Palmeras Tex-Mex

4.5
34 reviews
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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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MG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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

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AJ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

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.

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JP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

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.

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a
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DQ
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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TW
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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TD
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Responded on May 3, 2019

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

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CB
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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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San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and atmosphere

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Responded on April 3, 2019

Thank you for the kind review.

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JC
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great again!! We drive from Temple to eat there. HIGHLY RECOMMEND ‼️‼️‼️

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on April 3, 2019

Thank you, Jason. We appreciate the kind review!

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CT
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

THE RESTAURANT IS APPEALING BECAUSE IT IS VERY NICELY APPOINTED AND DOESNT FEEL LIKE FAST FOOD TEX MEX. AND THE FOOD IS VERY WELL PRESENTED AND FLAVORFUL.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on March 19, 2019

Thank you for the kind review, Charles. We are glad you enjoy dining with us and appreciate your support.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife an I loved the food and service. They made sure everything was good

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on March 19, 2019

Thank you for the kind review, Edward. We are glad you and your wife enjoyed your experience.

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JI
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Customer service great, I love Mexican food and like it spicy. I didn’t get that here though so if you are looking for traditional Mexican food this isn’t the place to come. It’s different but good. Drinks were good atmosphere great and the customer service was on point! I’ll definitely be back to try other things on the menu! By the way the brussel sprouts were spicy and great!!!!

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Responded on March 19, 2019

Thank you for the kind review. We appreciate you feedback and are glad you enjoyed your dining experience!

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AA
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We all enjoyed the different dishes but thought the Diablo was a bit over the top with spice. The waitress was especially courteous and nice, but brought me Pinot Grecio instead of Pinot Noir saying they could not find the Noir. I wanted red wine so I ordered another red from menu. She came back saying they did not have that wine either but they found the Pinot Noir I originally ordered.
Overall we enjoyed the meal, service and decor. The presentation of dishes was outstanding. Must mention the friendliness of the owners welcoming us as first time patrons. Will definitely return.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on March 19, 2019

Thank you for the kind review. We apologize for the inconvenience with the wine but are glad you all enjoyed your overall dining experience!

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JC
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The queso was very bland. Chicken tacos were as well. Those two items were disappointing. Everything else was AMAZING!! We’ve been there now 4 times in 6 weeks and that’s the first time anything wasn’t perfect. Mike’s tacos are the best!

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on March 1, 2019

Jason, thank you for taking time to leave feedback. We are glad that you enjoy dining with us and love having you visit so frequently. We appreciate the kind review.

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H
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This is our second time coming since the Grand Opening. Our reservation was for outside dining, however when we arrived they were unable to seat us outside due to seating was full. Aside from that, the drinks were amazing, ambiance was great. The entre was not worth the money paid. But I would definitely recommend for drinks and appetizer.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on March 1, 2019

Harp, thank you for taking time to leave feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your overall dining experience and appreciate your recommendation.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Food is always fabulous. We’ll be back

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Responded on March 19, 2019

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

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was great! Food was a little disappointing. Salsa was more like out of a jar and not fresh made.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on March 1, 2019

Hi, John. Thank you for taking time to leave feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the service and assure you that the salsa is homemade.

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Central Texas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I finally made it to this restaurant owned by friends. We heard a lot of good things, but had to see for ourselves. It blew us away! The ambience, the queso, the hot sauce, the tacos, the enchiladas and the hospitality were all above and beyond what we expected! #canwegobacktomorrow

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Responded on March 19, 2019

Thank you for the kind review. We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you again!

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RE
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent food, service was friendly and attentive but not obnoxious. Nice atmosphere

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on March 1, 2019

Thank you for the kind review, Rhonda.

