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
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
This dining experience was not equal to ...
This dining experience was not equal to the ones we have had in the past. Booked reservations a long time and was seated near the bar area. Waitress not great. Forgot a salad. Also food not served at once and not even close. Either was appetizer (salads). We were not pleased on service at all. Not what we expected as in the past. Food was good. But one of the reasons we love dining here is the experience of the serving of the drinks and food. Just not there tonight.
Food was off the chain delicious. Paco ...
Food was off the chain delicious. Paco is ever-present in the dining room to ensure service it above par and you are happy with your choice. Best place in Galveston to eat dinner, especially if you are attending a show at the Grand 1894 Opera House!
One of the truly outstanding Restaurants ...
One of the truly outstanding Restaurants in Galveston. Next door to the Grand 1894 Opera House and early eaters eat here before the show. If you have one choice in Galveston and don't care about the view (none to be had here), this is the place to eat.
Exceptional food preparation and service ...
Exceptional food preparation and service. These folks really know how to knock your socks off with outstanding service. The food preparation and quality is always outstanding. I always look forward to the "Fish of the day" special which is always fresh and delicious. Looking forward to our next time at the Rudy & Paco Restaurant.
Still one of the best places for dinner ...
Still one of the best places for dinner in Galveston although it is beginning to slip a bit in quality. The fish special I had was either a little overcooked or previously frozen. They were supposed to have Wahoo but ran out and offered Grouper instead but it was not the best fish I've eaten there. Also the cheesecake tasted old and flavorless. But the other dishes, the scallops and the bone in filet were all delicious and the other dessert with cheesecake and chocolate cake mixed together was fabulous.
My husband and I visited Rudy and Paco's ...
My husband and I visited Rudy and Paco's while we were in Galveston one night before taking a cruise to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Friends had dined there before and highly recommended the restaurant. We were certainly not disappointed! The calamari appetizer was undoubtedly one of if not the best we have ever had. I had the tuna entree while my husband had the wahoo special with a ponchatrain sauce. We both liked my entree more even though his was very good. Service was excellent - our server even wrote down the name of the prosecco we enjoyed before our meal. All in all it was an excellent experience and we will highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.
3rd or 4th time in last 10 yrs to visit. ...
3rd or 4th time in last 10 yrs to visit. Each PREVIOUS visit was before tables were on top on each other. The experience was COMPLETELY different. The noise level was very uncomfortable. No longer is it the best in Galveston!
Have dined here many times over the year ...
Have dined here many times over the years. Being a few doors down from the 1894 Opera House makes it a great place to have dinner prior to the show. The calamari as a appetizer was quite substantial and delicious. My fish special with crab topping was good but the sauce dominate the favor which I did not like. Overall, a good place to dine.
We made reservations for our anniversary ...
We made reservations for our anniversary. Our table was ready and our server was great. We ordered sole, which was awesome and wahoo. The wahoo was overcooked a bit but was very good.
The side dishes were scalloped potatoes and Brussel sprouts. The side dishes were excellent.
An amazing restaurant with outstanding w ...
An amazing restaurant with outstanding waitstaff. Way worth it. A restaurant you must try. Food is always so fresh and wonderful taste. Cooked to perfection each time. Presentation always exceeds my expectations. By far my favorite restaurant in Galveston.
One of the best restaurants in Texas for ...
One of the best restaurants in Texas for seafood, cocktails, fine dining. The service is outstanding, yet not obtrusive. Paco, one of the owners, is hands-on, checking on his customers and supervising his staff, as well as working to clear and set tables himself. Old-fashioned service which is still very appreciated.
Our table was ready when we arrived. The ...
Our table was ready when we arrived. The service was (as always) impeccable. We had the Tempura Lobster, beefsteak tomato salad and Filet Mignon. We enjoyed a bottle of Faust Cabernet Sauvignon, but skipped dessert. It was all excellent, including the sides of scalloped potatoes and sautéed spinach.
Always great food, atmosphere, and servi ...
Always great food, atmosphere, and service. Had out of town guests visiting and took them to Rudy and Pacos. They were blown away. A favorite of ours and certainly always proud to share it with our guests. Have never been disappointed.
The food was spectacular. Everyone enjo ...
The food was spectacular. Everyone enjoyed their choices. Crab cakes, snapper, shrimp, flounder. When our table was not ready at the time of our reservations, we were offered a f complimentary empanadas and shrimp cocktail. Delicious. The bread came out warm and tasty. Had to stop so not to fill up. We were impressed when five servers served our main course to each of us at the same time. Even the owner Mr Paco sang Happy Birthday when presenting dessert. Then Mr Paco escorted all five of us ladies to the parking lot across the street to be sure we got there safe. A nice touch. We will definitely be back.
Only reservation available on Saturday w ...
Only reservation available on Saturday was 5:30. Restaurant 2/3 full at 6 PM and full by 6:30. Very few GenX or Millenial customers. Excellent, attentive service. Waiters asked before clearing the plates. Chilean sea bass with crabmeat was excellent. Couldn't eat it all. Couldn't even finish the raspberry sorbet. Will go again.
This was my first time here and I was am ...
This was my first time here and I was amazed with atmosphere, the servers and the food was outstanding. Paco sat us at our table, check on us a couple of times, and casually talked with us. Really liked this place. Can't wait to return.
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