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El Fenix

$$ - $$$Mexican,
1035 W Highway 287 Byp, Waxahachie, TX 75165-5063
+1 469-517-0370
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (12 reviews)
“combo plate” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
1035 W Highway 287 Byp, Waxahachie, TX 75165-5063
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 nasnwa
Reviewed 9 January 2018

I truly love to get the opportunity to eat brunch at this El Fenix! The restaurant is always bustling but I haven't had to wait more than 10 minutes for a table. The servers are always dressed so nice and have very good attitudes. I...More

Thank Kristin M
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We went here as a family with another family for lunch on December 27. The food was really good. I had a combo plate which had a cheese enchilada and tamale. They were both very good. Although my friends absolutely love their red salsa, I've...More

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Family dined here @ the Waxahachie location. Wonderful family dining, however, their drink menu is limited especially for those of us that do not like Margaritas. Food has a lot of flavor, quick service, and excellent price point. The reason the stars are at three...More

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Chips, salsa, beef taco, 2 types of enchiladas and tamales. Each item was among the tastiest I’ve ever had of that item. And I’ve spent 60+ years chowing down on Mexican food. The place was Friday night busy but the service was friendly and efficient.

Thank DJB25
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Arrived after the dinner rush. So we were seated as soon as we walked in the door. I ordered pork tamales off the Veterans Day menu and my wife ordered a taco salad. Ordered a queso and guacamole appetizer. The appetizer comes with thicker chips...More

Thank Paul J
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
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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