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!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
We had reservations and were seated immediately upon arrival at the restaurant. Ordered appetizers which were delicious followed by our meal which was also delicious. We were served my multiple waitresses and never waited for anything. This was a very above average dining experience.
I was excited to find a Brunch spot in Harker Heights. The food was just ok and the portion for the American Skillet was surprisingly small. I had far more skillet than I did food.
Pleasant environment and our server was excellent and friendly. Food was average without anything particularly notable. Not sure there was much Tex in the Tex-Mex.
The food was not as good as I expected. The prices were very high for a small amount of food.
I always love this place! Great service! Great good! Amazing drinks. Perfect for all occasions
Great food! I order Salmon quite a bit at various restaurants. The salmon I ordered here was the best I’ve ever had. Well seasoned, very nice light sauce, and pan seared perfectly! Grilled vegetables and salad were excellent as well, and great salsas!
OK food but really nothing that special of the meals we tried. Nice dining room decor.
Elegant and very good service and food.
I’m sorry, but the service was horrible. After 40 minutes we still didn’t even have the server ask for our drink order. This place looks cool, but the service is terrible and the atmosphere is at best “chaotic”. What’s worse was this was a business dinner with reservations in advance. This place is definitely trying to price themselves and be something they’re not, try Taco Bell instead.
One of our favorites for Sunday get together.
Consistently great food signature salmon entree and a margarita. Perfecto !
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.
Marty, thank you for your kind review. We are glad to be able to serve you again and again.
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.
Thank you for dining with us. We are glad you enjoyed your overall experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The owners are awesome. Staff are kicking butt all in the right places. Service. Hot food great drinks. Equals a great night.
Thank you for your kind words, Klee.
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.
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.
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
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.
Lower your expectations. The food was bland but the server was very nice.
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.
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.
From the staff to the atmosphere and most importantly the food and service was amazing.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Thank you for the kind review, Jeralicia. We are glad you have been enjoying your experiences and appreciate your recommendation.
Food and drinks are delicious. Mexican fried rice is the bomb. I got to meet the owners very nice couple.
Thank you for the kind review, Shaquille. We are glad you enjoyed your experince and look forward to serving you again soon.
Offered extra sauce, didn’t know there was a cost.
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.
Great food and service, staff was very helpful to our group with some special needs.
Thank you for the kind review.
Very fresh and innovative place. Lots of couples but not many families. Probably a date night place.
Thank you for dining with us. We are glad you enjoyed your overall experience.
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.
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.
Good experience overall, I need more time to enjoy more dishes
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.)
Susan, thank you for dining at Palmeras. We are glad you enjoyed your overall dining experience and hope to serve you again soon.
Thank you for spending your Anniversary with us.
Great food and service! The owners are always present and very friendly!
Gray, thank you for the kind review. We appreciate your support.
Wedding Anniversary with friends.
Thank you for celebrating your Anniversary at Palmeras. We appreciate the kind review.
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.
Thank you, Skip. We appreciate your kind review.
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.
Thank you, Lynda. We appreciate your kind words.
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.
Thank you for your support. We appreciate the kind review.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you, Keandra. We appreciate you kind review and look forward to serving you again.
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.
Thank you for the kind review.
Palmeras Tex-Mex does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Palmeras Tex-Mex is rated 4.4 stars by 75 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.