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El Fenix

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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1035 W Highway 287 Byp, Waxahachie, TX 75165-5063
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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91 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

El Fenix is a good, solid Mexican food restaurant. They have several locations and I was a bit worried that the one in Waxahachie wouldn't be as good as the one in downtown Dallas (the original). However, it is quite good. I particularly like their enchiladas! My favorite is cheese enchiladas with cheese sauce! Enjoy!

Thank Mery C
Peoria, Arizona
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148 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a nice dinner there last week. The food was pretty good and there was a nice atmosphere. Basically, a formulaic Tex-Mex Mexican restaurant: clean, good food, and nice atmosphere.

Thank JJS1959
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73 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A non profit group I belong to goes here for dinner, and our organization gets 10% of our tab back. As far as El Fenix goes, this is one of the better ones. The service has been very good, and the managerial staff has been very accommodating. The food has been good.

Thank TexasGrannieJ
Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

I enjoy going to El Fenix. This is always my to go to "Mexican Restaurant" in Waxahachie. Great food for a great price and service is always great.

Thank gsus1rodman
Oak Leaf, Texas, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The seating was fast. The waiter was attentive. Two of the four entrees was good. The prices were reasonable. BUT, the queso was the worse I have ever had. It was extremely watered down. Second visit. Last visit.

Thank Terry W
Arlington, Washington
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

I've been enjoying El Fenix restaurants for over 20 years. Delicious food, amazing chips and salsa, friendly service. Although it is slightly different in the restaurant, you can order their jars of salsa and have it shipped if you don't live where they carry the salsa in the stores. I moved away from Texas 17 years ago and have had... More 

Thank LoverOfSun22
Waxahachie, Texas
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

This Dallas chain's establishment in Waxahachie consistently delivers a good meal and pleasant dinning experience. Orders are promptly delivered to your group..

Thank Gary W
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

They are always super crowded, but they take care of you in a timely manner. Because they are always so busy, that should tell you something about the food and service. They have some excellent servers, that really hustle. Maria, always makes sure that she visits the tables to make sure that all is well. Would miss it if I... More 

Thank marsuecom
Waxahachie, Texas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

We LOVE El Fenix but the Waxahachie location is like Russian Roulette, you just don't know if the food is going to be good or bad. The Downtown and other Dallas locations are always consistently good but this location is very inconsistent. There are times that it matches the quality of the other locations and other times I would probably... More 

Thank SA2727
Waxahachie, Texas
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

A family tradition and restaurant that has been around for years. If your appetite is for great Mexican Food, then look no further than El Fenix in Waxahachie. Just as good as the original place in Dallas, El Fenix in Waxahachie will not disappoint. Food is outstanding and service is excellent. All meals are very affordable. Please ask for Marilyn... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: 1035 W Highway 287 Byp, Waxahachie, TX 75165-5063
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waxahachie
  • Phone Number: 4695170370

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