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The Gambling Cowboy

42072 5th St Ste 303, Temecula, CA 92590-2728
+1 951-699-2895
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (84 reviews)
“prime rib” (24 reviews)
“roasted corn” (11 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42072 5th St Ste 303, Temecula, CA 92590-2728
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch and decided to split a hamburger and an appetizer. Both were tasty, the meat was excellent. The server was friendly, but it was quite a wait for our food considering there were very few guests. Not sure if I'd return.

1  Thank Michael3288
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The restaurant has the old west atmosphere and the drinks are pretty good. The steak I had was ok, but my husband had the pricier meat and of course it was way better than mine. The wine went very well with my meal, but it...More

1  Thank ibhayhay
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Looks like a what was probably a classy restaurant in the days of the old west. Food was reasonable with large portions. It costs $7.50 to do a split dinner or salad so I recomment sharing plates;ie:one dinner and one salad for two people.

Thank zkraut
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Hubby and I went here for dinner on a Sunday evening. We shared a bacon wrapped jalapeño appetizer which was excellent. I had the prime rib and my husband had the top sirloin. Both were excellent. My prime rib was cooked perfectly and his top...More

Thank travelgirl9259
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

No Morton's no worries, the Gambling Cowboy is excellent ! Good booze and appetizer options, make a reservation, it gets real busy. But if not, go to the bar and snag a table, you can eat there. Good service and one of the best places...More

Thank OC-RaiderFan
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Charming western motif restaurant. We did not have reservations & place was packed with an hour & half wait time. Suggested we could eat in bar area if table available - same menu. Only table open was large table in back of second room that...More

Thank dcc6825
Reviewed 30 March 2017

If this isn't the best place in town it will do. No reason to look for anything better. Its on the third floor of an old wood frame building (with elevator) off the main street in the old town section. You probably wont find it...More

Thank pixer1
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We went for dinner and it was worth it!@ Everything was perfect. We loved the wine as well. We had a super nice waitress. We were sat quickly and you could actually talk to one another as it was not loud!!!

Thank CSS9112014
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have been here twice in the past month and neither time was I disappointed. The service has been awesome both times. We sat inside in one of the large booths, which is quiet and more intimate. Second time we sat outside on the patio...More

Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Great quiet place to get away for lunch. A little more upscale and nice atmosphere. Much more than what I expected.

Thank DVBrew17
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a children's dinner menu?
8 February 2017|
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Response from LINDA J | Reviewed this property |
They Are kid friendly. So I would assume they have a kids menu. Call them to make sure! Food is great!!!
Is there an elevatir
8 January 2017|
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Response from tomjonesCalifornia | Reviewed this property |
Jessica S
aren't you open for dinner on Sunday? I don't see a menu for dinner.
21 August 2016|
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Response from DBPAPA | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are open for dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:30
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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