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El Fenix Famous Mexican Restaurant

1601 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75202-1227
+1 214-747-1121
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“enchiladas” (60 reviews)
“sopapillas” (25 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1601 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75202-1227
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The location was good, food was pretty good, service was great. Dessert was awesome! Parking was free which was nice in a downtown area.

Thank sah224
Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredibly authentic TEXMX food. Great service and friendly personel. This is a Family run business that dates back almost 50 years. They have kept the same quality of service or food in 30 years that I have been visiting them. Highly recommend..

Thank Bulent H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here for sentimental reasons. I grew up in California and our Mexican restaurants were traditional Mexican restaurants. We visited relatives in Dallas and my cousins swore by this place. I remember it as being very good but that was over half a century...More

Thank Leslie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great evening out with friends, we were easily able to get a table for a party of 6 adults at 6 pm on a Friday evening. Chips and salsa were delivered right away to the table. We ordered a yummy appetizer that came...More

Thank Heather D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love El Fenix and eat there whenever we visit Dallas. The quality of the food downtown is superior to the one we used to go to on Northwest highway. The Saltillo is our favorite. The service was also very good.

Thank francophile413
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Felix used to have outstanding food, atmosphere and wait staff. NOT ANYMORE. The food was mediocre at best, our table was wobbly and when we pointed it out to the waiter he looked confused, on a Wednesday we waited well over an hour for...More

Thank Angela J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Authentic TexMex at a reasonable price. The chips and salsa are very good with a little kick. Everyone in our party loved the food. The Margarita was good and the service was quick.

Thank MBrentK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our segway guide told us about this restaurant. We parked free across from it for 2 hrs.We had the best waiter ever.Juan made our lunch perfect.Where tortilla chips were invented.Everyone enjoyed their food.

Thank barbiegator
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came for my birthday lunch and we were pleased with the experience overall. The waitstaff was not incredibly attentive and we had to ask for several items more then one time. However, the price for the food was very fair and was it pretty...More

Thank cama7095
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You'll never be disappointed with the food & service at El Fenix. Great chips & salsa, and delicious chicken fajitas. Two thumbs up on the Margaritas!

Thank saraheT922KB
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Questions & Answers
27 January 2017|
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Response from Debra P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Margaritas have won the best Margarita in Dallas several years running. Not a live bar though if that's. What you are looking for. Try Happy Hour or the Rustic.
Thomas B
23 June 2016|
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Response from ToppopNorthCarolina | Reviewed this property |
We didn't dine on a Wednesday, nor look at the specials, so I'm glad someone else could answer. However, I just discovered they have a website, complete with menu and prices that makes me wish we had one nearby! I'm sure... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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 75202-1227
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas>  > Oak Lawn
  • Neighbourhood: Oak Lawn
  • Phone Number: +1 214-747-1121
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