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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
First time there, but heard about the legend and it did not disappoint! Great food, great service, great ambiance. Not cheap, but worth every penny. Everyone in our group of four could not stop raving about our individual choices. A definite night to remember and we will be back. Thanks Paco for the extra level of personalized welcome and goodbye!!
We love to go to Rudy and Paco. Since we do not live on the Island, we mainly go there for special occasions and we are never disappointed. The service is outstanding and the food is remarkable. They have a great selection of wine and always have wonderful specials.
We can not wait to visit again.
What a wonderful place....fantastic service, innovative food, varied menu options all overseen by Paco Vargas the owner who see to it that they exceed your expectations. Delightful experience, with excellent service and magnificent food. We look forward to our dinners at Rudy and Paco while visiting Galveston. Five stars!!!!!!!!
Were not aware of dress code (which we do appreciate) so although my husband was in dress shorts and a polo shirt we were stuffed into two uncomfortable bar stools with our elbows bumping into the neighbors. Not a good start. We shared a fried shrimp dinner which is just ok. Nothing to rave about.
Bartenders were attentive, atmosphere was good and lively.
We left unimpressed and wondering what makes a crab cake appetizer worth $25! Shrimp cocktail $20!
We had reservations for 2, but the bar was open and looked inviting, so chose that. Our bartender was thoughtful and quick to help, and made a great experience.
The calamari appetizer is nicknamed "Calamari Crack" we were told by a nearby diner, with good reason!
Of course the fish was fresh and delicious, so the meal was fantastic.
Rudy & Paco Restaurant is one of the hidden gems in Galveston. Many people do not know of it but locals and theatre goers do so be sure to make a reservation. This is our go to place before a show at the Grand 1894 Opera House and we have never been disappointed. Highly recommend Rudy & Paco Restaurant.
Rudy and Pacos is the perfect place to have a special dinner in Galveston with friends. The food is amazing and perfectly prepared. The service is unbeatable with all guests serviced at one time. For a real treat order a martini and watch your service waltz through the restaurant over head shaking your cocktail right to your table!
Always a Treat
We Love Rudy and Paco and have eaten there many times!
It never disappoints! The seafood is fresh and creatively prepared. The service is perfect--every time. It is not a quiet place, but sometimes it is fun to visit with folks at the next table. We make our dinner reservations BEFORE we book a hotel so we are sure that we can eat at our fav Galveston restaurant!
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