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El Fenix Famous Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
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6811 W Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75225-4202
(214) 363-5279
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Eaten at this restaurant many times and what happened? Took 30 minutes to get food. Always good good but waitress is not all together and extremely bad service. Still waiting for food!! SW

Thank Swelker
Dallas, Texas
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Why on earth they serve a cup of their tortilla soup without chicken? I had to order chicken on the side. The waiter was slow forgetful . Tortilla soup suppose to include avocado, chicken, cheese. What else? Do I have to write it? Not water.

Thank elenpower1
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was great and fast. Exactly what I ordered. Got the chimichanga with salsa verde (green chile sauce). The chimi itself was excellent. The salsa was also very good, but it had a bit of vinegar/sweet taste to it. Pico de gallo was the tops. Haven't had it that good since I made my own at home. $13.08 total bill... More 

Thank Charles Z
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The service was good and fast. I had brisket nachos and it was adequate. I really think there should have been more flavor to the meat especially.

Thank Linda W
Dallas, Texas
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

A group of 30 of us from our church met here for lunch just as they opened. We were treated with helpful and courteous servers --- even when we told them separate checks! Some ordered the buffet and others from the menu. The lunch menu even applies on Sunday from which I ordered. Service was timely and everyone seemed to... More 

Thank richandnanmassey
Allen, Texas
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

We've eaten at El Fenix for years in the many locations in the Dallas area. Recently we ate at the location on Northwest Highway close to North Park. The food was delicious. Always served hot and quick. We also had a queso guacamole combo appetizer. Everything was wonderful. The server was friendly and attentive. Can't go wrong with El Fenix.

Thank CaptManiac
Weimar, Texas
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

The food was good. The service was good,but the 25 or so children fighting with napkins right across from our table made for a very disappointing evening. I told the manager it was the "worst." They should not seat adults right next to large parties of very young children The manager was so accommodating and did not charge for the... More 

Thank suzannes278
Huntsville, Texas
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210 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

As a teenager visiting relatives in Dallas in the late 60's, El Fenix was just about the only Mexican restaurant where we ate! Many years later I find myself back in the Dallas area on a semi-regular basis and excited to try El Fenix again. Several months ago, we ate at the original downtown location and it was so very... More 

Thank pickygirl09
Chappaqua, New York
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Other than the wonderful chips, the food here is subpar. I was hoping to eat great Mexican in a truly old school atmosphere. What I got was extremely poor. I ordered three different kinds of tacos and their tortilla soup. The tacos were without flavor or punch and the soup was simply bland. Very unfortunate and a waste of a... More 

Thank chappaquamaestro
Gray, Georgia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I love the food at El Fenix! I eat there every time I visit Dallas. The menu has a wide variety of selections, and each is prepared with fresh ingredients. I have tried many different dishes, and every one has been delicious. The servings are generous and served at the right temperature. The guacamole is great, as are their chips... More 

Thank Victoria H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6811 W Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75225-4202
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
  • Phone Number: (214) 363-5279

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?