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“Not What We Expected”

Texas Lil's Mesquite Grill
Ranked #59 of 422 Restaurants in Temecula
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating
Description: Our relaxed atmosphere has made locals and visitors alike feel at home here, and we're always happy to see familiar faces coming back again for our delicious fare and cold drinks. Our patio is dog friendly, and we even offer a menu for your four legged friend. Enjoy any game on one of our many TVs. Our menu is quite extensive, covering everything from Tex-Mex to BBQ, to burgers and fresh seafood. We offer brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, and lunch and dinner daily. We are known for our chili and ribs, but make sure you try our burgers, tri-tip, and Tex-Mex dishes as well. You will not be disappointed! For vegetarians, we offer plenty of options, like our Portabella Burger and a large selection of salads. In addition to dining in our restaurant, we also offer takeout, delivery and catering. Online ordering is available on our website.
Temecula, California
Level 6 Contributor
222 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Not What We Expected”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

We had family in town so we took them to Old Town for lunch. We were in the mood for BBQ and since Lumpy's wasn't open, we opted to try Texas Lil's. The waitresses were dressed a little too provocatively for lunch time, in my opinion. We were with our family and it was kind of awkward for our overweight waitress to be wearing shorts that barely covered her butt and the tiniest tank top.

The service was terrible and slow. She took our drink order, lunch order, dropped off our food, and was never seen again. She never checked on us once and barely made conversation, all in all just awkward. Not welcoming or friendly at all.

The onion rings we had for an appetizer were the best part of the meal. Our meals were not very good and way overpriced for the quality, in my opinion. Not one of us had more than a couple bites before we were frankly disgusted.

Overall very disappointing. Would not go back or recommend,

  • Visited February 2012
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Murrieta, California
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Dog Friendly”
Reviewed 22 February 2012

Great food and drinks located in Old Town Temecula. The best part is you can bring your pet and sit on the patio. They have water and snacks for Fido.

Visited February 2012
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Menifee, CA
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Lively, Fun place with great food”
Reviewed 4 February 2012

Pro's:
Excellent, well-presented food
Wide selection, huge portions
Really friendly (!) service
Good selection of draft beer
Great, fun atmosphere with friendly, albeit a bit red-neck, clientele
Con's:
Can get a bit noisy, especially when the Harley crowd show up at weekends.

Visited October 2011
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Portal, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Bring a lot of money.”
Reviewed 30 January 2012

Texas Lil's is a fun place. The food is good, but be prepared to wait a long time, and spend a lot of money. The servers seem young and not too experienced. Long waits before they return to the table, long waits for drinks and food. It seems that "cheesecake: is more on the menu here. If you like to eyeball pretty young girls with skimpy outfits, this is theplace for you. It seems more important that good service. The food however, remains delicious. Very pricey though. There is outdoor dining. Pets are welcomed in the patio, and dogs even have their own menu.

Visited July 2011
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Oceanside, California
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic place.”
Reviewed 27 December 2011

Great food, great service. Texas lil's is a hidden gem. Give them a try you won't be disppointed.

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