Palmeras Tex-Mex

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$31 to $50
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Tex-Mex
We are the trendiest Tex Mex restaurant in central Texas. We offer fresh food with a truly authentic flavor, an innovative modern atmosphere, and an energy level that is irresistible. We pride ourselves on your, the customer's, experience. We look forward to serving you!
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MartyJ
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here multiple times for both lunch and dinner. Food and service have always been superb. It is not your typical Tex-Mex but considerably more upscale. Menu items are always interesting. Mike the owner is very attentive and definitely will stop by your table to chat.

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vipAmyd
Cleveland
30 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Team seemed a bit off their game. Food arrived at different times. Margarita took forever to arrive. However, our server was wonderful and apologetic and the owners were circulating and checking on things. Really good food. Must have been the crazy week of full moon, Covid and Friday 13. I would go back. Hard to find a non-chain in this area. I try to avoid chains at all cost.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on April 3, 2020

Thank you for dining with us. We are glad you enjoyed your overall experience.

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SundayCrowd
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We waited over an hour to receive our order but the owner gave us free drink refills and a desert for our wait. The food was okay but not worth the wait.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on April 3, 2020

Thank you for dining at Palmeras. Many of our clients love the food and service we offer, and we are sorry to hear you did not have that same great experience. We hope for another opportunity to serve you again in the future.

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vipPegg
Austin
33 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second trip to Palmaras Tex-Mex in a week. I had the salmon again and it was as outstanding as at my last meal. The vegetables that accompany the salmon are very fresh and perfectly cooked.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on April 3, 2020

Thank you for the kind review, Pegg. We are glad you enjoyed both of your experiences, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

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Klee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owners are awesome. Staff are kicking butt all in the right places. Service. Hot food great drinks. Equals a great night.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on April 3, 2020

Thank you for your kind words, Klee.

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vipPegg
Austin
34 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a business dinner for four people. The food and the service were exceptional. I had the salmon with poblano crema and it was great. The salmon was perfectly cooked and the poblano crema was a nice flavor boost. The owner stopped by our table to ensure that we were having a good evening. Service was prompt and professional.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on February 13, 2020

Pegg, thank you for choosing Palmeras for your business dinner. We are glad you enjoyed the food and service we offer and appreciate your kind review.

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Tony71L
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owners were making their rounds and personally said hello to me and my party. They were very nice and accommodating. One of the owners even served us our order, and she made sure that we were okay and that everything we needed was catered for. We initially reserved a table for 5, but one of our colleagues showed up later so we asked for another table to fit all 6 of us. Our server did so without complaint or hesitation. Outstanding service, amazing staff, friendly environment, and excellent food! Totally recommended! #keepinitlocal

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on February 13, 2020

Tony, thank you for the kind review. We are happy to accomadate you and all of your guests. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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JacqueH
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Lower your expectations. The food was bland but the server was very nice.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on February 13, 2020

Jacque, thank you for dining at Palmeras. We are glad you enjoyed the service we offer. Many of our clients know and love the food we serve, and we are sorry to hear that you did not have that same great experience. Hopefully, we will have another opportunity to serve you.

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TeresaF
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

For the first time going to this restaurant, the food was awesome. A little pricey for lunch, but amazing. The service, at first, was good, but then had to wait for drink refills. There were not many people at this particular time, so to have to wait for refills should not have happened. The server was, however, quick with the bill. I ordered the shrimp tacos and they were absolutely delicious. Servers might want to be a little more attentive.

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ShaunaG
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the staff to the atmosphere and most importantly the food and service was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an upscale, and very welcomed option for Mexican cuisine. This isn’t a flood flips and t-shirt run for tacos kind of place either, which I appreciate. It’s a place you can take a date, in-laws or business associates lunch or dinner where they’ll not only appreciate the meal, but also the attentive, well dressed, and friendly wait staff. The food was as visually pleasing as it was to taste. I plan to go back often to try other menu items.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The kitchen had made a mistake on one order when we requested no seafood. Seafood was with the dish when it came to the window. Instead of our server fixing this issue with the kitchen he asked if it was ok to remove the seafood and still serve the dish.

