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Texas Lil's Mesquite Grill

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American, Bar, Southwestern, Barbecue
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28495 Old Town Front St, Temecula, CA 92590-1888
+1 951-699-5457
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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Marina, California
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54 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not bad, not great but did its job as a BBQ restaurant. Everything we ordered was acceptable with no complaints. My wife liked the cornbread as it had a ratio of sweetness to it. I enjoyed pork ribs & all my sides were good & hearty. The girl that served us was very nice & made sure we were satisfied.... More 

Thank MarinaMakina
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99 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was part of a larger group (8) and ordered the beef ribs. 4 big ribs arrived dripping in BBQ sauce. yum, finger licking good. I didn't have enough stomach space to finish the fries and corn bread (well that was because another member of the party had purchased the spicy chicken bites and tortilla chips/dip)

Thank Julie B
Galena, Ohio
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353 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Looking for a restaurant on a Saturday night in old town Temecula can be challenging. Long wait even in late February. Lil's is big with plenty of seating. Julie was our outstanding server. We appreciated her attention and help. We ordered an Austin burger which my wife and I split. It came with really great fries. We also split a... More 

Thank closch7
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

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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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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
Reviewed 17 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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162 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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
Reviewed 12 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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309 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,036 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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

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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
US$10 - US$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
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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?