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El Fenix Mexican Restaurant

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Mexican, Southwestern
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S. Loop 288, at I-35E, Denton, TX
11:00 - 22:00
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Denton, Texas
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Can't go wrong eating at El Fenix. These restaurants have been around for years, but they've kept their quality to the highest level. I've eaten here many times and never been disappointed. Everything I've ever eaten has been delicious. Quick service and excellent prices.

Thank Kendot52
Denton, Texas
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Waited 10-15 mins after being seated and no one said a word to us, no chips, no drink etc. Other guests that came in after us were being served. We finally got up and left. Thanks for ruining the evening folks.

Thank Brennan D
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208 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Traffic through Denton, heading south, is Epic. El Fenix, just off of the highway, is a beacon of culinary hope in the sea of torrential traffic. The service at El Fenix is fast and the food is always hot. Try the Nachos or the Enchiladas'. Complimentary chips with salsa and cheese await every diner upon seating. Beware: people that do... More 

1 Thank Ebazinam
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132 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

When shopping it is a good idea to go to El Fenix to relax while eating its excellent nachos. The mojito is nice too.

1 Thank Kattegat
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here today! Excellent food and great service. Ask for Michael, he did and outstanding job. If you are into Lemon Ice Box pie, theirs is delicious. Chips and salsa is my favorite.

1 Thank Bill C
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Cool in side on a hot day, Happy people to make you feel Happy,no rush at all. Great food dishes offered. Loved the drinks too. Outstanding hot chips and dip.Food served hot and looking good.Lots of great eats offered.

Terrell, Texas
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

El Fenix in Denton offers good service, and excellent chips and food. We love this place although nothing exotic just basic Tex-Mex.

Thank CBArnold
Denton, Texas
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158 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

I guess for those that think enchiladas doused with chili con carne and chalupas are great Mexican cuisine probably think Taco Bell is great Mexican food too. I've now eaten here twice and both times I've been disappointed in the food. I'm not saying it's bad, it's just not good enough to warrant the business it does. I will say... More 

Thank David Z
Dallas, Texas
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230 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

Its a rare thing for me to rate something less than 3 stars on one visit. I usually do so after 2 or more trips - hence why there are so few very low ratings in my reviews. Its because of this philosophy that I rate this location 2 stars instead of one. We have been searching for a go-to... More 

Thank bprsurf
Louisville, Kentucky
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

We wrote our Denton friends, just to assure ourselves that at least one meal would be at El Fenix. On one of the travel sites we failed to find the name, and wanted to make sure it was still there. "If El Fenix leaves Denton, we'll have to move." Of course we met there for the kind of food--especially the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, 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 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: S. Loop 288, at I-35E, Denton, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Denton

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