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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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“empanadas” (26 reviews)
“steak” (58 reviews)
“red snapper” (38 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 yesterday

My wife and I had read reviews ahead of time and this place lived up to 5+ stars. We were in Galveston on a mini spring break and 1st went here for lunch and, after dining a few other places during our stay, we came...More

Thank bpasphalt
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were recommended this place at the hotel and then again by a local we met earlier in the day so we thought we would give it a try. There’s a reason for it! The food and service is outstanding. Our wonderful waiter Alex made...More

Thank Josée R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved the food and the service. Did not love the contact with other diners due to tables being so tightly packed together that you couldn't even be seated without touching another setting. Very uncomfortable as the four of us sat knee to knee and the...More

Thank 3AngelsDD
Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting with us. It is always pleasing when our customers elect to write a review so our future customers can see what we are all about… thank you. We appreciate your comments about our pricing, service and products.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to R&P for several years now. It is really difficult to get reservations due to its popularity and somewhat small space. If you want to go, plan weeks ahead, especially if it is on a weekend. I always try their specials,...More

Thank C F
Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for recently recommending our business and for sharing with the online consumer community your positive experience. Please introduce yourself next time you visit as we would like to extend our appreciation in person.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dining at its best! 5 star rated restaurant in downtown Galveston. Old style interior. Attentive wait staff. When the served the food, all plates were served at once with additional staff. Very detailed attention. Food was excellent. FILETE DE PARGO SIMPATICO is their award-winning entree....More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first time to this restaurant and it was a fabulous dining experience. The amiance, the staff, the food and the wine selection were without flaw.

Thank monicakguidry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I take a yearly trip together and because we are light eaters, we usually split our meals. We are accustomed to being charged a nominal fee for this service. On the recommendation of Trip Advisor travelers we were excited to try Rudy...More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent dining experience here. Very elegant old school atmosphere with an attentive waitstaff. Started off with the Crab Bisque...then went for the pecan encrusted red snapper. Other members of our group enjoyed their meals very much. Wine list OK...somewhat expensive for the selections. Somewhat pricey...More

Thank JohnandJean681985
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I love going here. The food and staff are amazing. The steak is always cooked to perfection.More

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

We go as often as we can and have never had anything less than an excellent experience. The staff is friendly yet professional. The service - there’s not a 5-star restaurant in the country that can beat this restaurant. The wine list is very good...More

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Kathy R
26 March 2018|
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Response from 676ginak | Reviewed this property |
You can bring children if you want to pay for them and if they are well behaved. This is an upscale adult restaurant in a darkened atmosphere and probably not appropriate for children. Its not the seawall type restaurants... More
13 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!!
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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