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Texas Lil's Mesquite Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Southwestern, Barbecue
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28495 Old Town Front St, Temecula, CA 92590-1888
+1 951-699-5457
11:00 - 01:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:30
Sat 09:00 - 01:30
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was good and the waitress was very attentive. Unfortunately, they sat us next to the bar and that atmosphere got a little rough, especially considering it was only noon.

Thank Dana V
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Came here with business colleagues for a casual meal and drinks. Met some nice bikers and the manager was friendly. Food was good (BBQ style - plenty to chose from), and had a nice assortment of craft beers. Ate outside on a perfect evening. Recommend!

Thank Danielle B
Kissimmee, Florida
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have been here twice first time we had pulled pork it was great. It was my birthday so i chose Lils we both had steak it was also very good. the service was great drinks were great.

Thank blair l
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by the food here! Big portions and the food was amazing! It all tastes fresh and homemade, not frozen that was heated up! Definitely coming back!

Thank Empire54
Denver Colorado
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138 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Definitely has a "rustic" feel to it. Pretty girls in cowboy hats and short shorts kinda place. Seems like it could be a rowdy spot at times and feels a little out of place in the neighborhood. Food wasn't bad but also not memorable. They do however pour strong drinks

Thank YoAdrian99
Fallbrook, CA, USA
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Lousy food and service. don't bother In Old Town Temecula, CA Parking is on the street if lot is (usually) full on Friday nites.

Thank ggreer4
Buena Park, California
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292 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,035 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The food was very good, with large portions. The service was very good, with several employees checking to make sure our group was okay. The price was about normal for Old Town Temecula.

Thank 90622
Phoenix, Arizona
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121 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We had lunch at Lils and were blown away by the bar b que Riblets. Tender, fall off the bone goodness. Paid them with the perfect crispy tater tots. I Also ordered the Mexican grilled corn on the cob. It was slathered with a spicy sauce and rolled in Mexican Cohita cheese. After. Shopping, Lils was a cool retreat. Really... More 

Thank Sue S
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

reminded me of a Texas bar-b-que! good size portions, and yummy taste! staff was friendly and courteous!

Thank cdillon8864
San Marcos, California
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Stopped here for lunch after hiking at Santa Rosa Plateau with our young kids. Wasn't expecting a whole lot, but we all enjoyed our lunch outside on the patio (only downside here was that one side of the patio is smoking and there is a fair amount of motorcycle traffic in the parking lot). Service was friendly and efficient. Menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
American, Bar, Southwestern, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:30
09:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28495 Old Town Front St, Temecula, CA 92590-1888
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Temecula
  • Phone Number: +1 951-699-5457
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?