El Fenix

El Fenix, downtown
El Fenix's downtown Dallas location. Courtesy of El Fenix
El Fenix, downtown
Signature chips, queso and guacamole at El Fenix. Courtesy of El Fenix
El Fenix, downtown
El Fenix, downtown

El Fenix has been a Dallas institution since 1918, serving simply good Tex-Mex in a no-frills, casual setting. The signature chips and fresh spicy salsa are unrivaled. Enchiladas, nachos, margaritas and all the Tex-Mex regulars are available on El Fenix’s comprehensive menu, and be sure to check out their specials that change from time to time. Fajita nachos come with moist chicken or beef, and a half order is plenty for a full meal. The downtown location has a back room for extra-large or private parties.

Go on Wednesdays for half-priced enchiladas, but it can be a feeding frenzy.


El Fenix
1601 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75202


Sun: 11 am-9 pm
Mon: 11 am-10 pm
Tue: 11 am-9 pm
Wed: 11 am-10 pm
Thu: 11 am-10 pm
Fri: 11 am-10 pm
Sat: 11 am-10 pm

Good to Know

  • Casual
  • $$
  • Catering
  • Private Rooms