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Party Size
For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
7:00 PM
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Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar

4.9
2087 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
When visiting Galveston Island, you simply can't miss the Island's most unique dining experience, Rudy & Paco. Voted Open Table Top 100 Restaurants in American and Open Table Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America. 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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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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
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Phone number
(409) 762-3696
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
We are more than happy to close the restaurant for your private party. Contact us to discuss the many options available.
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Private party contact
Paco Vargas: (409) 762-3696
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
20th Street
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Parking details
There is street parking available as well as a public lot.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Codym 
2.0  Dined 2 days ago

Went their for my anniversary checked three times before we got there to eat. That a special desert for our anniversary would be made. Bt it never came so it really ruined my whole evening that I had planned for our anniversary. And it seemed that our server paid attention to everyone bit us.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great place!!!

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CarlL (Houston)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Everything about the restaurant, including ambience, service and food were excellent as they were the first time we were there.

This was our 49th anniversary and I had left a request in the comment section when I first requested our reservation via OpenTable. The request was for Thursday 2/22/18 for 7:30. My comment was to ask for a quiet table which was not near the kitchen or any cleanup area.
Upon entering the staff directed us to a table which was literally outside the door of the kitchen. There were a lot of tables all around the restaurant where we could have been seated so this was very disappointing because of my specific request. This tells me that my comment was not acknowledged or ignored.

I requested another location and was accommodated without any fan fair.

I only send this comment to encourage that whatever caused the situation could be remedied in the future for other guests.

We try us enjoy Rudy and Paco and will return in the future.

Sincere Regards,
Carl & Vickie Looney

Thank you

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Steve (Baton Rouge)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely would dine there again. Food was amazing and service was outstanding. Highly recommend Rudy and Paco Restaurant!!

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BobbyG (Houston)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

A great, romantic dinner for our 28th wedding anniversary. From the greeting by the hostess at the door, to the perfect service by the waiter, to the owners attention to details, everything was amazing. My wife had the snapper simpatico which she enjoyed immensely. I had what most would consider a waste at such a nice restaurant; fried shrimp. However, these were huge, delicious, perfectly prepared shrimp. Go for the food, stay for the magnificent service!

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Tryon (Austin)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Awesome seafood dishes. Their pecan crusted snapper was amazing. Service was outstanding. Absolutely one of the best places to eat in Texas.

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BartP 
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

First time. Great atmosphere, the lighting was a little too dark, hard to read the menu. The Grouper portion could have been maybe a little bit more for the value. The Ribeye was perfect and was plenty of food. Overall, very nice place and warm.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Very friendly service, food was the best, I have never had scallops that melt in your mouth...delicious! Everything was amazing, and we completely enjoyed our evening.

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Choose2eatwell (El Paso)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Reservations a must! Quickly seated with a reservation. Great food. Amazing Service. Yummy cocktails. A little noisy and crowded but that's what happens at the best restaurant in Galveston.

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Tryon (Austin)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Amazing food! Excellent service. So good we returned the next night. Best seafood ever. Eating here is an opportunity of a lifetime.

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ConnorB 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food and great service. Cannot complain. Will be dining again in the future.

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Pamala (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

My husband & I had our date night and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The wait staff was great and very friendly. The owner came by our table to check on us. We both loved our meal and felt the prices were reasonable. The restaurant is very nice but not stuffy! Will definitely go back.

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vipSherron (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Wonderful food and exceptional.wine value.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

It was a nice restaurant, the waitress was very polite and the food was excellent. I had a special request for a dozen red roses , I was very pleased with the arrangement of flowers and so was my wife. The whole experience was perfect . I will be going back there again .

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

They have earned repeat customers with their delicious food and great service.

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ErikaG (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food is AMAZING and so are the workers. Best of eberything. Can't wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Paco always does an amazing job. The food and the service cannot be beat by any restaurant anywhere!

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Suzanne (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Consistently wonderful - Galveston Island’s go to Fave for Special Occasions!

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vipSojourner2 (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

No doubt a 5 star restaurant and one of the 100 best in USA as advertised worthy of Michelin consideration outstanding service that occurs unnoticed great wine list at less than expected cost

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AnnalisaV (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

By far excellent service! Will definitely need to return. Thank you!

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