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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%
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American, Seafood, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
2028 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved our dinner at Rudy & Paco! Atmosphere is fine dining. Food was delicious, we had lamb, scallops and a chicken pasta dish. This must be the best restaurant in Galveston!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most locals will tell you Rudy and Pacos has the best service and is the best fine dining on the island. I think the no shorts rule is really stupid and has cost them our custom on more than one occasion, but I have zero...More

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

Thank you for visiting us. It's always nice to learn that we have exceeded expectations and especially on such an important occasion as your event. We never lose sight that you, as all of our guests, especially now due to the wonders of the web,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

After not being able to get a table at the popular Seawall restaurants, I stumbled into Rudy & Paco's and I'm so glad I did. We were started out with the complementary plantain chips with two dips which was extremely tasty. Then I had the...More

Thank mskarthauser
Paco V, Manager 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 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best restaurant in galveston. We took our kids and made a reservation when we arrived the hostess informed us our son was not dressed up appropriately (my fault for not checking what he had on) she stated we could go change and...More

Thank Jessica A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I made a reservation for 3 in late June 2018 for August 21, 2018. The restaurant called today, August 2, 2018 to say they were cancelling it due to some wine dinner thing. We are part of a large convention in town for the whole...More

1  Thank GC50MH56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't say enough about this restaurant. Every time we go, we feel like family and royalty at the same time. From Paco greeting us with a "Welcome home" smile to our made to order dessert drinks, everything about this restaurant is more than 5...More

1  Thank April A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to most of the restaurants in Galveston over the years. There are a number of good ones, but this is the best option if you have limited time. We have been to Rudy's (now owned solely by Paco--a very friendly and gregarious...More

Thank 1234texas
Paco V, Manager at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

That you would choose our business for such an important family occasion is quite pleasing to us. Even more rewarding is the reaction that you indicate that your entire party had regarding your visit with us. Wow...does this make us happy. We believe all guests...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food, ambiance and service at this restaurant were amazing, beyond our expectations. The camarones BT appetizer was perfectly prepared, as were the steak filet and grouper. Though we didn't order it, we saw two couples devour their seafood towers, which consisted of large shrimp,...More

Thank 40Chezne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We picked this restaurant for our anniversary and what a great choice! Wonderful food and outstanding staff. Memorable experience. Will definitely return.More

Thank jazieg
Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the loveliest dining experiences I have had in our World~ a truly fine dinner of Galveston’s local seafood with a lovely fresh salad, homemade plaintain chips with sauces, crusty homemade bread, classically prepared seasonal vegetables and sentimental scalloped potato casserole. Every item was...More

Thank ElizabethAnne53
Paco V, Manager at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for both your patronage and for posting such generous comments regarding our business. We work very hard to ensure that we please wonderful customers like you. Thank you for validating that we are accomplishing that goal.

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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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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