Very unprofessional and off putting.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on November 16, 2019

Thank you for dining at Palmeras. We are glad you enjoyed the atomosphere and food we offer. However, we are sorry to hear this happened during your visit. Hopefully, we will have another opportunity to serve you properly.

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JeraliciaG
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit and we are hooked! The food is great and the atmosphere is dope! Definitely a spot for a girls’ night or even date night. Great for all ages. You won’t regret it!

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on November 16, 2019

Thank you for the kind review, Jeralicia. We are glad you have been enjoying your experiences and appreciate your recommendation.

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ShaquilleP
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks are delicious. Mexican fried rice is the bomb. I got to meet the owners very nice couple.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on November 16, 2019

Thank you for the kind review, Shaquille. We are glad you enjoyed your experince and look forward to serving you again soon.

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DeanW
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Offered extra sauce, didn’t know there was a cost.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on November 16, 2019

Dean, thank you for choosing Palmeras for your special occasion. We are glad you enjoyed the food, service, and ambience we offer. Hopefully, we will have another opportunity to serve you again soon.

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vipScaryLarry
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, staff was very helpful to our group with some special needs.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on November 16, 2019

Thank you for the kind review.

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vipFoodie4fun
Central Texas
44 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very fresh and innovative place. Lots of couples but not many families. Probably a date night place.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on April 3, 2020

Thank you for dining with us. We are glad you enjoyed your overall experience.

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BrentG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was really good, definitely more mex than tex. Service was a little rough, not knowing which table ordered what and getting all the sides with out asking. Owners very involved and made up for short comings of service. We’ll be back.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on August 30, 2019

Brent, thank you for choosing to dine at Palmeras. We are glad you enjoyed your food. Many of our guests love the service we offer, and we are sorry to hear you didn't have that same experience. We are glad to hear you will be back and hope to give your the service experience you deserve.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good experience overall, I need more time to enjoy more dishes

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you.

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SusanK
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good news: was good but not exceptional. Padejo (Mexican hominy) soup very good; nice cloth napkins; nice decor ; bad news really loud and disappointing to see people in sloppy clothes (out of your control.)

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on August 30, 2019

Susan, thank you for dining at Palmeras. We are glad you enjoyed your overall dining experience and hope to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Texas
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you for spending your Anniversary with us.

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GRAY
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The owners are always present and very friendly!

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on August 30, 2019

Gray, thank you for the kind review. We appreciate your support.

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Dinner
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wedding Anniversary with friends.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on July 3, 2019

Thank you for celebrating your Anniversary at Palmeras. We appreciate the kind review.

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SkipC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a weeknight so the atmosphere was pleasant and not overly loud. They were quick to seat us, and the food was prepared quickly. We had nice portions and the rice was cooked just right. The salsa was fresh and they offered two variants with the chips which were also fresh and crisp. We went once before and chose to bring our friends to it and we were not disappointed.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on July 3, 2019

Thank you, Skip. We appreciate your kind review.

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LyndaW
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and friends and I are highly impressed with the owners being present in the restaurant and taking time to greet all the patrons at their table. We are highly impressed that owners help the employees with bringing the food to the tables and help with cleaning up. We are hoping that the Palmeras Restaurant stays open in Harker Heights for a very, very long time.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on July 3, 2019

Thank you, Lynda. We appreciate your kind words.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Palmeras has always been a great experience for us. This visit was no different. Food is always fantastic. Thank you for keeping a standard that beats all others.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on July 3, 2019

Thank you for your support. We appreciate the kind review.

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Robert
Central Texas
14 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit and we were impressed. We also appreciated the limited menu items, allowing the restaurant to concentrate on the food offered. The food was fresh made, delivered hot, and tasted good! The inside decor was tastefully done, modern and well laid out. Accordingly, one did not have to navigate through a maze of chair and tables to get to the seating. Bravo... We were greeted at the door and immediately seated. Our server was right there with the chips and salsa and took our beverage order. The beverages were delivered quickly and the food orders taken.

