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About Paco Tapas

With jamón ready to carve, padrón peppers roasting over the wood fire & sherry straight from the barrel let us transport you to Andalusia.

Our ever changing menu combines traditional tapas with personal interpretations from Michelin starred Chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias, whilst staying true to the vibrant and comforting flavours of his heritage.

No tapas bar is worth its salt without a carefully crafted sherry list - just ask Paco! So, we've handpicked ours, and offer them by the glass, bottle or shaken into the finest cocktails.

Thanks to all our amazing suppliers & team we are realising another Sanchez Brothers dream - A modern tapas bar bringing a taste of Andalusia to Bristol. Whether you're coming para picar, for a glass of sherry or a tapas feast we can't wait to see you!

Paco Tapas
3a The General Lower Guinea Street
Bristol, BS1 6FU
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Tue - Thur 5:00pm - late
Fri - Sat 12:00pm - 3:00pm and 5:00pm - late

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
0117 925 7021

Website:
http://www.pacotapas.co.uk/

Paco Tapas Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (58)
Good for a Date (38)
Fit for Foodies (37)
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Special Occasions (31)
Waterfront (29)
Authentic (26)
Romance (26)
Casual (25)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Tasting Menu (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Fun (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Neighbourhood Gem (16)
Cosy (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Business Meals (11)
Lunch (11)
Group Bookings (9)
Scenic View (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Outdoor Eating (9)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Seasonal (6)
People Watching (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Great Beer (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Child Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food and superb attending staff. However wear something very light - hot as hell because of the open BBQ and bonfire in the corner of the kitchen. Did the tasting menu which was just fantastic. A very good experience and worth a visit - keep up this standard and you will be the best restaurant in Bristol for a long time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

We loved our lunch at Paco Tapas and the staff had the chance to be really attentive and informative due to the fact there weren’t many covers, which was great! The food was superb and the patatas braves were very authentic! Definitely somewhere to go for a real treat.

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely loved the food, atmosphere and friendly attentive service. Would highly recommend and looking forward to going back there soon!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Welcoming friendly service, attentive and knowledgeable throughout; good choice of sherry to try for each course....small but perfectly cooked delicious Hake! Great side vegetables.....delicious Crema Catalana. Very enjoyable lunch!

Tags: Tapas
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 (London)·Dined on 11 November 2017

A wonderful evening in a convivial atmosphere . Tapas tasting menu highly recommended ; a plethora of dishes all full of flavour . Authentic Spanish cuisine . Great selection of Spanish wines and sherries to complete the experience .

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Tapas
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·Dined on 9 November 2017

Every morsel was delicious. All the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. We had a lovely time.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on 4 November 2017

Amazing quality food and experience, loved watching the chefs cook the food. Had a brilliant evening.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Hot Spot, Fun, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 4 November 2017

Had an excellent meal on Saturday evening. Food was fantastic and the service was excellent.

Tags: Hot Spot, Tapas, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 2 November 2017

Had an excellent evening her with my wife. Unbelievably tasty food, all very simply prepared but delicious. Sherry pairings with the food were equally delicious and very interesting to learn about the different types of sherry from the friendly waiters. Can’t wait to come back!

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Tapas
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·Dined on 27 October 2017

It was up there with some of the best restaurants I've been to.
Everything was cooked perfectly, and some dishes with different approach than normal with a lot of flair. The rump of lamb was the best lamb I've ever had. And the tortilla was special. All excellent. See you again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Fun, Romantic, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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·Dined on 25 October 2017

A little gem - authentic tapas, charming staff and a great atmosphere. Not for a quiet night out, but full of character and interest. We went back the next night!

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Waterfront, Bar Seating
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·Dined on 25 October 2017

Fantastic service and incredible dishes. The best pork I have eaten in my life.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 25 October 2017

This place is amazing. Service is great, food is great, location is great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 24 October 2017

Every dish a delight! Attentive and knowledgable service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 21 October 2017

What a lovely place. Food excellent as was the service. We had fabulous evening. We will be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 21 October 2017

A wonderful experience, the best Tapas we have tasted. The order in which the food was served was perfect. It was a relaxed and thoroughly enjoyable long lunch experience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Tapas
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 (Bristol)·Dined on 21 October 2017

Bloody brilliant, bloody brilliant, bloody brilliant, blood

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Authentic, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Fun, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Bristol)·Dined on 20 October 2017

A wonderful evening with superb food and great wine.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on 19 October 2017

Great food with knowledgable & helpful servers. Well recommend and will definitely return.

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vip
 (Manchester)·Dined on 19 October 2017

Evening meal excellent as always. Food is great and the atmosphere is lovely. Great place in a hidden location in Bristol.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 19 October 2017

Not our 1st visit, as good as ever, great sherries and fantastic food. We chose not to have the set menu, but picked favourites from the menu. I love the way the Team ensure it comes in an order that is agreeable. Still has the best Chocolate Mouse ever. Try it.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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·Dined on 18 October 2017

Just amazing in every sense! Always enjoy food here. Highly recommended. The bread, patatas bravas and the chocolate mousse - sometimes the simple things are the best (but it’s all fab!)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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·Dined on 14 October 2017

Another amazing meal at Paco Tapas....1st time having the chef's menu. Every single mouthful of food was sublime. Friendly, vibrant, passionate staff and atmosphere....we discussed that it's like entering a family - a community of people wanting to give the best of times to their customers as you walk in - you feel part of it all - I don't know how you manage to create that feeling! We absolutely loved it - thank you! However I forgot to tip which feel terrible about as had to fight to pay the bill instead of my friends and in the fight for the bill I forgot! But the service was fab. And the free pudding for the non-chef's menu vegetarian (me!) was much appreciated. See you very soon!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (London)·Dined on 14 October 2017

Superb from start to finish. Great staff and atmosphere.

