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Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 45
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 7
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best fine dining on the island!

It took us a long time to try Rudy & Paco's, but once we did, we wondered why we didn't go sooner...it's wonderful! Great food, wide variety on the menu, attentive staff. Literally one of the best meals we've ever had, highly recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
TXDoula
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Libertyville
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Libertyville
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

It took us a long time to try Rudy & Paco's, but once we did, we wondered why we didn't go sooner...it's wonderful! Great food, wide variety on the menu, attentive staff. Literally one of the best meals we've ever had, highly recommend!

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The food still stands up to the exacting standards they had when they first opened. We had the blackened mahi mahi and pollo empanizado. Both dishes were prepared to perfection. Unlike the previous review, we found the service to be impeccable. The house malbec is very good and the martinis are perfection.

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Katy, Texas
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We have been here a few times before and like everyone notes, the food is exceptional. If you want really good seafood with a Latin twist I cannot think of many places better and I have been to many cities around the world. On this trip it was a party of 6 with four adults and two teenage girls. All... More 

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Albuquerque, NM
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is a high end restaurant that is worth to price. Reservations and hard to get, because folks in the region know this is the best place around. You need to dress up a bit.

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Houston,TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Surprised my wife on her birthday with an outing at Rudy and Paco Seafood in Galveston. We were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty! Ordered a bottle of red wine to start the evening. Menu had so many great selections to choose from. My wife and I both ordered a salad. She ordered the... More 

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Hoover, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Upscale Latin restaurant. Outstanding service and menu. Wonderful fried plantains with red and verde salsa. Wide ranging menu. Very white linen. We have a wonderful lunch and weren't rushed. Highly recommended!

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katy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Ready at Pacos is one of our favorite restaurants we have been in Galveston for 14 years and we always love to go there Especially for any kind of special occasion. It makes it more specia. Any excuse to go. The food is excellent the service is impeccable.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

What an absolutely delightful dining experience - despite an unwelcoming entry door to this fine restaurant. Once inside, we were delighted with the decor and five star service levels. The meun offerings were diverse and the food was delicious. Having dined in countless restaurants across the globe, we'd be hard pressed to name one that provided a higher level of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My husband and I came to Galveston for a get away weekend. Originally I thought I wanted a seafood restaurant but found this restaurant using trip advisor. It was excellent. The food was wonderful but the service was impeccable. The owners clearly care about service. We had both of their seafood specials and they were very good but I truly... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Had a wonderful luncheon with friends, one of whom was having a birthday. Ordered 4 different meals, 3 from the daily specials and all the food was super. Blackened Mahi, Soft shelled crab, pork sandwich and Grouper tacos. All was perfectly prepared and delicious. Paco came by 4-5 times to chat and show off his live soft shell crab. Had... More 

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Additional Information about Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar

Address: 2028 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: (409) 762-3696
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Latin

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
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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