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El Fenix Mexican Restaurants

El Fenix Restaurant

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Victory Park, Dallas
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  • The experts at Eater and Dallas Observer recommend this place
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  • Jerry T.
    "Best El Fenix in the Dallas area...love the food here!"(6 Tips)
    Samantha U.
    "Go on a Wednesday for the awesome enchiladas deal!"(10 Tips)
    Erik R.
    "Perot Museum across the street."(2 Tips)
    Randall W.
    "The best Tex Mex in Texas"(2 Tips)
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  • Montanna S.
    Montanna SmithSeptember 14, 2014
    Great enchiladas! But don't bother w/ guacamole (they fill the dish w/ shredded lettuce & put a layer of guac on top to make you think you're getting a decent amount) or queso (velveeta taste).
  • Amr E.
    Amr EzzApril 30, 2014
    Great ambiance. Excellent service. Delicious food. WEDNESDAY would be a good day to go for the enchiladas special. Chips and sauce are simply amazing. Highly recommended
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 5, 2011
    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]
  • Carly M.
    Carly McdowellJune 18, 2016
    The service is out of this world!! I have never been so impressed with customer service. Food was very fresh. Will definitely be returning on a regular basis.
  • Elaine P.
    Elaine PorterDecember 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • B P.
    B PApril 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Black beans are vegetarian; rice (cooked in chicken stock) & refried beans are not. Great service, happy & friendly staff.
  • Lexy L.
    Lexy LongJune 21, 2013
    Ask for Diego he's the best! chipotle chicken enchiladas and sour cream chicken enchiladas are on point, order them!
  • Tarrah W.
    The fajitas are great! Lose weight but still eat great food I can help. www.plexusofhouston.com
  • Shane S.
    Shane SchwartzJune 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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?
  • Catherine G.
    Catherine GomezNovember 6, 2015
    Food was pretty good. Service wasn't horrible but wasn't the best either. Tortilla chips were amazing and extremely addicting. One of the best restaurant salsas I've had.
  • Rachael H.
    Rachael HilstFebruary 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Mexican restaurant in Dallas! Cheese enchiladas are awesome! Awesome margaritas too!
  • Erica C.
    Erica CopelandMarch 12, 2016
    BEST MEXICAN EVER!!!! Everything's good. I got Maximillion's Delight. No complaints!
  • Kay A.
    Kay ArmstrongJanuary 16, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Good fast service at lunch on Wednesdays! Get the enchilada special $4.99!
  • Chris F.
    Chris FDecember 20, 2015
    Ample parking and can seat very large groups
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverAugust 19, 2014
    Since 1918, original owner Miguel Martinez's El Fenix has been reeling in the Tex-Mex faithful. Read more
  • Dominique C.
    Dominique CherelleMarch 18, 2013
    Great space upstairs, large with its own bar, ideal for private parties.
  • Elizabeth Y.
    Elizabeth YorkFebruary 14, 2015
    Great food! Had the tampico platter, good price and tasted delicious
  • Bryan S.
    Bryan SoloSeptember 13, 2014
    Everything is excellent. Can't go wrong no matter what you order
  • Lovely G.
    Lovely G.September 26, 2015
    They have the best chips ever. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
  • Jerry L.
    Jerry LandrumDecember 30, 2010
    Just had the fire roasted queso, awesome. Getting ready for my como plate, enchilados, tamales and chalupas. Bueno!!
  • Victoria H.
    Victoria HarresSeptember 29, 2010
    You can't beat the original El Fenix for quality Tex Mex and ambiance...especially if you have out-of-town friends to impress.
  • Maurice D.
    Maurice DixonJuly 14, 2010
    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
  • Peter N.
    Peter NeufeldMay 18, 2013
    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.
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyJune 17, 2015
    Excellent Tex-Mex, grab a bite to eat after touring the Perot Museum across the street.
  • Lisa C.
    Lisa CreedSeptember 8, 2013
    Had the hatch chili tamales... Little spicy for me but I'm a whimp. Lol
  • Elaine P.
    Elaine PorterOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The shredded beaf chimichanga with queso is my favorite!!
  • Bert T.
    Bert TrevinoOctober 31, 2012
    Love their chips, thin & crispy but not hard or stale!!
  • Hollie S.
