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  • Barbara Marshall Mar 1, 2003 05:29 AM
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Thanks for the input re limited offerings in Temecula. Someone mentioned the new Pechanga Indian Casino. Their website touts several restaurants - has anyone checked them out? Thanks again, Chowhounds. No matter where we travel, local Chowhounds are always right on point!

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  1. Anyone eaten any of the restaurants?
    Staying there in the next couple of weeks for some fun and sun and hoping there are some decent restaurants..
    Thanks!

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    1. re: Beach Chick

      Senor Baja / El Taco Nazo in the Food 4 Less center on the Corner of Winchester and Ynez for the Best Fish Tacos south of La and North of Ensenada

      Golden Bowl - This is my favorite restaurant in temecula http://www.chowhound.com/topics/513630

      Fishhouse Veracruz - seldom disappoints

      If you are willing to drive up to Fallbrook my favorite restaurant is Las Brisas Taqueria.

      1. re: Beach Chick

        I have eaten at the steakhouse, the fancy italian place, and the casual restaurant that has burgers, pizza, etc. All were very good. The steakhouse and italian are formal with excellent wine lists (especially the steakhouse) and somewhat pricey. The casino does a good job with its food. The most disconcerting thing is that smoking is allowed in the casino (not the restaurants). Even with the sophisticated air exchange systems, you get jolted by the smell of cigarettes when you re-enter the casino from the restaurants.

        Fairly close to the casino is Gourmet Italia South, 33240 Hwy. 79. Its in a strip mall (like everything else in Temecula) but dont let that discourage you. Its been a couple of years since I ate there, but oh my it was excellent.

        1. re: Beach Chick

          We are staying over this Sunday night and have reservations at the Seafood Grotto..they have sushi and tons of fresh seafood..it's gotten good reviews..
          I will report back unless I win millons..

        2. Guadalajara Grill has some of the best Mexican food in Temecula. Its not in the casino but not far.

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          1. re: RBCal

            Are you talking about the Guadaljara restaurant on Jefferson that you can see from the I-15 freeway?

            If so, I ask that you explain what you like about it.

            I like it and go there, but it is a throwback to the gringo pedantic Mexican restaurant of the 70's, IMO.

            I also think that some people like it just because others say they should.
            I am afraid if this is called the best Mexican in Temecula people won't be finding the more interesting.

            Again, this is not a challange to your opinion as I eat there also, but how do you rate it on a scale of good Mexican restaurants in general, not just in Temecula?

            1. re: kc girl

              I rate it as the best I've eaten at in Temecula. There are far better Mexican places in other towns.

          2. Thanks so much for all the replies!