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El Fenix Mexican Restaurant

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Mexican, Southwestern
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S. Loop 288, at I-35E, Denton, TX
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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132 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

When shopping it is a good idea to go to El Fenix to relax while eating its excellent nachos. The mojito is nice too.

Thank Kattegat
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here today! Excellent food and great service. Ask for Michael, he did and outstanding job. If you are into Lemon Ice Box pie, theirs is delicious. Chips and salsa is my favorite.

Thank Bill C
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Cool in side on a hot day, Happy people to make you feel Happy,no rush at all. Great food dishes offered. Loved the drinks too. Outstanding hot chips and dip.Food served hot and looking good.Lots of great eats offered.

Terrell, Texas
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

El Fenix in Denton offers good service, and excellent chips and food. We love this place although nothing exotic just basic Tex-Mex.

Thank CBArnold
Denton, Texas
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147 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

I guess for those that think enchiladas doused with chili con carne and chalupas are great Mexican cuisine probably think Taco Bell is great Mexican food too. I've now eaten here twice and both times I've been disappointed in the food. I'm not saying it's bad, it's just not good enough to warrant the business it does. I will say... More 

Thank David Z
Dallas, Texas
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207 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

Its a rare thing for me to rate something less than 3 stars on one visit. I usually do so after 2 or more trips - hence why there are so few very low ratings in my reviews. Its because of this philosophy that I rate this location 2 stars instead of one. We have been searching for a go-to... More 

Thank bprsurf
Louisville, Kentucky
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

We wrote our Denton friends, just to assure ourselves that at least one meal would be at El Fenix. On one of the travel sites we failed to find the name, and wanted to make sure it was still there. "If El Fenix leaves Denton, we'll have to move." Of course we met there for the kind of food--especially the... More 

Thank GordonSmith1025
Denton, Texas
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

I've eaten at this El Fenix location multiple times because it's right around the corner from my house, so it's convenient, but every single time, I'm disappointed. The food is just bad. It's flavorless and bland. To compensate for lack of flavor, they add a ton of salt to everything. The meat is comparable to something you'd find in a... More 

Thank TravelingRazorback
Denton, TX
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

I sat with a friend for dinner at 630pm. The place had a total of about 9 people when we arrived. A couple was sat after us and we'd waited about 3 minutes with no acknowledgement. Almost immediately, they were greeted and served water. I inquired about who our server might be and the hostess told me she would check.... More 

Thank dladonnalee
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73 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

This place is obviously just coasting on its laurels. Basically all salty and generic Mexican food just like you'd find at any other chain. Plus we waited forever for the waiter to take our drink order and they kept bringing us more chips and taking our 3/4 full basket away. It was ridiculous. Just not impressed at all. What a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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: S. Loop 288, at I-35E, Denton, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Denton

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