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El Fenix Famous Mexican Restaurant

) #39 of 3,060 Restaurants in Dallas $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
1601 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75202-1227
+1 214-747-1121
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (60 reviews)
“sopapillas” (28 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1601 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75202-1227
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1 - 10 of 577 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a simple meal, cheese enchilada and soft beef taco. Very good as always. Waiter was Mingo. Best as always. Food was served quickly, hot, and as ordered. Management came around several times to make sure all was well. Plenty of free parking which is...More

Thank slocumdave
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with a large group. There were many large groups. They did keep the chips and salsa coming. I wasn't expecting the best. I was lucky my food came out quickly. It was ok. I had heard great things and was expecting fabulous....More

Thank deliwife
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located v close to our hotel and we had just visited the science museum nearby so felt the perfect choice and it certainly turned out that way! Boy did we eat a lot of lovely food, great service and all those chips and salsa!! You...More

1  Thank AnselmColom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been going there for years. It's a Dallas icon for Mexican food. I seldom eat chips and salsa because of the calories, but I can't resist theirs that I think are the best of any of the Mexican places we go to.

Thank maceyryan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had not been to this location for years. Went to a party on the upstairs terrace and it was beautiful. Comfortable seating on terrace with plants and string lights at night. Tables inside with the bar. The queso and guacamole were outstanding, as were the...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is just average. There are much better options for Mexican food in DFW. For the price point, you don't get enough food and it isn't good enough either. They can get you in and out of here fast though, so that is...More

Thank texasman1308
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very decent variety of Mexican dishes. The speed with which the main course was brought to our table was impressive.

Thank DrJKC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finding a parking spot was a choir and walking in wasn't to bad. Being a single party waiter wasn't really excited and asking for leftover containers seemed to bother him. Bad day or just bad attitude didn't suggest anything or very friendly. Had the enchilada...More

Thank MichaelBanks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service always.quick and friendly. Chips and salsa always fresh. Food always good. Enchilada plate never fails. Inexpensive and casual. Great for large parties too.

Thank Tracie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal here last July, and we decided to come back again this year. We ate here at 1:00 on a Saturday afternoon as our lunch break during our Perot Museum visit. Our party of 7 was seated immediately, and we had...More

Thank Kgilley
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Questions & Answers
26 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
22 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
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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