Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar
our first visitFor some reason, we have not been there before. It was a wonderful dining experience. The food great, the service just right(not too much or too little) and plenty of time by the staff for us. Obvious they wanted to please us in every way which they did. We will look forward to going back and making it one of our go-to restaurants. Many choices to consider. Just hope I can deviate from that fabulous NY strip. Maybe the best I've had.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for an anniversaryMy husband and I wanted a quiet, romantic place for our 31st anniversary dinner. Rudy and Paco's provided this and more. The service was friendly, unobtrusive and outstanding. The food was delicious. You know you've come to the right place when so many of the locals dine there. Paco was present the entire night greeting and serving customers. This will be a tradition for us for years to come.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our lunch on theWe enjoyed our lunch on the Strand. A very nice place for lunch. The food and service were very good.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding as usual!This was our second time at Rudy and Paco's and we enjoyed it as much as the first time. The service is outstanding and the food is wonderful. It is a great special occasion place. We really like the lunch menu. I recommend the KT lunch. It is fun to get out of town and head to Galveston for a great meal.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMsecond tripThis was our second visit to the restrauant - first was a walk in and were we surprised - it will stay a favorite of ours. We are looking forward to bringing family with kids but for lunch. We are going to bring our teenage granddaughter their for a special night for her 13th birthday. gald we found it.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMPaco's Nicaraguan Soul FoodPaco's love of what he does shines through to each and every plate and each and every diner. He makes you feel like the most important guest in the place and he remembers everyone. The staff is well-trained and he is an ultimate professional. The restaurant runs like a well-oiled machine. The food is always top-notch and I love all the fish dishes, but the absolute stand-out is the Tres Leches Cake. Save room for dessert.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMVery satisfiedWe visited on our 10 year wedding anniversary. The service was great and the food was very good.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Restaraunt in GalvestonHands down this is the best restaurant in Galveston. What a great place to have dinner before attending a show at the Grand Theater. The food and service are always exception. Just make sure that you have reservations.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful!!!Absolutely wonderful dining experience and have already recommended to friends.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant in Galveston!Without a doubt, the best restaurant in Galveston. Also one of the finest in the entire state of Texas. We have dined at Rudy and Paco on numerous occasions. We've had large groups for graduations, family meals with kids, dinners for 2 and the service and food has always been first class. We've never experienced anything but great things from Rudy and Paco!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst class!Everything first class. Redfish was excellent.
Delighted to find a restaurant in Galveston
where we could dress up!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first visit. Great menu.Our first visit. Great menu. Deligtful service. Wait staff had real style and flair. Our meal was delicious. Perfect for that special evening out.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMA 10+For a special occasion with that special person, I highly recommend Rudy ^ Paco's...PLEASE dress accordingly.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMDisappointedThis was not the first time we have dined here..Food is over rated..I had the fish special..Salad was great, fish over cooked..I ate what I could..The waitress ask how the meal was and I told her the fish was over cooked..She asked if I would like to take it home.Question..Why would I want to take home something that was not good to begin with .It will be while before I return..
On a good note.. My husbands tuna was very good..We shared since my dinner was not.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMNothing sub par on the menu.Nothing sub par on the menu. Excellent fine dining. Be prepared to spend $50 and up per person.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary worthy!One of the best meals we have had in the state of Texas!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMVery friendly staff. We wereVery friendly staff. We were celebrating our 35th anniversary and were surprised by the complimentary cake. Nice touch and we would definitely be back.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best seafood restuarantThis restaurant is great. It is the best seafood restaurant.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding ExperienceWe were seated immediately. Service was awesome. Food was outstanding!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Birthday DinnerI took my girlfriend Katie for her birthday. It was a great experience all around. The restaurant itself is beautiful and well appointed. The service was very good and the food excellent. I highly recommend Rudy & Paco's.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best, most intricate recipesI only wish we could box this gem up and bring it to New Orleans where I live. It was the best meal I've had, in and out of New Orleans.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AM50 years of wedded bliss.We celebrated our 50th anniversary with 16 friends and relatives at our favorite restaurant and although we strained their serving staff with a table for 18 they did an admirable job of serving us. The food was as special as we expected it to be and I didn't hear one complaint from any of the people in our party ( Some of our relatives are pretty picky). Rudy and Paco's is especially nice for intimate dinners but they can handle the large groups as well.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother nice dinning experience.Another nice dinning experience. Brought some friends whom are from outside the USA, Spain and Trinidad. They reallly like it.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe relied heavily on reviewsWe relied heavily on reviews before booking this restaurant. We're glad we did. This is a great place and the food was excellent. We loved the ambiance. We'll go back any time we're in Galveston.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden Neighborhood GemThis restaurant has been a staple in Galveston for many years; however, it is always busy and requires reservations. My husband and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary here on a Monday night and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Service was excellent and the chef prepared wonderful meals. I should mention that regardless of the fact we dined on a Monday, I do not think that busier nights would sacrifice this high level of quality. It is evident that certain standards are expected of staff because the owner supervised all operations and greeted patrons at the front door. I look forward to dining there again and now understand why reservations are necessary. This place is a gem to be discovered and enjoyed more than one time.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you want a great placeIf you want a great place to eat and love wine and great food Rudy and Paco's is the place in Galveston. Ask for Paco to visit your table. Very romantic dinner for 2 or a group.