El Fenix Menu, Prices and Locations

El Fenix is a popular chain of Mexican restaurants in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex, and the oldest chain of Mexican restaurants in the U.S. The name is Spanish for “the phoenix”, the legendary bird which, according to mythology, arose from its own ashes. The chain has its headquarters in Dallas.

It was founded in 1918 by Miguel Martinez , and then sold on May 30, 2008 to an investment company. Often, at its main location in downtown Dallas, the lunchtime line of patrons spills out the front door and down Alamo Street. El Fenix is known for its brand of “Tex-Mex cuisine” and the Wednesday “Enchilada Dinner Special,” which features two cheese enchiladas, refried beans, and rice.

El Fenix Menu

ItemSizePrice
Appetizers
Our Famous Tortilla SoupTomatoes, onions, cilantro and spices, topped with fried tortilla strips, chihuahua cheese and chunks of avocado$4.79
Resort Style Shrimp CocktailPlump, poached shrimp in our tangy homemade mexican cocktail sauce$5.99
Bean and Cheese Nachos with Jalapeños$6.69
Crazy NachosChoice of: picadillo meat or seasoned chicken with beans, cheese, jalapenos, guacamole and sour cream$9.69
Fajita NachosChoice of: skirt steak or grilled chicken or combination with beans, cheese, jalapeños, guacamole and sour cream$10.49
Assorted Botana PlatterA sampling of house appetizers: chicken nachos with sour cream, one beef fajita quesadilla, one chicken flautas, one beef flauta, guacamole and chili con queso$10.99
Salads
Choice of dressing: ranch, lite ranch, 1,000 island, italian, french or chipotle citrus vinaigrette
Santa Fe SaladMarinated chicken breast, served on a bed of mixed lettuce with diced avocado, monterey and cheddar cheese, bacon, charro beans, tomatoes and tostada strips in a tangy vinaigrette$9.29
Fajita SaladSlices of marinated chicken breast, grilled red onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, monterey and cheddar cheese on a bed of mixed lettuce$9.29
Mexican Cobb SaladTender grilled chicken breast, chopped tomatoes, avocado, chorizo and queso fresco on a bed of mixed greens, tossed with a jalapeño ranch dressing$10.49
Tenchita SaladChoice of: picadillo meat or seasoned chicken or marinated grilled chicken with lettuce and tomatoes, tossed in our special taco dressing, topped with tostadas and chili con queso, served on a large$8.99
Rosita’s Taco SaladChoice of: picadillo meat or seasoned chicken or marinated grilled chicken with refried beans, lettuce and tomatoes, tossed in our special taco dressing, served with guacamole and sour cream on a lar$8.99
Soup and Salad ComboA small rosita salad or tenchita salad, served with a bowl of tortilla soup$9.29
Great Dips
Chili Con Queso$3.49 - $5.79
Fire Roasted QuesoA spiced up version of our homemade queso with melted cheeses and roasted chipotle, poblano, jalapeño, onion, tomato and garlic$3.99 - $5.99
Queso BeefChili con queso with picadillo meat$3.99 - $5.99
Guacamole - Small$3.79
Guacamole - Large$4.99
Appetizer ComboHomemade guacamole and fire roasted queso$6.99
Quesadillas
Served with a side of guacamole and sour cream
Veggie QuesadillaQuesadilla stuffed with green chiles, mushrooms, mixed cheeses, pico de gallo. With fresh spinach add $1.00$8.99
Fajita QuesadillaOur famous quesadilla with cheese, pico de gallo and choice of : charbroiled skirt steak or marinated chicken breast. With fresh spinach add $1.00$10.99
Enchilada Plates
Served with two enchiladas, rice and beans. Make your plate a grande by adding a third enchilada for $2.00
Cheese EnchiladasWith chili con carne$8.79
Beef EnchiladasWith chili con carne$8.99
Sour Cream EnchiladasChoice of: beef or chicken, served with sour cream sauce$8.99
Chicken EnchiladasChoice of: ranchera or tomatillo or chipotle sauce$8.99
Fresh Spinach EnchiladasChoice of: beef or chicken or cheese with sour cream sauce or tomatillo or rachera sauce$8.99
Soft Cheese TacosWith chili con queso$8.89
Egg Dishes
