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About Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar
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
Galveston, TX 77550
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer catering services for all occasions and party sizes. Please contact Paco at (409) 762-3696 or email us at RudyandPacos@gmail.com for details.
There is street parking available as well as a public lot.
Private Party Facilities:
We are more than happy to close the restaurant for your private party. Contact us to discuss the many options available.
Private Party Contact:
Paco Vargas: (409) 762-3696
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews
We have a condo in Galveston so have frequented many Galveston restaurants. We are not good pre planners so don't often eat at Rudy & Paco since you can't get in without reservations. I finally had the foresight to make a reservation & was thrilled beyond belief with our meal. From the crab bisque (creamy but no heavy cream to disguise the super fresh crab flavor) to the ceviche to the scallops to the cocktails, everything was superb. Saw a bone in ribeye at the next table & had food envy just from looks alone. Highly recommend!
My girlfriend and I made a trip down to Galveston recentley and made reservations at Rudy and Pacos. We were deffinetley satisfied! We are a little younger so we felt a little out of place initially but we were treated just like any other customer or even better. We were initially worried about being overdressed but we for sure we're not, which was a plus by all means. The food was amazing, the service was amazing, and the owner even came out and talked with us. It was overall an amazing experience I would suggest to anyone.
Our family visited Galveston and had one dinner here. The food was incredible and you don't see this level of service very often; outstanding in every respect. Even Paso visited with us. Have the Snapper Simpatico or Snapper Elegante and bread pudding for dessert. Wine recommendations were great too. Dine here!
Whenever in town, this is our first stop for dinner. Seems it only gets better on each visit. Food is always the best and service is impeccable. Love that Paco is always on hand greeting customers and friends and always helps staff when needed. The best of the best!!
My fiancee and I dined together at the restaurant a second time and we were not disappointed. The black bean soup was outstanding, her filet reminded me of my previous visit, my scallops were perfection, and our wines were a discovery that will linger with us both--she, a chardonnay and I, a moscato...We met Juan and I was most happy to learn that Paco's children are committing to learn the business. Keep up the good work, and thank you for your hospitality!!
The food was amazing, from the empanadas as as appetizer to the entrees. We got the fish Elegante and Simpatico. They were both delicious but I have to say the Simpatico w the plantain Crust and chipotle sauce was truly delicious. I love the fact that I could find such an amazing Restaurant that offers Latinamerican cuisine, and specially Nicaraguan food.
All that you would expect from a fine dining experience. Attentive, engaging staff; efficient without being intrusive. Great bar drinks, well made and generous size. Wonderful menu and off-menu cuisine. Their flan and espresso are a must-have dessert combo. One of our perennial favorites; we always look forward to the evening.
I have dined here before with my elderly parents. We like to go early to avoid the crowds and noise. It is always a good experience. The food is consistently well presented and delicious. The service is superb. I know we can depend on having a stellar experience. Many thanks!
The restaurant has around 30 tables and has a quaint ambiance. The interior is very nice, mahogany wood and white table linens. The food and service was wonderful. The owner made sure to introduce himself to everyone entering or saying "hello" and "welcome back", to the regulars. Overall, I received wonderful customer service .
Paco never disappoints. I travel 2-4 days per week and have many meals with customers. This is my favorite restaurant in North America. The Lobster appetizer is to die for. If I have one meal left on this planet, it will be served by the professionals from Rudy & Pacos. I pray he will have the veal chop on the menu that day.
Our son takes his wife here every year for their anniversary and has had great success. My wife and I have wanted to try the food and location for over a year. We made reservation and did not realize that it was Fat Tuesday and the Mardi Gras Parade was on the same night as our reservation. We had a short walk, but well worth the trip. We are from Sugar Land, Texas and this evening was better than any restaurant in Houston, Texas. You need to make a reservation, but highly recommend the drive for great food and a great evening. The seafood is fantastic, but the steak is as good as you will find anywhere. We will make the drive anytime for an evening at Rudy and Paco's.
Love, Love, Love this place! Paco knows how to treat his customers. The food is wonderful and the service is excellent! It is obvious that a lot of love and heart goes into the food preparation and service delivery making your dining experience here of top notch quality.
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