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The El Fenix restaurant on May 14, 2005 in Dallas, Texas.Which Texas brand is the most iconic? This March Madness, Texas Monthly is asking readers to cast their votes.There were certain dilemmas that my mom, a single parent in her twenties living in 1980s Dallas, had to contend with. Should we live in a “good” neighborhood or buy a cheap house? Should I let my son ride on the back of my boyfriend’s Yamaha or undermine a boy’s natural desire to take risks? And, perhaps most consequentially, where are we going tonight: El Chico or El Fenix?Two factors made it a tough call: each had multiple locations in the Metroplex, and each served roughly the same menu items. Decades later, they still do. But today, when I’m back in Dallas, there is no dilemma. Going…

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