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About Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar

When visiting Galveston Island, you simply can't miss the Island's most unique dining experience, Rudy & Paco. Rudy & Paco features grilled seafood and steak with a South and Central American sabor. Relax and unwind with your favorite cocktail while enjoying delicious Antojitos. Rudy & Paco is located next door to The Grand 1894 Opera House, and is a great choice for pre-show dinner specials. Dinner: No shorts (men or women), hats/caps, or sleeveless shirts for men. Lunch: Smart Casual

2028 Postoffice Street
Galveston, TX 77550
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

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

Cross Street:
20th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(409) 762-3696

Website:
http://www.galveston.com/rudypaco

Catering:
We offer catering services for all occasions and party sizes. Please contact Paco at (409) 762-3696 or email us at RudyandPacos@gmail.com for details.

Parking Details:
There is street parking available as well as a public lot.

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

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.9

ambience

4.8

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (68)
Good for Anniversaries (59)
Romantic (55)
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Good for a Date (55)
Worth the Drive (51)
Creative Cuisine (48)
Good for Birthdays (45)
Notable Wine List (44)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Pre/post Theatre (34)
Business Meals (30)
Authentic (29)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Cozy (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Great for Lunch (21)
Bar Seating (19)
Local Ingredients (18)
Fun (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Hot Spot (9)
People Watching (9)
Great for Brunch (7)
Healthy (7)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Casual (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Scenic View (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 4 days ago

Came highly recommended and they did not disappoint.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was the best seafood I’ve ever eaten. The service was wonderful as well. We celebrated our first anniversary and it was a great place to do so.

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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Always great service, good food and a wonderful wine list.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

Food and service exceptional. Always fresh and delicious. Synchronized service is a site to behold. Especially at larger tables.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 6 days ago

consistently excellent! Outstanding service and delicious cuisine!

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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·Dined 7 days ago

Wanted a special restaurant for a special anniversary. The restaurant had good reviews so we went. It is fine dining with excellent food, service and atmosphere and is priced accordingly. We were very pleased and we'll definitely go again when the occasion warrants.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

As in previous visits, the food was excellent. We were greeted at the door and immediately seated. It was our anniversary and we had advised them. The service was outstanding. Will go back

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 7 days ago

As always Rudy and Pacos came thru. The ambiance, the service and of course the food was fantastic. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great experience!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The restaurant was overpriced for the overall quality of the products and services provided.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

As always Rudy's provided an exceptional meal for our party of four. The service provided by Aliona was great. This is a foodie's must.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Outstanding restaurant!! Food is top quality and Service is something to write home about. Good wine selection and the owner stops by every table to see if you are satisfied. One of our favorite when in Galveston. Next door to The Grand 1894 Opera House so wonderful location.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This was undoubtedly some of the best seafood that I have ever eaten. The wine list is also probably the best in Galveston. The service was unobtrusive and excellent. The only negative is the noise from so many people in a small room.
Stephen Benold

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The best in Galveston. Food is local and well prepared, expertly served and delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food and service, as always. The only drawback this night was a convention of some type overwhelmed the restaurant - too many people and too much noise.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food !

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Paco served one of the best meals I have had in Galveston. Pargo elegante and pargo a la Parker were both fantastic and the service was impeccable!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Cozy, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fantastic food and great service. Will definitely be back.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 3, 2017

An elegant fine dining experience, with superb service and exquisite food and fine wine. For a truly decadent appetizer I highly recommend the tempura lobster tail, which is mouthwatering. The main course of scallops in light creme sauce was the height of epicurean excellence.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Will definitely return. Really nice restaurant! Food is cooked perfectly. It is expensive but the food is wonderful! I do wish they would not charge to split a meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 31, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants and my absolute favorite in Galveston. Service was perfect ant the food was fantastic, as always!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fantastic food and atmosphere! The service was out of this world and the food was unbelievable. Get the scallops and bread pudding... you won't regret it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Rudy and Paco's is an elegant jewel on an island of casual chaos. We never got to the wine list because they were promoting a red with a special Houston Astros logo. And the wine was incredible - can only imagine the quality of the wine list itself. Everything we ate from fried plantains to coffee and tawny port were excellent and served with quiet unobtrusive staff. This isn't for everyone, but their escargot was the best I've had outside of France. Thank god they have a dress code - business casual - or they would be overrun with loud groups dressed casually and acting that way. This is a place for people who take quality food seriously. Make reservations well in advance as the place is constantly full. We've been several times and are never disappointed. It is not a cheap joint or even a quaint Island hangout but a culinary institution that will not disappoint "foodies".

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

As always, a perfect meal and outstanding service!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent across the board. Great food, service and ambience. Management was attentive and engaging but not overbearing. The food was prepared very well with very nice presentation. The main dish was great and the sides were equally delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Amazing service; Andy was just superb and attentive. The food was delicious. The grouper special was top notch, as were the lamb chop lollipops!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I Live in Austin but grew up in Galveston. This is one of my favorite restaurants. The service is always perfect and the food is phenomenal. If I’m in Galveston, I try to have a meal at Rudy and Paco.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Not our first visit and not our last. Always a great experience here and the staff is attentive and professional

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Juan was an excellent server & all of the servers work together. Paco greets patrons, checks on them at their table & shakes their hand on the way out.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was our first time to Rudy and Paco's - best meal we've ever had and Paco was an awesome host. Can not wait to go again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Overall, it was excellent! The service was great! The food was great!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Attentive wait staff; delicious food; well paced service; great menu options; we’ll be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Phenomenal ! Will definitely be back and recommend to friends! Thank you for an amazing anniversary dinner.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent food. Very professional and friendly staff. Owner on premise. Highly recommend. Favorite with locals.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, People Watching, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Staff was very attentive wo being bothersome. Food was absolutely scrumptious. I had salmon and hubby had grouper. We enjoyed our meal and atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 18, 2017

This was the first time my wife and I have dined here, we were pleasantly surprised. Great atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious food . We'll definitely be returning.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Had not been to see Rudy & Pacos for some time and was so pleased with everything. Just as I had remembered it. Wonderful food, friendly service and so many locals enjoying the place. You feel at home yet you feel like you are somewhere special. Great restaurant!

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The absolute best red snapper and grouper we have ever eaten. The salads and sides were also just as delicious. Our chocolate and key lime desserts were scrumptious! Everything about the whole dining experience was exceptional!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food and dining atmosphere. Excellent service

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic
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