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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 265
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
FINE MEAL, SUPERB SERVICE

I love Cuban/Latin cuisine, so was pleased to see Rudy & Paco's menu when I was perusing the higher-rated restaurants' menus on TA. Our server, Jordan, was terrific, to start. We shared two appetizers - Ceviche (lime-marinated raw FISH, not the cop-out boiled shrimp & scallop) and the superb... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
DrGeis
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Ormond Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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329 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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157 reviews 157 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I love Cuban/Latin cuisine, so was pleased to see Rudy & Paco's menu when I was perusing the higher-rated restaurants' menus on TA. Our server, Jordan, was terrific, to start. We shared two appetizers - Ceviche (lime-marinated raw FISH, not the cop-out boiled shrimp & scallop) and the superb Empanadas. Two entrees, both Gulf Snapper, ( Pargo a la Freddie,... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I would have to say best steak and potatoes and do not forget the wonderful jumbo crab cake out of this world. And the crab bisque.. We will be back

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Buffalo, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Any restaurant that puts up with my shenanigans, is alright by me. We came in from Mardi Gras and I decided (I had too many drinks) to spread Mardi Gras around to the rest of the patrons (apparently I felt the need to dress them up). I can say that (again, friendliest people on Earth) they (patrons and workers) allowed... More 

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Belton, tx
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is an excellent restaurant. The wait staff is superb: always there when you need them yet never hovering. The food was marvelous and high quality. Food snobs will appreciate. The wine selections were good and they serve limited half bottles, which is nice. Will definitely eat there again.

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Galveston, Texas, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had lunch with friends, I love the pollo a la Parilla and my friends had a shrimp plate was excellent also, service was impeccable and the atmosphere was delightful .

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Minneapolis
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The rainy night turned brighter when we found Rudy & Paco's! We stopped in for a late dinner and were greeted at the door by Paco who took our dripping coats and welcomed us warmly! Excellence all around with service, food, flavor, attention, etc, etc. You won't be disappointed. We shared a red snapper dish and a chicken entree and... More 

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Austin, TX
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Went here on recommendation of friends and it was superb. Service was impeccable, ambiance was lovely and the food was delicious. Very expensive though since it was our anniversary we felt justified. We would definitely return if we return to Galveston.

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Houston, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Six friends enjoyed a lovely evening dining at Rudy & Paco. Appetizers were superb. There were a few glitches on our entrees as two steaks were not up to par. This was remedied by management. Dessert and wines were excellent. Overall very good service and we will be back.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Have dinner at the bar. Incredible service and you'll want for nothing. Great food. Very enjoyable,,,

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Houston, Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We were at Rudy and Paco for Valentine's Day, and I can't rave enough about their service. It was also Mardi Gras weekend, and we could not find anywhere to park when we got there. My husband eventually dropped me off, and once inside I told our waiter that my husband was having trouble finding a spot. This wonderful waiter... More 

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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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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