Killen's TMX

4.7
668 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
At his latest endeavor, celebrated chef and restaurateur Ronnie Killen invites patrons to experience Mexican flavors through his eyes.

A third-generation Texan well-versed in Tex-Mex cuisine, Killen has developed an immense passion for Mexican ingredients, regional dishes and traditional preparations, which he has studied extensively during his travels.

On our menu, you’ll find both classic Tex-Mex plates enriched with elements of barbecue, as well as Texas-tinged interpretations of Mexican fare, all made with fresh, quality ingredients and elevated through simple techniques. From scratch-made moles and salsas to house-ground corn tortillas, each detail is thoughtfully prepared to create a transportive experience at your table.

We look forward to sharing it with you.
What 668 people are saying
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KellieR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and quality food plus nice atmosphere

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vipKimK
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food.

JH
JillianH
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always!

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vipEdwardD
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Disappointed in the food. Wagyu beef for the fajita was the highlight. Rest was just average. Not worth the high price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing as always! We arrived too early for our reservation, so we decided to sit at the bar and have a drink while we waited for our table. The bar service was quick and they made an amazing strawberry margarita.

Once we made it to our table, we received the best service from our server Amanda. She was very informative and also quick. We decided to order the Valentine’s Day menu. My husband LOVED the wood fired oysters! Please make that a standard menu item. I don’t even like oysters and they looked and smelled good.

The smoked chocolate cake! The presentation with the smokey dome was so cool. We were so full from dinner but still had a bite before taking the rest home. So so very good!

We are never disappointed when we go to a Killen’s restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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MichelleH
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here every year for Valentine's day and it is always awesome. Great food and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Killen’s brand never disappoints. While the menu is pretty limited, it’s come to be expected at Killen’s. We enjoyed our valentines dinner date and will return

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Mrsdem
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentine’s Day and got the special. Great deal! Food and service was exceptional as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. The best fajitas I've ever had. Was surprised at the quality of food for the price of the check. Will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated right away with reservations. Had tables removed due to Covid- all of staff wore masks.
Great service and good food. Will go back

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat at Killen’s TMX probably 3x/month. I love the consistency of food quality and service. Menu is so varied that if your friend says “Let’s get tex-mex,” but you want something else, TMX will have something for you as well. It is so good every time.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with JoJo, very knowledgeable and attentive. Food was delicious, can not wait to go back.

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RyanG
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time ever going here. I took the wife and kids based off a recommendation from a friend. The food was AMAZING, the drinks were AMAZING, and the staff was excellent. We went sort of early (around 4:30pm) and it was not packed at all. Everyone enjoyed it and we will DEFINITELY be going back again.

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luv2dine
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast was great!

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Good4brunch
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went there for our anniversary and noted it on reservation. Nothing was mentioned to us by staff or server about the special occasion. Bummer, but the food was excellent and we treated ourselves to a piece of chocolate cake for dessert.

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LisaV
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great. Enjoyed the whole experience.

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vipiliketoeat
Houston
66 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another solid meal at Killen's TMX. We haven't been in a while and it fit the bill after a busy week. Reservations are recommended since only 50% are available for seating. The traditional salsa and chips but the salsa is very tasty and the chips are thin and crisp but not greasy. We had the pork belly bites and beef empanadas for apps. I had the fried shrimp tacos (2 but they are huge - not street taco sized) and my husband has the three meat taco plate. I had them hold the rice and beans and had a huge dish of Brussel sprouts and the hubs had elote.

The only disappointment is they took the Don Manuel off the drink menu but we ordered it anyway!!

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vipTexas
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, and our server (JoJo) was super attentive as always and remembers what we like and how we like it.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent

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JacquiS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was a bit slow, but waitstaff kept the drinks and chips coming as we waiting on our entrees. Queso worh brisket was great, definitely recommend. I had the fried shrimp tacos, a bit too much of the tempura breading, but good flavors. Would have liked the option for corn tortillas on these - but I also didn’t request that so it mag be an option. Some of my party ordered the enchiladas, which they liked the fillings but said the sauce was quite salty. Overall the food was good, we were on a bit of a time schedule so waiting 20+ minutes for dessert was not ideal. (Tres leches bread pudding was amazing)

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Rocky
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Nice, quiet and wonderful service. Will be back again!

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BrianO
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Appreciate the uniqueness of the food that stands out in a sea of Tex-Mex restaurants in the area. Another Killen success!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is phenomenal. I have recommended the restaurant to so many people.

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GarrettL
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding like all of the other Killen’s restaurants!!

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JamesB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service Food was great drinks was beautiful. Can't wait for next visit

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ThomasW
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about what I'd heard was true. We will be back.

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zackh
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Not a lot of food for your buck. Queso is just melted velveeta cheese and charge $9 for it. Was not happy and expectations were not met by a name like Killen’s. Was there for a birthday dinner and I felt I let the family down recommending this place.

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KirraR
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Migas were so amazing. I will definitely enjoy brunch there again soon.

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AubreyD
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best TexMex in Pearland~!~!~! If you don’t go, you’re missing out.

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MaryH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was great and the food was really good. Definitely will be going again.

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WillG
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was great so was the ambiance. Our server was the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. Variety of good enchiladas esp brisket and seafood. great service. Prices reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

We were really disappointed with the food. We absolutely love Killen’s BBQ and we’re expecting the same amount of quality at the TexMex location. The brisket queso was delicious, but that’s about it. My husband ordered beef fajitas and said they weren’t great, not much flavor. I had the 3 street tacos, the brisket taco was good, but the refried beans were poured on a third of the taco, so it was soggy.

My daughter had the brisket enchiladas from the kids menu and couldn’t eat more than two bites

We do not plan to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening out with friends. The food was delicious, service was on point and we never felt rushed. It was a great evening and we can’t wait to go back!

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AnthonyS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and atmosphere. We love their food.

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vipCortniW
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here !

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KarenC
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, nice atmosphere, great service and awesome drinks. We will be back!

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Perfect
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything good and very good social distancing

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DENISED
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Great. We went on Wednesday and they have fajitas for two, chicken and beef, for $25. Got Some cheese enchiladas just to try them and they were great. Had the queso w/brisket and next time will just get plain queso. Too smoky. Margaritas were awesome! Red sauce/hot sauce was perfect!

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Killen's TMX is rated 4.7 stars by 668 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.