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El Fenix

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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5280 Belt Line Rd, Addison, TX 75254-7530
+1 972-387-2533
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Plano, Texas
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eating consistently great Tex-Mex at the oldest continually operating Mexican Food Restaurant in the country is always a treat. From the great puffed tacos, beef enchiladas and sopapillas to the tasty chips and salsa, El Fenix is the way to go for a real taste of authentic Tex-Mex in Dallas.

Thank Keith D
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This is the best El fenix I have been to (I have eaten at at least 6) Great team and service Great food Great building inside

Thank Emmett K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Really nice lunch. Salsa was awesome, chips very light and crisp. Also love cared right near everything

Thank gordypt
Carrollton, Texas
Level Contributor
55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This Dallas staple continues its popularity, but I find that the food is just marginal. The tortilla soup is a staple, and I would order that anytime. On Wednesdays, El Fenix has it renowed $5.99 enchilada plate, which consists of two cheese enchiladas, rice and beans, along with tortilla chips and salsa. I've eaten better, but I've eaten worse. I've... More 

Thank Scubajackie
Dallas, Texas
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I can't even count how many times we've been to El Fenix. I've been going there since I was a kid. I have no idea how they get the food out so fast, but it's always good. It's not the best Tex-Mex I've ever had, but it's by far not the worst.

Thank dfwwaterrestoration
Carrollton, Texas
Level Contributor
124 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to go for a quick and good meal. Prices are very reasonable and service is very good. I like their chips and hot sauce as well. If you want dessert the lemon pie is excellent. They have good salads as well.

Thank JodyTexan
Richardson, Texas
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I'm not really sure why people love this place. The food is fine but that's about it. I've tried the burrito, but it was FULL of beans. Almost like they forgot the meat. The enchiladas are good, but not special. It's pretty cheap, so its worth going. But if you're looking for better food, pretty sure you can find it.... More 

Thank Gwen H
Houston, Texas
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Totally meets expectations if you are looking for very reasonably priced greasy Mexican food. Food has good flavor, lots of it for the price with good chops and salsa.

Thank Robert S
Dallas, Texas
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

small portions compared to past visits. pictures on menus were misleading. good waiters, great margaritas!

Thank thomas s
Rockwall, Texas
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263 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

My wife had tried this restaurant a few months with co-workers, and she said, "Meh, it was OK but nothing special." I completely agree. It's fine... average to slightly above average. I went for lunch at 1:15 pm on a Thursday, and the service was extremely quick. That was a plus. There are just so many very, very good Mexican... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5280 Belt Line Rd, Addison, TX 75254-7530
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Addison
  • Phone Number: +1 972-387-2533

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