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“Knock Your Eyes Out Service & Food”

Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #2 of 311 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 20th Street
Description: 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
texas
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Knock Your Eyes Out Service & Food”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

There were the two of us...We really liked the food & service...but didn't like the crowded feeling...Also a little less attention would have permitted us to enjoy our conversation a little better...

Visited October 2011
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284 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“Fine dining by all means”
Reviewed 19 February 2012

First of all, thousands thanks to my Trip Advisor Fellow travelers and their reviews for recommending this place. They did not steer us wrong. Yes, this establishment should be number one, as it is at the time of this review.
Food was beyond excellent; freshness, originality, and taste… exceeded our expectations.
Service; it is at the level of fine dining, high class, and five stars. (Thanks to Ashley M).
Respect; your business will be appreciated by the staff and particularly by the owner (Mr. Paco).
Price; it is just right.
Environment; high class, very comfortable and friendly settings.
Dress code; dress casual smart or business (to avoid any embarrassment).

I will dine there every time I am in the area; alone, with a group, or in a romantic night.

  • Visited February 2012
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wisconsin
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“best restaurant in galveston”
Reviewed 14 February 2012

restaurant has great atmosphere and service.fairly priced wine list and the owner was very nice and came over and served the wine and we had a pleasant conversation.the snapper with crab was to die for.would return in a heartbeat .owner very hands on and has trained his staff well as service was exceptional

  • Visited February 2012
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Houston, Texas
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Excellent food!”
Reviewed 10 February 2012

Loved their yuca and Nicaraguan dishes. Try the Gallo Pinto dish. It was great! Will definitely be back!

Visited February 2012
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Gearhart, Oregon
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468 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“Wonderful eveninf”
Reviewed 2 February 2012

Friends drove us here straight from Houston airport to celebrate my birthday. Martini was good. Wine reasonably priced. Steak great. Salad good. Key lime pie good and it had a candle in it. Owner Paco picked up my same so had a great happy birthday song. We have been here before and it continues to be great place.

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