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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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“empanadas” (26 reviews)
“steak” (54 reviews)
“soft shell crab” (25 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2028 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful restaurant, wait staff and manager excellent. Best seafood we've had all summer! Great wine list. Only possible issue is that long pants required in evening..Whew the guys actually had long pants!More

Thank beaulexe
Francisco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days 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

A quiet Dec Monday after Dickens so that was nice. Plantains n paco pico were good as usual. Hubs started with a well prepared Caesar salad, I had the velvety n rich cream of poblano and we enjoyed the crusty bread. Hubs had special of...More

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

We are honored by the review you posted about your experience with us. While we are constantly told face to face how much customers enjoy our service, it takes a very special person to proclaim to the online world that they should check us out....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I dine with another couple on an annual basis in early December to celebrate the holiday season. We chose Rudy and Paco's in Galveston. We have been there before and a treat to always come back to our favorite restaurant in the...More

Thank texag80
Francisco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for selecting us and for revealing your positive view of our business with others. We strive to deserve accolades like yours every single day and we will never tire of hearing that we please our treasured customers and clientele

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room has dark woods giving it an old world feel. A dress code is imposed giving it an air of sophistication. The food did not disappoint. We shared the Empanadas of chicken and shrimp. Then I had the Sea Scallops Granada in a Marsala...More

Thank Car0l27
Francisco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Your recommendation and patronage are truly valued by our team. Please let us assure you that the pleasure of serving you is all ours, and we're honored that you hold such a high opinion of our location. We hope to continue creating delicious meals for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rudy & Paco is truly a high end dining experience, and our second visit. It has class, ambiance, and impeccable service. There is a dress code. However, on our particular evening, there were two couples. One person ordered the lamb chop special, which was a...More

Thank stardust1229
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the service to the meal, this doesn’t disappoint. The poblano cream soup was one of the best soups I’ve had and the Creme brûlée was the best. The grilled snapper was fresh and cooked perfectly as were the scallops. This is an expensive restaurant...More

Thank molson_wyo
Francisco 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful surprise. The lobster appetizer was delicious. Well worth! Hubby and I decided after the lobster to have the spinach salad which was amazing. Thank you Mayra for an unforgettable night. Your recommendations were perfect and the port flight was the right ending...More

1  Thank TexasAtk
Francisco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your recent visit and subsequent wonderful praise. Feedback, especially from such well-spoken customers like you, is not only invaluable to those researching businesses like ours, but is also important to us. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rudy &Paco’s is unique in so many ways!. The South American cuisine is so different from other Latin American cuisines, from the basket of fried plantain chips with mango salsa served with each meal, to the most incredible crab cakes for appetizers, the exquisite entrees...More

Thank Kyle W
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Wait staff was great they were on the spot with anything we needed and never had to ask for a refill. The atmosphere was great and cozy. the food was fabulous and very eye pleasing.Manager cares about the customers satisfaction and makes a personal visit...More

Thank Teddy624
Francisco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thank you for your kind words about Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar. It is always a great pleasure to hear that we are serving our customers well. We look forward to serving you again soon. Gratefully,Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 8 November 2017

From the moment you walk in this restaurant you know you made the right choice. The Maître D greats each person as you enter and quickly makes you feel relaxed and at home in a beautiful restaurant environment. As soon as you sit a server...More

Thank Brian C
Francisco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

What a terrific review. You covered virtually every aspect of what we think a customer should be evaluating when choosing a business such as ours. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again

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13 April 2017|
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Response from pboening | Reviewed this property |
Paid parking before 6 PM. Free after 6
26 August 2016|
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Response from Michele C | Reviewed this property |
Causal to dressy. It is the island!!
Sherry C
4 May 2016|
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Response from dc1scsi | Reviewed this property |
I have attended group dinners for about half that number and it was fine. Forty three would stretch the restaurant, but I agree with the person that said call and ask the owners. Great food!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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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