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El Fenix Famous Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #1,369 of 3,691 Restaurants in Dallas
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

Ok - I've been to El Fenix and had an acceptable time. But, I finally just had it. We walked in. No greeting. After standing there for 3-4 minutes, we finally walked into the dining area. There's the hostess, standing - back to the wall and out of sight - just outside the greeting area.

Seated at the table - their staff seemed hurried and distracted - clearly they were understaffed. Out of Diet Coke, the food was slow and just "fine".

In a city with the choices for Tex-Mex food like we have here in Dallas, there is no reason to accept mediocrity.

Go elsewhere. Don't waste your time/money here.

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Reviewed 30 September 2016

We ate at El Fenix during a quick trip to Dallas for a wedding. We love Tex-Mex food and were not disappointed. This was a first time visit for us and did know what to expect. The restaurant is large and a bit noisy (at least during our Saturday lunch), so do not expect an intimate, white-table-cloth experience. However, our server was attentive but not overly so, and food was served hot and fast. Chips and salsa were excellent, entrees were tasty and our tres leches cake was delicious. There is plenty to choose from, too, from traditional Tex-Mex fare to vegetarian offerings.

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

We eat here a lot, and love it, but this time we got caught on a bad day. Couple the poor service, the wait times for service and for our food being delivered, along with a drunk passed out at the front door, and it was not pleasant. Missed Baltazar.

Thank Jim S
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We get back to Dallas every few years and this is a must return visit. Tortilla chips alone make it worthwhile. Chicken enchiladas are great. Service staff was outstanding.

Thank Gerald G
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Eaten at this restaurant many times and what happened? Took 30 minutes to get food. Always good good but waitress is not all together and extremely bad service.

Still waiting for food!!
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