Killen's TMX

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589 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
At his latest endeavor, celebrated chef and restaurateur Ronnie Killen invites patrons to experience Mexican flavors through his eyes.

A third-generation Texan well-versed in Tex-Mex cuisine, Killen has developed an immense passion for Mexican ingredients, regional dishes and traditional preparations, which he has studied extensively during his travels.

On our menu, you’ll find both classic Tex-Mex plates enriched with elements of barbecue, as well as Texas-tinged interpretations of Mexican fare, all made with fresh, quality ingredients and elevated through simple techniques. From scratch-made moles and salsas to house-ground corn tortillas, each detail is thoughtfully prepared to create a transportive experience at your table.

We look forward to sharing it with you.
What 589 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
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TracieG
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love tex-mex of any kind but Killen's TMX is always our choice when we want something a little more elevated, so without the stuffiness or price point. An added benefit is that you can still enjoy some delicious Killen’s BBQ with options like Brisket Queso or enchiladas!

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TeresaE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food came out hot and delicious and our server, Jacklynn, took the best care of us! We will be back!

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dawnandperry
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great trip. Social distancing was observed and tables were cleaned quickly. Staff was wearing masks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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MoSw
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best fajitas!

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vipDMeskin
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

Food was excellent.

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JoJo
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

The cheese enchiladas definitely tasted different then the original. The cheese wasn’t the same. I also missed their famous green sauce. Other than that it was great service.

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FREDERICKL
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, excellent wait staff that was friendly and efficient, the food was outstanding. We loved the beef fajitas!

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vipGNKNOLA
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great service!!!! Wish they still had the homemade ice cream though.

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KarenW
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So glad to see Killens TMX reopen. One of our favorite neighborhood spots.

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Missy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dining experience form their first day back in business. Thank you Ronnie for blessing Pearland with your restaurants!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just very great ingredients, real Mexican flavors, we are lucky to have in Pearland

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food were great

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DustinC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Tex Mex I have ever eaten at prices comparable to other less quality establishments. No wonder it's so hard to get a reservation on a normal day.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience! Had lunch with friends that drove in from Florida for the now-cancelled Houston rodeo, so to make it for it we met at TMX! It didn’t disappoint.

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Jeff
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food and wait staff was great but food & bar delivery was slow. We went during Covid 19 social distancing, which might account for slow delivery.

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SueM
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friday night date!

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Clyde
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food is exceptional. New twist on Tex Mex. Carnitas is delicious.

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JillianH
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious meal, quick service. Always a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress Amanda was PHENOMENAL. Unfortunately due to our schedules we were late diners. Amanda was PERFECT. The food Thank you for your hospitality and excellent food. Everything was AMAZING. We had a crowd of 10 and your team was very warm and accommodating without effort

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vipGNKNOLA
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always pleased with Josh and Blake they take care of us and go way out of their way to do so.

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Stealthdude
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great dinner...staff were great and food was too. If you are looking for routine tex-mex you may be disappointed as this food is more smoke flavored. But it is delicious. Salsas are great too! Bad reviews of this restaurant are bogus in my mind!

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vipJohnR1031
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

New menu is very good lots of new and delightful choices... smoked Chicken quesadillas were outstanding

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Good4brunch
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as it always is. Impeccable food and service on a consistent basis. We have never had anything there that wasn’t spectacular.

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eatdrinkenjoy
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a very nice Friday night dinner. The food was excellent. We all ate too much. But that was our own fault

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EliT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Abby was great, and the food was delicious (as always). Looking forward to our next visit.

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BeverlyL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first time here to spend after Valentines Day with my husband. He will be bringing his mother and sister who are all Gringos fans.

I think you guys need to do more advertising. I only knew about this place by picking up food for a group meeting a couple of months ago😊

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Tmac
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and definitely great food! I would be going back!

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TerriF
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Was expecting restaurant to be a little more upscale. No white tablecloths (shown in pictures) and pretty bright lighting. Unfortunately had some pretty loud kids at table next to us (which of course is not restaurants fault). Had indicated we were celebrating a birthday when reservation was made, was never acknowledged.
Overall the food was good, especially enjoyed the brisket enchiladas and the pork belly!
Don’t recommend for special occasion but if you live in the area (we don’t) it’s worth going.

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vipSueH
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We enjoy other Killens restaurants, so decided to try this one. It is nowhere near where we live, but we made it a Destiination included in our rambling drive for the day. The interior space is very appealing, with nice lighting, beautiful artwork, and serving staff wearing very interesting and lovely shirts. Tea glasses and plates were unique and very nice.. I ordered the numero Uno which included a typical ground beef crispy taco, bowl of melted queso, a small dollop of guacamole, two cheese enchiladas, rice, and beans. I waited for the enchiladas to cool off a little bit, as they were so hot the cheese was running right out of them. The flavors of the enchiladas were delicious. I had chosen the Charles beans and they were delicious. My husband got a short rib tamale and it was the best thing we had during our meal.

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JohnW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The only complaint I have is that their signature brisket queso was served cold!!! Otherwise everything was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved our server Luke. Drinks and food are amazing

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KevinM
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was awesome. By far the best brisket enchiladas in Pearland!

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ColinK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience3

Service from our waitress was absolutely amazing. She was very attentive and extremely friendly.
The gentleman filling our water glasses was extremely rude. I extended my thanks for him filling our glasses and he never once responded to me.
When my husband said thank you, he responded.
The brunch was good, but not overly great.
I did like my sons chicken fajita nachos and the warm salsa. Did not care for my breakfast potatoes at all.. very mushy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday treat... was AMAZING!

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CherylS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The brisket in the enchiladas was very tender and flavorful. The margaritas were excellent and the service was very attentive.. We also had the street tacos as a starter and they were perfect. It was easy to hold a conversation without speaking loudly. Will definitely make a return visit.

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CoreyD
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Simply not impressed with the food not the service

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vipCabooseGuy
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Just very disappointing. Everything was sub par. From old food under the table to poor service to lukewarm food. Not good at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Staff made sure that the birthday was extra special, acknowledging the birthday recipient in a special way.

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Killen's TMX is rated 4.3 stars by 589 OpenTable diners.

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