The Hatch is Back at El Fenix

The Hatch is Back at El FenixWHAT:

For a limited time, El Fenix’s Hatch Chile Festival will be heating up restaurants across Texas and Oklahoma. Hatch Chile is a guest favorite – beginning Monday, August 18 and continuing through mid-October, these mouthwatering green chile dishes are back on the menu.


Similar to an Anaheim pepper, the Hatch Chile is a type of chile pepper grown in the Hatch Valley in Northern New Mexico. The diced Hatch chile is mild, while the El Fenix green chile sauce is a little on the spicy side. When combined, this combination leaves guest craving more. All El Fenix locations will feature four savory Hatch Chile dishes in addition to the flavor packed regular menu.


The dishes featuring Hatch Chile include:

  • Hatch Chile Queso Blanco Enchiladas – El Fenix’s world-famous enchiladas filled with Hatch Chiles and a blend of Oaxaca & Monterey Jack cheeses, and topped with spicy Hatch Chile sauce, freshly roasted Hatch Chile and queso fresco. Served with rice and sautéed mixed vegetables.
  • Hatch Chile Chicken Enchiladas – A twist on one of the restaurant’s most popular dishes features two enchiladas, stuffed with seasoned chicken, Hatch Green Chile, sour cream and Monterey Jack cheese and topped with the spicy Hatch Chile sauce, freshly roasted Hatch Chile and queso fresco. Served with rice and sautéed mixed vegetables.
  • Hatch Chile Chicken Tamales – Two tamales filled with shredded chicken and diced tomatillos, topped with the spicy Hatch Green Chile sauce, fresh roasted Hatch Chile, queso fresco and pico de gallo, drizzled with sour cream. Served with rice and beans.
  • Hatch Chile Pork Chimichanga – Slow-roasted pork, Hatch Green Chile, pinto beans, cilantro, tomatillo sauce, Monterey Jack cheese and cilantro, stuffed in a flour tortilla and deep friend to golden brown goodness and topped with green chile sauce roasted Hatch Chile and queso fresco. Served with rice and beans.



Monday, August 18 – Mid-October



All 22 El Fenix locations



Hatch Chile Queso Blanco Enchiladas: $9.99

Hatch Chile Chicken Enchiladas : $9.99

Hatch Chile Chicken Tamales: $9.99

Hatch Chile Pork Chimichanga : $9.99

Full Menu: Regular Pricing



About Firebird Restaurant Group:

Firebird Restaurant Group, LLC is owned by Mike Karns, CEO, and operated by him and the rest of the Firebird team.  Firebird currently has four popular, award-winning restaurant concepts covering 31 locations in two states:


     • El Fenix – The restaurant was founded in 1918 by Mike Martinez, a Mexican immigrant who opened a small restaurant on the corner of Griffin Street and McKinney Avenue. 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 recently refurbished with freshened interiors and a revamped menu, while maintaining its signature core products.


     • Meso Maya — The restaurants offer “an adventure into the fresh, bold and earthy flavors of authentic interior Mexico” with a menu inspired by natural ingredients from Mexico with scratch moles, adobos, salsas, and hand-ground tortillas.


     • Taqueria La Ventana – A funky taqueria with a walk-up window offering everyday Mexican street food with a menu of handmade tacos, burritos, churro chips, beers and margaritas.  With outdoor seating only, guests can pick up tacos to go or enjoy dining in the Taqueria La Ventana garden at hand-crafted iron tables and benches. Open for breakfast, lunch and


     • Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar – Renowned for its signature menu of legendary burgers and famous original cheddar fries, Snuffer’s has been a Dallas institution for 35 years. All restaurant locations throughout North Texas are operated by Firebird Restaurant Group.


In addition to Firebird Restaurant Group, Karns owns Sunrise Mexican Foods which produces high quality Mexican food products including fresh made chips, tortillas, flautas and tamales for retail and food service operations coast-to-coast.