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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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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“empanadas” (22 reviews)
“steak” (51 reviews)
“red snapper” (32 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 3 days ago via mobile

I dined here with my two daughters while visiting Galveston. We had a late lunch here after sightseeing on the harbor and the Strand. Wasn't sure what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised. I ordered the blackened shrimp tacos which were fabulous. One of...More

Thank beachgirl202
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

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...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We came to Rudy's after waiting at Saltwater. I have been to both and Rudy's is by far the better place. We had shorts on so had to sit at the bar. But OMG the Redfish with crabmeat and avocado was outstanding! Great seafood.

Thank gpricepkftexas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been on a fishing charter the morning and decided to grab lunch. This place had such a great review we decide to try it. It started off poorly. The restaurant has a fairly nice place and my husband had a ball cap on....More

Thank natd2
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

Constructive criticism can be difficult to accept but your review honestly points out areas we are aware needs work. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and please know we are making an effort toward addressing these issues

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stay away if you're a tourist! It all started with a snooty hostess. She looked me up and down and determined that we should be seated by the kitchen even though the restaurant was not busy. There are three long rows of tables. Everyone was...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Rudy and Paco's after getting married in Galveston. What a find! Great service, friendly staff, and great food. It's expensive, but it is a very nice place. My wife actually thought that the service was too attentive, filling her water glass after just...More

Thank dmsinjt
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Rudy & Paco Restaurant and for posting such positive comments regarding your experience. We work very hard to ensure that we please wonderful guests like you. Thank you for validating that we are accomplishing that goal.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were meandering around Post Office street looking for dinner and literally got drawn in by Paco. His sweet charm convinced us to take a look at the menu and after describing some of the amazing items we decided to stay. Dinner was amazing from...More

Thank Tclichti
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

We deeply appreciate you visiting Rico & Paco Restaurant and your very positive review of your experience. We are very pleased that you got to enjoy many favorite aspects of what we have to offer. It is always rewarding to hear directly from our guests....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant only once and won't go back. It has many great reviews but our waiter was so condescending it ruined the whole meal. I can't remember what we had to eat as service was so bad. Too many other places to eat...More

Thank jsgelardi2016
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank You for taking the time to review our restaurant recently! We take all the reviews seriously as it is the only way we can provide the better service. With your review, we are extremely concerned with the fact that your server was rude and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a lovely restaurant with a friendly staff. Food was delicious and menu options made me very happy. Tourists please try this restaurant if you are tired of fast food, snacks from Buccee's or hotel buffets. Enjoy your meal and a cocktail. Relax...More

Thank Stephanie K
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

I see that you visited our business last week. We appreciate your conveying thoughts with fellow consumers who hopefully might be our future satisfied customers as well. As you probably realize, consumer reviews are the number one determinant for influencing other consumers. Thanks and thanks...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our all time favorite restaurant in Galveston. It never ever disappoints us. I have so many favorite dishes it is hard to recommend just one. If you are visiting Galveston, do yourself a favor and try this restaurant either for lunch or dinner.

Thank GalvezCruiser
Management response:Responded 4 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

Do not miss this wonderful Galveston restaurant. It is very sophisticated, leave the kids at home and have a very adult good time! Service is extra special, dress up make a date night, this is the Island at its best...call ahead reservations are required and...More

Thank marcy_hanson
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

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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What is the parking situation where you are? Do you have a parking lot or is there street parking? Metered parking? Thanks.
13 April 2017|
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Response from pboening | Reviewed this property |
Paid parking before 6 PM. Free after 6
What is the dress code. We will be there in late September. All adults
26 August 2016|
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Response from Michele C | Reviewed this property |
Causal to dressy. It is the island!!
Sherry C
Can they accomodate a group of 43 for dinner on Wednesday May 11? If so, is there a room charge ?
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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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