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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” (58 reviews)
“red snapper” (38 reviews)
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
2028 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our dinner started out on what could have been a bad note. It ended up being one of the most wonderful meals we've ever had. I had made a reservation for my girlfriend and I on opentable. I never read the fine print (yes, I...More

Thank 330cic
Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days 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 1 week ago via mobile

I made a reservation here the night before our cruise. My sister wasn’t too hungry so she just got a bowl of crab bisque, which was fantastic! It was so rich and probably the best I’ve ever tried. I got the redfish with pico de...More

Thank angeladawn77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although a tight fit of tables for the size of the space, Rudy & Paco’s is otherwise an incredible experience. We were warmly greeted (having read the warnings about dress code) and invited to sit at the bar until our table was ready. The bartender...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I doubt that I will ever go to a restaurant that impressed me more than this one. The food choices were varied, but we settled on crab cake for appetizer (shared) , crab bisque and shared a pecan crusted red snapper entree. Then had cheesecake...More

Thank Kpratt99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An old friend and I went here on a girls' night out, and Rudy and Paco's far exceeded our expectations. I was immediately struck by the speak-easy style door and the evidence of loyal clientele by walls and walls of private wine cases. Our server...More

Thank Erin K
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.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a business dinner here while attending a conference in Galveston. The service was incredible, as was the food! We never felt rushed or hurried, but very attentive. Menu offers a variety of dishes, a lot of seafood choices. I had one of the nightly...More

Thank Pam J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had read reviews ahead of time and this place lived up to 5+ stars. We were in Galveston on a mini spring break and 1st went here for lunch and, after dining a few other places during our stay, we came...More

Thank bpasphalt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this place at the hotel and then again by a local we met earlier in the day so we thought we would give it a try. There’s a reason for it! The food and service is outstanding. Our wonderful waiter Alex made...More

Thank Josée R
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Loved the food and the service. Did not love the contact with other diners due to tables being so tightly packed together that you couldn't even be seated without touching another setting. Very uncomfortable as the four of us sat knee to knee and the...More

Thank 3AngelsDD
Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Thank you for visiting with us. It is always pleasing when our customers elect to write a review so our future customers can see what we are all about… thank you. We appreciate your comments about our pricing, service and products.

Reviewed 20 April 2018

We have been going to R&P for several years now. It is really difficult to get reservations due to its popularity and somewhat small space. If you want to go, plan weeks ahead, especially if it is on a weekend. I always try their specials,...More

Thank C F
Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

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.

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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
26 August 2016|
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Response from Michele C | Reviewed this property |
Causal to dressy. It is the island!!
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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