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Vargas Cut & Catch, Galveston, TX

Vargas Cut & Catch

4.9
4.9
899 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Located in the heart of Galveston's historic downtown district, Vargas Cut and Catch is a contemporary Steak House serving USDA Prime Steaks and the Freshest Seafood available.

We look forward to serving you soon!!

Sincerely,
Paco Vargas and family

Street parking is complimentary after 6:00pm

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (409) 762-2101

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jimmy Banos

  • Private party facilities

    Private events or dining in our private dining room can be scheduled by calling our events coordinator at (409) 762-2101 or by emailing juan@vargascutandcatch.com

  • Neighborhood

    Galveston

  • Cross street

    21st and Postoffice Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 899 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Best Overall

  • Houston

    Best Service

  • Houston

    Best Ambiance

  • Houston

    Steakhouse

  • Galveston

    Best Overall

  • Galveston

    Best Food

  • Galveston

    Best Service

  • Galveston

    Best Ambiance

  • Galveston

    Best Value

  • Galveston

    Fit for Foodies

  • Galveston

    Romantic

  • Galveston

    Special Occasion

  • Galveston

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. LS

    LibbyS

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband had the snapper/pasta meal. He said it was the BEST meal of his life. And he is quite critical of food. The mac and cheese is the best we both have ever had. I had filet which was perfectly seasoned and cooked. The entire staff is amazing. Watch them as they do swarm service. It's quite entertaining. They have a dress code for a reason...this is a first class restaurant. It's pricey but well worth it!
  2. a

    awalker14

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service with the very best food quality and presentation. Will definitely return soon.
  3. RB

    ReaganB

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING experience all around! Food was absolutely phenomenal. Service was excellent. The restaurant itself is stunning! Well worth the cost!
  4. JB

    JustinB

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really good food, top notch service, steak was amazing and the Mac and cheese was sooooo good. I recommend trying to get in later that early for dinner.
  5. t

    tomp

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. The pork chops were outstanding. Health portions served.
  6. AK

    AlyssaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our main server, Blake, was extremely friendly and attentive. Despite me being very new to such a formal dining experience, I was made much more comfortable by the way he interacted with us. The food was excellent and I loved my mocktail. Overall, a very enjoyable outing and certainly a place I would recommend for a special occasion.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was clearly pretty new last night, but their service is typically impeccable. The only complaint I ever have is that it can get super duper loud - like you have to almost yell across the table to your dining partners. I don’t know that they can do anything about the acoustics since the place is basically a long skinny rectangle. Everyone’s food was delicious and cooked perfectly. We all had steaks with various sauces and toppings, and the cocktails are always on point! Definitely recommend!
  8. PO

    PattyO

    Austin

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food preparation. Consistently delicious. Impeccable service.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We have only been once before and last time was a not quite the great experience we had previously. The restaurant was extremely noisy and it was difficult to have a conversation. The staff were nice but seemed less experienced than last time as well. My filet was excellent, creamed corn was a big hit, but the mashed potatoes were very plain and dry.
  10. TD

    TikiDee

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful dinner at Vargas cut and Catch
  11. H

    Houstontexan

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food is amazing. I highly recommend the Wagyu Skewer.
  12. DB

    DandB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    A bit of a disappointment overall. Not on the level of Rudy & Paco, unfortunately. Wait staff is a big step down. Clearly a management issue. Food was ok. Steak was just pretty good, but expected more. Service was slow. Overpriced wine was not good. I would choose R&P over this every day.
  13. DY

    DaveY

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, had the filet-it was overcooked. They took care of it immediately and brought me a new one. My husband had the snapper special which was tender and flavorful. Appetizers were delicious and of course the chocolate dessert dome was a perfect way to wrap up the dinner!
  14. BF

    BrendaF

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and our waiter, Marko, was outstanding!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I came for our anniversary and Shaddy took care of us for the evening. It was an amazing experience. The food, drinks and services was impeccable from beginning to end. We will definitely be back. And we will ask for Shaddy, he made the evening that much better!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite date night restaurant.
  17. F

