Restaurants

Californian in Temecula

Vineyard Rose

South Coast Winery's gracious main restaurant has an arts-and-crafts-style barn feel and vineyard views from the balcony. Salads and sandwiches are popular at lunch, or pink-pepper local sea bass and steak filet wit…
Diner in Temecula

Swing Inn Cafe

A proud local institution since 1927, with red leatherette seating and windows to watch the world go by. The Swing Inn serves three square meals, but everyone goes for breakfast – luckily it’s served all day. The bi…
Burgers in Temecula

Mad Madeline’s Grill

Award-winning burgers (served about 20 ways) are the thing in this cheerful red-and-white wooden roadhouse in the center of Old Town, plus onion rings worth breaking your diet for. On Fridays nights, look for smoked…
Californian in Temecula

Restaurant at Ponte

New American cuisine melds with farm-fresh flavors at this busy winery bistro, a favorite for weekend brunch on the airy patio.
Mexican in Temecula

Bank of Mexican Food

In this handsome former bank (c 1913), try mahimahi plates, huevos rancheros or anything with the righteous Mexican rice. A patio bar stays open until late.