El Fenix Serves Up Free Meals on Veterans Day



El Fenix Serves Up Free Meals on Veterans Day

Active-duty and retired service-members dine on the house on Nov. 11

For nearly 100 years, El Fenix has proudly served the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. The connection goes even deeper than food, as Alfred Martinez, son of the chain’s founder, honorably served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.

This Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, El Fenix is inviting all active-duty and retired members of the U.S. military to choose from six different meals – each compliments of the originator of Tex-Mex cuisine.

The free Veterans Day menu includes the following items:

  • Enchilada Dinner – two cheese, chicken or beef enchiladas, served with rice and refried beans;
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup – a large bowl of our famous tortilla soup with rice and shredded chicken breast;
  • Juarez Plate – one cheese enchilada, one meat taco and one guacamole tostada, served with rice and beans;
  • Durango Dinner – one cheese enchilada, one meat taco and one soft cheese taco, served with rice and beans;
  • Monterey Chicken Platter – marinated grilled chicken breast, topped with melted Monterey Jack cheese, handmade guacamole and fresh pico de gallo, served with rice and beans; and,
  • Mexican Cobb Salad – tender grilled chicken breast, diced tomatoes, avocado, chorizo and queso fresco on a bed of mixed greens, tossed with jalapeño ranch dressing.

Guests are asked to provide military ID or proof of service to receive their choice of one of the above options. Valid at all 22 locations on 11/11/15 only. Not valid in combination with other coupons, offers or discounts. Beverage, tax and tip not included. Dine-in only.

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

El Fenix Serves Up Free Meals on Veterans DayEl 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.