Paco Tapas

4.7
823 reviews
£25 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 823 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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emmac
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the most lovely staff and delicious food
They all know and love the menu

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Clement
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food4service1ambience1

I didn't enjoy my time in Paco tapas due to the service pushing us to order quickly and misunderstanding with our orders

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Todosjs
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were spectacular! I'll definite visit again. Compliments to the chef - the morels, wild garlic and yolk was sublime!

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HannahC
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible experience at Paco tapas. The service was so good - we felt really well looked after. The food was so delicious! Thank you everyone xx

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ChrisW
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, great location too
Can’t wait until we are allowed indoors

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LanaN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Tuna £5 a peace that is a mouthful ..but not very special tastewise. The rest of the food was ok but not worth the price and the star, compare to other places we’ve been to.

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Kelly
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service! The staff made great recommendations and the food was delicious.

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vipfionag
London
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & food. Staff fully aware of everything going on very attentive to all needs

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AmiD
Bath
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic way to spend an evening. We watched the sunset over the harbour, eating the most delicious tapas we have ever experienced. Every single dish was tasty, full of flavour and brilliantly explained by the super friendly team at Paco Tapas. Plus the music was ace, evoked lots of memories from clubbing days many moons ago!

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Utterly delicious food, great friendly service and lovely surroundings. Perfect for a special occasion.

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Daniel
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and service. The leek is a must try!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Paco, as always - superb food, lovely sherries to match, and great views.

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Jane
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Loved every dish, went for the chef menu and it was absolutely delicious and so perfectly put together

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DominicR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Very high quality food. Best tapas in the UK.

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HarriettW
Bath
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend. Great service, great food, great atmosphere.

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CarolT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service, have already made another reservation.

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LydiaD
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we loved every minute of it.

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TraceyE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, location snd atmosphere. Expensive but the food was fab

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a long time due to Covid we had an amazing experience at Paco Tapas! The chef’s menu was outstanding! Service was absolutely exceptional!! We will definitely be back soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting on the water. Fantastic service and the food is incredible!

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AV56
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard to think of a more joyful way to come out of lockdown than spending an evening here great food and drink with such lovely staff. Thank you

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Weluv2dine
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out to eat for months, sitting in the sun with a Manzanilla and delicious food, it was delightful.

It felt as if we were on holiday!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful evening. The staff and the food were exceptional in equal measure.

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GeeBee
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful service. Fantastic first dinner out after lockdown.

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EmmaG
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner out with our 4 year old, really accomading and made us feel very comfortable. Amazing food

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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GeorgeW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent food.
Spanish omelette was our favourite. Closely followed by manchego with honey!
Had 12 dishes between 3 of us and 3 drinks each. Came to about £80 a person.

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TimR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. Thank you!

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JaneB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food but extremely expensive both wine and food our Bill for 4 was over £400
Some patio heaters were broken so we were cold .

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AJFH
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Polite friendly service. Exquisite food. Great selection of wines and sherries. Outdoor heating. Looking forward to my next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food! So welcoming and friendly, we’ll be back

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EdwardH
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, lovely staff and such great value for money. Can’t wait to go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
33 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Best Tapas for miles around.

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GuyW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bloody amazing service, food and location. Strongly recommend!

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ChloeC
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Amazing food, shockingly good value and top notch service. Will be visiting again.

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EloiseD
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening at Pacos was splendiferous!

We’d been before about 3 years ago with some foodies from Plymouth, and couldn’t believe such an exquisite gem was nestled in the heart of Bristol!

The atmosphere is lovely - it’s almost as good as being in holiday, and the food is transporting!

As lockdown restrictions had eased, I wanted an evening and experience to remember, and that’s what we got!

Thanks Pacos’ Team!

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JuliaS
London
14 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fantastic first meal back in the world after lockdown. Every dish was flavoursome and so well executed. Staff were passionate. Will definitely be back!

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Luke
Denver
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional and friendly service. The food was outstanding but I think a tad bit overpriced for some of the items on the menu. Overall we all thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Paulina
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mi nuevo restaurante favorito en Bristol... la comida espectacular y el servicio de primera.

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JessicaR
Devon
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent way to spend Christmas Eve. Nothing was too much trouble, we just hope that the tier system allows us to go back again soon.

FAQs

Paco Tapas is rated 4.7 stars by 823 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.