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Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar

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2028 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022 (20th Street)
(409) 762-3696
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Galveston Island, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Being a local in Galveston, I have had the opportunity to visit this fabulous restaurant time and again...love it! Definitely, an excellent place for a romantic dinner or special occasion but also for business luncheons. I have had friends from out of town as guests & they have all been impressed! Paco is extremely nice and friendly but runs a... More 

Thank schirsch2016
New York City, New York
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135 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The calamari appetizer, two of us shared and 3 or 4 could have was just fab. Not just fried with tomato sauce but a spicy sauce on top. Would highly recommend. I had red snapper over creole sauce and my friend had the special of soft shell crabs. If i had one negative comment it was the waiter did not... More 

Thank Marilyn A
Galveston, Texas
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dined here with my wife for our anniversary. Had reservations and was seated right on time. Our hostess asked us if it was a special occasion, and we told her it was our anniversary. I love the plantain chips they give you to snack on. Our dinner was perfect. Service was spot on. Because it was our anniversary, we got... More 

Thank arod124
Sugar Land, Texas
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91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We dined with close friends and our representation of this restaurant choice was fully validated! Validated as in outstanding. Great food, great presentation and splendid service.

Thank Dennis M
Austin, Texas
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Paco greeted us when we arrived. Delightful. We were seated promptly, and our large and well-mixed cocktails were brought to us in record time. Wait staff were attentive and available. The food was delicious and the service impeccable. It was a wonderful experience. Tips: this restaurant has a dress code, so be aware of restrictions before you go. Also, we... More 

Thank Jenn R
Friendswood, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is excellent. The service was ok at best If you can get over all the pretentious people around and the hostess!! She was very rude to me and my wife. Waited for 15 at the hostess station before we even saw anyone. Then waited another 30 minutes before she asked me if I was waiting for a table.... More 

Thank Trien2k
Wells, Maine
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

had to try it since it is considered one of the top places for fine dining. The staff was excellent and the food was wonderful. They should move to a place with a bit better of an atmosphere to reflect how much work goes into the food. The bar would be a fun place to hangout if they served great... More 

Thank rt66mermaid
Houston, Texas
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86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just stopped by for a drink, but couldn't refuse a table when offered! MAKE RESERVATIONS is my first piece of advice. It is THE place on the island to dine and worth the wait & the $$$$. Although small in size, I didn't mind dining elbow-close to strangers. The close proximity and delicious food was a great way to strike... More 

Thank Shelley M
Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great experience at Rudy and Pacos! Great story. The food is fresh, and always has great flavor. Service is top notch!

Thank Michele C
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Rudy & Paco. Wow what a treat. The owners engagement with his customers, service, and food were fantastic. I recommend the ceviche & soft shell crab. Wear nice clothes, no shorts or t-shirts allowed. Make reservations one to two weeks in advance or you'll never get it. Enjoy it and write in after your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2028 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022
    (20th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: (409) 762-3696

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?