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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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“empanadas” (27 reviews)
“steak” (60 reviews)
“red snapper” (41 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
2028 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the loveliest dining experiences I have had in our World~ a truly fine dinner of Galveston’s local seafood with a lovely fresh salad, homemade plaintain chips with sauces, crusty homemade bread, classically prepared seasonal vegetables and sentimental scalloped potato casserole. Every item was...More

Thank ElizabethAnne53
Paco V, Manager at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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 6 days ago via mobile

Escargot literally exploded when pierced with the fork, showering us with boiling hot butter and remnants of the dish. We both had small burns. Insult to injury, we were offered a first aid kit. No apologies, and the waitress was incredibly rude afterwards.More

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Paco V, Manager at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your constructive criticism, which is precisely how it is taken. We appreciate that when you selected us it was based upon your expectations to enjoy a wonderful experience. We fell short of your expectations and want to apologize. Please know we will...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When in Galveston you must dine at Rudy and Paco. The food is Amazing. The service is Outstanding. The Wine List is Fantastic and very reasonable. We shared a Caesar Salad then I had a tasty stuffed Chicken Breast with black bean sauce , yucca...More

1  Thank Paul B
Paco V, Manager at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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 1 week ago via mobile

Best restaurant on Galveston Island. The lobster tempura is unbelievable. Service is impeccable. Try the soft shell crabs, when in season!

Thank dlollretiki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner was outstanding. Husband and I both had seafood. Mine was crab cake that was almost all delicious lump crab with delicious sauce. Snapper Elegante -- red snapper with delicious lump crab topping. Had a wonderful, crisp white Pinot Grigio. Staff beautifully trained and personable....More

Thank bythesea2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place you don't want to miss! Walked in solo to a packed house on Friday evening. No seats available - even at the bar. The owner & hostess still worked hard to accommodate and before long I had a seat at the...More

Thank Razor2009
Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hereby declare The Lump Blue Crab Cake served at Rudy & Paco's to be the bar by which all other crab cakes (recipes) should aspire to reach. Incredible. I grew up catching crabs off the Texas City docks with a string, ham hock and...More

Thank jmbuckak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t believe I’ve lived in the Bay Area for 20 years and haven’t eaten here yet. Best crab cake ever (all due respect to my friends back East). The wife and I both had seafood dishes with lump crabmeat on top. Outstanding! Plus, I’m...More

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went back to my favorite seafood restaurant in Texas - had snapper and a salad - fantastic- great atmosphere food and very nice people - can’t be beat !

Thank Professor0007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Galveston for the weekend celebrating my birthday. Went to Rudy & Pacos for dinner on Saturday night on the recommendation of a friend who lives on the island as well as the numerous high ratings on Trip Advisor. All very well deserved. We enjoy...More

Thank Kathleen H
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Charlene B
17 July 2018|
Response from Susan L | Reviewed this property |
HI You're question is not being answered by the restaurant, but by a patron. There were plenty of gluten free options for dinner, I can't speak to the lunch menu, but the restaurant is very accommodating. I'm sure you... More
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
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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