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Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar

2028 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022
+1 409-762-3696
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“plantain chips” (28 reviews)
“steak” (62 reviews)
“soft shell crab” (28 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2028 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This little restaurant is the best steakhouse in the little town of Galveston. It presents a very warm and cozy atmosphere with great southern hospitality. The food is "top of the line" and the service is very attentive to your every need. This is one...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Warren B
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Galveston is a community blessed with some of the finest dining venues imaginable and home to a number of "made from scratch" restaurants / cafes that offer incredible tasting, well presented, and served-with-a-smile dishes. Rudy & Paco tops that crowded list of great places to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank travelin_teacher_11
Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2018

Thank you for both your patronage and for posting such generous comments regarding our business. We work very hard to ensure that we please wonderful customers like you. Thank you for validating that we are accomplishing that goal.

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Without a doubt one of the TOP TWO OR THREE PLACES IN GALVESTON. Expect top quality food and service. Go relax and enjoy a top quality meal and service as well. Appetizers and beverages are outstanding. Retired Chef Gene

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gene R
Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Thank you for your kind words about Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar. It is always a great pleasure to hear that we are serving our customers well. We look forward to serving you again soon. Gratefully,Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed October 26, 2018

We had heard about this restaurant so much, we were excited to try it. The reviews are amazing. I chose the chicken with angel hair pasts for my main course, sadly it came in a bowl and was a mushy sticky mess of pasta in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Caroline C
Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

We consider reviews by actual customers to be an important part of our business because it reflects upon how well we serve our customers. We will continue to work extremely hard to please everyone who comes through our doors.

Reviewed October 26, 2018

Went for our anniversary and everything was absolutely perfect. Paco himself delivered dessert to our table. The staff is excellent! Let’s just say they do not disappoint.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Kel I
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Ambiance, low lights with dark wood walls, and a full wall mirror made the dining room very comfortable with low noise. Plantain chips with 2 dipping sauces were complimentary. I had the ribeye, my wife the fillet, both off the menu and were excellent. We...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank VKdiner
Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

What a terrific review. You covered virtually every aspect of what we think a customer should be evaluating when choosing a business such as ours. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again

Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Riding around Stand area of Galveston and found this gem. The building’s outside is plain and we thought it was closed. But as soon as you enter, you feel the elegance. The service is impeccable. You are served plantain chips with chimichurri and bruschetta type...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kittykatz65
Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

I would like to extend on behalf of our entire organization our gratitude. Your comments regarding our business is most appreciated. We are thrilled that you feel led to share your comments with fellow consumers. Thank you.

Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Rudy & Paco is probably the nicest restaurant my husband and I have ever had the pleasure to dine at. Located in the charming Strand District, the restaurant is very unassuming from the exterior, but perfection inside. You have the feeling of being transported to...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Service is impeccable. The food is excellent! Plantain chips to start, excellent drink menu, salads are perfect, the seafood and steaks were amazing! Worth the expense.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank E3518GDjamesj
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Went there for my birthday dinner. What a treat! Service is impecable and the food is to die for. The fresh homemade bread knocks your socks off. I had the fish with cilantro creme sauce. Paco, a local celebrity, came to chat with us and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Charlene B
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Response from jmbuckak | Reviewed this property |
If a computer is available to use, please peruse their menus on line. You should be able to enjoy several delicious offerings without wrecking the rest of your day. Their Crab Cake is a game changer!
Kathy R
March 26, 2018|
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Response from 676ginak | Reviewed this property |
You can bring children if you want to pay for them and if they are well behaved. This is an upscale adult restaurant in a darkened atmosphere and probably not appropriate for children. Its not the seawall type restaurants... More
April 12, 2017|
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Paid parking before 6 PM. Free after 6
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2028 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022
    (20th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-762-3696
When visiting Galveston Island, you simply can't miss the Island's most unique dining experience, Rudy & Paco. Rudy & Paco features grilled seafood and steak with a South and Central American sabor. Relax and unwind with your favorite cocktail while enjoying delicious Antojitos. Rudy & Paco is located next door to The Grand 1894 Opera House, and is a great choice for pre-show dinner specials. Dinner: No shorts (men or women), hats/caps, or sleeveless shirts for men. Lunch: Smart Casual
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