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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
+1 972-279-8900
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Hot Springs
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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289 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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
Mesquite, Texas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Was surprised when we arrived on Sunday that El Fenix now had a buffet! Price includes buffet, beverage, and dessert. What a deal !

Thank Carolyn F
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Olive Garden was far too crowded with a long wait time, so I "eased" into this nice restaurant for a change of pace. The service was excellent, the food was great and the prices were very fair. If you are staying in the Mesquite area and want a good place to sit, relax and feast, I encourage you to visit... More 

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Garland, Texas
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472 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Great place for a Mexican Meal and Dessert !! This one very clean great staff!! Our server Sammy was super kept the glasses full and Margaritas coming! Thank you too HIM! Also the Fajitas were Great and there new Fiery Queso was also good! Seems like there food is getting better!

Thank Jimmy H
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This is Canned food central, if you want fake Mexican or fake Tex-mex food this is the place, if you want butchered recipes this is he place, if you want the Hershey squirts and super natural gas then this is your stop. I honestly can not believe how much folks love this disgusting place.

Thank Sofia J
Louisville, Kentucky
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Enjoyed great food and excellent service on my first trip to the area. The chips were the best I've had, and the margaritas were very good as well. Topped it off with a piece of lemon pie. Yum!

Thank Teri L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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
  • 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?