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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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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

We stopped in for lunch while spring breaking in Galveston. We were a little worried upon opening door as most of the patrons were in suits and we were very casual, but we were welcomed in and assured we were ok. Service was excellent and...More

Thank Tab L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rudy & Paco deserves its #1 ranking in Galveston. Service is excellent, and the food was top-notch. I ordered the black bean soup, grilled salmon, and key lime pie, all of which were over the top good. Definitely the best choice for a special night...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rudy and Paco is one of our favorite restaurants in Galveston. You need a reservation if they are open on a night that The Grand has a show. We eat at Rudy & Paco's every time we can before a show at The Grand which...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful restaurant. We really liked the setting, low lighting, dark panels/wine lockers, nice bar area and good use of mirrors. The service was very good, attentive without being bothersome. Their lamb chops were done to perfection. I am not a seafood fan but the menu...More

Thank spangle1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of us ate here and it was excellent. One had shrimp VeraCruz which he is still raving about a week later. The scallops were perfect. I had snapper with crab which was really good. The wine list was also very good. Service was...More

1  Thank wineanddine32
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been meaning to try this place for a couple of years and finally made it. Service was about as good as it gets. Pavo himself was an absolute delight and his pride was infectious. We started with the calamari which...More

Thank rkdoerner
Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It was a pleasure to have you as one of our guests and hope to have the same opportunity often in the future. We appreciate your kind words about our staff and how you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner on a quick adult getaway from Houston. It was a Saturday night and we made last minute reservations, so we weren't planning on getting a table until 9pm. We arrived early and were walked over to the...More

Thank Jake W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had dinner reservations for four of us during Mardi Gras. we arrived a little early and were able to be seated. The service is excellent. The food even better. we had salmon and steaks. The appetizer we ordered were the empanadas. So delicious. would...More

Thank atriptotake
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met with friends from Houston who insisted we needed to try this place as it is the best restaurant on the island. It lived up to their recommendation. The food was excellent, the service was spot on, and the atmosphere was perfect. We could...More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 10 February 2018

If you like Crab this is a must have. There is no filler just crab. My wife had a dish where you make your own taquitos. Lots of Chicken and other stuff. I had the Angel Hair Pasta with crab. Both dishes were excellent. Service...More

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Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

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

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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
USD 21 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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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