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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, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 365
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  • 52
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
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  • 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
Awesome

The food and the service was awesome! A little expensive, but well worth it! Each one of us in our party had a waiter to serve our food and was all put down at once. Appetizers were good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Hitchcock
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food and the service was awesome! A little expensive, but well worth it! Each one of us in our party had a waiter to serve our food and was all put down at once. Appetizers were good.

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a real find - the food was excellent and the waiting team were professional and knowledgable. We didn't expect laid back Galveston to have such a nice restaurant and easily compares to top Houston restaurants. The lobster tempura starter was amazing and would easily have fed 4 as a starter! The staff were lovely and food and drink... More 

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Thank YeetH
Lake Jackson, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our second trip to Rudy and Paco, for our 29th anniversary. Amazing food, the crab cake appetizer was the BEST ever. Entree's of sea bass were expertly prepared and the potato au gratin elevated the vegetable to a level I did not know it could achieve. Awesome wine selection. Special place for a special occasion :)

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Thank Shelly E
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It is a wonderful dining experience. Paco makes you feel right at home the minute you walk through the door. The food is excellent from the seafood to the steaks. The service is the best there is. There is an great wine list and you can spend a fortune or have a pretty good bottle for around $40. He has... More 

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Thank Robert K
Lake Jackson, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The steak melts in your mouth. The salad amazing but the fried bananas were especially new and different. You can't have just one!! The prices are high but the servings are very generous. Don't go underdressed! Casual business plus. Average dinner for 2 will be around 100.00.

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Thank Annette F
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rudy and Paco's was highly recommended by a trusted friend and did not disappoint. Our calamari appetizer was outstanding and my pecan crusted snapper was perfectly cooked and delicious. My wife's sea scallops were also delicious; rich and creamy and filling! Our portions were bigger than anticipated so we had a couple of scallops leftover which we took home. Our... More 

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Thank Ken C
Montgomery, Texas
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best and nicest restaurant in Galveston hands down. We had snapper and tuna dishes. The taste was phenomenal the desert was as well. Excellent wine list. The owner Paco came by the table to make sure we were happy. Our server was Richard, make sure to ask for him. This place rivals any restaurant in the country. If you're a... More 

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Thank 182tmd
Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rudy and Paco's is one of the islands gems. The food is delicious, the ambience delightful and the service impeccable.

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Thank 2014BAP
Columbus, Ohio
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came with family who live in Galveston. This is their favorite restaurant and they are regulars. The owner stopped by our table several times and we had incredible service. All of our meals were perfect. Defiantly a place to come for a special occasion.

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Thank SteelerPSUfan
Vienna
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restraunt food and service at its best. Pricing is reasonable compared to other 4 or 5 star locations in Galveston. Reservations recommended.

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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, Business meetings, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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