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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
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fort Worth, TX
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185 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have eaten at Rudy and Pacos in the past and the dress code has NEVER been enforced. We've been in the restaurant for dinner when people had on shorts, cut offs, a bathing suit, and flip-flops and this was in the dining room, not the bar. However, all of a sudden, my husband's very nice pleated dress shorts with... More 

Thank John and Desire... C
Templeton, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very nice restaurant, with white table cloths, lots of family pictures, and exceptional service. We had the lunch special - Chicken Fried Steak with Mashed potatoes and properly cooked vegetables... The service was similar to my restaurant experiences in Europe when all the waiters leave the kitchen at the same time with food plated and served at each table. Cool!!

Thank Amber F
Austin, Texas
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Make a reservation for this charming little gem of a restaurant. White table cloths and top notch service from the minute you arrive. The hostess and waiters are excellent at what they do. A great variety of wine or spirits. Excellent food beginning with fresh Caesar salads and gumbo to fish or pork or steak entrees. The key lime pie... More 

Thank Kathy W
Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My first dining experience at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar was in July just prior to seeing a show next door at The Grand 1894 Opera House. I was so impressed with everything from the friendly service to the delicious food and the cheerful presence of Paco stopping by the table to say hello. Enjoyed my 2nd visit recently... More 

Thank Kim S
League City, TX
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rudy and Paco's is divine. The service is amazing and the food is delicious. The best part of the experience is seeing Paco - the locals love him.

Thank SweetieLeagueCity_TX
Dallas, Texas
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98 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok, admittedly there is a lot of good, fresh seafood in Galveston. But Paco & Rudy's stands like a giant among toddlers. Let's start with service. Paco runs a tight ship; everything is choreographed to perfection. Yes, you have one (amazing & attentive, but not overbearing) server, but when your table's food comes out, the entire wait-staff places everybody's food... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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1,611 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 477 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paco greater is shortly after seating. The service is seamless. We started with martini's which were wonderful moved on to wine with dinner. Began the meal with empanadas which was the only let down they flakey and made well they needed a spicy sauce to accompany them as there was zero spark to them. We then had the free salad... More 

Thank wick1979
Orange, Texas
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband surprised me with dinner reservations last night and it was amazing! We walked in and was greeted by the sweetest young lady. I had flowers waiting on the table, the wait staff was amazing to watch as they choreographed their delivery of our meal. They were very attentive yet quietly making sure our drinks were filled, plates were... More 

Thank Angie T
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at the new Villas at the San Luis hotel which is Awesome and Ozzy the Villas manager who stated he could make anything happen that we wanted got us same day Saturday night reservations at a already fully booked Rudy & Paco's. We got us in and it was better than we could have imagined. I've been... More 

Thank CorySummer B
Huntsville, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food AND service is exceptional! The personal attention was very surprising. A must for dinner!!

Thank SABarrett

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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
Business meetings, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?