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Palmeras Tex-Mex, Harker Heights, TX

Palmeras Tex-Mex

4.4
4.4
94 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tex-Mex
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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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Tex-Mex
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 5:00 am–5:15 am
  • Phone number
    (254) 892-4323 ext. 1
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 94 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

94 Reviews
  1. KacieH

    Central Texas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food, drinks, and wait time were horrendous. The waitress was super kind but the overall food was terrible.

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  2. ChrisD

    Central Texas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food, service, and atmosphere … Palmeras is our go to for a fun night with friends!

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  3. TinaR

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Palmeras for Easter brunch. Fantastic atmosphere, superb service and AMAZING food! A couple came by our table to say hello and wish us a Happy Easter. I’m assuming it was the owners. Our waitress was super friendly and even gave us a recommendation from the menu which was spot on! Their mimosas are a must! Will definitely be back to Palmeras!

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  4. GlennS

    Central Texas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice restaurant. Food was well prepared and had very nice flavors & textures. Service was pretty good. Only drawback was we had a party of 8 and were seated right in front of door. So maybe they have a more intimate large party area, but I didn’t see it. Overall a great experience. 8 people with apps was just over $220 with tip. Worth the money. Will come back.

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  5. MariaC

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant with friendly staff, beautiful drinks, live music, and delicious food. Will be back for sure.

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  6. PattiH

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Used to be a favorite but quality of food, noise level, inconsistent service have taken a toll

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  7. NinaS3872

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My favorite ! This is my first choice as it has a dress code and classier dining experience

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  8. PeterP

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and food quality/value. Will be coming back again next week.

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  9. JuliaP

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant with delicious food.

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  10. Nelco14

    Tahoe

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Palmeres is one of my favorite restaurants in the area. You can always commit to have a good atmosphere and grape food, with a friendly staff. Makes for a great all-around restaurant for any occasion.

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  11. StephanieP

    Central Texas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was very friendly and helpful and the food was delicious and hot when we received it.

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  12. BobH

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good menu selection, reasonable prices, and very good wait staff. I go there often for these reasons.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best fajitas and cocktails I’ve had.

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  14. LindaK

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a beautiful place...you would never expect a place like that in a shopping center. Calvin, our server, was great. Super efficient and attentive and personable. We loved Daniel the manager...he was so friendly and welcoming and came by the table several times to make sure everything was alright. (He smelled DIVINE!) Even the lady who refilled coffee was so friendly and attentive. Our table was an older group, so the music was a bit too loud for us...but everyone else was young and dancing in their seats! So we ignored it best we could! Great experience.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked our reservation through Open Table almost a full month in advance for Mother’s Day and when we arrived they couldn’t find our reservation.

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  16. SusanC

    Coastal Georgia

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Party of four, waited 30 minutes for three beers from the bar, we never even ordered food. If they can’t pour 3 tap beers in 30 minutes, We couldn’t imagine how the food would be! Walked out of the place without drinks or food. Totally disappointed.
    Palmeras Tex-MexResponded on May 12, 2022
    Susan, thank you or dining at Palmeras. We are sorry to hear that you didn't have the same great experience that so many of our clients have come to know and love. Hopefully, we will have another opportunity to serve you in the future.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and ambiance was magnificent. The drinks were great!!
    Palmeras Tex-MexResponded on April 5, 2022
    Thank you for the kind review.

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  18. FinaN

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place in Killeen by far!! Service was excellent!! There were a few times my baby dropped his toy and before I could even bend over, the manager (assuming so he was in a suite) was already there to pick it up! The server was awesome very attentive and friendly. The food was just amazing! I come from North Austin so it was challenging finding a good brunch place (in Killeen/Heights) that's extraordinary with great service all around! Thank you Palmeras!!
    Palmeras Tex-MexResponded on April 5, 2022
    Fina, thank you for dining with us and for the kind review. We are glad you enjoyed everything about your experience and hope to serve you again.

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  19. ChrisD

    Central Texas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding as always!
    Palmeras Tex-MexResponded on February 4, 2022
    Thank you, Chris. We appreciate your kind review and continued support.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.
    Palmeras Tex-MexResponded on February 4, 2022
    Thank you for dining with us. We are glad you enjoyed everything about your experience, and we hope to serve you again soon.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  22. Chris

    Sacramento

    401 reviews

    3.0

    401 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  23. Nesha

    Central Texas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was not as good as I expected. The prices were very high for a small amount of food.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always love this place! Great service! Great good! Amazing drinks. Perfect for all occasions

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    OK food but really nothing that special of the meals we tried. Nice dining room decor.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elegant and very good service and food.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    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.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorites for Sunday get together.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. Mealmonster

    Austin

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great food signature salmon entree and a margarita. Perfecto !

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  31. MartyJ

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.
    Palmeras Tex-MexResponded on October 8, 2020
    Marty, thank you for your kind review. We are glad to be able to serve you again and again.

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  32. Amyd

    Cleveland

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    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-MexResponded on April 3, 2020
    Thank you for dining with us. We are glad you enjoyed your overall experience.

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  33. SundayCrowd

    Central Texas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    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-MexResponded 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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  34. Pegg

    Austin

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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-MexResponded 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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  35. Klee

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The owners are awesome. Staff are kicking butt all in the right places. Service. Hot food great drinks. Equals a great night.
    Palmeras Tex-MexResponded on April 3, 2020
    Thank you for your kind words, Klee.

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  36. Pegg

    Austin

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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-MexResponded 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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  37. Tony71L

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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-MexResponded 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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  38. JacqueH

    Central Texas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lower your expectations. The food was bland but the server was very nice.
    Palmeras Tex-MexResponded 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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  39. TeresaF

    Central Texas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  40. ShaunaG

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the staff to the atmosphere and most importantly the food and service was amazing.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

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Palmeras Tex-Mex is rated 4.4 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Palmeras Tex-Mex

201 E Central Texas Expy Ste 1460, Harker Heights, TX 76548

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Temple
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 5:00 am–5:15 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Tex-Mex
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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