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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
The food and service was great. Our server was attentive as well as the other staff. I loved the fact that sides are included with most of the entrees (the broccolini was delicious). Other high end restaurant serve a la carte. The anniversary dessert was a nice touch.
CONSISTENTLY SPECTACULAR! The escargot is amazing! The snapper Elegante is my FAVORITE! My husband had the soft shell crab , which is one of his favorites. My brother had the filet of beef blackened, and it was also superb. I can't get enough of Rudy and Paco's. You will not be dissapointed!
Rudy and Pacos is my favorite restaurant on this PLANET! I live in Dallas where I'm surrounded by amazing restaurants! Rudy and Pacos in Galveston is still the best by far! You owe it to yourself to try this restaurant before you die....it is WELL worth it!
Excellent dining experience; maybe a bit pricey but outstanding food and service. Seating was a little cramped; more separation would be nice. Especially nice was the personal attention by the owner/management - real conversation and not just the "how is everything?". We plan to dine there again our next time in Galveston.
We just celebrated my parents 50th Anniversary and everything was perfect as always. Perfect martinis from Irina at the bar and spot on service from our server, Jordan. We had a warm greeting (and a beautiful dessert) from Paco. Thanks for making my parents feel so special!
We have dined at a lot of really nice restaurants and Rudy and Pacos is one of the best we have had. We had excellent service and even we're greeted by Paco himself . The food was absolutely great, I had a soft shell crab special and my wife had the Halibut special and the were spot on. They have a very big menu with a lot of options and they have some great desserts also, can't wait to go back.
Wonderful experience! The owner is super friendly, excellent service, makes you feel special and important! The food was outstanding! The calamari was unique and the best we have found. My husband eats steak at every date night and the steak was the best he has ever had by a landslide! We will recommend Rudy and Paco to all our friends and family.
Although the noise level was a little high, it was a great place to eat. The best place on the island in my opinion. Im probably not as wealthy as some of the patrons in that restaurant however, they made me feel just as important when we sat down for a meal. It was a " Going Away" meal for my mother that i had planned. The staff made the night special for us. Everything was better than i could have asked. I will definitely recommend this place to everyone i know.
Everyone laughed at my plate of scallops. It was a 12 inch round plate with a 4 inch depression in the middle with four SMALL scallops. Certainly not worth $34. I love Brussel sprouts, but mine were over-cooked. Dry and almost burned. The couple beside us got a free anniversary dessert. I was charged for my birthday dessert. They aren't as great as they say they are!
Rudy & Paco's NEVER disappoints. Owner, Paco Vargas is a gem, making sure everyone is pleased, always on the spot and welcomes new and old visitors with a "Welcome home, baby" and a million dollar smile. Food can't be beat -- anywhere! Wait staff is the best trained around.
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