El Fenix Celebrates Independence with Free Star-Shaped Sopapillas



El Fenix Celebrates Independence with Free Star-Shaped Sopapillas

Seasonal favorites available July 4th Weekend at all North Texas restaurants

El Fenix Celebrates Independence with Free Star-Shaped SopapillasPatriotism runs deep at El Fenix, the legendary restaurant that introduced Tex-Mex cuisine to Americans nearly 100 years ago. And this 4th of July, the red, white and blue will be sweeter than ever.

This Fourth of July weekend, all guests will receive a star-shaped sopapilla in honor of Independence Day. The complimentary* powdered sugar-covered sopapillas will be served with every entrée at all 22 El Fenix restaurants, from Friday, July 1, through Monday, July 4.

*With purchase of any entrée. One per person. Dine-in only. While supplies last. No cash value. Available 7/1 – 7/4/16 only. 

The deep-fried sopapilla is a popular Mexican pastry, similar to a donut. It’s homemade and hand-rolled at every El Fenix restaurant.

El Fenix was founded in 1918 by Mike Martinez, a Mexican immigrant who opened a small restaurant on the corner of Griffin Street and McKinney Avenue in Dallas. 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 renowned as the originator of “Tex-Mex cuisine” and the restaurant’s Wednesday “Enchilada Dinner Special,” which features two cheese enchiladas, refried beans, and rice. In 2010 Nation’s Restaurant News named El Fenix one of its 50 All-American Icons, “restaurants that stole our hearts and stood the test of time.” Open seven days a week, there are currently 22 El Fenix restaurants, including 21 locations throughout North Texas and one at the WinStar World Casino & Resort. Its newest location is set to open in Greenville, TX, in mid-summer. For more information and locations, visit ElFenix.com.