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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 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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Mesquite, Texas
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I took my husband for dinner and had a great time. Service was awesome and he offered some great new things to try. Overall great!!!!

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Hutto, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is my most favorite Mexican food restaurant. It's not a trip to the Metroplex without a stop at El Fenix. There is sometimes a wait and always a crowd. The food is AWESOME. I've never had a meal there that was not great although I admit my favorite is the cheese enchilada dinner. This is a LOCAL chain and... More 

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Wills Point, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

This has always been a favorite of our family and where we always eat anytime we would go to Dallas growing up. It's still as wonderful now as it was then. I always get the cheese enchiladas topped with chili con carne and the bean and cheese nachos are the best around! They have awesome chips and salsa which can... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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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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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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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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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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Mesquite, Texas
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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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Additional Information about El Fenix Famous Mexican Restaurant

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

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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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