El Fenix Mexican Restaurants

El Fenix Restaurant

1601 McKinney Ave (at Alamo St), Dallas, TX 75202
Hours:
Closed until 11:00am (Show more)
  • Mon, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Tue–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

El Fenix Mexican Restaurant was founded in 1918, is the Original Tex-Mex Restaurant in Dallas, TX. We were voted Best Margarita by D Magazine & Dallas Observer.

9.1/10

Based on 458 votes

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  • "Wednesdays=$5 enchilada special: Rice, beans and cheese enchilada plate. If..." (2 tips)
  • "The best El Fenix in the metroplex by far!!" (2 tips)
  • "Love their chips, thin & crispy but not hard or stale!!" (2 tips)
  • Eater

    The original home of old-style Tex-Mex, downtown's El Fenix location is famous for its service and classic, affordable menu. [Eater 38 Member]

    Eater · October 5, 2011
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  • Victoria H.

    You can't beat the original El Fenix for quality Tex Mex and ambiance...especially if you have out-of-town friends to impress.

    Victoria H. · September 29, 2010
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  • Elaine P.

    The shredded beaf chimichanga with queso is my favorite!!

    Elaine P. · October 29, 2011
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  • Samantha U.

    Go on a Wednesday for the awesome enchiladas deal!

    Samantha U. · December 4, 2010
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  • Cody R.

    Ask for the spicier hot sauce! It's way better

    Cody R. · October 3, 2010
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  • Jerry T.

    Best El Fenix in the Dallas area...love the food here!

    Jerry T. · July 29, 2010
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  • Danielle "Cliff Dweller" S.

    Wednesdays=$5 enchilada special: Rice, beans and cheese enchilada plate. If you bring Alli, you're on your own.

    Danielle "Cliff Dweller" S. · January 13, 2010
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  • Linsey E.

    Love their chips and salsa!

    Linsey E. · February 20, 2012
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  • Jose R.

    When checking out say hi to Pandora. She is full of charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent!

    Jose R. · January 11, 2012
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  • Elaine P.

    The shredded roast beef chimichanga is the BEST EVER!! It's my absolute favorite dish here! And ask for Benjamin! He's an awesome waiter!

    Elaine P. · December 24, 2011
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  • Jerry L.

    Just had the fire roasted queso, awesome. Getting ready for my como plate, enchilados, tamales and chalupas. Bueno!!

    Jerry L. · December 30, 2010
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  • John G.

    Try the fish tacos!

    John G. · April 16, 2010
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  • Tara T.

    Queso is amazing!!!

    Tara T. · October 27, 2013
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  • Anna H.

    Get the enchiladas they r delish!

    Anna H. · February 18, 2013
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  • Sarah P.

    Guacamole is awesome!

    Sarah P. · May 31, 2012
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  • Adam F.

    Order the Chili Con Caso, yummy

    Adam F. · September 13, 2011
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  • cindy c.

    Nachos & queso. All good. Especially the grilled chicken salad but who goes for a salad? Tamales ok too.

    cindy c. · April 16, 2010
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  • JT R.

    Strawberry sopapilla!

    JT R. · April 16, 2010
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  • Brittany J.

    Guacamole is amazing.. & that's just our app

    Brittany J. · February 3, 2012
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  • Rachel D.

    Yay for chips and salsa!! Food is great here too!!

    Rachel D. · November 7, 2011
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  • Stefan S.

    Enchiladas with Beef. Very good

    Stefan S. · March 13, 2011
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  • Maurice D.

    Love El Fenix - authentic mexican food. I'm usually stuck on the nachos. Anything else I've ventured to try has been great. Read more

    Maurice D. · July 14, 2010
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  • Lisa C.

    Had the hatch chili tamales... Little spicy for me but I'm a whimp. Lol

    Lisa C. · September 8, 2013
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  • Lexy L.

    Ask for Diego he's the best! chipotle chicken enchiladas and sour cream chicken enchiladas are on point, order them!

    Lexy L. · June 21, 2013
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  • Shane S.

    Love the food but service is really going down hill.... the hostess, literially just threw our menus on the table and kept walking, not a word?

    Shane S. · June 16, 2013
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  • Peter N.

    Avoid at all costs. Food was terrible and the service was less than uninspired and more lazy and rude than I have ever seen. The owners don't take this place seriously anymore. Sad. Pass.

    Peter N. · May 18, 2013
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  • Kenneth M.

    I always order off menu: The Jalisco.

    Kenneth M. · April 28, 2013
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  • Ryan S.

    Convenient lunch after visiting the Perot Museum.

    Ryan S. · April 6, 2013
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  • Dominique C.

    Great space upstairs, large with its own bar, ideal for private parties.

    Dominique C. · March 18, 2013
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  • Rachael H.

    Best Mexican restaurant in Dallas! Cheese enchiladas are awesome! Awesome margaritas too!

    Rachael H. · February 18, 2013
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  • Michelle S.

    Not what I remembered

    Michelle S. · February 9, 2013
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  • Kay A.

    Good fast service at lunch on Wednesdays! Get the enchilada special $4.99!

    Kay A. · January 16, 2013
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  • Thomas P.

    Ask for Leo!

    Thomas P. · November 10, 2012
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  • Bert T.

    Love their chips, thin & crispy but not hard or stale!!

    Bert T. · October 31, 2012
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  • Julie M.

    OMG! These brisket tacos are amazing!

    Julie M. · October 15, 2012
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  • Mark P.

    fast food that doesn't taste fast

    Mark P. · October 1, 2012
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  • Dianne C.

    Awesome Mexican food.

    Dianne C. · September 22, 2012
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  • Randy T.

    The best El Fenix in the metroplex by far!!

    Randy T. · November 21, 2011
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  • Randall W.

    The best Tex Mex in Texas

    Randall W. · October 10, 2011
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  • Walt B.

    put it on your "to do" list to find me here when I was three.

    Walt B. · November 4, 2010
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  • Dane C.

    My 1st time here, but the chips & salsa are XLNT! Haven't gotten to the entree yet! Lol

    Dane C. · April 16, 2010
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  • Alex A.

    good place

    Alex A. · April 10, 2010
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