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“Awesome” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Meritage at Callaway

Meritage at Callaway
32729 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92591
+1 951-587-8889
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Ranked #42 of 337 Restaurants in Temecula
Cuisines: Californian
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This restaurant was beautiful and the food was wonderful. It is perched above the vineyards in Temecula, which makes for a lovely view. Tapas are a big part of the menu, but other offerings are available. Service was great!

Visited July 2014
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English first
Temecula, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Overall good.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had dinner here on a Friday. They had a 'prime rib special' which was a good deal. The prime rib was huge and all in all we were pleased with dinner.

Only wildcard was wine. We asked our server about a 20% off deal on bottles on wine on Fridays that we had seen online. He confirmed and recommended a nice Sedgewick Pinot. We purchased this wine, and then he came back at the very end (post desert) and said he could not honor the 20% on this particular bottle and only on Callaway wines. We were having a nice "no kids" couples dinner and neither of us were in the mood to contest so we paid and just left. That said, I expect an organization to keep their commitment...since the waiter told us that, even if it was his mistake, they should have honored their pricing and gave us the discount. I mean, if you can't get accurate info from a server and then he just shrugs his shoulders, says sorry and charges you more money, what's the point?

Truthfully other than that though, it was very good...if not for that this would probably be a 5-star review. We enjoyed the meal and as a side note, the wine he recommended was quite good even sans discount.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Surprise, Arizona
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“Fantastic view nice lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great stop for lunch while doing your wine touring. You sure can't beat a great lunch with a fantastic vineyard view. Nice patio dining with misters and fans overlooking the vines. We went for the tapas for lunch. Ahi tacos were so fresh ,avocados, jicama radish relish and some nice jalapenos for just enough flavor. Had 3 on the plate. Then the prosciutto with ricotta flatbread, with apples almonds and endive, cut in 3 wedges, so yummy and very fresh, then the tempura calamari with pickled chiles and carrot ginger aioli. All dishes enough for 2 to share. Nice staff very accommodating, no rush, just stay and enjoy. Then went on to the tasting room and enjoyed the beautiful view from there too, gardens are pretty.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Temecula, California
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“The "watermelon sangria" is the BEST sangria in Temecula!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Second visit and everything was delicious & the service was fantastic.

The "yuca dish" was really nice...don't miss out...refer to pic's.

My ONLY challenge with this restaurant is the HEAT! The interior of this restaurant is not comfortable...the dinning area always gets very warm.

Looking forward to the cooler months...

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A well detailed menu, great taste and with good pairing wines.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Originally, I was not planning to have dinner as I just wanted to do a bit of wine tasting around the Temecula area. This mind setting changed, when I came across the Meritage at Callaway restaurant and basically for two reasons. The location that the restaurant is positioned as it overlooks the hills offering great sunset views and the detailed and well prepared menu I reviewed at the entrance. The rest was history!! I mainly tried various tapas pairing it with a great Callaway wine and everything was a true winner!! Highly recommended, I am definitely going back!

A restaurant with a well balanced detailed menu, great food offering excellent taste and amazing views.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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