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The Gambling Cowboy

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American, Bar
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42072 5th St Ste 303, Temecula, CA 92590-2728 (Front Street)
(951) 699-2895
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Costa Mesa, California
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow what a pleasant surprise. The food was excellent! If you are in Temecula this restaurant is a must stop for dinner. I had the blackened salmon which was delicious! Other dishes ordered were a Rib Eye steak and Prime Rib all cooked to perfection! The side dishes were huge loaded baked potatoes, asparagus, risotto, and fresh baked bread. Since... More 

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Thank LINDA J
Temecula, California
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Service and food good, but very expensive. They have a lounge were you can have a drink and listen to music.

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Thank Martha M
Huntington Beach, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went yesterday for HH and was a great atmosphere and cool. Had steak w/ fries ($15) and Buratta appetizer. Excellent value and price.

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Thank 906derrick
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Restaraunt used to be Penfolds, good ambiance, decor, western obviously, nice menu, large portions, a lot of the food you have to eat with your hands, so bring your own Wipies, or a suggestion to the owner, provide them. We were there last Sunday, about 35% full, waited 20 for a waiter after asking twice??? And plenty of help... More 

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Thank Silentchef
California
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107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visit Temecula and saw the sign thought it would be interesting. We took the elevator and were transformed to the wild west! We ordered a cold beer and the turkey bacon crossant with chili as a side. Every bite was delicious. The sandwich also had cheese and avocado. The chili had just enough hotness to it. I was... More 

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Thank tomjonesCalifornia
The Hague, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant would not have been my choice: surely the setting looked nice, but it was quite clear to me it was not fit for vegetarians. I ended up ordering the mac and cheese. This turned out to be a mistake. What I got, was overcooked pasta drowned in a yellow sauce sprinkled with breadcrumbs. I barely touched it. Luckily... More 

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Thank byzantia
Temecula, California
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well I have lived in Temecula a very long time and I have been to the Gambling Cowboy for dinner numerous times for dinner and lunch. I never knew they had Sunday brunch, so we decided to go. What a great experience, not overly priced but yet very good. So if your looking for a change instead of the many... More 

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Thank icantbleaveit
Southern California
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had dinner with a glass of wine and some carrot cake. YUMMY! We really like Gambling Cowboy's food. The atmosphere of the restaurant is really cool. All in all, a great place for dinner. We will be back soon.

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Thank cgal41go
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Use to be our go to Sunday Brunch.....prices went up a lot.........no longer a deal.......loosing regular customers.

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Thank Kenneth W
Carlsbad
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I took our son and his wife for a duel anniversary dinner. We have eaten here before with good results. Our dinner this time was Disaappinting on several fronts. To give credit where it is do, we were seated promptly at our reservation time and exactly where we asked to be seated. Our server was couteous if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42072 5th St Ste 303, Temecula, CA 92590-2728
    (Front Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Temecula
  • Phone Number: (951) 699-2895

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