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“Nice authentic deli”
Review of Rockafellas

Rockafellas
Ranked #85 of 418 Restaurants in Temecula
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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San Diego
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162 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Nice authentic deli”
Reviewed May 10, 2014

We stopped at Rockafellas on a weekday before the lunch hour to try the pastrami. The restaurant is located in a fairly large shopping center so there is plenty of parking. The restaurant does not have a huge dining area. There are booths around the perimeter and some separate tables. When the server handed us the menu I could not believe how many items they served. They have a number of traditional Italian hot food items along with every sandwich you can think of. We were told the cook was originally from Jersey so I knew they knew how to prepare a sandwich. I was not wrong. I ordered the Pastrami on rye bread and it was enormous. The sandwich is served with a variety of kosher pickles and cole slaw or fries. The quality of the pastrami was outstanding. Little to no fat and very tender and nicely seasoned. My wife tried the patty melt and it was also very good. This is not a low price sandwich shop. Our meal with two iced teas was about 35 dollars. But I think the quality is so outstanding that it is worth shelling out the extra money. We will definitely be back.

  • Visited February 2014
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Murrieta, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Big portions, wide variety, consistently great!”
Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Glad to finally see a business do well in this location. The menu seems to have something for everyone and never seems to disappoint. The prices may seem high on your first visit, but keep in mind your kind of paying for 2x meals because the portions are so big.

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Hemet, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

This place is great! SUPER nice and efficient staff, out of this world sandwiches (that are gigantic!) And a desert counter that you wouldn't believe! We will come here again and again.

  • Visited March 2014
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Chicago, IL
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101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Nice Road-Trip Surprise”
Reviewed March 28, 2014

Stopped here by chance driving into Temec. on Hwy 79. Always look for something other than the usual fast-food. Friendly greeting and an excellent hot Reuben sandwich, stacked very high with lean pastrami and a special sauce on the side not as sweet as Thousand Island. The complimentary appetizer of pickled veggies a nice surprise. My partner had the blue cheese lettuce wedge which he enjoyed.

The display case of dessert pastries is jaw-dropping. Wanted to take one of each but settled on the large Florentine almond brittle cookie to take on the road. Excellent.

  • Visited March 2014
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nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The Service was better than the excellent food”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

Our first time, but our friends go often. Lots of tables were ordering the pastrami sandwich. Our table had soup and chicken salad. Very good. The portions are very big and 3 or 4 people could split the desert. It's wonderful to have the variety of restaurants we have in Temecula. When you want New York Deli, this is your place.

The service was excellent!

  • Visited March 2014
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