Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar
Rudy & Paco is located next door to The Grand 1894 Opera House and is a great choice for pre-show dinner specials.
No shorts (men or women), hats/caps, or sleeveless shirts for men.
As always Paco made our 44th anniversary extra special. No one does a meal as good. Thank you!
The food is the best on the island with service that is attentive without being smothering. Many small touches that makes dining here special, from everyone at the table being served at the same time to recognizing special events on the dessert plate without having to ask to Paco stopping by just to say hello.
Really enjoyed the atmosphere. Great setting for any special date. We were celebrating an anniversary. Excellent staff and service. Great knowledge of menu and specials. Great flow of service, didn’t feel rushed or too slow. We enjoyed every aspect of dinner. Staff helped make it special for us. Thank you!
Rudy and Paco Restaurant delivers on food and atmosphere. Perfect place for an intimate dinner.
Absolutely perfect on all aspects. It was our wedding anniversary. They brought a free sorbet dessert with happy anniversary written in chocolate in the plate. Paco was friendly and showed a deep interest in who we were and our evening. Great gluten free and dairy free options. We will make Rudy n Pacos a regular experience from now on.
Pistachio crusted red snapper was fantastic. Lot's of birthdays that night!
I love this place! I’ve eaten here several times and it never disappoints!
Our very favorite place on the Island. Always excellent. Soft-shelled crab unsurpassed. Anywhere.
Been eating here since 1998, always greeted with great service, ambiance and food.
This was my first visit to the restaurant. I had previously read a lot of good things about the restaurant and was anxious to try it out. Boy, was it worth it! We went on a Monday night so it was not crowded and very quiet. Juan, our waiter, was excellent and took the time to tell us all about the specials and the restaurant having learned it was our first time there. He made some very good recommendations but left the decisions to us. My friend had the salmon and I had the scallops. He also had the lobster bisque and I had the tomato salad with avocado. My only regret was that we did not leave room for dessert. Next time, for sure.
Spectacular food and service. Best fried shrimp. Crab cake to die for....
Shared dinner with best friends celebrating our birthdays. Empanadas tasty. Crab cake, snapper, salmon all excellent. The sides of spinach and potatoes were soso. Our server Jordan was perfect. Friendly, prompt. Offered advice when solicited
Great as always👍🏻 We have been coming to Rudy & Pacos for special occasions and just because for many years and have never had a bad experience. Will continue to bring friends and family down as often as possible.
We had a lovely anniversary celebration here. Excellent service, nice pace, delicious food. Juan made the evening special. Thank you!
I would recommend R @ P to anyone wanting to have a great experience.
We enjoyed a wonderful anniversary dinner and were delighted with the caring service and delicious meal.
We had great food and the service was excellent. We would recommend it to everyone! Thanks, John Thomas
We love it, and like to dine there on special occasions. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars for ambiance is because it's kind of loud. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars for value is because it's pricey -- it deserves to be pricey, but I don't know if the unfamiliar patron might equate "value" with "economy"...
I would recommend that you don’t go too early (before 7pm) for an anniversary dinner because of the noise level. Exceptional food, and the ceviche was the best. Meeting Paco was cool too-a great gentleman. We will be back for sure!
Always great. Service by professionals. Count on Paco.
Dining at Rudy and Pacos is a special experience! Their food and attention to detail is outstanding!
Always an excellent experience for any occasion. I highly reccomend when visiting the Downton area.
Outstanding food and service. Love the place!! However way too noisy to have any conversation at all. Waiting for the new bigger place across the street.
We always go to R&P for special occasions or when the best seafood is a must. Our hostess, Ivy, made the evening out of the ordinary and Paco seems to pick his teams to insure absolute customer satisfaction...It's my favorite!
The food and service were outstanding! Best meal you can get in Galveston
My mother recently ate at Rudy and Paco's for the first time on her birthday. When old friends from the 80's contacted her to visit, she immediately wanted them to have the privilege of having lunch at Rudy and Paco's Restaurant & Bar. They absolutely loved it! We will be back!
I have only visited Rudy & Paco for lunch and it has been outstanding every time.
We visited for the first time this week. It was an incredible surprise. We have traveled to every continent and rarely have found such a combination of outstanding food, superior service, sophistication, and local hospitality. The attention to detail in the food preparation, the choreography of the service staff, and the personal attention by Paco to each table was impressive. We will make this gem a regular stop either for a drink or another memorable event.
The food and service was outstanding! Rebecca our server was very friendly and made our anniversary very special.
Exceptional and personalized service and great tasting cuisine
Been there before service was great. This time we had to ask for menus from someone other than our waitress. This was after we received our drinks, and order appetizers. We were a party of 8, but she only had a few more tables with only 2 people. Had to wait a long time to finally ask for 2nd drinks. I assume it was the owner who was having to help us with getting menus after I flagged him down. He was very nice helping us get things finally taken care of.
This restaurant never disappoints. I always enjoy the food and great service.
We went to this wonderful restaurant 1 1/2 years ago for our anniversary, and have wanted to go back ever since. It did not disappoint! I can't think of anything that I would change. Even the appetizer, service, was the best I've ever had. Recommended anytime you have a special occasion or just crave beautifully prepared fresh seafood.
Great time! Great food! Service second to none.
Food was very good.
Most favorite restaurant in Galveston. There is no better food. Jordan is the best server ever!
Food was excellent. Large portions. Nice little appetizer brought to your table and bread and butter was hot and fresh. My only concern that night was that my table was backed up to bar and very close to other tables. Noise was a small problem. It was our anniversary and although they acknowledged it we thought maybe a house dessert on the house. We saw several other tables getting one. No big deal just disappointed.
This is a hidden gem. From the outside, it lookslike a typical eatery. Once in inside, you will be amazed by the decor and ambiance. But, the food and service is amazing. Reservations are a must. i have visited Galveston Island many times, over the years, but only recently discovered Rudy & Paco.
Fabulous surprise anniversary dessert