Saturday, September 07, 2013
101 Fishermans Wharf #1
Monterey, CA 93940
In 1952 Joe and Rose Rappa opened a snack bar at the end of Fisherman’s Wharf. With the help of their children they have grown and expanded throughout the years, Tony and Linda Rappa have managed the restaurant since 1980.
We arrived about 10 minutes before they opened for the day so we just hung out and were first in line. What a treat it was to have the best seat in the house, right on the corner where our view was spectacular.
We ordered Sangria, it was not very sweet and was missing the touch of fruits as most Sangria should be served but we muddled through it.
Our appetizer started us off with such high hopes since the Crab and Shrimp Cakes with Sweet Chili had a perfectly rounded taste that was not too spicy but complimented the wonderful succulent tastes of crab and shrimp but unfortunately the sandwiches we ordered left us flat.
The fries on both sandwiches were hot, fresh and just enough salt to make them pop in our mouths but both sandwiches had so much lettuce on them that we had to remove much of it before we could bite into the sandwiches.
The Fresh Crab Melt Sandwich with Melted Jack Cheese, Lettuce & Tomato served with Fries was just a bit to mushy and very bland. The crab could hardly be tasted amongst the very moistness of the crab salad concoction that was served.
Then the Seared Rare Blackened Ahi Tuna Sandwich with Wasabi Aioli, Crispy Onions, Honey Mustard, Lettuce, Tomato served with Fries was not as blackened as it should have been. I also did not read “Rare” or we would not have ordered it, rare fish just does not appeal to me at all and once I took a bite it was confirmed. Jerry ate it but said he would not order it again.
Our server was attentive but nothing stood out as outstanding about his service. The best thing about the entire lunch was the scenery.For more photos, check out our Google + Web Albums.