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Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, Galveston, TX

Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar

4.9
4.9
3314 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

Paco is the definition of the "All American Dream", awarded the 2019 "Faces of Diversity Award" by the National Restaurant Association. This prestigious award honors those who have achieved success through perservance and determination embodying the American Dream.

Rudy & Paco's offer the freshest seafood and steaks with a Central American flare. Come experience fine dining at its best with Paco and his staff.

We are honored to have the opportunity and privilege to serve you and your family.

~ Paco Vargas and Family

Lunch - Street parking is available, pay at parking meter or by App
Dinner - Street parking is free after 6 pm.

Dress code is strictly enforced for Dinner.
No shorts for men, women (including rompers) and children. Men must have a collared shirt (no t-shirts) and no hats.

Dress code for Lunch is casual with shorts acceptable but no hats.



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Booked 21 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, South American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (409) 762-3696

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We are more than happy to close the restaurant for your private party. Contact us to discuss the many options available.

  • Private party contact

    Paco Vargas: (409) 762-3696

  • Neighborhood

    Galveston

  • Cross street

    20th Street

  • Parking details

    Lunch - Street parking is available with payment at parking meter or by AppDinner

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 3,314 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
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Houston

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Houston

    Best Service

  • Houston

    Best Ambiance

  • Houston

    Best Value

  • Houston

    Seafood

  • Galveston

    Best Overall

  • Galveston

    Best Food

  • Galveston

    Best Service

  • Galveston

    Best Ambiance

  • Galveston

    Best Value

  • Galveston

    Fit for Foodies

  • Galveston

    Healthy

  • Galveston

    Great for Lunch

  • Galveston

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Galveston

    Notable Wine List

  • Galveston

    Romantic

  • Galveston

    Special Occasion

  • Galveston

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Galveston

    Seafood

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  1. KH

    KellyH

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food were outstanding as always!!!

  2. CB

    CarolineB

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Rudy and Pacos is always a fabulous dining ext!!

  3. J

    John

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Clean, comfortable, wonderful food great service and friendly owner. Really enjoyed our dinner

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never disappointed… simply the best

  5. J

    Joel

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The chefs have outstanding culinary skills. The experience of dining here is one of the highlights of a trip to Galveston. Not to be missed.

  6. LC

    LarryC

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As wonderful as always!

  7. CJ

    CJTraveler

    Houston

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Over the years I have dined at Rudy and Paco on several occasions, but it has been closed to two decades since I last visited this outstanding restaurant. Rudy and Paco is a great place for fine dining, with friendly and attentive service, wonderful ambiance, and deliciously prepared food.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food here is outstanding and service is incredible. If you are in Galveston this is a must dinning experience. They say it is a unique dinning experience and IT TRUELY IS.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you are in Galveston do yourself a favor and go to Rudy and Paco’s. The food is delicious, a Central American take on Gulf seafood. The chef could red snapper in ways you have never even thought of and it is all scrumptious. As good as the food is the service is better. This is fine dining and the service reflects it. Galveston has a number of outstanding dining establishments, but for my money Rudy and Paco’s is the best.

  10. MM

    MaryannM

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I certainly enjoyed the dinner special -- bone-in rib eye with 2 scallops! When I pick up the dogs tomorrow one will be very happy to get the bone!!! Also looovvved the tres leches!!!!!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, Rudy and Paco’s is the ultimate dining experience in Galveston.

  12. WB

    WayneB

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was superb! The service. The timelines of the food arriving. The delicious menu. Everything done with quality. Wonderful lunch experience!

  13. NM

    NoelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal and service. Surprisingly well priced.

  14. j

    juliek

    Houston

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice Birthday dinner. Food and service was excellent

  15. LB

    LeslieB

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were celebrating a 30 year service anniversary for a Dow employee. Service was awesome and the food was AMAZING! Thank you.

  16. J

    Jettsett2005

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service!! One of the best restaurants in Galveston area.

  17. GR

    GenesisR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was amazing. Our waitress was super sweet and attentive. The food was fresh and all made from scratch.

  18. IA

    ImranA

    Houston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambience, food and service!

  19. KG

    KimG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our number one pick whoever we are in Galveston. Treat yourself!

  20. NW

    NathanW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was way beyond awesome, and the food was spectacular. It was truly a wonderful experience.

