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Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar

2028 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
(409) 762-3696
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Ranked #2 of 258 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Latin
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 20th Street
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English first
Texas
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I have eaten in nice restaurants all over the world and I can confidently say Rudy & Paco is the top-rated restaurant in Galveston for good reason. I've never eaten a meal here that I thought was less than fantastic, and the service is absolutely top notch. Even with a dress code and high end ambiance, guests are made to... More

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Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Although mother in law and daughter rave about this place, there are so many more restaurants to choose from in this beach town. We visited in July, 95 degrees, and were turned away, even with reservations, BC one guest was in collared shirt and dress shorts. Paco is a bit egotistical to expect Houston evening attire in such a casual... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The service and food were excellent. This is not a place I would recommend for kids, but it is an excellent place to celebrate a special occasion with you and your loved one. My husband and I celebrated my birthday here on Thursday, 09/04/14. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. We enjoyed complimentary fried plantains as an... More

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Shreveport, Louisiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Although coat and tie are not required, many patrons are dressed in such. The service and the food are the very best. I enjoy in particular the Red Snapper dishes.

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Deer Park, Texas, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We always think of Rudy and Paco's when we are planning a special celebration. The menu is outstanding for freshness and taste. The knowledgeable staff spoils us rotten. And the intimate setting is friendly and elegant at the same time. We love that they serve one of our favorite Pinot Grigios, and this last time they introduced us to a... More

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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My husband and I had lunch at Rudy&Paco today and I must say it was outstanding. I had the Havana Pork Sandwich and my husband had the Tacquito's build your own and I am sure it could have fed at least four people. Excellent service by Mary and we had made reservations and our table was waiting for us. Would... More

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Houston, Texas, Usa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Excellent Red Snapper lunch at a decent price. Excellent service and beautiful decor. Very prompt and attentive staff. Dinning area a bit cramped for our taste, but for lunch that was not a problem. For a crowded event it would be much akin to communal dining amongst strangers.

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Galveston, Texas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Hadn't been back since H. Ike, and it was past time. They've restored the same decor as before, a plus and a minus (see below). Still dark wood, still an intimate feel. Filete de Carne Presidente was excellent--they even added a touch in the preparation that wasn't on the menu. Be sure to ask. Dessert was disappointing. They can't do... More

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Arlington, TX
Top Contributor
333 reviews 333 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Mom n I are on girls trip n this is always one of our favorite meals. It's a snug restaurant but past visits have always been pleasant. Tonight had 2 large groups-college kids across the back wall, they acted as one would expect at a nicer restaurant. Second group was a 50'ish yr old bday group of couples-not so well... More

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

One of the best among service. Our waiter was great: friendly, knowledgeable, attentive, but not intruding. He recommended a great wine for me since I don't know much about choosing wines. Too bad I can't remember his name. The complimentary plantain chips were awesome. My husband & I had to stop eating so much to leave room for our food.... More

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