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El Fenix Famous Mexican Restaurant

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Mexican, Southwestern
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6811 W Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75225-4202
+1 214-363-5279
11:00 - 22:00
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Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I've been to this location on Northwest Highway many times. I love El Fenix and haven't eaten anything I didn't like there. The thin chips, which are never greasy, are the best. The food is real Tex-Mex, consistent, and the service is very fast - most of the time. The biggest wait might be standing in line at the cash... More 

Thank Jana O
College Station, Texas
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290 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is the third El Fenix we've visited and we haven't been disappointed in the food. Service was great. We had a party of 12 and ordered a large variety of items and all were great. My only complaint is the house margarita which lacks flavor and probably much tequila. This has been my only complaint at all three of... More 

Thank jrhales77
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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243 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We eat here a lot when we are in Dallas. It's a family fav. Lately the service is great and the food is good. The parking can be a bear, but don't give up! Recommended: The Texco plate, soft corn tortillas and made at your table guacamole.

Thank NDeniseS
Arlington, TX
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216 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Ok - I've been to El Fenix and had an acceptable time. But, I finally just had it. We walked in. No greeting. After standing there for 3-4 minutes, we finally walked into the dining area. There's the hostess, standing - back to the wall and out of sight - just outside the greeting area. Seated at the table -... More 

Thank musictraveler73
Staunton, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We ate at El Fenix during a quick trip to Dallas for a wedding. We love Tex-Mex food and were not disappointed. This was a first time visit for us and did know what to expect. The restaurant is large and a bit noisy (at least during our Saturday lunch), so do not expect an intimate, white-table-cloth experience. However, our... More 

Thank SFoz66
Dallas, Texas
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136 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We eat here a lot, and love it, but this time we got caught on a bad day. Couple the poor service, the wait times for service and for our food being delivered, along with a drunk passed out at the front door, and it was not pleasant. Missed Baltazar.

Thank Jim S
Flat Rock, North Carolina
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216 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We get back to Dallas every few years and this is a must return visit. Tortilla chips alone make it worthwhile. Chicken enchiladas are great. Service staff was outstanding.

Thank Gerald G
Dallas, Texas
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

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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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6811 W Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75225-4202
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
  • Phone Number: +1 214-363-5279

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