulging me and repeating back in Spanish & English. Many of the staff have been there for 20 years or more. It is the best authentic Mexican food at reasonable price.

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Royse City, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We enjoyed our most recent visit to El Fenix. The menu has so much to offer and the portions are definitely huge! The meal starts out perfectly with THE BEST TORTILLA CHIPS EVER! They are super fresh, and very airy with a perfect crispness...and yet they handle salsa and queso just as they should as well. We started with Queso... More

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Mesquite, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My friend and I go here at least twice a month, it is our favorite Mexican restaurant in Mesquite. The food is consistently good and the service is excellent. You can't go wrong eating here, especially on Wednesday when they have the enchilada special.

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Polk City, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Taking Travel Advisors advice as traveling through the area and as usual - so glad we did! This well established restaurant is maybe a little dated but the open windows over the top of the restaurant give a really bright cheery place to eat lunch. And I'd try this place for dinner if I would've been in the area for... More

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Mesquite
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I love going to the restaurant. it reminds me of old style Mexican food that I had in Mexico many years back. The refried beans are the best. I have never had food so fresh and tasty. I will be telling all my friends about this place. If you want to taste the authentic food from Mexico go to this... More

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Mesquite, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This restaurant has been around forever, It has not changed it's menu that I know of over the years too much. But, this is what some people want . It is consistent with the flavors . I see some people state that it is bland . I have never had that issue . But I prefer food that has flavor... More

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 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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