If… But try as I might to be forgiving, and with a few exceptions, our dinner was pretty terrible from start to finish. I don't understand the negative reviews for Duarte's -- the food is spectacular. Once we were seated, our service was prompt. I even took it off the bread and sprayed some lemon on it and it just kinda didn't taste like much of anything. Everything is so fresh and obviously made with love, see e.g. (ask for half & half if you want a little kick from the green chile soup). You don't come here for the food. You come here cause it's an old school place. The sourdough bread is to die for also, it comes warm & is crusty & delicious, a perfect accompaniment to the soup. Tripe was delicious, crab sandwich melt delicious just as good as Nicks. Since the boyfriend goes abalone diving, we were surprised at how small the sandwich was to how much it cost (though understandable since commercial abalone are very small and expensive). Had the Calarmari Steak Sandwich and the Olallieberry Pie, very tasty home style food, with the West Coast history. Read more. It is the first stop of the day for local farmers, and a must-see part of Pescadero History. It was literally a super small piece of breaded abalone served between 2 slices of white bread and fries for $25. We had the chilled artichoke hearts with aioli which were also nothing to write home about. The host saaid the cioppino was amongst the best he'd ever tasted and so I bugged my husband every weekend until we finally were able to make the hour and half drive today.I should have read the reviews before ordering. Read reviews from Duarte's Tavern at 202 Stage Rd in Pescadero 94060 from trusted Pescadero restaurant reviewers. Best Thing I Ever Ate Simply Irresistible. The chilled artichoke hearts with aioli needed something to liven it up.Our sandwiches were on sliced white bread, not even toasted. )The berry pie and ice cream was the best thing of the meal.I left saddened and disappointed with the experience. Crab Melt + a slice of Ollallieberry pie = heaven.Came here after seeing the elephant seals at Ano Nuevo, and there was a short wait around 12:30pm. 202 Stage Road, Pescadero, CA. Read more, Jim S. Hadn't been in a while, but it was a great day for a drive on the coast. The artichoke ravioli and pecan pie a la mode was excellent ellent and fast forward to The service was and still is wonderful; the hostis and waitress both aiming to please. Anyways, lunch for 4 after tip was over 200 dollars. The cioppino was so-so and definitely over-priced considering the portions. It was a small sandwich , maybe about 3 Oz of Abalone breaded and fried with some sauce." Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Local Flavor. We told the waitress we would not eat it (we were sitting at the counter) she kindly said no problem and threw it in the garbage in front of us and said so what else would you like. Notice : à partir d'aujourd'hui, les autres Yelpeurs pourront voir vos votes. Abalone Sandwich à Duarte's Tavern "$25 for my abalone sandwich and French fries. Pronounced Doo-arts. Seen On. DO NOT ORDER THE Abalone. Submit corrections. Guy is convinced that this fourth-generation family-owned tavern, which uses locally sourced produce and seafood, makes the best Crab Cioppino. I would definitely come back for the pie, definitely not the overpriced Cioppino. It started in 1894 and is still going strong. Highly recommend this place in Pescadero, Duartes Taven!! Crab Cioppino à Duarte's Tavern "Wonderful place in the tiny town of Pescadero, just off Highway One, which hugs the Pacific. One of my favorite old bars on the Central Coast. 2 comments: G.G. That is love, people. Super slow service for an order of bacon and eggs. We serve an average of 13,000 people a month. With just a little bit of effort Duarte's would be a stellar escape from the city that I would not pass up. The purpose of the drive was to go to Duarte’s Tavern, which as been a way station between San Francisco and Santa Cruz since 1894. Be prepared to wait 45 min+, spend $12 in soup , and love every minute of it. Founded in 1894, Duarte's Tavern and Restaurant is located two miles east of scenic Highway 1, placed nearly at mid-point between San Francisco and Santa Cruz. I always sit at the beautiful old bar and there is no other way to experience this place. Also see photos and tips from visitors. After living on the Peninsula most of my 50+ years, I finally made it to Duarte's yesterday. This family owned bar/restaurant has been in existence in the sweet tiny town of Pescadero since the 1890's. January 1, 2015 at 5:38 PM. 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