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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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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“empanadas” (27 reviews)
“steak” (59 reviews)
“soft shell crab” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
2028 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Service is impeccable. The food is excellent! Plantain chips to start, excellent drink menu, salads are perfect, the seafood and steaks were amazing! Worth the expense.

Thank James J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went there for my birthday dinner. What a treat! Service is impecable and the food is to die for. The fresh homemade bread knocks your socks off. I had the fish with cilantro creme sauce. Paco, a local celebrity, came to chat with us and...More

Thank Michelleknowstravel
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Grouper special was about the most delicious thing ever. Appetizers service wine all in one word SIMPATICO...Love this place.

Thank bearman9991
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I recently ate lunch at this super Galveston restaurant. Our waiter was outstanding and the food was very delicious. The outside of the restaurant was nondescript, but the interior was great. Well worth a visit in Galveston.

Thank Alaska23_Family
Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for recently recommending our business and for sharing with the online consumer community your positive experience. Please introduce yourself next time you visit as we would like to extend our appreciation in person.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten in countless restaurants across the world over many years, Rudy and Paco is easily in the top three -- bar none! The food is outstanding and the service is off the chart.

Thank Dennis M
Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Every review like yours helps us get the word out that we represent great value and caring service. Thank you

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at Rudy and Paco's last Friday night to celebrate my birthday. The atmosphere is beautiful and the food was excellent. I could say the food was beautiful (garnished with an orchid) and the presentation was synchronized as the servers all served at the...More

Thank SharonLee912
Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The first thing we do each morning as a service team is check out and review our reviews. What a way for us to start the day....that is by reading what you wrote about what we offer the public and the manner in which we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at Rudy and Paco's for my wife's birthday. The food was great and the service was impeccable, as always.

Thank NorthStar94461
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paco is the all time greatest host you could ask for at a fine dining establish. Everything is taken into consideration from impeccable service and the food would compete with any restaurant anywhere you go. If your looking for an impressive dining experience I highly...More

Thank Tag4108
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every single thing here I wonderful, from the atmosphere to the food. I always tell friends who can only stay in Galveston briefly that this is the one place not to miss.

Thank hdthequeen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit to Galveston, where I ate well two years ago, but this lunch was exceptional thanks to my client’s recommendation. I had the Parmesan crusted Grouper Tacos, but wished I had chosen a salad after I saw her wonderful choice. There...More

Thank Ttreats
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Charlene B
17 July 2018|
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Response from jmbuckak | Reviewed this property |
If a computer is available to use, please peruse their menus on line. You should be able to enjoy several delicious offerings without wrecking the rest of your day. Their Crab Cake is a game changer!
Kathy R
27 March 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
13 April 2017|
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Response from pboening | Reviewed this property |
Paid parking before 6 PM. Free after 6
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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