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food and the serviceAmazing food and the service was probably All around probably the best experience I can rememberIn a long time. I have nothing negative to say. The waitstaff and owner are hands in and make sureEveryone is well taken care of. Great restaurantAnd very well run4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversaryTwo years ago my wife and I were married in Cypress TX and headed to Galveston for a quick night away. I drove to a few steakhouses and nothing seems inviting and one of the most popular Hotel/Steakhouse facilities actually recommended that I try Rudy and Pacos! As shocked as I was we rushed right over there just as the opera house was about to let out. Since I did not have a reservation the hostess had informed me that they were full that evening. Frustration poured over me as I asked for another recommendation for this special occasion.(OK I played the just got married card!!) Pacos immediately came over and gave us a table right then! We officially crowned Rudy and Pacos the greatest meal we both ever had.Exceptional experience…every yea4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for date night!Great place for date night! We had the empanadas and ceviche to start and they were very delicious. We've had similar dishes at Americas and Churrascos and these were equivalent in taste, if not better. The black bean soup was also very tasty. I highly recommended trying one of their snapper dishes. I had the one with cilantro cream sauce. It was excellent! Great flavor- not soaked in butter like so many seafood places do. We love this place and definitely recommend it!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great dining experience.A Great dining experience. Paco is a real person who greeted us and made us feel welcome. Wife said best prepared fish she ever ate. My steak was cooked to perfection.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Galvestons best. haveOne of Galvestons best. have been going to eat at restaurants there for years and just found this one. Now one of my "must eat there" favorites4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great meal at Rudy and PacoThis was our second visit to Rudy and Paco and again we were not disappointed. Other than the rather cramped dining arrangement and noise everything was perfect, from the drinks, wine list, appetizers (empanadas are incredible) to the entrees and presentation. Over the many years we've both lived in and visited Galveston the city has been blessed with some very nice restaurants with excellent food, service and ambiance. Rudy and Paco stands out among these great establishments, if not leading the current pack.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMRudy and Paco Restaurant isRudy and Paco Restaurant is our favorite place to dine in Galveston when we have tickets to an event at the Grand theatre which is on the same block. The food is always excellent and the service also. I love the presentation of food when the waiters (all dressed in black) exit the kitchen in a line, each carrying one entree, and circle your table, then each place your entree before you at the same moment. It's such a nice touch. If you have theatre tickets, they take special care to time your dinner so you can make the performance. You have to book ahead if you want to get in on theatre nights.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI always take my guests hereI always take my guests here when they visit our Galveston home.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, great food andAs always, great food and even better service. My Snapper was cooked to perfection and my wife's steak,as she put it best steak ever. I recommend this restrurant Highly.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMIsland favorite. Excellent.Consistently excellent food and service. Cozy, club-like atmosphere. Excellent, professional wait staff. Complementary plantain starter is a nice touch. As you might expect the menu is seafood heavy but there are several beef dishes. We had Parmesan crusted grouper and reddish topped with lump crab. Both were excellent. Easily the best restaurant on the island. Be mindful of the dress code.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect restaurantFirst time to dine there and will return. I have a feeling this will be one of our favorite restaurants. It was absolutely perfect in every way.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best in TexasRudy and Paco's is one of Texas' premier dining establishments in terms of food, wine and service. Top notch!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMNew to us!One of our favorites, now. A special find . Very high quality.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent restaurant. FoodExcellent restaurant. Food was exceptional, our server (Chad) was outstanding - friendly, helpful and attentive yet not excessively so. Highly recommended.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI'd go here for a meal moreI'd go here for a meal more often if it weren't so far from my home and work!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I went here forMy wife and I went here for our 30 year anniversary Dinner. The service, food, and atmosphere could not have been better.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSo glad family owned placesSo glad family owned places like this exist, AND put out really good food and excellent service. Meal started with a cocktail, a perfectly made Manhattan (made with Makers Mark no less!) I went with one of the restaurants favorite dishes as recommended by the wait staff. The fish was just outstanding, although the accompanying brussels sprouts could have used a bit more seasoning. During the meal, we were visited by both owners, I love to see this kind of sincere caring from people whose name is on the door. Interior is classic, tables are well spaced, and despite being pretty full, my dinner companion and I could have a great private conversation at the table with no disruption.
I would highly recommend to Galveston visitors4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a wonderful evening whichWhat a wonderful evening which we had! This is a gem in Galveston. Many locals seemed to enjoy this spot for fine dining. We were from out of town and enjoyed immensely. A wonderfully Latin and South American influenced fare. Everything was fresh and enjoyable, from the well prepared drinks, to the immaculate presentation, to the detail to fine service, to the relaxing feeling. Would highly recommend anyone to go--especially if one is looking for a romantic evening!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic as always, theyFantastic as always, they truly care about their customers.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for husband's birthdayWent for husband's birthday last week and we are still talking about the delicious food and excellent service! Truly a memorable experience.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe whole experience was excellent.The whole experience was excellent. Will definitely return.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMEXTRAORDINARY FOOD IN A CLASSY SPOTThe waitress was efficient but didn't seem very friendly. But other than that, the food was extraordinary and the ambience of the place was wonderful. We will definitely be returning to this perfectly lovely restaurant.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI have dined at Rudy and Paco'sI have dined at Rudy and Paco's several times and the restaurant has always been outstanding. The food is great and the service is wonderful. I was not crazy about the escargot. The mustard taste was not my favorite.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you enjoy fine dinning,If you enjoy fine dinning, you'll love Rudy & Paco's! Period!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AM