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Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar

2028 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022
+1 409-762-3696
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (55 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2028 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious Latin food and overpriced wine. The plantain chips are seriously addictive! Hard not to fill up on that before your meal. Consistently delicious steaks and seafood - and consistently quite rich in price and taste. The poblano soup is to die for if not...More

Thank greenblueteal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like Crab this is a must have. There is no filler just crab. My wife had a dish where you make your own taquitos. Lots of Chicken and other stuff. I had the Angel Hair Pasta with crab. Both dishes were excellent. Service...More

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Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The first thing we do each morning as a service team is check out and review our reviews. What a way for us to start the day....that is by reading what you wrote about what we offer the public and the manner in which we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I really enjoyed this restaurant except the waitress was very surly and defensive. We were dying for a glass of water when we first sat down and asked for one. She returned but the bottle was held down below the table and...More

Thank Jackson H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is always very good. The service is a bit slow, but overall good. The tables are much too close together, making it difficult to walk about. The background noise is very loud and annoying.More

Thank Ronald R
Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Every day we count our blessings that our business attracts such nice and kind hearted patrons like you. That you would take your time to so generously honor our staff is totally appreciated. We are believers that within each review one gets a glimpse of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great food, friendly atmosphere, a little expensive. great location near Strand. will definitely go back. Locals eat here so you know it is good! Mardi gras in Galveston was fun!!

Thank cissioloomi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me just preface this with, I am not a food snob. For me, this was a top notch restaurant. The service was impeccable. Servers were lined up to give you the specials, refill your drinks and make sure you were not in need of...More

Thank stacey f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this place many times and it's usually spot on. One of the guest on our party ordered their steak med rare and it came out med well. They took it back and brought one back very rare, long story short the...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Rudy and Paco’s gives you five star food and service. The food is always amazing- well presented. The service is exceptional. The atmosphere is lively. We always take out of town guests there, and each time, they are amazed that such a culinary treasure is...More

Thank H2995HOdonnas
Reviewed 20 January 2018

This is a FINE restaurant. Owner visited us 3 times at our table and walked us to the door when we left. Best Wait Staff ever, one of the best steaks I've ever had. This is fine dining at it's best. Do not try to...More

Thank 1Mark41
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Special wedding anniversary dinner, first visit to Rudy & Paco, considered by many to be Galveston's best fine dining option. Very gracious service, attentive owners and servers. Love the plantain chips provided with both sweet and savory salsas. Food selection amazing and our entrees (shrimp...More

Thank Old_Island_Guy
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12 April 2017|
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Response from pboening | Reviewed this property |
Paid parking before 6 PM. Free after 6
26 August 2016|
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Response from Michele C | Reviewed this property |
Causal to dressy. It is the island!!
Sherry C
3 May 2016|
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Response from dc1scsi | Reviewed this property |
I have attended group dinners for about half that number and it was fine. Forty three would stretch the restaurant, but I agree with the person that said call and ask the owners. Great food!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2028 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022
    (20th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-762-3696
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
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