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Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, Galveston, TX

Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar

4.9
4.9
3836 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Paco is the definition of the "All American Dream", awarded the 2019 "Faces of Diversity Award" by the National Restaurant Association. This prestigious award honors those who have achieved success through perservance and determination embodying the American Dream.

Rudy & Paco's offer the freshest seafood and steaks with a Central American flare. Come experience fine dining at its best with Paco and his staff.

We are honored to have the opportunity and privilege to serve you and your family.

~ Paco Vargas and Family

Lunch - Street parking is available, pay at parking meter or by App
Dinner - Street parking is free after 6 pm.

Dress code is strictly enforced for Dinner.
No shorts for men, women (including rompers) and children. Men must have a collared shirt (no t-shirts) and no hats.

Dress code for Lunch is casual with shorts acceptable but no hats.



Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, South American
  • 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
  • Phone number
    (409) 762-3696
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • 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
  • Neighborhood
    Galveston
  • Cross street
    20th Street
  • Parking details
    Lunch - Street parking is available with payment at parking meter or by AppDinner
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,836 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Best Overall

  • Houston

    Best Service

  • Houston

    Best Ambiance

  • Houston

    Seafood

  • Galveston

    Best Overall

  • Galveston

    Best Food

  • Galveston

    Best Service

  • Galveston

    Best Ambiance

  • Galveston

    Best Value

  • Galveston

    Good for business meals

  • Galveston

    Healthy

  • Galveston

    Neighborhood gem

  • Galveston

    Great for fine wines

  • Galveston

    Romantic

  • Galveston

    Good for special occasions

  • Galveston

    Seafood

3,836 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oliver was great Owner was gracious. Pasta was wonderfull

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  2. Jt727

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal at Rudy & Paco’s. Terrific service. THE BEST crab bisque either of us ever had. Salads were good. The special was plantain crusted red snapper with a tomato cream sauce. Good but not great. Crème brûlée was excellent-not custardy-but creamy. We will return.

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  3. JayN

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a classic restaurant. The food was excellent, the service was Top Notch. We even got to meet Paco and he was checking on all tables and made sure that all was taken care of. We can’t wait to go back.

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  4. LocalDiner

    Houston

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for a lunch date with the husband. He chose the Tuesday special (pork chop) and I chose a chicken dish. Service, as always is superior. The food was excellent and very generous portions.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the first time my husband and I attended “Rudy and Paco’s” for dinner and our whole experience was fabulous. The food was exquisite, e.g., escargot, and crab cakes are second to none. We didn’t order entrees this time, instead opted for a few appetizers and desserts! We will definitely return and order the salmon and steaks next time. At the end of our dinner, we met Paco and expressed to him our total delight in savoring his foods and enjoying the quiet romantic ambiance. He then offered to give us a private tour of his other restaurant “Vargas”, which his daughter runs and is located across the street. The tour of Vargas was impressive and the food also looks and smells amazing, so we can’t wait to have dinner there as well.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I were here for our anniversary dinner. My husband ordered a steak and I had the snapper special. The steak was cooked exactly as he ordered it. The snapper I ordered was good but not worth the $60 price tag in my opinion. Overall, we had a nice dinner, but I will probably not be back due to the prices as compared to the quality of the food. in addition the table next to us had a different waitress that offered dinner salads as starters for all of the specials. I ordered the special but was not offered a salad. The table on the other side of us was also celebrating an anniversary and they received a free dessert which we did not. I’m not crying about free ice cream that we didn’t get but at a place like that I just would have expected more consistent service.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing meal. Pistachio crusted gulf red snapper. Brussel sprouts and gold potatoes. Extraordinary. Highly recommend the restaurant.

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  8. AMMM

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience. Food excellent and service was impeccable !

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  9. Anlee

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were so pleased to have experienced this restaurant. The food was excellent and the cocktail/food presentations were unique. Our only negative experience was the wait staff removed our dishes without even asking if we were through with our meals. This happen after each course and by dessert it was just flat out rude. It was as if they were rushing us out the door. We noticed they treated everyone the same way. Had it not been for this attitude I would have given it 5 stars.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was one of the best meals that I’ve ever had. Every bite was scrumptious and though expensive, it was worth every penny. The service was on point, the atmosphere was elegant and again, the food was divine!

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FAQs

Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (409) 762-3696.

Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 3836 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar

2028 Postoffice Street, Galveston, TX 77550

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    20th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Galveston
  • 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, South American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Lunch - Street parking is available with payment at parking meter or by AppDinner
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (409) 762-3696
  • 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
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