We will be returning later this month as we want to take another couple so that they may enjoy the cuisine.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on July 3, 2019

Thank you for the kind review, Robert. We are glad you enjoyed everything about your experience and look forward to serving you again in the future.

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Keandraw
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed our dining experience. The staff, food and owners are great. The ambiance is greater than any other Restaurant in Killeen/Harker Heights. The owners take the time to check on every customer. I would definitely recommend this place and also return. A job well done.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on July 3, 2019

Thank you, Keandra. We appreciate you kind review and look forward to serving you again.

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Tony71L
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was during dinner peak hours when we got there, so there was a bit of waiting time before a server was able to tend to us. They, however, tried to make it right for us by offering us a free dessert. Overall, the restaurant staff was polite, courteous, and friendly.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on July 3, 2019

Thank you for the kind review.

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MARKL
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall, I liked the restaurant. Both service and food was good. The interior of the restaurant was nice and new, but not fancy. Probably not my first choice for a romantic date night out.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on June 5, 2019

Thank you for the kind review, Mark.

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MarlinnaG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The atmosphere and decor were great, but the food quality wasn't what i expected. The food was a little bland with the flavors.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on June 5, 2019

Marlinna, thank you for taking time to leave feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the atmosphere we offer. Hopefully, we will see you again soon and you will find an entrée more to your liking.

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AngelJ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The watiress seemed new, we didnt get silverware had to wait about 15 minutes after our food arrived. Ordered two plain tacos which they got wrong. The food was okay this is our second time here and it was for mothers day. My mom said if this would have been her first time she would not return.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on June 5, 2019

Hi, Angel. Thank you for choosing to dine at Palmeras for Mother's Day. We are glad you enjoyed your previous experience and are apologetic about the long wait you had to receive silverwear. We hope to serve you again soon!

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JenniferP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food and atmosphere are great but they did not have my open table reservation. As it was mother's day, I was afraid that we would not be able to be seated because of the crowd. I showed them the confirmation and after a 10 minute wait we were seated. Everything else was great. Palmera's needs to make sure the Open Table connection is working properly.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on June 5, 2019

Hi, Jennifer. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your overall dining experience. Thank you for choosing Palmeras for your Mother's Day celelebration. We apologize for the mix up on your reservation and hope to serve you again soon.

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ashleighm
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sydney was an awesome waitress. She gave us great suggestions and was very personable. We enjoyed our time there.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on June 5, 2019

Ashleigh, thank you for the kind review.

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DillonQ
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were greeted with great service before, during, and after our time there. The food has a sublime taste with a great atmosphere. Overall, I highly recommend this restaurant and I will definitely be going back.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on June 5, 2019

Dillon, thank you. We appreciate your kind review.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palmeras is like a casual classy place. Perfect for special occasions. Everything was delicious. The drinks are amazing. The Food was to perfection. Please make reservations so that you’re not waiting a long period of time for a table. I will most definitely go here over and over.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on June 5, 2019

Thank you for the kind review.

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TeeW
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I dont like sitting at the tables near the bar. A lot of people stand in groups by the bar. They are almost standing over your food.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on June 5, 2019

Tee, thank you for taking time to leave feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your overall dining experience.

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TDee
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice atmosphere, we definitely will be back!

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on May 3, 2019

Thank you for the kind review. We look forward to serving you again.

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CorneliusB
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was okay. The quantities were minimal. The server was great. The restaurant was clean. The food for the price was disappointing.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on May 3, 2019

Cornelius, thank you for taking time to leave feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the service you received.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and atmosphere

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on April 3, 2019

Thank you for the kind review.

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FAQs

Palmeras Tex-Mex does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Palmeras Tex-Mex is rated 4.5 stars by 64 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.