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“great food for all great food, friendly atmosphere, a little expensive. great loacation ner Strand”

Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #3 of 320 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Latin
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 20th Street
Description: 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
Reviewed 5 February 2018

great food, friendly atmosphere, a little expensive. great location near Strand.
will definitely go back. Locals eat here so you know it is good!
Mardi gras in Galveston was fun!!

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Let me just preface this with, I am not a food snob. For me, this was a top notch restaurant. The service was impeccable. Servers were lined up to give you the specials, refill your drinks and make sure you were not in need of anything. I am very picky about my seafood. I like very mild fish. My husband and I had the Filete De Pargo Simpatico. The fish combined with the raspberry chipotle sauce could not be beat. Usually I do not like crab of any kind, however, the lump crab on top of the fish was delicious. The carrots and asparagus were tender. Many times with asparagus you have an overcooked portion and the other end is not edible, this was not the case! It was perfectly cooked throughout. The risotto was also cooked perfectly and was seasoned just right. We did not order an appetizer, however the plantains and the bread that was brought out before our meal was very satisfying. The atmosphere was lovely. We had reservations at 6 and it was nice and quiet. By the time we left it was getting busy and a little louder. I hope to be back again sometime!!

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Thank stacey f
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

We have been to this place many times and it's usually spot on. One of the guest on our party ordered their steak med rare and it came out med well. They took it back and brought one back very rare, long story short the owner came over and was very very rude. I had the sea bass nightly special and it was average at best.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Rudy and Paco’s gives you five star food and service. The food is always amazing- well presented. The service is exceptional. The atmosphere is lively. We always take out of town guests there, and each time, they are amazed that such a culinary treasure is on the island. Paco is always there, greeting guests and helping on the very busy nights, which is almost every night! To assure a table, make reservations well in advance.

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

This is a FINE restaurant. Owner visited us 3 times at our table and walked us to the door when we left. Best Wait Staff ever, one of the best steaks I've ever had. This is fine dining at it's best. Do not try to wear shorts or a hat in this place! You will probably need reservations. I had the 24 Oz. Bone in Rib-eye as did my wife and they were cooked to perfection, hers medium well, mine medium rare. Total bill for 3 with 2 drinks each was over $300.00.

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Thank 1Mark41
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