  21. AS

    AndreaS

    Las Vegas

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a pleasant experience dining at Rudy and Paco's. It was a wonderful lunch and my granddaughter and her husband really enjoyed their experience.

  22. R

    Rokalada

    London

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Paco just never disappoints! This lunch was to commemorate our daughter's 16th year of survival from a TBI. Dessert came with "Life is Beautiful" written in the rim of the plate.

  23. J

    Judith

    San Antonio

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated our ten year anniversary with our family and Paco ensured we had an enjoyable experience. It was so wonderful and well worth the drive from out of town for this meal!

  24. EI

    ElaineI

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Rudy & Paco’s is a local favorite with excellent fresh seafood. Dinner was delicious, perfectly cooked & seasoned. Our server was okay, however it’s evident that local residents that dine here often get premium service. Having said that, we always dine here when we are in town, it’s so good.

  25. MA

    MANDY

    Central Texas

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Rudy and Paco’s is consistent in quality of food and service, always excellent. My husband had a pasta dish which he enjoyed and I had fish tacos which were delicious!

  26. DS

    DSenior

    Houston

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    My wife and I shared beefsteak tomatoes, grilled snapper with creole sauce, salmon with habanero sauce. Entrees came with broccoli rabe and lyonnaise potatoes. Everything was excellent. We have been here many times and this was the best yet. Wine list uninspired. My wife also had a cucumber martini which was very good. Service was a little slow. Good acoustics.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food and atmosphere. Very elegant. So refreshing to have dress code!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Arrived, ambiance was relaxing, quite,inviting: a place you want to keep coming to( homely). The hostess was very cordial and immediately made us feel welcomed and had a table for us immediately. Our server was very knowledgeable and helped us with the selections for the evening. Food was amazing: appetizers, main course and drinks arrived at our table sooner than expected. Thanks to everyone involved in this venue, you set the bar high and it’s a pleasure to find quaint places such as this one! Gracias a Don Paco por el tiempo dedicado a nosotros aunque estaba demasiado ocupado. Que Dios siga bendiciendo a toda su familia.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was awesome! Food was awesome!

  30. KO

    KenO

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Probably the best birthday dining experience in a long time. Ambiance, service, food experience, was all excellent! To top off my birthday meal, and completely unexpected, when we had finished our meal Paco Vargas (the Owner) personally invited and walked us across the street to his other amazing restaurant and gave my wife and me a personal tour of "Vargas Cut and Catch by Paco." What an extra mile and a wonderful evening. Thank you Mr. Vargas!

  31. DJ

    DavidJ

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I would highly recommend Rudy & Paco's. The staff is amazing and our waiter Juan was extremely attentive to every detail. The food was impeccable. They have an amazing Chef that prepares delightful dishes.

  32. MO

    MalindaO

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional food and service. Cannot wait to go back!

  33. D

    Diane

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always- food great, service impeccable and experience overall awesome….❤️

  34. FH

    FrederickH

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best restaurant in Galveston- hands down for an Italian Fine Dining experience

  35. B

    Barbara

    Houston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love Rudy & Paco's - the food and service is always fantastic. Lunch is the best choice for us and the portions are still very large and enough for another meal.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent as always.

  37. JA

    JohnA2022

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Chloe was a very good server. Crab cake was best we have ever eaten.

  38. c

    carl

    Houston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Outstanding restaurant. Food was very good and service was perfect. Owner was very involved in making sure that the experience was perfect in everyway.

  39. W

    Waterfront

    Toronto

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, food next level and so unique to this restaurant! You have to go and try some of their dishes..authentic, different, servers well trained and versed in food and wine choices. Simply spectacular experience. Can’t wait until I’m back again.

  40. KB

    KBMansfield

    Corpus Christi

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A must stop while in Galveston, service and dining are excellent as always. We are never disappointed.

Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (409) 762-3696.

Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 3314 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

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Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar

2028 Postoffice Street Galveston, TX 77550

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    20th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Galveston

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, South American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Lunch - Street parking is available with payment at parking meter or by AppDinner

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (409) 762-3696

  • Private party facilities

    We are more than happy to close the restaurant for your private party. Contact us to discuss the many options available.

  • Private party contact

    Paco Vargas: (409) 762-3696

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