El Fenix — the Tex-Mex Heart of Dallas — is Planning a 100th Birthday Bash

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Any 100th birthday bash deserves considerable thought. But it takes extra-special preparation when the celebration involves the international mecca of Tex-Mex.

Founded in 1918 by Miguel “Mike” Martinez, an immigrant laborer from Mexico, El Fenix is more than a place to eat. It’s part of Dallas’ psyche.

Over the decades, visiting celebrities have had two downtown flagships on their must-see maps: Neiman Marcus and El Fenix.

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