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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 #1 of 257 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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Arlington, TX
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327 reviews 327 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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tx
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We had seen the reviews so decided to check out the restaurant. For dinner, on opentable, reservations were several days out so we went for lunch. The menu was quite diverse. Local seafood. Latin fare. Pasta. Salads. Really nice options. We had the ceviche, spinach salad, tostadas, taquitos, ropa vieja, and a chicken dish. Instead of bread, they serve plantain... More

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Montgomery, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Always stop here for lunch. Friendly staff and great service. Everything here is good but try the fish tacos, pork tostadas , or the meat loft sandwich. Generous portions.

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Houston
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185 reviews 185 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This place was awesome. The food was wonderful, the staff were wonderful and the atmosphere is nice. I really enjoyed this place and will be back. This may be my favorite place in Galveston. Galveston has a whole lot to offer when it comes to restaurants and cuisine...and this might be my favorite of all of the options I've had... More

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Galveston Island, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have been going to Rudy & Paco's for the last 4 years, so this is no first time visit review. By far the Islands best restaurant. Outstanding food and atmosphere. The service is second to none. Highly recommended.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went for dinner on a Friday. Place was very crowded. We were seated near the bar and therefore the noise level was much lower. Service was very good and the food was innovative and for the most part excellent. I had a fried calamari appetizer. The coating was excellent but the calamari was too chewy. I've had much better in... More

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Houston, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stumbled across this lovely gem while near the Strand. We arrived and absolutely fell in love with the atmosphere. The staff was very professional, lovely tables with candlelight, the noise level was perfect, and the Owner, Paco Vargas, was standing at the bar visiting with patrons. The bartender was exceptional and friendly. We ordered drinks and Tres Leches. It... More

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Beaumont, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Food is outstanding; we had soft shell crab, that my seafood expert companion says was among the best she's had. I had grilled fish ( can't remember what) that was outstanding. Started with appetizer of 3 large shrimp, sauteed in an herb sauce that was outstanding. Had a dessert cake, also amazing. There for my companion's birthday, the staff was... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My husband and I chose Rudy and Pacos for our anniversary dinner, and invited my parents, sister and oldest son to join us. I simply cannot say enough good things about our experience there. My husband and I are "foodies" and we love celebrating special occasions with dinner out at a fine restaurant. We both agreed that this falls into... More

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