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El Fenix Famous Mexican Restaurant

#29 of 2,970 Restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Oak Lawn
Mexican, Southwestern
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1601 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75202
+1 214-747-1121
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was seated right away and @ busy Lunch time. Food came out Fast. Waitress was Great. Fixed me up. No Complaints at all. Restrooms Very clean. Prices Reasonable. Can't go wrong with El Fenix. I'll be Returning.

Thank lindafb48
St Petersburg, Fla
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109 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took my grandson to see museums in Dallas and was first time there so since across the street from the Perot went to this Mexican restraunt. Interior is quite outstanding, the servers all proper with white shirts and black ties so you felt from the start this was the place. The food was better than any I have tried and... More 

Thank Eugene H
Pensacola, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were seated promptly after arriving for lunch. The server was attentive but not intrusive. Tex-Mex food was excellent. Queso and Avocado dips were perfect. Entrees were excellent and large enough that two of our party needed take-home boxes. We will try to go there the next time we are in Dallas.

Thank Glenn N
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I traveled to Dallas for a long weekend. Our first night in town, we decided we needed some fun (which meant chips, queso and margs); El Fenix fit the bill completely. The basic margarita was awesome. I had mine on the rocks and thoroughly enjoyed it. The chips were great, not overly greasy or too overly fried.... More 

Thank Triattygirlpa
Dallas, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

El Fenix is always good hot TexMex food. Wonderful margaritas although I didn't have one at lunch and great fast service at the bar.

Thank Debra P
Garland, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have always loved El Fenix! Our company had a Christmas party here and the food was amazing! Very well priced too!

Thank lwiggins2017
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80 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

One of the oldest mexican restaraunt in Dallas, going back to 1918. Nothing fancy or exotic, just good food with good service. Been eating here since I was a teenager, some of the best chips and salsa around.

Thank David H
Denton, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is the most wonderful, overall, place for families to meet. Clean, safe and delicious. This 2016 Christmas holiday we will all meet eat and enjoy.

Thank slutzka
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Stopped by this establishment for lunch and it didn't disappoint. Great location, great staff, and great menu of tacos and sides. Our entire group was pleased with the meal. We will definitely come back!

Thank Gas365
Treasure Island, Florida
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636 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed this 98 year old Mexican restaurant. It has a huge rustic interior, absolutely top notch mouth watering food choices, and service as friendly and efficient as it gets. Reinaldo S. Was our waiter, 5 stars, ask for him. I had beef enchiladas, wonderful, and a perfect serving size, not so big as to stuff you. Their Salsa... More 

Thank Daniel K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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: 1601 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75202
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas>  > Oak Lawn
  • Neighbourhood: Oak Lawn
  • Phone Number: +1 214-747-1121

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