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Palmeras Tex-Mex, Harker Heights, TX

Palmeras Tex-Mex

4.4
4.4
88 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Tex-Mex

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (254) 892-4323 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 88 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

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  1. NS

    NinaS3872

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My favorite ! This is my first choice as it has a dress code and classier dining experience
  2. PP

    PeterP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and food quality/value. Will be coming back again next week.
  3. JP

    JuliaP

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant with delicious food.
  4. N

    Nelco14

    Tahoe

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  5. SP

    StephanieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our server was very friendly and helpful and the food was delicious and hot when we received it.
  6. BH

    BobH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good menu selection, reasonable prices, and very good wait staff. I go there often for these reasons.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best fajitas and cocktails I’ve had.
  8. LK

    LindaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    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.
  10. SC

    SusanC

    Savannah

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    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, 2022Susan, 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.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambiance was magnificent. The drinks were great!!

    Palmeras Tex-MexResponded on April 5, 2022Thank you for the kind review.

  12. FN

    FinaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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, 2022Fina, 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.

  13. CD

    ChrisD

    Central Texas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always!

    Palmeras Tex-MexResponded on February 4, 2022Thank you, Chris. We appreciate your kind review and continued support.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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, 2022Thank you for dining with us. We are glad you enjoyed everything about your experience, and we hope to serve you again soon.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    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.
  16. C

    Chris

    Sacramento

    378 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    378 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    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.
  17. N

    Nesha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    The food was not as good as I expected. The prices were very high for a small amount of food.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always love this place! Great service! Great good! Amazing drinks. Perfect for all occasions
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    OK food but really nothing that special of the meals we tried. Nice dining room decor.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant and very good service and food.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    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.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites for Sunday get together.
  24. M

    Mealmonster

    Austin

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great food signature salmon entree and a margarita. Perfecto !
  25. MJ

    MartyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 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.

    Palmeras Tex-MexResponded on October 8, 2020Marty, thank you for your kind review. We are glad to be able to serve you again and again.

  26. A

    Amyd

    Cleveland

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 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-MexResponded on April 3, 2020Thank you for dining with us. We are glad you enjoyed your overall experience.

  27. SC

    SundayCrowd

    1 review

    3.0

    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-MexResponded on April 3, 2020Thank 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.

  28. P

    Pegg

    Austin

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 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-MexResponded on April 3, 2020Thank 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.

  29. K

    Klee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 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-MexResponded on April 3, 2020Thank you for your kind words, Klee.

  30. P

    Pegg

    Austin

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 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-MexResponded on February 13, 2020Pegg, 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.

  31. TL

    Tony71L

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 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-MexResponded on February 13, 2020Tony, 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.

  32. JH

    JacqueH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Lower your expectations. The food was bland but the server was very nice.

    Palmeras Tex-MexResponded on February 13, 2020Jacque, 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.

  33. TF

    TeresaF

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  34. SG

    ShaunaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the staff to the atmosphere and most importantly the food and service was amazing.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 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.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    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-MexResponded on November 16, 2019Thank 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.

  37. JG

    JeraliciaG

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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-MexResponded on November 16, 2019Thank you for the kind review, Jeralicia. We are glad you have been enjoying your experiences and appreciate your recommendation.

  38. SP

    ShaquilleP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks are delicious. Mexican fried rice is the bomb. I got to meet the owners very nice couple.

    Palmeras Tex-MexResponded on November 16, 2019Thank you for the kind review, Shaquille. We are glad you enjoyed your experince and look forward to serving you again soon.

  39. DW

    DeanW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Offered extra sauce, didn’t know there was a cost.

    Palmeras Tex-MexResponded on November 16, 2019Dean, 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.

  40. SL

    ScaryLarry

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, staff was very helpful to our group with some special needs.

    Palmeras Tex-MexResponded on November 16, 2019Thank you for the kind review.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

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

FAQs

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

Palmeras Tex-Mex is rated 4.4 stars by 88 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

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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

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm

  • 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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