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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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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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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 4 days ago

The special individual attention is so good and very welcome. The food is great and made to order. The wine choices are very wide.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 541Jerry
Reviewed 4 days ago

we have eaten here many times and each time it is better than the time before. You are always treated like a VIP by the staff and the food is the best anywhere. we always take advantage of the luscious lunch specials. You really need...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MaryM2867
Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to make a reservation as this place stays busy - and for good reason! The owner has done an excellent job assembling terrific staff who provide outstanding service. The food in both presentation and taste is superb. I go here every time I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank funlonghorn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paco has opened a second location across 21st street from R&P. Vargas Cut/Catch. The menu is shorter, but everything is just as good as the original. Service is near-perfect. Very upscale, and I like it better than R&P--this location is full of light, as opposed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank danny w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a chance to have dinner at Rudy & Paco's on our recent trip to Galveston. We had an excellent time. Our waiter, Andres, was very knowledgeable and helpful. He recommended the Cherry Pie pinot noir from Stanley Vineyards and we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank krod5674
Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 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 5 weeks ago

If you want first class service and delicious well prepared food look no further than this gem on Postoffice Street. The perfect place for before theater dining since the GranD OPera House is right next door. Dress code enforced.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sunny B
Reviewed 10 November 2018

This little restaurant is the best steakhouse in the little town of Galveston. It presents a very warm and cozy atmosphere with great southern hospitality. The food is "top of the line" and the service is very attentive to your every need. This is one...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Warren B
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Galveston is a community blessed with some of the finest dining venues imaginable and home to a number of "made from scratch" restaurants / cafes that offer incredible tasting, well presented, and served-with-a-smile dishes. Rudy & Paco tops that crowded list of great places to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank travelin_teacher_11
Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for both your patronage and for posting such generous comments regarding our business. We work very hard to ensure that we please wonderful customers like you. Thank you for validating that we are accomplishing that goal.

Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Without a doubt one of the TOP TWO OR THREE PLACES IN GALVESTON. Expect top quality food and service. Go relax and enjoy a top quality meal and service as well. Appetizers and beverages are outstanding. Retired Chef Gene

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gene R
Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you for your kind words about Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar. It is always a great pleasure to hear that we are serving our customers well. We look forward to serving you again soon. Gratefully,Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 27 October 2018

We had heard about this restaurant so much, we were excited to try it. The reviews are amazing. I chose the chicken with angel hair pasts for my main course, sadly it came in a bowl and was a mushy sticky mess of pasta in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Caroline C
Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

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.

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Charlene B
17 July 2018|
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Response from jmbuckak | Reviewed this property |
If a computer is available to use, please peruse their menus on line. You should be able to enjoy several delicious offerings without wrecking the rest of your day. Their Crab Cake is a game changer!
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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