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The Gambling Cowboy

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42072 5th St Ste 303, Temecula, CA 92590-2728 (Front Street)
+1 951-699-2895
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 09:00 - 22:30
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Murrieta, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

What am awesome place. The atmosphere and decor are fantastic. The food is excellent. The staff very personable and friendly. Great place for special events.

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Thank Stephen H
Oxnard, California
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240 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had a rehearsal dinner here. The food just kept coming and I kept waiting for the quality to falter...it didn't. It's casual and the western motif makes it warm and inviting. We totally enjoyed it. Would I go back? Yes.

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Thank jtdanza
Temecula, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Exceptional food & outstanding service. These people know how to do a steak right, but it also comes with the price tag that you would expect from a good steakhouse. The décor is Cowboy Chic and the servers are knowledgeable and friendly. One point to note- the bar tends to draw an older crowd- I'm 50 and felt like the... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We had dinner on the balcony and it was beautiful but the food was very average considering the price. I was expecting juicy succulent lobster but it was way overcooked and dry, not surprising as we waited an hour from ordering. The atmosphere was wonderful but it was a shame about the food. Too expensive for what you get.

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Thank Aileen B
Laramie, Wyoming
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We came to Old Town Temecula for the first time on a Friday night and boy was it busy!! After sifting through several reviews we ended up at the Gambling Cowboy. It was extremely busy but we were able to get a table off the bar on the patio. Even though our waitress was incredibly busy she did an excellent... More 

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Thank Mandy W
Costa Mesa, California
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 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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118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42072 5th St Ste 303, Temecula, CA 92590-2728
    (Front Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Temecula
  • Phone Number: +1 951-699-2895

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?