Great environment for a relaxed meal, excellent service and food.
Excellent, as usual and as expected.
Great experience with great and innovative menu items
Everything was very good. BUT ! it took a very long time to get the food out about a half hour.
Ordered Octopus with arugula salad for lunch. Dressing was good. Octopus was very tough. Disappointed. Other then that service was great. Outdoor seating was great. Lunch prices are fair only if you factor in the ambience/service.
What can I say? This place is amazing, fabulous and my favorite spot for 20 years! Excellent food, always fresh… Their lemon cheesecake is a draw all by itself. If you want food and libations that you can count on and show off with, Tarpys is the one!
One of the best values in Monterey. Never disappointed. Great wine list. Beet salad with grilled shrimp is my fave!
We have eaten here many times, never disappointed!
Always a good place for lunch.
Staff well informed on food dishes
Hostess always greet with smiles
Patio is noisy because of planes landing at airport
Overall, a go to place for quality food
As always, we had great meals. Server -- Amy --- was outstanding.
As always, superb food, superb service in a great environment. We sat outside under perfect little heaters with our waiter Alberto - just a gem. We had the pork chop for the first time (after years of chicken, chicken, chicken) and loved it.
Tarpey's always has Tasty Food, friendly wait staff, efficient service and more! It is a great place for "friends' get-together" and we come here often. About the only critical remark that we might make--and we know that staff tried to mitigate this--is the echo/conversation level that is pretty loud during peak dining times. But, we come often!
Excellent food and service
We had a wonderful time for lunch at Tarpy's Roadhouse. We sat outside and had great weather. Service was friendly and efficient. Would be a great place for dinner too!
Tarpy's had been a favorite of ours however it seems to have lost the feeling of being a special place and the food quality has slipped.
Celebrated two birthdays in our family
Theres nothing out of the ordinary.. The food lacked on flavor, didn't seemed to get seasoned. I felt like if I would of cooked at home. Had high expectations for this place, not impressed.
As usual, had a wonderful celebratory dinner with friends. What was amazing was the restaurant had just reopened after a power failure and they did a fantastic job. Even the hostess came to take drink orders to help out. It was all hands on deck and the service recovery was really well done.
Tarpy’s is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is really good, service is great and the setting is very nice but casual. From intimate dinners to group gatherings, this is an outstanding place to enjoy fine meals.
One of the best steak dinners I have ever had! Steak was perfectly cooked, mashed potatoes were creamy and tasty and the spinach had a nice blend of flavors. The dessert was fabulous! Chocolate peanut butter mousse pie...excellent!
I think overall nice experience yet think too crowded in main dining areas. I was crammed in corner yet worked out. The tomato soup, cedar planked squash, siraccha ribs, crab cakes and salmon delicious. My cocktail tasted fine yet glass small and not full. Dessert tasty along with port. Nice to have balloons for Birthday and sorbet with candle.
This was my favorite restaurant when I lived in Monterey in the 90’s. I returned 20+ years later and was pleased to discover that it’s even better now.
Great service and food!!!
One of our favorite places in Monterey. We both thought it was a little off - but could have been us...had the shrimp and grits and a special of the day. Both were good but did not make the usual mark on us.
This was mine and my husband's first experience at Tarpys. The restaurant was recommended by a friend who thought we might enjoy it. The only recommendation she made was to look at the menu beforehand to see if there was anything I could eat since I am a vegan. Fortunately I was able to get the quinoa salad which was delicious and a side of fries ( a go to for any vegan if all else fails) One recommendation I would make is that Tarpy's consider putting more vegetarian and vegan options on the menu as well as gluten free.
Eight of us gathered for a small baby shower for two of the ladies in our group. The corner location in the room was excellent. We got several appetizer / small plates and split them among us. Everything we ordered was excellent in flavor, and the amount was perfect. (A few of the women have dietary restrictions, and Tarpy's could accommodate.) Definitely would consider Tarpy's for a similar occasion again. Bravo!
Consistently excellent food and service. Menu is fit for foodies. The menu offers items that are different and great tasting.
Always a great place. Quintessential Monterey County . . . from the wine list to the art on the wall.
Celebrated our anniversary and went back twice
Once again, great meal. Meatloaf was excellent. Waiter was very attentive.
I needed a place for my husband’s 50th surprise bday where we could have our own room to celebrate with family and close friends. We were 20 people, ranging in age from 1-1/2 to 84, with dietary restrictions, and demanding appetites for high quality food and drink. Tarpy’s met all of our requirements, and then some. Just a lovely time was had by all! Highly recommend! Thank you!
We had terrific food and a wonderful waitress! Where we were seated though, it was very loud, as we were seated by a number of large groups. Other than that, I’d recommend Tarpys Roadhouse!
Delicious food. Friendly staff. Quaint setting. Loved it!!
First time visit and I'm hooked. Took my girlfriend for Valentine's. The whole experience was smooth. Prices were great and the portions were unreal. We were absolutely stuffed.
Great server with great service
Had the lobster special main course. Very poor quality, tasted like it had been frozen for a couple of years. However, the presentation was fine, and the potatoes served with it were great. The apple salad, the crab cake starter and the ollanenberry pie were also excellent.
Valentines day dinner. Tarpy's is always a go-to place for good food. I had the Bison short ribs and Rita has the ribeye. Both were excellent. Service was excellent and unhurried. We brought our own wine from the neighboring Roadhouse wine bar - Free corkage.
Wonderful Valentine's Day lunch in the patio. We took our elderly dog with us-he loves Tarpy's too. Tasty food, attentive waitress, cosy outdoor courtyard. Still a favorite!
We love Tarpy's, and we go there often. This time, however, seating was careless. The restaurant has several rooms of multiple sizes, and the hostess was crowding one room at a time, instead of distributing guests as we came in. For us, it meant we were seated in a small room next to a large (and relatively loud) group, while many other rooms in the restaurant seemed to be empty.
We should have asked to change, but we only noticed after we had already received our drinks. Next time I will be alert.
Always dependably good! The bread is The Best!!
remember the place as one of the options for my son’s wedding rehearsal dinner some years ago. we ended up somewhere else. finally had a chance to try tarpy’s and not a bit disappointed. we arrived a few minutes early and they were very accommodating. our server was very attentive and named us the special for the evening. my gf had the halibut special and I had a delicious meatloaf dinner. we topped it off with a yummy lollieberry pie. overall a wonderful dinner experience at tarpy’s!