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Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar

2028 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022
+1 409-762-3696
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (59 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
2028 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you're in Galveston and want to impress those with you, plan ahead and make reservations for Rudy&Paco's! The food is delicious no matter where you land on the menu. The ambiance and top notch service sets this place apart. Pricey, but worth it!!

Thank Freefire77
Reviewed 2 days ago

Consistently good food and service. Always dependable for lunch or dinner. It's a special place for special occasions.

Thank RZahn
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were extremely disappointed that the actual restaurant menu was not the menu displayed on the Trip Advisor Web site plus prices began at $30 for entrees,and went up from there. Add to that a new waitress that screwed up both wine and food order....a...More

Thank agedtechie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by for lunch on a short visit to Galveston on the suggestion of our daughter. We couldn't have been more impressed with the food and the service. We will be back, this time for dinner.

Thank christine L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come here every time we spend a weekend here. They never disappoint! Great food and service! Paco is always there and very welcoming. His daughter now works here as well and has the same work ethic. Now on to the food...we started with the...More

Thank christie b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hands down, the best restaurant in Galveston. Expensive but worth every penny! The best fish dishes I have ever had! We go every chance we get! Great place for dinner before a show at The Grand

Thank LauraLW123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our dinner started out on what could have been a bad note. It ended up being one of the most wonderful meals we've ever had. I had made a reservation for my girlfriend and I on opentable. I never read the fine print (yes, I...More

Thank 330cic
Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We deeply appreciate your very positive review of our business. We are very pleased that you got to enjoy many favorite aspects of what we have to offer. It is always most rewarding to hear directly from our customers and especially those willing to provide...More

Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

I made a reservation here the night before our cruise. My sister wasn’t too hungry so she just got a bowl of crab bisque, which was fantastic! It was so rich and probably the best I’ve ever tried. I got the redfish with pico de...More

Thank angeladawn77
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Although a tight fit of tables for the size of the space, Rudy & Paco’s is otherwise an incredible experience. We were warmly greeted (having read the warnings about dress code) and invited to sit at the bar until our table was ready. The bartender...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

I doubt that I will ever go to a restaurant that impressed me more than this one. The food choices were varied, but we settled on crab cake for appetizer (shared) , crab bisque and shared a pecan crusted red snapper entree. Then had cheesecake...More

Thank Kpratt99
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Kathy R
March 26, 2018|
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Response from 676ginak | Reviewed this property |
You can bring children if you want to pay for them and if they are well behaved. This is an upscale adult restaurant in a darkened atmosphere and probably not appropriate for children. Its not the seawall type restaurants... More
April 12, 2017|
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Response from pboening | Reviewed this property |
Paid parking before 6 PM. Free after 6
August 25, 2016|
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Response from Michele C | Reviewed this property |
Causal to dressy. It is the island!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 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: +1 409-762-3696
When visiting Galveston Island, you simply can't miss the Island's most unique dining experience, Rudy & Paco. Rudy & Paco features grilled seafood and steak with a South and Central American sabor. Relax and unwind with your favorite cocktail while enjoying delicious Antojitos. Rudy & Paco is located next door to The Grand 1894 Opera House, and is a great choice for pre-show dinner specials. Dinner: No shorts (men or women), hats/caps, or sleeveless shirts for men. Lunch: Smart Casual
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