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“Best on the island!”

Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #3 of 324 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Latin
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 20th Street
Description: 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you haven't been to Rudy & Paco in Galveston, Texas you need to go! If you have been, you need to go again! Every time we drive from north of Houston to eat here, we leave happy. The food (appetizers, entrees, desserts--all of it!) is consistently over-the-top delicious, and the service is always excellent. Simply put, nothing on the island comes close to what this restaurant offers. Be sure to make a reservation, and note the dress code. (I promise, the extra effort will be worth it!)
P.S. Even after all these years, Paco continues to make his guests feel important, stopping by tables to shake hands and greet both new-comers and repeat diners. He knows how to make your evening a memorable one! Thanks for another fabulous meal and special birthday celebration, Paco and Juan!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is no other place on the Island than can compare. Great food and very few tourist. If you go you must get reservations in advance and dress for dinner. If you don’t know what that means please go to Saltgrass. Not sure what is better, the seafood or the steak. Don’t over do it with the main course because you need to save room for desert.

Thank CarnivoreGunter_TX
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is the place to go in the city of galveston, we love the place and the people sounds really friendly.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great from the time we walked in the door. Had reservations and were seated immediately. service overall was exceptional but complete staff. Food was wonderful and as we had heard the owner comes to every table to visit with you.

Thank Don K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great restaurant for fine dining in Galveston. It is expensive, but worth it. It is definitely a place where you need to dress up a bit for dinner. They have a dress code and you will need reservations. Great wine list. You will most likely be visited at some point by Paco, the owner who loves to interact with his customers. Waitstaff will put on a show of synchronized service that is really impressive and fun to watch. I have never seen another restaurant do this to such an extreme.

Thank John F
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Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I would like to extend on behalf of our entire organization our gratitude for your continued patronage. Your comments regarding our business is most appreciated. We are thrilled that you feel led to share your comments with fellow consumers. Thank you.

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