Only low point was the octopus which is a downgrade on traditional a la gallega and vastly over priced.

The cocido and tortilla were highlights.

Almost perfect

Tags: Tapas
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 (London)·Dined on 13 October 2017

This restaurant just gets better & better!! Simply cooked first class ingredients from a team who are motivated to please!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined on 7 October 2017

Amazing food and atmosphere. We couldn’t recommend it enough!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Bristol)·Dined on 7 October 2017

Friends had visited recently and raved about this place so we decided to try it out. We weren't disappointed. Everything was excellent. Lots of places do "taps" and you often leave feeling disappointed and hungry. Neither here. We sat at the bar / kitchen table and had the set menu to. 8 or do dishes and we were stuffed. The service was excellent. Definately a new favourite and we will be heading back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Authentic
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·Dined on 6 October 2017

Paco Tapas oozes ambience wrapped up with great food and service, awesome experience

Tags: Tapas
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·Dined on 4 October 2017

As we walked in, you are immediately greeted by the smell of applewood, and then the foh staff. Which were attentive throughout. Although not cheap, this is reflected in the quality of the ingredients, from the bread, to the beef and other meats. The food was both modern and authentically Spanish, as well as being interesting and in some instances pretty ballsy. For the Chefs menu we paid £50 which, for what is essentially the tapas equivalent of a tasting menu it feels like good value due to the quality of what you receive. Glad they got their star, thoroughly deserved!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Tapas, Authentic, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 30 September 2017

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday, we ate at Casamia lunchtime which was amazing.... however both of us enjoyed Paco Tapas it surpassed all expectations.... it was incredible! We sat at the bar opposite the coal fire, it was warm but truly an amazing experience. We watched the chefs work and prepare dishes with speed, precision and immense pride! The paco family are incredible I cannot praise them highly enough.
We had the chefs taster menu which for £50 each was brilliant, a taste of everything!
I cannot wait to come back again.
Thanks everyone who helped make this a truly memorable experience xxxx

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 30 September 2017

Great meal, excellent service with friendly guidance on the food and sherry pairing. Would thoroughly recommend this place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 29 September 2017

Great evening with some fabulous food. Would recommend the crab croquettes, pork ribs & padron peppers although we managed to get 3 chilli ones!! We were seated in front of the chefs area so we could see all the food being prepared. The chefs also talked us through the different dishes and were really attentive as were the waiting staff.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Waterfront
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·Dined on 29 September 2017

We visited Paco Taps last night for my wife's birthday. After checking out the menus for a few of Bristols other new favourites, I booked a table online and we reserved our table for 7pm. We were greeted by a very friendly front of house and were immediately aware of the smell of the woodfired grill and various smells reminiscent of Barcelona. A very friendly and helpful waiter ran through the menu with us, explaining what to expect. I must admit that initially we were a bit taken aback by the prices as others have also mentioned in other reviews.. £7 for two Jamon Croquettes does seem a little crazy but when you try them.. Well, I won't spoil it for you.. Just try them..
Poss the best Tapas meal I've ever had, including meals in Spain.
We had three dishes each Inc the lamb rump (incredible), aged manchego cheese and honey (beautiful), rainbow carrots (full of different flavours), bread and oil, the aforementioned croquettes and creama catalana to finish.. Plus two glasses of sauvignon blanc.. £68.. Very contrary to another review which suggested you had to spend £130 for two. And we were very full!
Lovely friendly service too.
We'll be back.
I would recommend trying to get a kitchen view table.. We had line of sight of the kitchen from the corner table which was great, but I can sympathise with the other reviewer who was sat by the toilet door!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Late-night Find
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 (Bristol)·Dined on 23 September 2017

Absolutely amazing night. Fastastic food - struggle to find a highlight as it was all so good. Great atmosphere too - aided by the friendly, accommodating staff. Not cheap but so so worth it! Best meal in Bristol for ages!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 23 September 2017

Excellent authentic Spanish tapas - service very helpful and attentive.
Wonderful selection of differing ingredients.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 22 September 2017

Just perfect. Buzzing atmosphere and amazing food. The staff have personality and know a lot about the food and drink. Just had a really great time and don't remember the bill being toooo big. Not the cheapest place but not overly expensive and totally totally worth it

Tags: Romantic, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Waterfront, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on 16 September 2017

This place is head and heels over and above any other Tapas restaurant..

Unique Tapas that ooze flavour makes this the 'Go to' restaurant in Bristol!!!

Michelin star imminent!!!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 16 September 2017

We were seating at the bar in front of the chef station. We had the chef tasting menu. The food, cooked on a wood fire was fantastic and the quality of the ingredients was amazing. The head chef served us personally all night, he had such an attention to detail, great service.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on 16 September 2017

Staff ever so helpful from organising a high back stool for my disabled wife to advising re how much to order. Excellent food and great staff. Thank you.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Seasonal, Tapas
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on 15 September 2017

Absolutely amazing! Food, drink and service top notch. Backed by a family with a long history of delivering culinary excellence.

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