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The Bank - Mexican Restaurant & Bar

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28645 Old Town Front St, Temecula, CA 92590-2703
+1 951-676-6160
09:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 01:00
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love the food and great music. I had carne asada fajitas and a pomegranate margarita. Everything was so delicious. I do like to use a knife at every meal, so I had to ask for one here. I visited on a Friday night and liked that the music was not so loud that you couldn't hold a conversation

Thank Shelagh t
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Cute story here about this old building being a bank and poor Agnes the bank teller getting held up and locked in vault. Her smiling face displays nicely on the wall. But then it all falls apart. Typical Mexican fare. Nothing to write home about. Read...boring. stuffed jalapeños were hard to swallow. Sent back to kitchen. Will not go back... More 

Thank snelle
Long Beach, California
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96 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a terrible experience. We were asked to seat n a table that was sticky and showed spots of dry salsa and food on it. We had to ask the waitress to clean our table. Then, the same waitress did bring our utensils: dirty fork and knife. Well, I tried to keep it together because really, those things sometimes... More 

Thank LinchyTica
Orange, California
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was barely edible and the service was poor. I ordered the chipotle chicken wrap - one of their signature dishes - and it was dripping with raspberry sauce, so much that the lettuce was indistinguishable, and had tough inedible chunks of chicken. Thankfully I was able to substitute the Mexican roasted corn for beans and rice (necessary due... More 

Thank RosyRJ
Trabuco Canyon, California
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner with family to celebrate my birthday. The Chili Verde was excellent. The staff were all very cheerful and friendly. Nice history about the restaurant once being a bank. The outside seating area and bar was very lively, but we ate inside to have a more intimate experience.

Thank Truth_b_Told_OC
Stirling, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So relaxed. Happy friendly atmosphere, great food. Popped in for lunch and was met by huge smiles. The service was fast and the food was great. Great selection to meet every price range.

Thank Aileen B
Temecula, California
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't know what draws people into this place. The service stinks, food is terrible and the management doesn't even acknowledge issues that customers have. My husband had a large chicken bone in his burrito, the server said "oh" and walked back into the kitchen when we pointed it out to him- nothing else was done or offered by them.... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I thought I'd try The Bank after 4 years of living in Temecula and hearing how great it is. However, it just didn't live up to the hype. The wait staff was very friendly, that was very appreciated. The food wasn't as good as the competition in Old Town for Mexican food, at all. It lacked freshness and flavor. I... More 

Thank Shellie E
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Downtown Temecula. Parking tight on the weekends. Mediocre, standard, Mexican fare, but outside seating allows one to people watch. Suggestion: order light, rest your pinkies, and watch other folks :-D

Thank Richard D
Frisco, Texas
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176 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Best Chili Verde Burrito than I have had in many years!! Visiting from Texas and enjoying a Wine Tasting Saturday. Went into the old town for a lunch break and stumbled upon athe Bank. Service was good and food was GREAT! I had the Chili Verde Burrito and my wife had a shredded chicken burrito. Both were perfect. Beans and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28645 Old Town Front St, Temecula, CA 92590-2703
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Temecula
  • Phone Number: +1 951-676-6160
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.

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