Food & Spirits: El Fenix Really is the Best Mexican Food (Dallas, TX)

Restaurant: El Fenix (Original Downtown)

Date: July 27, 2015

Location: 1601 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX

Billed as the oldest Mexican restaurant in Dallas, opening in 1918, many reviewers and locals also say it is the best. Now, claiming either Mexican food or BBQ is the “best” in Texas is like a restaurant saying they have the best pizza in New York City. They’re all the best in the eye of the beholder. However, after the meal I had there on the second-to-last night of my trip, El Fenix might actually be the best Mexican food in Dallas as advertised. In a way, the atmosphere reminded me of Portuguese Manor: the same style and decor, the same old tradition. El Fenix has since become a chain with restaurants all over northern Texas, but this was the original location, which will be celebrating its 100th birthday a few years from now.

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