About "The Bank"
The Bank is a Mexican food restaurant with a rustic and fun patio bar. Pair your next meal with our signature margaritas (the El Jefe, the El Diablo, etc…) or enjoy a pour of popular spirits from all over the world at our new Pour Bar inside the restaurant.
The First National Bank of Temecula has endured a long and useful life, as well as its share of crisis; in addition to the first bank robbery in Riverside County the depression of the thirties, a bank shortage in the forties, and WWII—when the bank finally shut its doors. The building remained empty until 1965 when it was purchased by Bob and Jean Reininger and turned into an antique shop, "Sign of the Pitcher". The Bank was carefully refurbished by David Covarrubias and took a new lease on life as an authentic, home-style Mexican restaurant that has been serving delicious Mexican food since 1978.
In 2007, David and Artemisa Covarrubias sold the restaurant to Craig and Christy Puma, who continued the tradition of family dining started by David and his wife. The Puma's owned The Bank for 13 years and recently completed an upgrade of the restaurant in late 2019. The Puma's sold The Bank in February of 2020 to Amanda Lane and Ryan Parent, who are committed to continuing the tradition of Mexican food that the Temecula Valley has come to expect from this iconic establishment since it opened its doors in 1978.
In 2020, Amanda and Ryan plan to add their vision to The Bank, while honoring its Mexican food tradition, we invite you to come try our all new Pour Bar inside the restaurant and enjoy spirits from around the world. We look forward to seeing you soon and want all of you to know, no matter what changes happen on the inside, it will always be known as "The Bank"!