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Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar

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2028 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022 (20th Street)
+1 409-762-3696
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Can't say enough about this place. Best restaurant on the island. Though it is a little pricey it is worth it. All there fish dish's are awesome. Had Chilean sea bass special Friday night and it melted in your mouth. Wife had a redfish with paco de gallo(not misspelled) and avocado that was excellent also. Crab cakes there are great... More 

Thank John M
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

And the chili Relanos! The salsa is spicy for me but ketchup is spicy. The rest of the table 10 of us in the family loved it!! The bathroom has a toilet right in the dining area, no sink with running water but s bucket of water to rinse your hands in. Bring along your hand sanitizer! The good is... More 

Thank Emeraldtiara2001
Management response:

Thank You so much for taking the time to critique your recent visit to Rudy&Paco Restaurant in Galveston, TX. However, we believe there might be some confusion as to we do not sell chilles rellenos. We are handicapped accessible ("no steps"), and we do not have a tree canopy in the restaurant. Please do not hesitate to call if you... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking up to the restaurant didn't think much of the outside but walking in it was elegant and well staffed. We had reservations and were seated within a few minutes. The waiter was very attentive and had help every time he brought anything to the table which was a nice touch. I had a snapper dish and the wife had... More 

Thank Cawood68
Management response:

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 should both expect and receive a high level of service. Thanks for sharing your memorable... More 

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82 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with 2 customers. I had a grouper dish, 1 of my dinner guests had the red snapper simpatico and the other had red snapper elegante. All we're great. They had a nice wine on special and the service was excellent too. It doesn't look like much from the outside, it the inside has a nice elegant atmosphere. We... More 

Thank Petethekid
Management response:

Every day we count our blessings that our business attracts such nice and kind hearted patrons like you. That you would take your time to so generously honor our staff is totally appreciated. We are believers that within each review one gets a glimpse of the character and quality of the reviewer as well as that which they review. That... More 

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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we are here for the beekeeping conference .. On a Friday night round 7pm, we decided to take a walk around town .. Empty and kind of creepy .. People in town recommend Rudy & Paco so we decided to check it out .. We opened the door and it was one of those ahaaaa moments .. That's where... More 

Thank Essa A
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Tuesday night and the restaurant was pretty quiet. Our waiter was fabulous. The restaurant is nice, seemed quiet, although not many people were there. We ordered the crab cake to split and it was not only gorgeous to look at but really fantastic. I ordered a fish dish that was really great and my husband ordered... More 

Thank Lori K
Management response:

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 their positive perspective with the online world and beyond. Please revisit us soon and often.... More 

Austin, United States
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You go to a restaurant for great food and great service. This is Galveston's finest. The food is very creative. The service is amazing. Picture a party of five people having five waiters deliver your food at the same time. When it's time to clear the plates, the same five waiters pick up the plates at the same time. Very... More 

Thank Ron B
Management response:

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 your comments and feedback with us. Thanks again. Sincerely, Paco V. More 

Amsterdam, New York
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great restaurant. High end all the way. Dress appropriately. Jackets for men. Many guys wear ties. Prepare to spend $50-60 per person. It's worth it. Great food. Great wines. Great spirits. Great service. Excellent place for a special celebration or important date/ business meeting

Thank kennykid523
Management response:

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. Sincerely, Paco Vargas More 

Baytown, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice food with very nice candle light experience.Must to be there while visiting Island .Prawn , Calamari and Red Snapper was awesome with best presentation 👍

Thank Bishwajit R
Management response:

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. Sincerely, Paco Vargas More 

Houston, Texas
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here. It was me, my wife, and our adult children. The food was delish. The ambience was wonderful. I recommend for a romantic couples date!

Thank Bob S
Management response:

Thank you for your kind words about rudy & paco restaurant. 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. Sincerely, Paco Vargas More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
American, Seafood
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?