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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 #3 of 264 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Texas
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We recently enjoyed a wonderful meal at Rudy & Pacos in Galveston. We had wanted dinner on Sat. as that is my wife's birthday, but they were booked, so we ended up making our reservation for Fri. instead. We arrived on time and were immediately seated. The restaurant atmosphere is very nice, but deceptive in that the back wall is... More 

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LITTLE ROCK
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133 reviews 133 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This was a restaurant that came recommended by a local as an eclectic, but fairly pricy place, and he was right on. The food and atmosphere was good, but not spectacular by any stretch of imagination. The service was friendly and prompt. The best part of our meal was a 1 liter bottle of Caymus 40 anniversary red wine, that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

As regular visitors to the US over the past 25 years or so, we are becoming used to being disappointed by highly-rated restaurants and Rudy & Paco is, unfortunately, no exception. Table was a bit cramped and too near the bar for comfort but the biggest disappointment was the food which was unexceptional at best. My wife and I had... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Liked food didn't like price, I really don't have fifty character to write, if it won't go just forget it

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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Rudy and Paco is one of the best restaurants on Galveston Island. Pleasant decor, located next to the restored Opera House. Very good seafood and steaks. Big salads at lunch, and I especially like the Cuban dishes they serve at lunch, with the traditional black beans, rice, and sweet plantains. They also serve plantain chips before the meal--served with 2... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We have tried to get a reservation before but everything was booked. We finally got a reservation this time for our visit to Galveston. We've eaten at many nice restaurants and even 5 star restaurants in Houston, but none of them compare in the service. It's the little things that make Rudy and Paco impressive. Yes the restaurant is small... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Our first time to this lovely restaurant. The service was impeccable. Our meals were fabulous and our waiter consistently attentive to our needs. However, the only improvement needed for our visit would have been upon our arrival to have been greeted since we did have reservations and upon our departure it would have been nice to have had a warm... More 

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Clear Lake City, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Had lunch at R & P first time eating there. The meal and service was so good made a reservation for dinner with three other friends. Dinner was even better than lunch. Everyone at the table was impressed and stated that their scallops were the better ever, the salmon was to die for, and my snapper was out of this... More 

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Houston
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

It is so difficult to get a reservation here!. We hae been trying for years so we made certain to get to the island early on a Friday so we could at least try to get in for lunch. Lunch was so good we went back (with friends) for dinner the same day. Our friends raved about the food as... More 

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Temecula, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Okay, if I resided in Galveston or spent weekends in Galveston, this be my haunt!! Paco runs the best restaurant on the island. The bar is where to be. Movers, shakers and characters add to an already great dinning experience. Never a bad meal.

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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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