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El Fenix

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401 W State Highway 114, Grapevine, TX 76051-4050
817-421-1151
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Plano, Texas
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

El Fenix is ALWAYS packed on Wednesdays since their long time Cheese Enchiladas Special is on. I've never been to any location on a Wednesday when there wasn't a bit of a wait. But service is fast and they know how to turn tables! (It's even fun to stand in line and watch, it's so well orchestrated, at the original... More 

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

I was visiting the Ft. Worth/Dallas area for business and my Nephew suggested we get some Tex/Mexican food and I am always up for that. Our waitress was friendly and efficient, but a little careless. We were a party of four and one of the orders was incorrect. It was my brothers order and he just let it go. We... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

We thought we overwhelmed this place with a no notice show of 14 people, but No, they handled it with extreme ease. There are so many things on the menu you have a hard time deciding because it all sounds so good. Will recommend this to everyone I meet.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We should have known when we had to wait 10+ minutes because there was no hostess present to leave. We finally got a table and things went down hill. Our drinks were never once re-filled for us - we had to stop other waiters and ask. The food was ok, but for what you get it was very pricey. I... More 

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Grapevine, Texas
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

WOW have they gone down the tubes. Used to be great but not so much anymore. Service was horrible. Food barely warm. Had to go get someone. Just a terrible experience since the family sold the place. The one downtown Dallas is still great but forget this one. You will be glad you went somewhere else.

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Flower Mound, Texas
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88 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

About every 6 months I keep going back to this particular El Fenix. Some things are outstanding others just don't cut it. Today we had the puffed Tacos the were grease, cold and terrible. On the other hand we also had the Spinach Enchiladas and they were excellent. Our server Rudy was good but disappeared at times when we were... More 

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Houston, Texas
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Visited last night and it was not very busy! Received excellent customer service and the food was great. I had cheese enchiladas, they are so yummy! They have specials almost every night it would appear so it is worth visiting if you are wanting decent Tex-Mex. Dinner service is fast and the food tastes fresh. They had a large group... More 

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

I really liked the chips here best anywhere in my opinion. The service was good. The place has some cool murals the food was good not the best but good would go back.

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Hurst, Texas
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242 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

It's been many years since I last ate at an El Fenix restaurant and what a pleasant surprise it was to find the high quality and standards they built their reputation on remains unchanged. Some 30 members of my family gathered here for lunch in the private dining area, and we experienced really great Tex-Mex food and were provided first-rate... More 

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Las Vegas, NV
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97 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We were part of a group of 20 people who descended upon this El Fenix restaurant on a Saturday night. I was very impressed with the service that we received, with all food items delivered promptly, drinks refilled regularly, and the food was quite good. Everyone in our party was quite satisfied by the end of the evening. Kudos to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 W State Highway 114, Grapevine, TX 76051-4050
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Grapevine
  • Phone Number: 817-421-1151

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