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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%
Travellers talk about
“empanadas” (25 reviews)
“steak” (53 reviews)
“red snapper” (34 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2028 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Execeptional from beginning to end! Excellent atmosphere, excellent staff...we thoroughly enjoyed it!

Thank Maggie E
Reviewed 2 days ago

We work by this eatery and stop in for lunch at least once a month. The menu is varied and the staff and owners are very friendly and customer oriented. The food is great and I have never had a bad meal here. The South...More

Thank mikmor22
Reviewed 3 days ago

Reservations required! Superb food. Excellent service. The owner, Paco, is always at the door. This place is perfect for a pre-theater dinner if attending shows at the Grand 1894 Opera House (next door).

Thank S H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had a client take me to this restaurant roughly 3 weeks ago and found it to be a great place. I was in town and returned tonight as a single and sat at the bar to have dinner and a couple of drinks. For...More

Thank LICritter
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Yes I really do mean it. We've eaten at a lot of good restaurants worldwide over the years, but Rudy & Paco's is quite simply the very best we have ever experienced. We're from the UK and stumbled on this restaurant by chance. What a...More

Thank B W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The outside honestly looks like a hole in the wall. The inside is another story! It's a beautiful white table cloth restaurant with amazing service. Whatever is delivered to table, everyone is served at the same time. Each person has their own waiter/waitress bring you...More

Thank SSMcGee
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been enjoying this Galveston landmark for years..even traveling from Houston to the island before moving to Kemah in 2001..Best food, service, atmosphere in all of Galveston and Harris county..The best fine dining experience in the entire area... no other restaurant in Galveston comes...More

Thank Leonabp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paco is the man. He run this restaurant well. Fine dinning. Carla and I always eat at the bar. The food is delicious and well prepared.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are, in my opinion, three "BEST" restaurants in Galveston. Unquestionably, Rudy and Paco is one of the BEST. Paco purveys the ultimate in, well, you name it: seafood, steaks, "specialties of the house". Everything is a special of the house! I love all of...More

Thank Ezlife71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an experience. This restaurant is first class all the way around, from it's beautiful, classic decor adorning it's intimate dining space, to it's wine vaults, and it's "you own the table" dinning experience. My waiter was very nice, attentive and informed about the menu....More

Thank TrueTexasTraveler
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Questions & Answers
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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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
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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