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Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar

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2028 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022 (20th Street)
+1 409-762-3696
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17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Prosper, TX
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is such a lovely restaurant with a friendly staff. Food was delicious and menu options made me very happy. Tourists please try this restaurant if you are tired of fast food, snacks from Buccee's or hotel buffets. Enjoy your meal and a cocktail. Relax and feel civilized. On a recent girls' getaway, we dined here as a last minute... More 

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Thank Stephanie K
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I see that you visited our business last week. We appreciate your conveying thoughts with fellow consumers who hopefully might be our future satisfied customers as well. As you probably realize, consumer reviews are the number one determinant for influencing other consumers. Thanks and thanks again for your patronage. More 

Galveston, Texas
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92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is our all time favorite restaurant in Galveston. It never ever disappoints us. I have so many favorite dishes it is hard to recommend just one. If you are visiting Galveston, do yourself a favor and try this restaurant either for lunch or dinner.

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Thank GalvezCruiser
Management response:

I would like to extend on behalf of our entire organization our gratitude for your continued patronage. Your comments regarding our business is most appreciated. We are thrilled that you feel led to share your comments with fellow consumers. Thank you. More 

galveston, texas
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Do not miss this wonderful Galveston restaurant. It is very sophisticated, leave the kids at home and have a very adult good time! Service is extra special, dress up make a date night, this is the Island at its best...call ahead reservations are required and leave those shorts and flip flops for another time, theres a dress code, so no... More 

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Thank marcy_hanson
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What a terrific review. You covered virtually every aspect of what we think a customer should be evaluating when choosing a business such as ours. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again More 

Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was there with my family I met one of the owners he was very nice. The staff however at times just looked as if they were 'just doing their job because no passion" but again the owner was nice and the food was very very good.

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Thank DollKryssy
Management response:

It was a pleasure to have you as one of our guests and hope to have the same opportunity often in the future. We appreciate your kind words about our staff and how you enjoyed your visit. More 

Huntsville, Texas
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've eaten at Rudy and Paco's several times, but the food , especially the snapper, left us disappointed this trip. My husband had the baked snapper Freddie. It was overlooked and dry. My shrimp were just ok. Not the usual standard for this restaurant, and we were there before they were busy.

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Thank LivesHere
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We consider reviews by actual customers to be an important part of our business because it reflects upon how well we serve our customers. We will continue to work extremely hard to please everyone who comes through our doors. More 

Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I wanted to take my wife to a nice meal for her birthday when visiting Galveston. I reached out to friends and relatives familiar with Galveston restaurants and asked where to go… and they all recommended Rudy & Paco. Both the meal and service were excellent. We selected one of the specials and asked that it be prepared gluten-free and... More 

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Thank you for taking some of your valuable time to provide fellow consumers with your rich perspective. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Austin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

don't let the outside fool you, its a really nice place! food was absolutely fantastic and service wonderful. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended.

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Thank Joshua B
Management response:

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. More 

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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made reservations here for our nephew's graduation lunch, and it was excellent. The food, the service and the ambiance were all top-notch. It is located in The Strand, and we were able to enjoy the whole area during our stay.

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Thank SassySue612
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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. More 

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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was fantastic. The servers were all excellent and work together at food delivery time to make a special presentation. The owner tries his best to get to each table and welcome guests. The food is delicious and lots of choices.

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Every review like yours helps us get the word out that we represent great value and caring service. Thank you More 

Alvin, Texas
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When my husband and I want a nice lunch or night out and want something different, we head down to Galveston and eat at Rudy & Paco's. The restaurant is small but very nice. The wait staff are elegantly dressed and are very informative about the food, wine ect. The food is on the South American, Cuban style food and... More 

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Thank PFerrugia65
Management response:

Thank you for visiting us. It's always nice to learn that we have exceeded expectations and especially on such an important occasion as your event. We never lose sight that you, as all of our guests, especially now due to the wonders of the web, have a range of options available to you when seeking out a business to meet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?