Palmeras Tex-Mex

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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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SP
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DW
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

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

SL
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

BG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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SK
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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OT
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you for spending your Anniversary with us.

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GR
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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D
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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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SC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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LW
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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R
Central Texas
14 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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KW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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T
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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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MA
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on June 5, 2019

Ashleigh, thank you for the kind review.

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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.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on June 5, 2019

Dillon, thank you. We appreciate your kind review.

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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.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on June 5, 2019

Thank you for the kind review.

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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.

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

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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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
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and atmosphere

Palmeras Tex-Mex
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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EJ
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!!!!

Palmeras Tex-Mex
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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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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

Palmeras Tex-Mex
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

Palmeras Tex-Mex
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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CT
Central Texas
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.

Palmeras Tex-Mex
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!

Palmeras Tex-Mex
Responded on January 28, 2019

Thank you for the kind review!

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