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El Fenix Famous Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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3904 Towne Crossing Blvd, Mesquite, TX 75150-6122
+1 972-279-8900
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Rockwall, Texas
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134 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As always this chain restaurant serves up great fare, lots of parking, situation on 'restaurant row' right off the interstate. Always crowded but wait times are reasonable, especially on the weekend. Great food, chips and salsa, we normally eat the tamale dinner, but all selections are very good. Wait staff is very nice.

Thank Mlarsen880
Dallas, Texas
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261 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Our waiter did not seem too happy to be at work. I ordered the bean and guacamole chalupas and he brought me bean and meat. When I said I believed I had ordered the guacamole chalupas, he gave me a condescending look and corrected me. My lunch partner said she heard me order the guacamole and bean chalupas. I told... More 

Thank SuziQinTexas
1 review
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Very stingy on giving tea or refills , messed order up , but food was amazing . However waiters are quit busy and forgetful .

Thank Chloe D
Mesquite, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This is always our goto for Mexican food and margaritas. Love theor food and service. It is very clean and all servers are friendly.

Thank Thomas T
Garland, Texas
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I Really like El Fenix. Their menu is varied and offers traditional Mexican as well as Tex-Mex. And their Flan is good!

Thank Sudderth
Hot Springs
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This was possibly THE WORST Mexican food I have ever eaten! I would definitely never stop at another one no matter where it is!

Thank Terrie M
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Tried this one and was impressed with both food and service. Steak rancherro was so good. The Salsa was ok nothing special. I will go back and enjoy again

Thank Leith B
Dallas, Texas
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108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

El Fenix has had weekly specials for as long as I can remember. We enjoy their enchilada dinner special on Wednesdays. For a little over $10 for two people, we have an excellent lunch or dinner. Always tip based on full price or better. The wait staff is good.

Thank UltraLimitedTraveler
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has a Wednesday dinner special we love. Very affordable. Service is usually quick and the staff is all great. Management checks on customers often which I personally like, that's rare from many places we frequent. Of course we love the best Frozen margaritas in town.

Thank Dcowboyz
College Station, Texas
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295 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We totally love this El Fenix. We are not from the Dallas area, but had visited the downtown El Fenix a couple of months ago and the food was excellent, but the house margarita was lacking. At this El Fenix we opted for the Inca Gold margarita and it was great. I had the Mexican Dinner and the taco, enchiladas,... More 

Thank jrhales77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, 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 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3904 Towne Crossing Blvd, Mesquite, TX 75150-6122
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Mesquite
  • Phone Number: +1 972-279-8900

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