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El Fenix

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1035 W Highway 287 Byp, Waxahachie, TX 75165-5063
+1 469-517-0370
11:00 - 22:00
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Enjoyed dinner with family. The food was very good, but not excellent. The atmosphere was authentic Mexican and enjoyable, but noisy. The service was good given that the restaurant was filled to capacity.. The prices are reasonable.

Thank Rod C
Waxahachie, Texas
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We went in last Friday night was somewhat busy but was seated fast. We got our chips and salsa then our drinks. We placed our orders and seriously 5 minutes later our food was brought out. Never has our service been that fast. Now with that being said I ordered the supreme fajitas chicken I wish the chicken had more... More 

Thank Sandra M
Austin, Texas
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

El Fenix has always been a solid choice for good Mexican food - we came here with a large group during the middle of a Saturday afternoon - they gave us our own section and dedicated 2 servers to making sure we had plenty of cold drinks and warm food. Always a great value and selection! TIP: order the Michelada... More 

Thank sallen512
Palmer, Alaska
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

They have good food and service. They have a full bar we usually get gift cards for Christmas so we are always eating there. It is no smoking

Thank Picki-vicki
Treasure Island, Florida
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82 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

I have been eating at El Fenix since 1976...it is kind if like my "home" Mexican food... good warming cimfirt food. Not trying to be anything but El Fenix. Others come and go...but I always keep this one on my route of regular places.. Alfredo plate is my choice always.

Thank Glenn M
Mabank, Texas
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20 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

On Veteran's day I took advantage of the free meal at El Fenix. We have eaten at El Fenix restaurants for more than 40 years, in fact our first date with my wife I took her to the El Fenix on Camp Bowie in Ft. Worth. So we have always been pleased until this time. We ate at the El... More 

Thank Richard T
Ingham County, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The food came out quickly, It was correct, and the salsa was really good, but there was nothing really special about this place elsewise. I would eat here again in a pinch.

Thank 16kren2016
Tucson, Arizona
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Been eating in El Fenix restaurants for 25 years. Love the tenchita beef salad, fried tortilla shell laden with lettuce, tomatoes, special sauce, smothered with melted cheese. We like the chips so well we have special ordered from AZ.

Thank Carriegj
Waxahachie, Texas
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188 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Decent Sunday Brunch with all-you-can-eat basic Tex-Mex items plus scrambled eggs. $12 for adults, $10 for Seniors. Was a decent value but a normal menu selection would have cost less since we don't eat that much. Only issue was that their air conditioning was out, it was 87 degrees outside and quickly matching it inside. Employees were miserable and we... More 

Thank jdawsontx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

El Fenix is a great place for an individual, a couple, a family, or even a large business type meeting. The food is always fresh and great tasting, the chips are probably my favorite of any Mexican food restaurant. The only negative thing about this location is the parking lot is tight and the traffic around the area is usually... More 

Thank Jason W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?