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El Fenix Famous Mexican Restaurant

1601 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75202-1227
+1 214-747-1121
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (69 reviews)
“enchiladas” (67 reviews)
“sopapillas” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1601 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75202-1227
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been a fan & supporter of El Fenix for @ 50 years. Last night our family went to El Fenix on McKinney to celebrate our sons 33rd birthday. It was a Sunday night @ 7:30pm. The restaurant was not crowded, but full. We...More

Thank glennadianeg
Reviewed 1 week ago

El Fenix seems to be geared towards the tourist and for those that consider Mexican food a novelty. That being said, if I was a Dallas resident, I'd put this place on rotation, especially for a larger family dinner or celebration. All the popular dishes...More

Thank SFCole
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy El Fenix at many locations but the original one is the best. Service is fast, so fast you can't finish the chips, and food is hot and tasty. Lunch menue has a lot of under $10 items. This is great choice after the...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After driving around during our first night in Dallas, we came across El Fenix and decided to stop in for dinner. Partly because we were tired of looking and partly because it was getting late (after 9) and they were just about the only place...More

Thank PAJ-G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To me this is the best El Fenix Restaurant around town. The food at this particular location taste better to me than at some of the other El Fenix Restaurants. The food is always fresh to the taste and appealing to the eyes. Sevvice is...More

Thank Cassandra B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to El Fenix in McKinney 3 weeks ago. The service was excellent. We went on a Wednesday because that is when you get the best deal for your money. Servers were great. They did an awesome job. Highly recommend this...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

When in the area, this is a must stop for the wife and I. Arrived for dinner at 5:30 and found a packed house with people waiting for table. Since just the two of us, we were seated immediately. Busy place meant we had to...More

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 7 June 2018

If your looking for TV dinner quality food, served by incompetent people, with barely cool beer, this is your place. Four tables were seated after us and those four tables were served before us. When I spoke to the manager his attitude was, “oh well”.

Thank _jacksonstone055
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

One of my favorite Mexican restaurants was Mexican inn. Unfortunately it closed down, we happen to receive a coupon, so that weekend we went. 3 words. “It was incredible”. The enchilada plater, I think it was el ploblo(something like that). However the chips and salsa...More

Thank bryanbU7698BO
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Definitely not the same as it used to be. I ordered the cheese enchiladas for their Wednesday special. The food presentation was terrible. The beans were cold. The enchiladas were not assembled well. The rice was warm. The chip service was not good. Everyone around...More

Thank rboykins71
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Questions & Answers
27 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
23 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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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