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Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar

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$$$
Latin, Spanish
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2028 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550 (20th Street)
(409) 762-3696
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 313
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Downtown gem

Excellent upscale restaurant with incredible service. We had seafood specials. Chef Paco was out greeting guests. Great atmosphere. Downtown, not on wharf.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
joanne195441
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Austin, Texas
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent upscale restaurant with incredible service. We had seafood specials. Chef Paco was out greeting guests. Great atmosphere. Downtown, not on wharf.

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Galveston, Texas
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

By far Paco's has the best restaurant on the island. Every meal is a delight and service is always exceptional. Whether you are in the mood for fish, meat, pasta, or simply a salad Paco's is the place to go. When you want a special night out stop in and you will always be pleased.

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Galveston, Texas, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Top food top service wonderful atmosphere and a great martini! Wont go wrong here. Paco will make you feel like part of the family!

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sarasota, florida
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a restaurant that could compete with any restaurant, anywhere for fabulous food, great presentation and excellent waitstaff! The soft shell crab was the best we have ever eaten, and my fish with butter sauce, topped with generous amounts of crab, was dazzlingly delicious. Cocktails amazing, and bread pudding decadent and yummy. Can't wait to dine here again!

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Galveston Island, Texas
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Make reservations, wear pants, and enjoy. One of the few really really good eats on the island. this place is a real treat. Everything I've ever ordered was delicious. You can't go wrong

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Really nice food and very good service and nice atmosphere Once you come inside The restaurant looks much better than what you see from outside

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Houston,TX
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128 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I took my wife to Rudy and Paco's in July for her birthday. We returned on Saturday, August 22nd with friends who had never been to Rudy and Paco. Paco and team did not disappoint. Had a reservation at 5:30 p.m. for four. Immediately seated at our table and a very warm welcome from Richard our table attendant. Explained the... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Wow! If you get a chance you must eat here at least once in your life! What a treat! It's pricy but so enjoyable! The wait staff is so amazing and coordinated! When it's time for your food to be delivered, 1 person/plate arrive at your table to serve each person at the same time! It was fun to observe!... More 

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beaumont texas
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My husband and I went to Galveston to celebrate our back to back birthdays. Friends told us we needed to go to Rudy and Paco's for dinner to celebrate. That is if we could get reservations. They said it took a month. I booked on Open Table a week in advance. Store front look on the outside. When you open... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My wife and I dined at Rudy and Paco for the first time on a friends recommendation. Very pleased with the experience. The place has a great atmosphere, the food was outstanding and the service is second to none. I'll definitely be going back the next time I'm in Galveston.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2028 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
    (20th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: (409) 762-3696

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Latin, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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