Served with beans
Huevos RancherosFried eggs on soft corn tortillas, covered with ranchero sauce$7.89
ChilaquilesScrambled eggs with sauteed tortilla strips, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions and melted cheese. Tomatillo chilaquiles available$7.99
Huevos Con Papas Y ChorizoScrambled eggs, mixed with potatoes and mexican sausage$7.99
American Dishes
Served with french fries
Chicken Fried SteakCovered with cream gravy, served with our house salad$8.79
El Fenix CheeseburgerTopped with melted monterey jack cheese, homemade guacamole and fresh pico de gallo$7.79
Monterrey Chicken SandwichMarinated grilled chicken breast, topped with monterey jack cheese, homemade guacamole and pico de gallo with bacon strips$7.79
Fajitas
Served with guacamole, sour cream, aged wisconsin cheese, pico de gallo, rice, beans and fresh flour tortillas
Fajitas RancherasWith sauteed onions, bell peppers and tomatoes. Combo: choice of any two$12.79 - $24.49
Fajitas Rancheras for TwoWith sauteed onions, bell peppers and tomatoes. Combo: choice of any two$23.49 - $24.49
Supreme FajitasCovered in our roasted queso, topped with shoestring onion rings$12.99 - $13.29
Chipotle FajitasTossed in homemade chipotle sauce$12.99 - $13.39
Taco and Tamale Plates
Served with two tacos or three tamales, rice and beans. Make your plate a grande by adding a third taco for $2.00
Crispy Meat TacosWith picadillo meat$8.89
Soft Flour TacosWith picadillo meat or seasoned chicken$8.99
Old Fashioned Chicken TacosWith seasoned chicken$8.99
Puffed Crispy TacosChoice of: picadillo meat or bean or guacamole$8.99
Beef TamalesWith chili con carne$8.89
Chalupas
Served two per order, topped with lettuce and tomatoes in our special taco dressing and aged wisconsin cheese
Chicken ChalupasWith grilled chicken, beans, guacamole and sour cream$9.79
Beef and Bean ChalupasWith picadillo meat and refried beans$8.89
Guacamole and Bean ChalupasHomemade guacamole and refried beans$7.99
Bean ChalupasThree per order$7.69
Light & Lean
Ensalada De CamaronesSeasoned sauteed shrimp, atop a bed of mixed greens, mushrooms, tomato wedges and queso fresco, served with a chipotle citrus vinaigrette$9.99
Tilapia VeracruzBaked tilapia filets, topped with a traditional vera cruz sauce, served with rice$11.79
Pollo A La ParillaSeasoned charbroiled chicken breast, atop a bed of sauteed fresh spinach and mushrooms, served with rice and pico de gallo$11.39
Chicken Tortilla SoupA large bowl of our famous tortilla soup with rice and charbroiled chicken breast$7.99
Main Menu
Pan Seared Fish TacosThree white corn tortillas, filled with pan seared tilapia and sweet cabbage slaw, served with chipotle cream sauce, rice and charro beans$9.99
Street Tacos - ChickenThree grilled tacos, lightly seasoned with adobo seasoning, served with a spicy molcajete sauce, cilantro and onions$9.29
Street Tacos - SteakThree grilled tacos, lightly seasoned with adobo seasoning, served with a spicy molcajete sauce, cilantro and onions$9.59
Fajitas EnchiladasTwo cheese enchiladas, topped with choice of: grilled steak with chili con carne or grilled chicken breast and sour cream sauce, served with rice & beans$10.59
Monterrey Chicken PlatterMarinated grilled chicken breast, topped with melted monterey jack cheese, handmade guacamole and fresh pico de gallo, served with rice and beans$8.99
Martinez Family Favorites
Durango DinnerOne cheese enchilada, one meat taco and one soft cheese taco, served with rice and beans$10.79
El FavoritoOne cheese enchilada and one soft cheese taco, served with rice and beans$8.99
El Fenix DinnerOne cheese enchilada, one meat taco, one soft cheese taco, two tamales with chili con carne and guacamole, served with rice and beans$13.99
Juarez PlateOne cheese enchilada, one meat taco and one guacamole tostada, served with rice and beans$10.79
Martinez PlateOne cheese enchilada, one meat taco and one guacamole tostada$8.99
