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El Fenix

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3450 S Central Expy, McKinney, TX 75070-4506
+1 972-542-7076
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Winnsboro, Texas
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We eat here frequently and always get good service and hot food. Today, I tried the stacked brisket nachos. The brisket was tender, but very bland. I would say it tasted like a tasteless roast. My husband loves the shrimp and fish tacos, they never disappoint. We didn't say anything to the waiter. The manager asked us how everything was... More 

Thank adventurer2011_11
Allen, Texas
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Absolutely great service and the food was hot and fresh. Chips and salsa are the best! I will definitely go back! Reasonably priced and the serving size is more than enough.

Thank dianea1967
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

I have eaten here once in the past and got sick, but I thought I would try them again and give them another chance as I often do. Well, while I do commend them for having an attentive staff, I feel they should completely start over both with their presentations and the kitchen staff. It took me over 30mins to... More 

Thank Ezra S
McKinney, Texas
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172 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

This has been a family favorite for over 30 years. For the last 3-4 years it the quality of the food has been going down hill. They had a special on margaritas so decided to go for the $2.99 deal day before Mother's Day. My wife and I shared our usual dish and it was fantastic. Not been that way... More 

Thank Kma M
San Antonio, Texas
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884 reviews
644 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 570 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

We stopped by for an early supper and were greeted by Juan O who was a crackerjack server who has it all together. The Margaritas are good here and only about $3 during Happy Hour. The chicken fajitas were tasty and loaded with onions and green peppers. The side of Charro beans was tasty. They had a special with guacamole... More 

Thank bobemac
Oklahoma, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

We were in this El Fenix in early April after lunch time. The service was quick but the food did not have the same great quality that I have enjoyed for 30 plus years. We were at this particular location a year ago and the food has taken a downturn. The salsa was not as great. It tended to be... More 

Thank Michael G
McKinney, Texas
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172 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

For 30 yrs my family enjoyed El Fenix at least once a month until the last 3 yrs. seems like it just started falling apart. Hadn't been back for a yr until today. It certainly has improved. Seems that it has not returned to the "my favorite mex food place" but it is heading in the right direction. Still has... More 

Thank Kma M
McKinney, Texas
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172 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Been eating at el Felix for 30 yrs. as alway been excellent every time to the last yr. seen soon time is great and times not so great. I think it is the management of the restaurant. I have not eat their as much lately because of the inconsistencies. They do gave the best chip and best margaritas in town.

Thank Kma M
McKinney, Texas
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223 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

We decided to head to El Fenix on Independence Day Eve for dinner. I had never been to any El Fenix before even though I have lived in the DFW area for 6+ years, while Nom had eaten there within the last few months. Om: Very happy it wasn't that busy around 6:30pm on a Friday night, thought for sure... More 

Thank OmAndNom
Lewisville, Texas
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192 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

Everything at El Fenix is good, especially the fajita enchiladas. The only problem with this trip was the corn tortillas were too dry and they did not have any hot sauce. It's bad enough when a Mexican restaurant does not have Mexican hot sauce, but they didn't even have tabasco!

Thank Jim1133

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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: 3450 S Central Expy, McKinney, TX 75070-4506
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McKinney
  • Phone Number: +1 972-542-7076

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