About Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar
Galveston, TX 77550
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
Delightful evening. Greeted by friendly ...
Delightful evening. Greeted by friendly staff. Service was superb. No matter how many people were at any table, that number of staff were involved so that everyone received their meal delivered at the exact same time. Excellent food. Definitely recommend.
Food was very good but definitely overpr ...
Food was very good but definitely overpriced. Tables are very close together. Too dark to see the menus. Service was good. Given the Number of restaurants I would certainly not make it a high priority. Black Pearl was excellent and a good value. Just as good of food
Paco has been present both times we have ...
Paco has been present both times we have dined at Rudy & Paco's, and he is very friendly, approachable and inviting, with great sense of humor! His establishment's food quality and exceptionally well-orchestrated 5-star service makes our visit to Galveston complete!! He has done a fabulous job of keeping the quality over the years, as the last time we were there was over 6 years ago!! Well done, Paco!!
My sister and I had dinner this past Fri ...
My sister and I had dinner this past Friday at Rudy & Paco and the overall experience has to be one of the top I've ever had...it's definitely a "must do" if you're in Galveston.
The SERVICE: Jordan was our server and she is amazing - so knowledgeable and great with wine pairing recommendations. I was so impressed by the service, it was very well-orchestrated, I'm not sure I've ever been able to say that before at any restaurant. Seriously, any dish that was delivered, picked up, wine poured, etc had two people to handle both for me and my sister at exact times and like a performance. It was very well done.
The FOOD: amazing...I need to go back and try about every thing else on the menu. For starters the fried plantains with salsa and chimichurri are crazy good (coming from a person who does not like plantains...I could not stop eating them). We shared the avocado and beefsteak tomato salad, which was perfect and best tomatoes I have ever seen in a winter month. For dinner, my sister had the Red Snapper with crabmeat and Paco Pico and it was the standout dish - the snapper was like butter. Seriously...I eat snapper a lot and have never had it taste so rich and the texture was unlike anything I've ever had. I had to spicy white wine sauce with crab fingers, calamari and shrimp and pasta - also amazing, but when ranking the two dishes...the snapper wins. Too full for dessert, but we had to try the crème brulee and it was delish!
OVERALL: Must do...make reservations ahead. Great place for small groups or a date night. Very intimate atmosphere and you can't go wrong on the food. Seriously incredible!
it was a very good experience we celebra ...
it was a very good experience we celebrated our 30 anniversary there. We have been very blessed by the atmosphere the service and everything around. is the server was outstanding .thank you very much we hope to be there again.
Researched internet reviews and saw add ...
Researched internet reviews and saw add in hotel magazine. Most everyone was pleased with food and awesome service. They made everyone feel like VIP's. Menu was mostly fresh seafood, very well seasoned and prepared and presented elegantly. NOT For kids, please!
We had an exceptional time at Rudy and P ...
We had an exceptional time at Rudy and Paco's. Our 730p reservation had to be pushed back by the restaurant because they were running behind on service. They called us with plenty of time to spare so that we could alter our arrival plans. They also treated us to a complimentary appetizer (shrimp cocktail) for our "inconvenience." Classy move. Our meals were amazing (the sea bass special and a grouper topped with crab meat special), the service was spectacular. It was one of the highlights of our Galveston trip and we definitely plan on eating there again.
I must say this was the best experience ...
I must say this was the best experience I have had at a restaurant. Food incredible, Service excellent, Owner spent time with my wife and I. Shared information on wine, after dinner drink, including where to purchase and how to make it. Now our go to place in Galveston. Bucket List experience.
Took my wife here for a getaway before C ...
Took my wife here for a getaway before Christmas. We stayed at the San Luis Resort. Their driver David drove us there and picked us up. Drinks were fantastic and the food was amazing! If you like seafood dishes their red snapper was fantastic! Paco came by the table twice to check on us, which made us feel special. Keep up the great work!
My husband and I loved Rudy & Paco!!! Th ...
My husband and I loved Rudy & Paco!!! They made our wedding anniversary dinner very special. I used to live in Galveston some years ago and their quality is still the same. I can see why they are the #1 restaurant on TripAdvisor Galveston.
My wife and I dine there 5-6 times a yea ...
My wife and I dine there 5-6 times a year. It is always outstanding. Paco always comes by and visits. There is very little turnover in the wait staff. It must be a great place to work. We would father drive 45 minutes to eat there than drive into Houston. Our favorite restaurant.
LOVED IT!! Made my husband's birthday c ...
LOVED IT!! Made my husband's birthday celebration that much more special. Food was outstanding, service was impeccable. Drinks were made very well too.
Even the coffee and whipped butter were both excellent!!
Pistachio-crusted Sea Bass was out of this world. Probably the best fish we've ever had.
Would love to know what kind of coffee you all serve.
Lovely day in Galveston was concluded wi ...
Lovely day in Galveston was concluded with a delightful dinner date with my husband. It was our first time at Rudy & Pacos and it exceeded our expectations. Service was superior with delicious gourmet food. We had the KT Felicia de Mar and pecan encrusted gulf red snapper. Both dishes were excellent and I highly recommend. The snapper came with a sautéed broccolini and scalloped potatoes-which were to die for.
This was our first visit, a great experi ...
This was our first visit, a great experience. The service was top notch and the food was great. Very good wine selection and desert as well. We were greeted at the door and they made us feel welcomed.
I would highly recommend this place and we will dine again.
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