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El Fenix

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Mexican, Southwestern
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5280 Belt Line Rd, Addison, TX 75254-7530
+1 972-387-2533
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Richardson, Texas
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I'm not really sure why people love this place. The food is fine but that's about it. I've tried the burrito, but it was FULL of beans. Almost like they forgot the meat. The enchiladas are good, but not special. It's pretty cheap, so its worth going. But if you're looking for better food, pretty sure you can find it.... More 

Thank Gwen H
Houston, Texas
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Totally meets expectations if you are looking for very reasonably priced greasy Mexican food. Food has good flavor, lots of it for the price with good chops and salsa.

Thank Robert S
Dallas, Texas
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

small portions compared to past visits. pictures on menus were misleading. good waiters, great margaritas!

Thank thomas s
Rockwall, Texas
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240 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

My wife had tried this restaurant a few months with co-workers, and she said, "Meh, it was OK but nothing special." I completely agree. It's fine... average to slightly above average. I went for lunch at 1:15 pm on a Thursday, and the service was extremely quick. That was a plus. There are just so many very, very good Mexican... More 

Thank LtColRiley
Dallas, Texas
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Love the Heritage of the restaurant. Food was average, which doesn't mean bad, just nothing special. Our server seemed a little distracted even though the restaurant was busy, although I did appreciate Manager checking to see how things was going.

Thank GlobalRoadRunner
Lewisville, Texas
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929 reviews
614 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went here for lunch on a Saturday. We tried their bean and cheese nachos and their cheese enchiladas. Their complementary chips were excellent. The salsa was a bit too mild for me. The nachos were a single layer of chips but very generously covered with cheese and beans. The cheese enchiladas were very good, as were... More 

Thank Mohsman
Toronto, Canada
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246 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This chain is supposedly pretty good. If I have to judge by this branch- I won't agree. My baked Talapia was insipid . Everything seemed to be so 'second hand' quality. The surprising part was when they charged for a small bowl of mocahetal ( pepper sauce) $2.99 and to my amazement even for a chopped up hellapeno pepper!!! $0.69... More 

Thank jittus2015
San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

El Fenix has been around for decades. Family owned. I grew up in Dallas enjoying their Tex Mex offerings. They have several restaurants but their food is far from typical chain food. Friendly waiters, a variety of Tex Mex dishes, served fast, hot and delicious. Their queso and cheese enchiladas with chile con carne are awesome. I live in California... More 

Thank Caroltravels1953
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

The service is good. The food is great. The margaritas are the greatest. I had a peach margarita and a mango margarita. Everyone in the party ordered differently, and there were no complaints. The restaurant was very clean.

Thank April F
Miami, Florida, United States
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

best place for tex-mex while in dallas.grew up in area back in the 60s .the meal was great and sever was very friendly and good customer service

Thank Steve A G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, 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: 5280 Belt Line Rd, Addison, TX 75254-7530
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Addison
  • Phone Number: +1 972-387-2533

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