Vargas Cut & Catch

4.9
150 reviews
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Steakhouse
Vargas Cut & Catch is the newest venture by local restauranteur, Paco Vargas, owner of Rudy & Paco's.
Vargas Cut & Catch is a contemporary steakhouse situated in the heart of Galveston's historic downtown.
We are dedicated to serving only USDA Prime steaks and the freshest seafood available.
Bar 21, located inside Vargas Cut & Catch is the perfect place to unwind with friends for happy hour or a handcrafted cocktail or glass of wine before or after catching a show at The Grand Opera House nearby.
Dress code strictly enforced in our dining room: No shorts or hats allowed. Collared shirts required for men.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great in every way
Will visit them again this coming weekend
Daryl was wonderful

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JH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our 10th anniversary and had such a great time. Our waitress was attentive and personable. All of our service was synchronized, down to the pepper mills! The wine was the lowest price per bottle I've seen in a nicer restaurant and the sommelier was very knowledgable about each one. Each person we came across was invested in our meal being a wonderful one, including the pastry chef, who helped us each pick out a unique dessert. Thank you, truly!

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DP
Houston
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was awesome. Food was excellent . Service was great! Darell the general manager came by at least 3 times to check on us. If your an oysters fan they were delicious. Small size which I prefer. We order 6 and then 9 more. Wine choices were in abundance . We basically had a 4 course meal that lasted from 6:15-9:00.pm . Very pricey.... but worth every dollar for this quality of food and service. .

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our evening was outstanding!
Each of the four of us raved about each dish! And the Akaushi filet has had repeated accolades!
Service was wonderful in a delightful, tasteful upscale venue!

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HB
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved!! Loved! Loved!

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S
Houston
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with outstanding service and fabulous food. We will be back soon!

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JF
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vargas Cut and Catch is a wonderful place for dinner. We're going there again on Saturday when we get back to Galveston. Darrel and his staff serve perfection to your table. Whatever you want, and gluten-free is amazing...jf..

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OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! From appetizers to dessert, food was amazing! Will definitely be going back!

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C
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and even better than we hoped for. !! Will go back.

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GK
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fourth visit. Food is fine. Waitstaff enthusiastic. Wife's birthday. College aged daughters, appropriately (business attire) dressed in skirts and heels, were given the hard once over, in person, by the maitre'd to ensure they "were not wearing shorts." Explanation was flimsy; the approach offensive. "Paco hates shorts" doesn't cut it for customers off the street, never mind repeat guests. Very bad form.

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AW
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best!! Would highly recommend on so many levels!

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was excellent! Service was amazing!

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KB
Montana
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best steakhouse in Galveston - and my wife crab legs were excellent

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JF
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have enjoyed Vargas Cut and Catch 6 out of the past 10 nights I've been in Galveston. It is just amazing and we love it. We think Vargas C & C is the best restaurant in Galveston. ..jf..

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DM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has become our new favorite place in Galveston. Service and food are exceptional. From the cocktails, to appetizers, entree to dessert, we've tried them all and everything has been perfection.

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JF
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

QE had another amazing meal. Darryl makes us feel like family. We had a fantastic meal.

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BR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were impeccable a true Galveston treasure.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food was so good.

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DM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very beautiful restaurant, great location and great staff. Nice wine selection.

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SL
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The restaurant is new so it is hard to tell for sure what it will be like once they get it all together. It just did not seem as organized as I think it will be once they all get their act together. I will definitely try it again.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was my second time dining here. Food was excellent, presentation was nice, service was adequate. The atmosphere is quite nice, s little pricey but I expected that, it is fine dining. My only complaint is the noise level. Sat at a four top and literally could not hear the person seated across from me. She couldn’t hear the person seated next to her. It was a Saturday night and very busy. The previous dining experience was quite nice, but it was a Tuesday and not nearly as crowded. I will go back, because the food is that good. Wine prices are fairly priced.

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J
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The two fish specials offered were fantastic-- chilean Sea Bass and Red Snapper.

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TH
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and son had an excellent evening out. Service was exceptional. The food was fantastic. They treat you like family over there.

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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary. Vargas was outstanding!! Food and staff were excellent

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B
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Great ambiance and beautifully decorated. We split a crab cake appetizer and it was plenty for two people. I had a filet with shrimp. It was cooked perfectly and very tender. My dining companion had the wagyu filet and it was amazing. The service was great. The wait staff were all very attentive. A little pricey but well worth it to splurge for a special occasion.

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M
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You get what you pay for! Excellent and outstanding service and perfectly cooked food. Worth the money.

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DR
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our first time, planning a group dinner.

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KG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time to experience Vargas Cut & Catch. I'm a long-time supporter of Rudy & Paco's across the street and was pleasantly surprised to experience Vargas. What a great addition to the island dining list. I will be back. We enjoyed celebrating our birthdays. great food and excellent service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience. Staff was excellent. Food was great.

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b
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 31st wedding anniversary, and we could not have been happier. The food was excellent, and the service was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

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KP
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Shaddy took excellent care of us and tended to our every request. He didn’t hover over us, but was very attentive to when our drinks were low and his timing on when to take our orders and bring us the check was impeccable! Our bread, food and drinks were uniquely orchestrated so that everyone was served at exactly the same time. I hesitantly ordered the Surf & Turf (because I was worried that my “surf” would come out cold.) My crab legs were huge and served nice and warm and they sliced them in half which made for a much more enjoyable way of eating them. My steak was perfectly prepared and the sides were enough for two! I will be making reservations there again the next time that we are in Galveston!

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T
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived early so we sat in the bar area and enjoyed a drink. My husband enjoyed his usual Merlot and I had a martini that was perfectly prepared.

We enjoyed our dinner. The food was delicious. The atmosphere and lighting create such a nice experience.

Next cane our lobster bisque. I loved the bisque. So soothing.

My husband enjoyed the Snapper Special and I had the Snapper with angel hair pasta from the menu. The fish was prepared to perfection, moist and flavorful.

Lastly we had cappuccinos and Grand Mariner Soufflé. The dessert was delicious.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!!!

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E
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience

Rivals fine dining anywhere

Enjoyed the food and ambiance

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JH
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular evening! Thanks to Darryl Wittle and the Vargas family

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OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot

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MB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding and cooked to perfection. Service nearly perfect except for one order which was mixed up. Wasn’t what was ordered but was very good. Noise level very high so not recommended for a “quiet” dinner. Will definitely be back.

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NA
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice fine dining. Excellent food and service. Perhaps our new best restaurant on the Island.

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JE
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paco has outdone himself. They staff is very courteous, the food is delicious and the desserts are very unique. We will be back soon!

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D
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great ambiance. Well done!

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