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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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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“empanadas” (22 reviews)
“steak” (51 reviews)
“red snapper” (32 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 2 days ago

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...More

Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank GalvezCruiser
Reviewed 2 days ago

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...More

Thank marcy_hanson
Reviewed 3 days ago

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...More

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.

Reviewed 3 days ago

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...More

Thank LivesHere
Management response:

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.

Reviewed 3 days ago

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...More

Thank SusanScott17
Management response:

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.

Reviewed 4 days ago

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

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.

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.

Thank SassySue612
Management response:

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 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.

Thank 1BeerMan
Management response:

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

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...More

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,...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What is the parking situation where you are? Do you have a parking lot or is there street parking? Metered parking? Thanks.
13 April 2017|
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Response from pboening | Reviewed this property |
Paid parking before 6 PM. Free after 6
What is the dress code. We will be there in late September. All adults
26 August 2016|
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Response from Michele C | Reviewed this property |
Causal to dressy. It is the island!!
Sherry C
Can they accomodate a group of 43 for dinner on Wednesday May 11? If so, is there a room charge ?
3 May 2016|
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Response from dc1scsi | Reviewed this property |
I have attended group dinners for about half that number and it was fine. Forty three would stretch the restaurant, but I agree with the person that said call and ask the owners. Great food!
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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, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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