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El Fenix

$$ - $$$Mexican,
1035 W Highway 287 Byp, Waxahachie, TX 75165-5063
+1 469-517-0370
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (12 reviews)
“combo plate” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
1035 W Highway 287 Byp, Waxahachie, TX 75165-5063
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

While our Ms's Claus were in school the Santas got together for lunch. I had the burrito and it was huge and stuffed with goodies. It came with beans and rice which were also good.The other Santas had several different lunch specials and all enjoyed...More

Thank 1946Glenn
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Maria deLeon went way above and beyond for us! I was trying to get a gift certificate for our 92-year-old relatives who live in Dallas who had just had a fire in their home. She actually offered to personally deliver it to them. Such a...More

Thank Coach38
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This is my favorite tex mex restaurant since Tejano's of Oak Cliff (Dallas) Tx closed. The best chips and salsa' food is always great and service is exceptional

Thank ReHSR
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

The first Tex-Mex restaurant I ever ate at was an El Fenix in Dallas decades ago and was instantly hooked. Today was the first time I’ve been back to an El Felix because of being out of state for a long time and not being...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We went out on a Friday night and our first restaurant of choice had quite a line, so we decided to head to this old standby. We were able to get right in and the seasoned chicken navhis were very good. I know, nachos are...More

Thank Yippie-Yi-O
Reviewed 16 May 2018

El Fenix is consistently a good experience with the more traditional Tex Mex fare. We had Mother's Day Buffet, and they had some surprises, handled the busy day with enormous grace.Everybody could find something, and its strength might e its weakness, as it is a...More

Thank docntx
Reviewed 6 May 2018

This family chain has been around for longer than most of us. Generally I rate the Dallas area locations as average. Tried this on the way back from Waco, on Cinco de mayo evening. We had a party of 7 with a great variety of...More

Reviewed 24 April 2018

I was there with a group of ten and we were seated in about 10-15 minutes, which was good for a group that size without reservations. The food was excellent as usual. The service however was lacking. Not only was it slow, even for a...More

Thank Jim1133
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Ample parking and friendly staff. Otherwise mundane and very normal. Menu boring and limited. Margarita horrible. Dishes served ugly and not fresh tasting. Waxahachie has better Mexican food offered in town.

Thank zepper50
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We meet with a group of 36 people for a Saturday night meal. The service was fast, friendly and accurate. The food was great and my glass of Iced tea was never totally empty.

Thank Bob D
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20 February 2015|
Response from Barry W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry your Mom had trouble. I, personally, haven't noticed that problem, but maybe, next time, she might request a salad fork or child's fork and this would eliminate the weight of the utensil. Happy dining.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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: +1 469-517-0370
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