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Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings

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*Signature Dishes, No separate checks.
*Ceviche Corinto
Marinated gulf red snapper filet (pieces) in lime juice and chef’s spices
Coctel de Camarones
Traditional shrimp cocktail
Paco Calamares
Pan-fried calamari tossed in caramelized onions and spicy sweet peppers
Empanadas Mixtas (South American Turnovers)
One shrimp, one beef and one chicken served golden crisp with cilantro cream sauce
*Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
Served over chipotle cream sauce
Add Salmon $7, Chicken $5 or Shrimp your way $3 each to any salad
Sopa de Frijol Negro
Homemade black bean soup served with pico de gallo, sour cream and sliced avocado
Sopa de Poblano
Roasted poblano peppers with chayote squash in a light cream base
Sopa de Tortilla
Homemade chicken broth with crispy corn tortilla strips, provolone cheese and sliced avocado
Ensalada de Espinaca
Spinach salad with tomato, egg, paired with a hot bacon mushroom vinaigrette
Ensalada de Pollo a la Cesar
Grilled chicken breast over romaine lettuce tossed with caesar dressing and homemade croutons
*K.T. Delicias del Mar (lunch portion)
Ensalada Mixtas
Mixed greens, sliced roma tomatoes, crumbled blue cheese, honey roasted pecans, sliced strawberries, grapes and mandarin oranges in champagne vinaigrette
Alcachofa a la Basil
Ravioli stuffed with ricotta cheese, served with artichoke hearts and sun dried tomatoes in a basil cream sauce
Pelo de Angel
Grilled chicken breast served with angel hair pasta in a tomato basil cream sauce
Anderson Crab meat Pasta
Angel-hair pasta tossed with lemon butter caper sauce and jumbo lump crab meat
Paco Supremo Burger
A half-pound of beef, lettuce, tomato, avocado, bacon, cheese & matchstick fries with signature sauce
*Meatloaf Sandwich
Served open‏ face with mashed potatoes and crispy onion rings on our honey barbecue sauce
Havana Pork Sandwich
Slow roasted pork, ham, swiss cheese, pickles and mustard served on french bread
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Char-grilled chicken breast served open face with lettuce, tomato, onion and melted provolone cheese
Paquito Taquitos
Make your own taquitos. Your choice of grilled chicken or beef with corn tortillas, guacamole, cheese, refried black beans and maduros with sour cream
Tostadas de Puerco
Slow roasted pork served on mini crispy corn tortillas topped with shredded lettuce, diced roma tomatoes, avocados and cilantro over a raspberry chipotle sauce
Gallo Pinto con Carne
Black beans and rice stir fried with onions, bell peppers and shredded beef, accompanied by maduros, yucca and topped with sour cream and paco pico
Ropa Vieja
Shredded beef sauteed with onions, tomatoes, bell peppers and garlic served with white rice, black beans and maduros
Flat Iron Steak
8 Oz Flat Iron Steak broiled your way in a jalapeño cream sauce
Filet de Mignon
8 oz. Filet of beef tenderloin broiled your way in a jalapeño cream sauce
Pollo Sabroso
Plantain encrusted‏ chicken breast, pan sauteed and served over a raspberry chipotle sauce
Pollo Carmelo
Grilled Chicken breast in a white wine lemon butter, topped with goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes
Pollo Managua
Breaded and sauteed chicken breast topped with capers in a lemon butter
Pollo Empanizado
Plantain encrusted‏ chicken breast served over a black bean sauce with queso blanco, maduros, yucca and sour cream
Salmon a la Parrilla
Grilled salmon served over a mango habanero sauce
Atun a la Parrilla
Grilled ahi‏ tuna served over a cognac mustard sauce
Camarones Empanizado a la Mitchell
Gulf shrimp lightly seasoned, breaded and fried, served with tartar and cocktail sauces
*Camarones Pura Vida
Pan-fried shrimp served on mini corn tortillas accompanied by a cup of poblano pepper soup
Camarones Ajillo
Sauteed gulf shrimp in a white wine and lemon garlic butter
Filete de Pargo Parilla
Grilled gulf red snapper paired with a cilantro cream sauce
Filete de Pargo Elegante
Baked gulf red snapper topped with sauteed jumbo lump crab meat, Paco Pico and avocado
*Filete de Pargo Simpatico
Plantain encrusted gulf red snapper, pan sauteed and served over a raspberry chipotle sauce and topped with jumbo lump crab meat
*Fish Taco a la Paco
Choice of fried or grilled gulf red snapper accompanied by a cup of tortilla soup
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
US$21 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
American, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a couple drinks before a show next door. Service was excellent and very friendly. The drink selection was great with lots of options. The wine selection is also great.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank PNG81
Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting with us. It is always pleasing when our customers elect to write a review so our future customers can see what we are all about… thank you. We appreciate your comments about our pricing, service and products.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was only in town for 1 day, but was brought to this place by my hosts. Really good crab cakes (with extra lump crab meat on top!). The sauce it comes in was amazing! The red snapper was also really delicious - encrusted with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank flyingdoc99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The special individual attention is so good and very welcome. The food is great and made to order. The wine choices are very wide.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 541Jerry
Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Every review like yours helps us get the word out that we represent great value and caring service. Thank you

