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El Fenix

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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401 W State Highway 114, Grapevine, TX 76051-4050
+1 817-421-1151
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Fort Worth, Texas
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176 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this place for lunch and had the lunch specials. They start you out as most Mexican restaurants do with chips and salsa. We had the chicken quesadilla and the beef chimichanga. The chimichanga came with rice and refried beans the quesadilla without. Both were on the lunch specials menu and both were good.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Too many "Tex-Mex" restaurants with menus that are more "Cali-Mex" or "Indiana-Mex" out there. Or old traditional chains sell to big restaurant conglomerates or just change their menus to what I call "Yuppi-Mex". El Fenix is over 75 years old and is about as original as it gets. The service and food in the Grapevine and Ridglea restaurants are excellent.... More 

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Thank Lonnie I
Houston, Texas
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263 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Had dinner here with friends. I would have to say that it is just about what you expect from a Tex-Mex place. The usual enchiladas, fajitas, tortillas, and etc. It was tasty and I enjoyed my beef fajita dinner. My friends liked theirs as well. Nothing to write home about, but worth a visit again.

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Thank swift98b
Cleveland, Ohio
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Waiter was very attentive. Food was good and not very expensive. We had a large group and they brought everything fairly quickly.

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Thank pmp1960
Tyler, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

It was Christmas eve and we needed to feed a decent sized group . They worked to get us in and the meals all arrived together and all were hot and delicious . I just can't say enough about the service we received . The food is always great and the staff take care of you.

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Thank Jerome K
Alaska
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were staying at the hotel across the street, quick and easy to walk too. When we arrived someone greeted us immediately The staff was friendly and very attentive. The initial chips and salsa were fresh and delicious. Huge menu and tons of choices to choose from. The prices very reasonable. Great food. I think it should be mentioned again,... More 

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Thank tbully
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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257 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Chips and salsa bowls never became empty. Chips had good flavor and were crisp. Salsa was mild but there was a bottle of hot sauce on the table so you could heat it to your taste. Wife ordered chicken combo fajita salad. Said it was very good, not the best she had ever had but very good. I had the... More 

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Thank Ken W
Euless, Texas
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137 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Arrived for lunch with three guests. Service was good the food was average but nothing to complain about Would probably give it another try

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Thank Neil A
Elizabeth, Colorado
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Moved to Denver in January of this year- no offense but poor quality Tex- Mex unless you count Taco Bueno! Landed in Dallas for a business trip and rental car went on auto-pilot to nearest El Fenix! Food was fresh, hot and incredible as usual. Been eating at El Fenix over 59 years and it never lets me down! I... More 

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Thank Dawn A
Texas
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Ok that title may seem dramatic but I absolutely love El Fenix. There's just something about everything they serve...their margaritas (on the rocks with salt...you needn't ask)...delicious beef enchiladas. Everything! Definitely worth a try wherever you see one in DFW area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 W State Highway 114, Grapevine, TX 76051-4050
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Grapevine
  • Phone Number: +1 817-421-1151

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