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GH
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We saw this restaurant mentioned in the TexAppeal magazine a few days ago, and decided to try it out last Friday night. Their website had a link for making a reservation, which I made for an hour later. Very glad we did, because the place was very busy, and we would have had a probably 30 minute wait. With the reservation, we were ushered directly to our table within a minute. The wait staff were all constantly in motion, and service was a little late in arriving, but once she took our order, we got our appetizer within 5 minutes, and our entrees arrived before we were half finished with the app. This place bills itself as a sort of gourmet Tex-Mex restaurant, and mostly lived up to that claim. Tortilla chips were fresh, oily and crispy, and the salsa was excellent, looked and tasted like it was made with chiles de arbol. The Brussels sprouts appetizer was amazing and highly recommended, and would possibly get even the most avid sprout hater to like them. Fish tacos were very good, with large hunks of fish and the thinnest shredded cabbage we've ever seen. However, the chicken mole did not live up to my expectation. Although it was good and served in large portions on a bed of red rice, it was obvious the sauce was not made in house, and tasted like a slightly modified version of Rogelio Bueno mole sauce that we get at the grocery store. We ordered a side of black beans that never arrived, but the sizes of the servings we received more than filled us up without the beans. Atmosphere was "energetic" and possibly somewhat frenetic, noisy, but not overwhelming our conversation. The decor is very modern and bright, with constantly changing colored recessed lighting, and several monitors were showing a basketball game.
I almost forgot, the owner was very involved and friendly, moving as much as the wait staff, and must have dropped by our table at least 3 times to make sure everything was going well.
Bar was constantly full, brightly lit.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on March 1, 2019

Gary, thank you for the kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your overall dining experience and appreciate your recommendation.

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CM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely decor, roomy booths, excellent food and great service.

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Responded on March 1, 2019

Thank you, Chris. We appreciate the kind review.

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Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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Responded on January 28, 2019

Thank you for the kind review!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Our table was ready when we arrived. They gave a warm welcome and were accommodating to our children. They strived to make our family happy. Food and atmosphere were great. We will definitely being going back.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on January 28, 2019

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

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S
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Truly enjoyed the staff and the food. Service was very quick and friendly. Menu was traditional Tex-mex, but the manager and waitstaff welcomed any modifications to menu items, so if you are going Keto or paleo, they seem quite accommodating. Glad I found this place and will return soon.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on January 28, 2019

Thank you for the kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience and look forward to serving you again.

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JW
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, great food and amazing staff! We will definitely be back and would strongly recommend to anyone looking for a nice quiet date night!

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on January 15, 2019

Thank you for your kind words, Jeff and Leslie! You are always welcome, and we look forward to serving you again soon.

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DZ
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was awesome and so was the food! Owners were on the floor themselves and very welcoming! Definitely found a new favorite place to go!

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Responded on January 15, 2019

Dustin, thank you for the kind review. We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you again!

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m
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome! These were the best tamales i have ever had. I had the uber margarita and it was delicious. The chips and salsa where even good. This is the best tex mex restaurant hands down in the area. I will definitely be back.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on January 15, 2019

Thank you for the kind review! You are welcome back any time.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great experience my wife and I had on a date night! We made reservations and were running about 15 minutes late. Called ahead to notify the hostess and she said it wouldn’t be an issue. We arrived to a packed restaurant with a wait for tables and the hostess took us straight to our reserved table she was saving—amazing!

The owner and other staff checked on us regularly throughout the meal and even brought us complimentary tres leches cake to celebrate the date night! Food was excellent, wine was reasonable, service was unparalleled, and ambiance is one of a kind in Killeen. Felt like an upscale restaurant in a larger city’s downtown area. Highly recommended!

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M
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and service. Food was hot, fresh, tasty, and very appealing! I recommend this place to all my friends for a great night out without having to go far.

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Responded on November 14, 2018

We are happy to serve you, Michael. Thank you for the feedback.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Good service, nice ambiance but did not like the food.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on November 14, 2018

Thank you for taking time to rate your experience. We would like to hear more feedback on your experience to help us improve the service we offer to our customers.

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JP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So happy to have this new restaurant with a great vibe and yummy food in the area!

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Responded on November 14, 2018

Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to serve you!

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P
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! A new restaurant & the service was amazing. We really enjoyed!!!! Will dine here again. Reminds me of the big city! NOTHING LIKE IT IN this area!

Really loves how much they checked on our table and made sure we enjoy our meal!

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Responded on November 14, 2018

Thank you, Patty. We look forward to having back again!

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