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Temecula Area Eats...a Few Quick Notes


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Temecula Area Eats...a Few Quick Notes

glazebrookgirl | Sep 5, 2006 09:34 PM

I was down in Temecula area over Labor Day weekend to visit family. Temecula has been a pretty frustrating area to try and find good chow, but here are a few notes about what we like:

The Swing Inn Café:
We have been here twice for breakfast and really like it. It is a little diner style café located in Old Town Temecula and has been in operation since sometime in the 1800s. It is a no-frills place, but has a lot of character. And it is cheap! They have breakfast specials served all day. My two hotcakes and two egg breakfast was $4.99. Hubby had their chicken fried steak with potatoes, eggs, hash browns, and toast for $7.99!! Service is efficient and this place is popular with bikers, so there can be a bit of a wait during peak times. We were there on Labor Day, and even though they were busy we were sat in 15 minutes.
Swing Inn Cafe
28676 Old Town Front Street
Temecula, CA 92590
(951) 676-2321

Temecula Olive Oil Company:
We stopped in here to sample some of their olive oils and we really like them. I think that the climate in the Temecula area must be similar to that of the Mediterrean area and the olives just love it there. We like the basil olive oil and the citrus olive oil especially. I have been using the basil olive oil all summer long over tomatoes, on toast, on salads, in salad dressing, and on caprese salads and it is a winner! It has a ton of basil flavor that really comes out when it is slightly warmed, like over fresh cooked pasta. So yummy! They also have local honeys there, but we haven’t really tried any of those yet.
Temecula Olive Oil Company
42030 Main St
Temecula, CA 92590
(951) 693-0607

Rosa’s Café and Tortilla Factory:
We have been here a few times and while it is the very definition of gringo Mexican food, it is not bad. I wouldn’t really recommend it as a “must-go”, but it isn’t bad for what it is. They only have beef or chicken options, but the chicken is actually good. It tastes like it has been grilled and spiced with some smoky herbs. They have a decent salsa bar and the sopapillas are good.

28134 Jefferson Ave
Temecula, CA 92590
(951) 506-5800

Wouldn’t mind a few suggestions from area hounds about what they like!

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