1968

At 50 years of age, after the meager beginnings of the one restaurant, opened in 1918, El Fenix has flourished to 11 restaurants. Now serving the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, El Fenix is a living legend of modern day food operations. Miguel Martinez once told his children, “To succeed you must work hard.” Living proof of Miguel’s wisdom, the family is proud of the fact that they are the oldest Mexican restaurant chain in the United States. Bob Lilly, of Dallas Cowboys fame, is the emcee for the 50th Anniversary Celebration, where the family raffled-off a brand new Cadillac to this gentleman from Longview, TX.