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we have eaten here many times and each time it is better than the time before. You are always treated like a VIP by the staff and the food is the best anywhere. we always take advantage of the luscious lunch specials. You really need...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us. It's always nice to learn that we have exceeded expectations and especially on such an important occasion as your event. We never lose sight that you, as all of our guests, especially now due to the wonders of the web,...More

Reviewed 1 January 2019

Be sure to make a reservation as this place stays busy - and for good reason! The owner has done an excellent job assembling terrific staff who provide outstanding service. The food in both presentation and taste is superb. I go here every time I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank funlonghorn
Reviewed 28 December 2018

Paco has opened a second location across 21st street from R&P. Vargas Cut/Catch. The menu is shorter, but everything is just as good as the original. Service is near-perfect. Very upscale, and I like it better than R&P--this location is full of light, as opposed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had a chance to have dinner at Rudy & Paco's on our recent trip to Galveston. We had an excellent time. Our waiter, Andres, was very knowledgeable and helpful. He recommended the Cherry Pie pinot noir from Stanley Vineyards and we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank krod5674
Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2018

Every day we count our blessings that our business attracts such nice and kind hearted patrons like you. That you would take your time to so generously honor our staff is totally appreciated. We are believers that within each review one gets a glimpse of...More

Reviewed 15 December 2018

If you want first class service and delicious well prepared food look no further than this gem on Postoffice Street. The perfect place for before theater dining since the GranD OPera House is right next door. Dress code enforced.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sunny B
Reviewed 10 November 2018

This little restaurant is the best steakhouse in the little town of Galveston. It presents a very warm and cozy atmosphere with great southern hospitality. The food is "top of the line" and the service is very attentive to your every need. This is one...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Warren B
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Galveston is a community blessed with some of the finest dining venues imaginable and home to a number of "made from scratch" restaurants / cafes that offer incredible tasting, well presented, and served-with-a-smile dishes. Rudy & Paco tops that crowded list of great places to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Paco V, Owner at Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for both your patronage and for posting such generous comments regarding our business. We work very hard to ensure that we please wonderful customers like you. Thank you for validating that we are accomplishing that goal.

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Charlene B
17 July 2018|
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Response from jmbuckak | Reviewed this property |
If a computer is available to use, please peruse their menus on line. You should be able to enjoy several delicious offerings without wrecking the rest of your day. Their Crab Cake is a game changer!
Kathy R
26 March 2018|
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Response from 676ginak | Reviewed this property |
You can bring children if you want to pay for them and if they are well behaved. This is an upscale adult restaurant in a darkened atmosphere and probably not appropriate for children. Its not the seawall type restaurants... More
13 April 2017|
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Paid parking before 6 PM. Free after 6
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