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Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar

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Latin
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 258
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Excellent dinner with a few issues

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
William D
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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323 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We are from out of town.... Well country so being organised and realising we were in Galveston Mardi Graz and valentines day I used the online booking the restaurant boats about to book a table at 5 pm... It would of been prefect as knew we would eat early due to serious jet lag. This was done three weeks before... More 

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

Had our meal at Rudy and Pacos prior to "Guys and Dolls" at the Grand Theater January 31,2015. Our meals were excellent and service spot on. Can't remember a more enjoyable dinner for my Christmas present. Love the crab bisque and scallops. Would love to repeat the performance. Thank you!!

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Mount Vernon, Indiana
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101 reviews 101 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Was in town on business and did not realize until it was to late this is a Latin restaurant. The steak was just ok and the only potato you could get was the red boiled type. The two people with me had some tradition dishes and loved it. The service is great, they bring items to the table like and... More 

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Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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145 reviews 145 reviews
103 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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