    Foodjoy

    Houston

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the snapper over angel hair. It was delicious! Service was top notch.
  18. BE

    BabetteE

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, but the dining room was very loud.
  19. r

    ronnab

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food we have had in a long time and we are foodies and frequent high end steak and seafood restaurants
  20. ER

    EdwardR

    Houston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    they have "weathered" the pandemic well and our better than ever!!
  21. DR

    DottyR

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating a birthday and the food was delicious, service excellent, it was a wonderful dinner.
  22. SA

    SydneyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious (bone marrow is completely ruined for me-I will never be able to eat it anywhere else because it was so perfect here!) and the service was outstanding-not surprising seeing as it was synchronized service with professional waiters!
  23. GG

    GregG

    Houston

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    The reason for good not excellent was that I received a call a few hours before my reservation time asking if I would attend(we did) and to go over the dress code…I was informed about what men should not wear which I obeyed. I did ask if they enforce the dress code and was told they do. However, that has not been the case! Upon every visit, I have seen men not complying with the dress code and last night’s visit was no exception.. A man sitting near me had on leather sandals which I was told by Vargas was not acceptable attire. I would love to wear sandals and shorts,etc but I abide by the rules. I just don’t understand why Vargas makes such a big deal about the dress code but doesn’t enforce it.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal, ambiance and service! Thank you so much for making our night out with family so wonderful.
  25. TD

    TreyD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service!! This was our first time here!! Very impressed across the board. Ahi tuna was excellent and lobster bisque was one of the best I’ve had. My wife had the chopped salad and it was outstanding. Our entree was the red snapper and it was delicious!! Great experience from start to finish! Can’t wait to come back and try the steaks!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. We had lobster bisque and red snapper and both were delicious.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, fabulous service, as always!
  28. DR

    DavidR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our dinner w Marcos. He was the best. Food was fantastic. We know it will be a special evening when we come to Vargus. Happier when staff can lose the masks.
  29. KB

    KatieB

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very sophisticated dining experience. We shared the tower special and it was absolutely delicious! A ton of food. Service was 5 star all the way. We will be back again! The only somewhat negative was the table next to us was very close to us so felt like we were eating with our neighbors but, not too bad at all!
  30. RP

    RandyP

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, great service, wine good but very pricey , deserts very good but again pricey Location excellent and will return
  31. AM

    AnnMarie

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Marko was fantastic and made our time memorable.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    My fillet was overcooked. I ordered medium rare and I barely saw any pink. I really should have sent it back but I didn’t want to hold up the table proceedings. It was a very good cut of meat. Everything thing else was great as usual, but if it happens again I will take exception. Very old friend came and we took him to the best place we know.
  33. DC

    DagmarC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A special birthday celebration. Outstanding experience in every way!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food quality was excellent. A nice step up dining experience in Galveston
  35. WS

    WayneS

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the service top notch. We had a great time.
  36. P

    Pris

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our favorite restaurant in Galveston. Great for special occasions. Love the snapper with crab & the roasted brussel sprouts are delicious Only issue I have is the very loud noise level but the food is so good you tend to put up with it.
  37. m

    margarets

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and food was delicious!
  38. RC

    RustyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience!! Our server Marko was excellent!!
  39. CS

    CyndiS

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Vargas to celebrate my husband‘s birthday. The food was exceptional as was the overall dining experience. Shaddy took great care of us, and he is the best!! We will be back again soon.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we’ve ever had! We ❤️ Impeccable service, stunning ambiance. Thank you!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Vargas Cut & Catch offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (409) 762-2101.

Vargas Cut & Catch is rated 4.9 stars by 899 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Vargas Cut & Catch

2102 Post Office St., Galveston, TX 77550

Additional information

  • Cross street

    21st and Postoffice Street

  • Neighborhood

    Galveston

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jimmy Banos

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (409) 762-2101

  • Private party facilities

    Private events or dining in our private dining room can be scheduled by calling our events coordinator at (409) 762-2101 or by emailing juan@vargascutandcatch.com

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