El Fenix Puts Carnitas Front and Center in September

El Fenix Puts Carnitas Front and Center in September

Seared Pork Carnitas

Trio of dishes featuring the tender, juicy pork rolls out Monday at all 22 restaurants

El Fenix Puts Carnitas Front and Center in SeptemberLet’s face it. There’s not much you can do to improve upon the award-winning enchiladas served at El Fenix. They’ve set the standard in North Texas for nearly 100 years.

But every once in a while, it’s fun to kick things up a notch. Which is just what El Fenix is doing with three new dishes – including two enchilada plates – featuring the tender, juicy, slow-cooked pork known as carnitas.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 7, all 22 El Fenix restaurants will be showcasing carnitas on the following special menu:

El Fenix Puts Carnitas Front and Center in September

Braised Pork Enchiladas

Braised Pork Enchiladas – Two rolled enchiladas, one topped with creamy tomatillo and the other with two-tomato sauce. Served with rice and refried beans. (Priced at just $8.99)

El Fenix Puts Carnitas Front and Center in September

Stacked Crispy Carnitas Enchiladas

Stacked Crispy Carnitas Enchiladas – Braised pork carnitas sandwiched between two crispy tortillas, fresh-made guacamole, diced tomatoes and cheddar cheese, topped with tangy tomato sauce. Served with rice and refried beans. ($9.99)

Seared Pork Carnitas – Seared pork carnitas with rice, black beans and two-tomato salsa, served with a side of tortillas. ($9.99)

But don’t wait too long to savor these special dishes. El Fenix will be serving up its carnitas classics for a limited time only.

There are 22 El Fenix restaurants located throughout North Texas, and at WinStar Casino. To find the one nearest you, visit ElFenix.com.

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. Acquired by Firebird Restaurant Group in 2008, El Fenix was refurbished with freshened interiors and a revamped menu, while maintaining its signature core menu and products. 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.” For more information and locations, visit ElFenix.com.