We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2028 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022 (20th Street)
+1 409-762-3696
17:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

612 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 606: English reviews
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Old style and elegance with excellent professional service. Sometimes difficult to get a reservation at peak times on the weekends. Steak and fish dishes well prepared either grilled or with special toppings. I really enjoyed the crispy redfish. Only minor complaint they may want to redo their soufflé potatoes. They make the best old fashion since going to mountain standard... More 

Thank davideddoc
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Accommodating on short notice, sat quickly, meet by Paco the owner. excellent wine list, service and food was a 10.Great ambiance ,and tasty Dessert to top off the evening.

Thank Don G
Sugar Land, Texas
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is fabulous with great fresh fish specials. The service is always top notch as all wait staff work together as teams to make sure you receive constant attention. The whole restaurant is run as a well oiled machine serving excellent food and memories.

Thank kevinsmithd56
Level Contributor
169 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was excellent hands down. Match quality food with the intimate ambiance of the place, the care for the food and the presentation of the food, and the old school formality of the hosts and staff who take care to ensure their guests enjoy their experience -- that puts Rudy & Paco´s over the top into the class with... More 

Thank Janis857
Maui, Hawaii
Level Contributor
181 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything I've had here has always been spectacular! From the pork chop, to steak, to pasta! The fried plantain chips complimentary at the beginning of the meal are crave worthy. Very nice place, pricey, but worth it. Very classy. Dress code. Great wine selection. Private wine lockers for VIPs. Small place, always busy, need reservations.

1 Thank dancingbelle47
Galveston, Texas
Level Contributor
18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and atmosphere are excellent, waiters are some of the best, no shorts for men allowed, expensive , great wine list

Thank dgroves11
Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No matter how many time we come back the service and the food is always outstanding. We were greeted warmly by the hostess patricia, taken care of expertly by santini.This was not our first time here and definitely will not be our last, we will continue to dine here at every opportunity.

Thank wwpardise15
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time I visit the island, its a must that I make a stop into Rudy & Paco's. The service is impeccable. The food is always consistently marvelous and Paco remembers me each time (one or twice a year!). I love the nice touch of the wait staff serving everyone at your table at the same time and the way... More 

1 Thank Tam B
Arlington, TX
Level Contributor
484 reviews
405 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great server this evening but sat next to a rather loud talker that never stopped talking this evening. I love the bread here, tender inside, crusty outside n served warm. Hubs had the prime ribeye, it was absolutely fantastic, au gratin potatoes were a bit dry tonight. I had vuelva a la vida, this rich spicy buttery... More 

Thank BeachbumAggie
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time and last time but... If you like a place so noisy you can't hear yourself think - this is the place for you! If you like to listen to the people at the next table talking about giving each other champagne enemas - this is the place for you! If you like to finish your pre-dinner drink and... More 

1 Thank MontanaHot

Travellers who viewed Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar also viewed

Galveston, Galveston Island
Galveston, Galveston Island
Galveston, Galveston Island

Been to Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Fallbrook, California
8 months ago
Dallas, Texas
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?