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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
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Rudy and Pacos had great food and great service, good location next to the strand. We will be going back!

Thank Erin C
Management response:

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. More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best fine dining restaurant I've ever been to with the most fantastic service ever. The red snapper encrusted with fried plantains atop raspberry chipotle sauce is the bomb. You gotta try the bread pudding.

Thank DeeDail
Galveston, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Local place for locals. Reservations a must. Great food. Great service. Excellent place for a business lunch or just to see Galveston elites.

Thank Dillmark
Houston, Texas
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated an early Valentine's night here -- it was our first visit. I wasn't aware that it is THE spot to dine/ visit if you are a celebrity visiting Galveston. Pictures of Ed Asner, Carol Burnett, Steve Martin, John Lithgow, and so many more, all posing w/ Paco in the restaurant, covered the entryway. It reminded me of a... More 

Thank AlisaT63
Houston, Texas
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat at Rudy & Pacos every year for our anniversary and it is always delicious. We ate there last night and we think the Chef spilled the Red Pepper in our food. My delicious crab cakes that I always order were so spicy I could barely eat them. Then my husband ordered Shrimp Diablo. This dish was SO spicy,... More 

Thank Ladybug195364
Management response:

By your own words you gave our business a so-so rating. Please email me what it would take to get a five star rating in terms of what we are not doing so we can continue to improve. More 

Prosper, Tx
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117 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Before I took my ten clients on a cruise in Galveston I wanted to treat them to a very nice lunch....I had to look no further than this fun place. Not only is the food incredible, but the service is top-notch and the atmosphere is romantic, modern, old-world, and fun at the same time. The owner is right there, greeting... More 

Thank LLPProsper_Tx
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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. More 

Mesa, Arizona
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chartered a fishing trip with a local fisherman who recommended Rudy and Paco's as the BEST seafood in Galveston. Considering the source, who were we to question his expertise. 5 us heading over and each had something different. from the appetizers through dessert the words "This is amazing' and "This may be the best I have ever had" were repeated... More 

Thank Damon Anderson A
Management response:

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. More 

Toledo, Ohio
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to dinner and had the grouper special. The food was excellent. I would eat it again if I lived in Galveston. The service was amazing. Drinks and food for the entire table were delivered at the same time by multiple servers. We met Paco, and he was incredibly friendly. I will definitely recommend to others who travel here.

Thank Nicole B
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Every review like yours helps us get the word out that we represent great value and caring service. Thank you More 

Houston, TX
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264 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding... We've been to Galveston so many times and never treated ourselves to dinner at Rudy & Paco. My wife chose this place for my birthday dinner and it was outstanding! From start to finish, the service, drinks, dinner and dessert were all superb. The Maitre' D' seated us as soon as we arrived, taking our coats for us. The... More 

Thank CTK27
Management response:

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, have a range of options available to you when seeking out a business to meet... More 

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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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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 serve....our greatest asset....our clientele. Please revisit us time and time again and feel free to... 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, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?