    Hollie SickDecember 14, 2016
    The fajitas are delicious.
  • Jose R.
    Jose RiosJanuary 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    When checking out say hi to Pandora. She is full of charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent!
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PaulFebruary 7, 2016
    The atmosphere reminds me of San Antonio. Food is pretty decent.
  • Yolanda B.
    Yolanda BablesJanuary 14
    Been here 10+ times
    Great service! Food comes fast!
  • Danielle "Cliff Dweller" S.
    Wednesdays=$5 enchilada special: Rice, beans and cheese enchilada plate. If you bring Alli, you're on your own.
  • Kenneth M.
    Kenneth MartinApril 28, 2013
    I always order off menu: The Jalisco.
  • Mighty Q
    Mighty QJuly 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I agree...voted Dallas best margarita!
  • cindy c.
    cindy campApril 16, 2010
    Nachos & queso. All good. Especially the grilled chicken salad but who goes for a salad? Tamales ok too.
  • Becca F.
    Becca FurlowJune 21, 2014
    $3.49 margaritas! They are amazing! Not too sweet.
  • Brittany J.
    Brittany JungwirthFebruary 3, 2012
    Guacamole is amazing.. & that's just our app
  • Julie M.
    Julie MathewsOctober 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    OMG! These brisket tacos are amazing!
  • Joe "Nike" Q.
    Joe "Nike" QuirozFebruary 9, 2016
    Taken me back to when I was a kid :)
  • Rachel D.
    Rachel DeanNovember 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Yay for chips and salsa!! Food is great here too!!
  • Adam F.
    Adam FrederickSeptember 13, 2011
    Order the Chili Con Caso, yummy
  • Dean E.
    Dean EricksonSeptember 16, 2014
    The original. Still so good.
  • Dfw D.
    Dfw DeanOctober 20, 2015
    Yes I did order the burger and fries
  • Samantha U.
    Samantha UrbanDecember 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Go on a Wednesday for the awesome enchiladas deal!
  • Scott G.
    Scott GaryAugust 15, 2015
    Fast friendly delicious
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SmithApril 6, 2013
    Convenient lunch after visiting the Perot Museum.
  • Randy T.
    Randy TurnerNovember 21, 2011
    The best El Fenix in the metroplex by far!!
  • Dane C.
    Dane CarlsonApril 16, 2010
    My 1st time here, but the chips & salsa are XLNT! Haven't gotten to the entree yet! Lol
  • Tara T.
    Tara Tallon WhittingOctober 27, 2013
    Queso is amazing!!!
  • Stefan S.
    Stefan St.March 13, 2011
    Enchiladas with Beef. Very good
  • Linsey E.
    Linsey EvansFebruary 20, 2012
    Love their chips and salsa!
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah PopejoyMay 31, 2012
    Guacamole is awesome!
  • Willie Ann
    Willie AnnJuly 14, 2014
    The best chips
  • Thomas P.
    Thomas PembertonNovember 10, 2012
    Ask for Leo!
  • Jerry T.
    Jerry TurnbowJuly 29, 2010
    Best El Fenix in the Dallas area...love the food here!
  • Walt B.
    Walt BurnsNovember 4, 2010
    put it on your "to do" list to find me here when I was three.
  • Jay L.
    Jay LewisNovember 7, 2014
    Great food
  • Mark P.
    Mark PaulsonOctober 1, 2012
    fast food that doesn't taste fast
  • Cody R.
    Cody RudnickOctober 3, 2010
    Ask for the spicier hot sauce! It's way better
  • Dianne C.
    Dianne ColeSeptember 22, 2012
    Awesome Mexican food.
  • JT R.
    JT ReynaApril 16, 2010
    Strawberry sopapilla!
  • John G.
    John GayApril 16, 2010
    Try the fish tacos!
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle ShellabargerFebruary 9, 2013
    Not what I remembered
  • Alex A.
    Alex AppleApril 10, 2010
    good place
  • Randall W.
    Randall WeyersOctober 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The best Tex Mex in Texas
  • Alexandra🌟 M.
    Очень славный мексиканский ресторан около Даун-тауна. Обслуживание отличное, кормят божественно, как и везде)))
  • Mely R.
    Mely RitterMay 15, 2015
    Lo mejor es la sopapilla 😋
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