Maximilian’s DelightOne beef enchilada, one sour cream chicken enchilada and one puffed crispy beef taco and guacamole, served with rice$11.69
Mexican DinnerOne cheese enchilada and two tamales with chili con carne, served with rice and beans$8.99
Miguelito PlateOne cheese enchilada and one meat taco, served with rice and beans$8.79
Monterrey SpecialOne bean tostada with salad, one guacamole tostada and one chili con queso tostada$8.99
Puebla PlateOne sour cream chicken enchilada, one cheese enchilada and one soft cheese taco, served with rice and beans$10.79
Saltillo PlateOne soft cheese taco, one meat taco & one cheese enchilada$8.99
San Luis DinnerTwo cheese enchiladas and one guacamole tostada, served with rice and beans$10.79
Special Mexican DinnerOur classic tex mex combination. One cheese enchilada, two tamales with chili con carne, one meat taco and one soft cheese taco, served with rice and beans$11.69
Taxco PlateOne meat taco, one soft cheese taco, one cheese enchilada and one guacamole tostada$10.79
Tina’sOne meat taco, one soft cheese taco, one cheese enchilada and one guacamole tostada$10.79
Tina’sOne puffed crispy beef taco and one sour cream chicken enchilada, served with rice$8.99
El Fenix Specialties
ChimichangaA deep fried flour tortilla, filled with seasoned shredded beef or seasoned chicken, covered with tomatillo sauce or chili con queso, served with sour cream, guacamole and rice$9.79
Chile RellenoA skillet fried, battered poblano pepper, stuffed with: beef and pork or blended cheeses, covered with ranchera sauce or chili con queso with guacamole, rice and beans$11.49
Carne AsadaBeef tenderloin, prepared mexican style, served with guacamole, pico de gallo, rice and beans$14.79
FlautasThree lightly fried corn tortillas, rolled with seasoned shredded beef or seasoned chicken, served with guacamole, el fenix special flauta sauce and beans$9.79
Tacos Al CarbonCharbroiled steak or marinated chicken in our special carbon sauce, rolled in flour tortillas, served with guacamole, pico de gallo, rice and beans$12.79
Steak and EnchiladaBeef tenderloin, prepared mexican style, served with a cheese enchilada, guacamole and beans$15.79
Kid's Plates
Kid's menu is for guests 12 years old or younger
Lil Martinez ChiladaChoice of: one cheese enchilada with chili con carne or one beef enchilada with chili con carne or one sour cream chicken enchilada, served with rice and beans$3.99
Paco’s TacosChoice of: one crispy meat taco or one soft cheese taco, served with rice and beans$3.99
Tina’s TamaleOne beef tamale with chili con carne, served with rice and beans$3.99
Mama Cha Cha’s QuesadillaCheese quesadilla, served with rice and beans$3.99
Lil Amigo’s SlidersChoice of: hamburger or cheeseburger, served with french fries$3.99
Macaroni and Cheese$3.99
Chicken Nugget PlateServed with french fries$3.99
Grilled Cheese SandwichServed with french fries$3.99
Desserts
FlanHomemade mexican egg custard, topped with caramelized sauce$3.89
Lemon Ice Box PieWe have been making this dessert for our guest for over 40 years$3.89
Tres LechesA traditional mexican cake, soaked in three milks, topped with chocolate fudge frosting$3.99
Strawberry Paradise SopapillaWhole strawberries and strawberry sauce, atop a homemade sopapilla$3.69
Chocolate Caramel SopapillaA texas size sopapilla, topped with blue bell vanilla ice cream, chocolate and caramel sauce$4.49
Sopapilla For FiveMade fresh daily, served with honey$4.89
Sopapilla For SingleMade fresh daily, served with honey$1.89
Cerveza Draft
Ask server for additional selections
Coors Light$3.99 - $4.29
Dos Equis Lager$4.29 - $4.79
Cerveza Bottle
Bud Light$3.79
Miller Lite$3.79
Michelob Ultra$3.79
Shiner Bock$3.79
O' Doul'sNon alcoholic$3.79
Corona$4.29
Dos Equis Amber$4.29
Negra Modelo$4.29
Tecate$4.29
Carta Blanca$4.29
Bohemia$4.29
Non Alcoholic
Coke$2.29
Diet Coke$2.29
Sprite$2.29
Dr. Pepper$2.29
Fanta Orange$2.29
Lemonade$2.29
Iced Tea$2.29
Sweet Tea$2.29
Coffee$2.29

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