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“The Bank is a cool building with lots of history”

The Bank - Mexican Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #80 of 422 Restaurants in Temecula
Price range: $5 - $14
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Enjoy dining in a historical bank building. Authentic Mexican comfort food Family owned friendly laid back patio bar with excellent margaritas, mojitos, sangrias and more. Weekend brunch 9am-12 pm featuring skillet egg scrambles.
Temecula, California
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“The Bank is a cool building with lots of history”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food is average. The bar is the best attribute of the Bank. Service is ok. The staff has been extremely nice and other times not.

Visited January 2014
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Thank CaliHawaii
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Christy P, Owner at The Bank - Mexican Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Thank you very much for your review. FYI The Building turns 100 on June 10th. We are having a 3 day celebration June 10-13 if you are interested in coming by:)
Christy
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
199 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Oh my!”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

I really love chili rellenos... and this place makes a mean chili rellenos! We noshed on fresh chips and people watched in this street-side open bar, and savored their just-right margaritas. Excellent service, food and drinks, and good prices... perfect lunch!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Scarlett S
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Christy P, Owner at The Bank - Mexican Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
I'm glad you liked the rellenos! They are one of my favorite. Thank you taking the time to write a review and give us 5 stars! Greatly appreciated.
Christy
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Oceanside, California
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“this is just for the outside BAR”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

Before writing this I wanted to know what people where saying and what I was shocked at the antagonistic, in your face, indignant attitude from the owner on a different website.
A BIG no no when you are in the C.S.business, taking it at a personal level is bad business unless you have no interest in better the situation and you are fine the way things are (which owner has the prerogative to)

I have been there a few times, I know what to expect. The bar is not your upscale, trendy bar...its loud, people is as loud as the music...and its more a yokel type.

Food is bar food...its not bad: its bar food people!

The people that gathers in the bar entrance is rather trashy since the loudness of the bar translates to the streets. A lot of locals...this is their Cheers and if it sustains the place, why allow tourist or visitors to feel at ease and welcome?

I had the chance to talk to a couple of people that work there and they told me, and I quote: "the problem is the service in the restaurant, and the owners really don't care"...

In sum: know what to expect, there are valid complaints here and many personal ones Sift through

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank eroth40
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Goochland, Virginia, United States
Level 6 Contributor
507 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“great place to make new friends, just be open minded”
Reviewed May 15, 2014

Don't know about the food but the bartenders make a mean Margarita. You may end up like me and meet some people you normally don't hang with but you can have a good time. Do not listen to the snobs that don't like this place, just be open minded and have a good time. Let the good times roll!!!!

  • Visited May 2014
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Christy P, Owner at The Bank - Mexican Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Thanks for your review. We appreciate your business!
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Kauai
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Dinner in Old Town Temecula”
Reviewed May 8, 2014

The restaurant is located in the historic bank building located at the southern end of Old Town. The dining area is casual with indoor and outdoor seating. The food was reasonably priced, tasted quite good, portions were just about right for us. Dinner for 2 was less than $30.00 without alcohol. The server and staff were quite friendly and helpful with a few tips about other places that we might enjoy for breakfast and lunch.

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Kukui_Aloha
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Christy P, Owner at The Bank - Mexican Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, May 10, 2014
Thank you for your review! I'm happy you described it just as we strive for.
Christy
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