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. Men are required to wear a collared shirt.
Paco and his crew NEVER disappoint!
Thanks again for a wonderful evening!
Erin and Bill Alexander
Wonderful service, friendly staff and excellent meal had by all. I had the scallops which were prepared to perfection. My wife had the redfish topped with crab meat - absolutely wonderful. Highly recommended and can't wait to return to Rudy and Paco for a fine dinning experience.
Love this place! Fantastic empanadas, shrimp and pasta was so fresh and grilled gulf red snapper with cilantro cream sauce, yummm. They have the best bread pudding (outside of my own). I have been coming here for years and have never been disappointed.
Went for a lunch date. Several selections to choose from, all very good. The setting was quiet and the service was excellent.
This is the first time the food was very disappointing. The rib eye wasn't just fatty (which I love). It was stringy. Definitely not a high quality steak. And tough. Broccolini was undercooked. The lump crab accomoanying the steak was, well, lump crab. For the money, we would have paid well for a high cut of beef and Alaskan king crab legs. I seriously have to think whether I would ever come back. The swrvice, however, was great. Rebecca was attentive and kind.
One of the best experiences we have ever had. Our server, Valeria, was perfect. The owner, Paco, visited our table several times and even took us on a personal tour of his other restaurant, Vargas, across the street.
This is a superlative restaurant. If you have the opportunity to eat here, do so.
Birthday dinner! Food was fabulous !!
Our server Nicole was perfect. The food was very good. We especially enjoyed the BT Camerones, the Crab Bisque and Ribeye. The many reviews I read said that the owner visited every table. We were celebrating a very special anniversary and did not receive a visit from Paco, even though the restaurant was not full. Oh well, we made the most of our anniversary, even if the restaurant did not.
We just Rudy and Paco! We had an early Valentines dinner there and it made the evening so special! The service is at a level above anything in the area, the food is delicious and the value is very good for the level of service and food. Highly recommend.
The food and service was perfect as always! Highly recommend for an occasion or just wanting a great meal.
This is our favorite restaurant in the state. First class food, ambience and service.
Best Ceasar anywhere
The off menu specials are always outstanding.
Any of the dishes w snapper are worth the visit!!.
What a find!
We went to Rudy & Paco because we had a gift card which they had donated to a charity which we support. We are so appreciative of their support for PALS, but more importantly, that this donation caused us to find our new most favorite restaurant.
We will be back: The ambiance was lovely and the service (Valeria is so pleasant and knowledgeable) impeccable. We ordered the crab cake to start (hundreds of crabs must have been sacrificed because there was so much crab meat!). The red snapper encrusted in plantain crumbs was perfectly cooked and seasoned. The angel hair pasta with (yet more) crab as delicious. We even saved room for Quatro Leches (if Tres Leches is good, we figured, correctly, that the Quatro would be even better). Thank you!
Always a wonderful experience. My husband and I love the food and ambiance
Food is always delicious. We tried the scallops this time - just wonderful and perfectly cooked.
My wife’s birthday
Terrific food and the service is without peer. I left a bigger tip than I have ever left.
Great atmosphere; great food - absolutely perfect for my wife's birthday. It is expensive, so definitely not an everyday visit for us! But, then again you get what you pay for!
Paco never disappoints. From his warm "Welcome Home" to staff he maintains. Service is always top drawer and the food is magnificent. While I strongly recommend the tuna, my wife believes that the steak is the best on the island. Be sure to try the Jumbo Crab Cakes - mouth watering! There is no place in the region that compares, though Vargas comes close.
Rudy's and Pacos makes you feel as though they've known you way back when. It was our anniversary and everybody seemed to know it. Their food is excellent and dessert is divine! Their Paco Mojito is perfect! My only dislike is their potatoes au gratin. Reservations are required.
So consistently excellent! Have celebrated retirement, birthday, anniversary and even "just because".
This is the BEST restaurant in Galveston. I do not make it to Galveston very often, but once there I always go to Rudy & Paco. Make reservations early! Our waitress Becca was amazing.
Great service, and good food. Our server was very informative and provided excellent service. The staff seem on point with synchronized service. I wasn’t too fond of the dips with plantain chips nor the ceviche. My 22oz ribeye was perfectly charred and medium rare throughout. Scallops that came with special were a little dry. Good wine list but no vintages listed. Also, another server delivered my cocktail and the luxardo cherry dripped juice on the white table cloth. Small details but great night overall and would definitely return.
Fabulous as always.
The red snapper was great. The empanadas are very tasty. The ambiance was very pleasant.
Paco was as always very personable.
Great!! Nicest restaurant I've been to in a decade. Service was second to none.
Great food and service. We always enjoy coming here when in Galveston. The romantic atmosphere of the restaurant makes it easy to have a nice conversation. Everything we ordered from the ceviche and salad to the scallops and bread pudding was fantastic. The wait staff was attentive and very professional. Really a top notch restaurant in Galveston.
Always the best dining experience
We love Rudy & Paco's. We celebrated my birthday and my brother-in-law's birthday and it was awesome as always! So glad that Paco was there to give me a big hug and make our lunch extra special. Thank you!
Consistently remarkable food and service.
You will find every snapper dish outstanding, one of the best Ceasar salads you will ever eat and insanely delicious bread pudding. Worth the visit!!
We went for our anniversary and it was awesome. The service was impeccable and the steak was amazing.
Thoroughly enjoyed my first visit to Rudy & Paco's. It was as good as I had read about and based on what people had said about it. Franco(Frank), our server, was awesome! Everything aspect of the meal was perfect. Excellent wine list and outstanding cocktails. A truly enjoyable evening and I will definitely be back!
Great as always.
We always enjoy going to Rudy & Paco Restaurant when we are in Galveston. The food and services are as good there as any restaurant we have ever gone to, and we have traveled all over the world and enjoy eating in fine restaurants. We have been there numerous times, and the restaurant quality and service are very consistent!!! Always GREAT!!! Thanks very much to the owners and their staff. We will return in May!!!
We always love Rudy and Paco’s before the theatre shows and for special occasions ! We always have a wonderful dinner and service is always wonderful ! Paco comes by and greets everyone and is present with his customers !
ALWAYS delicious food served with attentiveness and caring !
I drive from Dallas to visit my favorite Galveston restaurant!
Excellent service with great attention to all the details. The coordinated service to multiple guests at the same table is an example of the attention to detail. Staff is very professional and friendly. Good quality and value of food.
Very nice experience. Great seafood, great service. Destination restaurant on the island.