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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

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (67)
Good for Anniversaries (59)
Good for a Date (58)
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Romantic (54)
Creative Cuisine (49)
Worth the Drive (47)
Good for Birthdays (45)
Notable Wine List (42)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Pre/post Theatre (36)
Business Meals (32)
Authentic (32)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Cozy (29)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Great for Lunch (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Good for Groups (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Fun (14)
People Watching (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Healthy (9)
Comfort Food (5)
Seasonal (5)
Great for Brunch (3)
Casual (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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Spicy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent

Predominantly seafood but with great appetizers i.e empanadas, etc

Fresh and excellently prepared seafood

One of my favorites

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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·Dined 2 days ago

Best seafood I’ve eaten in Galveston. Wait staff was exceptional and atmosphere was unhurried and cordial. Loved that the owner was mingling with customers and working along side staff.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 3 days ago

As always, fantastic service, ambience, and food! Love this place. Get here as often as we can.

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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Always great service and food! Our lunch bunch loves it Rudy and Pacos.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Hands down the best place to eat in Galveston and in the top five in the Greater Houston area. Food is outstanding and you won’t find better service anywhere.

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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Small, quaint restaurant with exceptional service. It was a little too dark for our liking but everything we ate and drank was great.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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food4
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Christmas lunch

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Superior service and ambiance. Friendly atmosphere and genuine attentiveness of management.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Shrimp tacos. ...fabulous! Wonderful service. Relaxing white table cloth seating. Cregative menu.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Really enjoyed the food and the service was outstanding.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (Central Texas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

It was nice the owner came to every table to speak with patrons. I was disappointed he waited until we were paying our check to visit with us. He greeted all other tables early in their dining experience, it was obvious there were many regulars and friends of the owner. This was nice to see. Would’ve made us feel more welcome had he chosen to welcome us earlier, as he did the others. It was obvious he delayed greeting us. Excellent food and wait staff attention, thank you.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Cozy, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Service is outstanding. Food is delicious. Highly recommend! You can’t find many restaurants today where the owner personally monitors every plate that comes out of the kitchen! Paco does!!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I have had a second home in Galveston for the last 2 years and everyone has raved about how awesome this place is. I must say that my friends did not say enough how wonderful the service, food, ambiance was. We had the shrimp empanadas , and the escargot with a bottle of wine. I have only had one other restaurant in my 45 years of dining that I could not wait to go again!!!!! This is the second. Don’t pass up the chance to go when your in Galveston.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

If you worked your entire life, with the goal of creating a dining experience approaching perfection, you might if you're lucky, find yourself in Paco's shoes.
As a diner, I'm not worthy, but I'll keep trying.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Wonderful food with attentive service from Dana.
Management-Darrell checked in further enhancing a lovely lunch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The food and service at Rudy and Paco's Restaurant are top-notch! Love eating at this establishment (and love the staff, too!)

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

I need more stars!! There are not enough stars in the rating for this place. My husband and I drive from Austin just to eat here! We love! love! love! love this place!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on November 26, 2017

As usual, Rudy and Paco's does not disappoint. The level of service is unbelievable. Just sit back and count the little things you don't usually see.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Exceptional in every way, as always! Great food, usuals and specials are fabulous. Service is spot on and friendly. Wine list is outta sight! Paco is a Galveston gem, always there to greet you like family.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Fun, Hot Spot, Authentic, People Watching, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I love this restaurant and the high service standards that it has set for themselves. Unfortunately, Friday night wasn’t their best night. We arrived on time for our 8:30 reservation, but had to wait 25 minutes to be seated. The bar was full so we just stood waiting. Once seated, we felt rushed through the meal. The food was excellent but the appetizer came out quickly and before we were finished with it, our meal arrived. It was an important date and we both felt uncomfortable and hurried.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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food5
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

My husband and I just wanted to get out of Beaumont for the day.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Dinner with friends. Wonderful food and service. Always excellent.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The service at Rudy and pacos was old school and so refreshing that we will go back. While the sharp appetizer was slightly overcooked, the other food, the staff and the experience were fantastic. A place to return to.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Top notch, first class service.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Came highly recommended and they did not disappoint.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Service was very slow. It took us a long time to get our food and we had an early reservation.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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