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Mon, 6/18
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Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar

4.9
2219 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
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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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Rudy and Pacos never disappoints. The food here is amazing. I had the soft shelled crab and it is possibly the best dinner I've ever had. The service here is incredible in every way. I highly recommend experiencing this fantastic restaurant every time you visit galveston

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

If you're looking for a unique dining experience, Rudy and Paco's delivers. The food is one-of-a-kind. Excellent! The service is unlike any other restaurant. Very attentive. Would highly recommend a visit to this restaurant.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

One of my favorite restaurants in all the World.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Wonderful dinner. Excellent food and outstanding service.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

It was outstanding food, fantastic service. The wine options were very good. Definitely a very special place.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Trip to rudy and Pacos was great as usual lov this place

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We live in Georgetown and have eaten there 5 times always great. Have taken our grand daughter ,our 2 sons and their wives, and just me and my wife. Only place to DINE when we are in Galveston.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Love eating here. Waitstaff is well trained. Food is excellent. I’m not a dessert fan, but I never turn down a chance to eat dessert here.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Always great service, above and beyond the average. Food is great.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

We went to Rudy & Paco to celebrate my 72 birthday albeit 5 days early. We were greated and immediately seated. We were not rushed to make drink and dinner choices and once ordered the meal was timed perfectly. The wait staff was properly trained and attentive to our needs. Additionally Paco came to our table and introduced himself. We ordered the seafood tower appetizer which with a small salad would have been enough, I ordered steak, my wife red snapper. The steak was cooked to prefection and the snapper was also. The presentation of both plates suburb. Staff excellant. The bill well let's just say we were celebrating!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

We've never had a bad meal or bad service.
It's always nice to have Paco say "welcome home".

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

We visited Rudy and Paco's to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, and it was an extremely special night. The food was wonderful, the service was exemplary, and we left feeling lighter than air. What a fantastic evening!

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Always love eat at Rudy and Paco’s

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Our waitress Angela did a fantastic job. The service and the food were great. The calamari appetizer is excellent. We had the soft shell crabs and grouper and they were both delicious. We had a great bottle of wine that was a Tempranillo.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Rudy and Pacos never disappoints. The crab cakes are heavenly and the shaken cocktails are entertaining. Don't forget to say hello to Paco when you are there!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Lovely restaurant with great food and service!!

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

All dishes were well executed and professionally served. We had an outstanding experience. This must be among the top 5 restaurants in Galveston. I hope to be back soon.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We have eaten here before and the food has been very good. I had the soft shell crab and it was heavily fried. The quantity of food was huge but this is fine dining. The quality of the dish was well below average. I would strongly recommend against ordering this item.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

R/P is our favorite restaurant for fine dining. Its comfortable size, excellent menu with creative specials, professional and observant wait staff and affable on-hands ownership make it a five star experience for us.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

One Word! “AMAZING”

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

It's our favorite Galveston restaurant. Exceptional in every way.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Exceptional service and wonderful food. I consider it to be a little too expensive, which will keep me from coming as often as I would otherwise...but it won't keep me away!

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Rudy & Pacos is the perfect dining experience! The food is amazing & the wait staff is perfect.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

This was our first time at the restaurant. The service was outstanding and the food was excellent. We had an enjoyable evening!

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Treated like royalty . Paco has come to our table every time and welcomed us and thanked us for coming back.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Incredible food, incredible service. Not cheap but worth every penny. Can't recommend Rudy and Paco's enough. Word of warning - do not wear shorts since there is a dress code.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

FABULOUS!
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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We were in Galveston for vacation and found Rudy and Paco’s online. The food was absolutely amazing. I am from Maryland and I consider myself a crab cakes snob, the crabcake was by far one of the best I’ve ever eaten and I’ve eaten thousands. The crab bisque was silky and amazing. This ranks up there as one of the top 5 meals we have ever eaten. Paco even checked in on us several times! An absolute gem!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

They need to be more upfront with their prices. When I asked about prices on specials, they refused to answer. Basically if you ask you can't afford it. $99.00 for a crab appetizer, too expensive!!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Our hotel drove us to the restaurant which made dining easy. Great food, attention by the server. A bit dark for those of us who need glasses but lovely, romantic and will return.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

I went out with my daughter for dinner. I always wanted to try Rudy and Paco's since it is Cuban and I am from Miami. I miss Cuban food so much! We were greeted by Paco and he was so warm and friendly. We exchanged stories about Gloria Estefan who had dined there. They sat us up front and were very attentive! The food was amazing! I felt very pampered! I would highly recommend this restaurant!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Wonderful service, impeccable attention to detail, and possibly the best piece of fish I've ever had.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We celebrated our anniversary. Everything was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Outstanding food - Impeccable service. The timing of the arrival of our food was perfectly synchronized. Paco visited several times to check in for a chat and to make sure we were happy. The servers did not rush us, rather made us feel comfortable enough to settle in for a leisurely meal enjoyed in our own time. The food is not only delicious but artfully presented. One Crab Cake appetizer is large enough to share but so good you want the whole thing, and is chock full of lumps of crab. My husband ordered the pecan crusted snapper (Parker) and I the snapper in lemon butter topped with lump crab (Freddie). Wow! Both outstanding. Save room for dessert if you can.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants of all time. I was first introduced while in PA school at UTMB. When ever I'm in town, I make sure to make it back to Ruby and Pacos. A five star experience every single time and worth every cent. From plantains, fresh break, crab or lobster bisque, salads, seafood and steak, you will be pleased with any option. Before you die you need to have Rudy and Pacos.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The restaurant was recommended by a Galveston friend for our 30th anniversary, and we couldn't have been more pleased. While the patrons' attire varied, we did not feel out of place in "special date" clothes. The scallops and accompanying sauce were delicious, and my husband was very happy with his pecan-crusted snapper. Vegetables on the side were a nice touch, and the "Happy Anniversary" written in sauce on our shared dessert plate was lovely. Thanks for a memorable night!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Amazing food with an even better atmosphere. The staff was extremely informative and friendly. Unique experience at a memorable restaurant. Best dinner of our trip.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

A gem for the area. If location was significantly larger it may actually be the bet in the area. Tables are too close together. Some are only a couple of feet from a busy bar stools and it's bystanders. Cuisine is simply outstanding.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great food, good evening, time spent with owner made evening fun.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Anniversary

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