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Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar

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2028 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022 (20th Street)
+1 409-762-3696
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17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in Galveston for two nights and recommended Rudy and Paco by a friend and we were not disappointed. Despite it being mid week and low season the restaurant was very busy, perhaps due to the good reputation it has established. Food, service and wine were all of a high quality. If looking for fine dining location in Galveston... More 

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Thank NicolaLovesToCycle
Management response:

We are honored by the review you posted about your experience with us. While we are constantly told face to face how much customers enjoy our service, it takes a very special person to proclaim to the online world that they should check us out. You are one of those individuals and we are proud that you do business with... More 

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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not our first trip to Rudy & Paco, but it is always proves to be the best restaurant on the Island. We were celebrating our Anniversary. Service was friendly and attentive and the food was dynamite (Prime bone-in Filet for me and grouper for the hubby). We will be back!

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Thank Karla S
Management response:

Thank you for selecting us and for revealing your positive view of our business with others. We strive to deserve accolades like yours every single day and we will never tire of hearing that we please our treasured customers and clientele More 

Olathe, Kansas
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99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First the service was excellent. Next the food was great. We had their shrimp tacos for lunch and they were so very good. We also had martinis that were delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant

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Thank mj0523
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were treated to quick, courteous service, good food and wine and a nice atmosphere. We were even greeted by Mr Paco when we went in. Loved it!

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Thank Mary V
Management response:

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. More 

Sylvania, Ohio
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading about the restaurant on trip advisor we decided to make reservations for our 30th wedding anniversary. Service was spot on and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner from appetizer to dessert.

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Thank kkgilliland
Management response:

We deeply appreciate your very positive review of our business. We are very pleased that you got to enjoy many favorite aspects of what we have to offer. It is always most rewarding to hear directly from our customers and especially those willing to provide their positive perspective with the online world and beyond. Please revisit us soon and often. More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best restaurant in Galveston hands-down based on ambiance and food. Excellent wine list. There's really nothing on the menu that is not well presented and simply delicious. My favorite is the poblano pepper creamy soup.

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Thank getaway3
Management response:

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 More 

Houston, Texas
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100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for lunch and it was such a great experience. The food and service were wonderful. Staff was attentive and food was great. You walk off the sidewalk thru a heavy door and find a staff and restaurant ready to amaze you. The flavors were so good in my lunch with fresh grouper. Hubs had a lunch special of... More 

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Thank RMCHouston
Management response:

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 More 

Richmond, Texas
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this place was fantastic. The food, the five star service, the warm greeting and attention from Paco himself. We had the empanadas, the calamari, the bone-in ribeye, grouper and red snapper. Every bit of it was so good even our 7 year old didn't stop eating! We weren't aware shirts weren't allowed until we got in there, but... More 

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Thank Abandans
Management response:

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

Bellingham, Washington
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took over every seat in this restaurant for our group of over 100 people and it was the most impressive performance I have seen for a group event. All of the food was cooked perfectly and the service was synchronizes so that every person at a table received their food at the exact same time, and every table had... More 

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Thank H2oVision
Management response:

I see that you visited our business last week. We appreciate your conveying thoughts with fellow consumers who hopefully might be our future satisfied customers as well. As you probably realize, consumer reviews are the number one determinant for influencing other consumers. Thanks and thanks again for your patronage. More 

San Antonio, TX
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended to eat here by a friend of a friend; and we were within walking distance so we ambled over to look at the menu. Paco was out welcoming people and talked to us about restaurants in our area of Texas he knew and he encouraged us to try his restaurant the next evening as we had already... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?