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Paco Tapas

4.7
4.7
1452 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!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • 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

  • Phone number

    0117 925 7021

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Friendly attentive service. Looking forward to another visit
  2. K

    Kuntztrik

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit, exceptional again. From the laid-back but super professional front of house staff, to the perfectly seasoned well proportioned food. Everytime I come to Bristol I just have to come here. The pork ribs are life changing!
  3. RN

    RanN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food (especially the steak fillet and the lamb rumb), largest dishes in any Michelin-star restaurant we've experienced so far. Sam the waiter gave great advice and is a real charmer. Great Tu beAv love party for us. Worth the price! Just replace the napkin holder to match the cozy service. See you again sometime, Noga, Inbar, Hani and Ran
  4. s

    simonb

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food plenty of choices, staff where also very informative and friendly. Would not hesitate to recommend will be going back when we are in Bristol.
  5. AB

    AmandaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely afternoon for my birthday. Great to see Mr Paco. Amazing food and service.
  6. SB

    StephenB

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was great quality however service wasn’t great.. we paid the service charge but on reflection we should have opted not to pay. We asked for all the food to be brought out together but they said this wasn’t an option. Bits of food got brought out sporadically, the sides ( potato bravos for example came on their own when you really want them to come with with either the fish tacos or messy dish) We also got over charged which we didn’t realise to we got home in Essex.. they had charged us for an extra portion of gamba’s.. This restaurant could be great if they listen to the customers requests..
  7. G

    Gemma

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy a trip to Paco. First time trying the cauliflower cheese special and would highly recommend! Fabulous service and a great spot to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the beautiful harbour!
  8. HP

    HannahP

    Bath

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Not a huge fan of the ambience and attitude of the waiter. Food was generally tasty
  9. BL

    Bunny2London

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We love Paco, though on this visit it was a little disappointing on a couple of points. Service was really friendly but overstretched - wine order went awol, wine glasses not topped up, a couple of dishes were incorrectly noted when we ordered. Gambas, usually so delicious, were sent back as hadn’t been cleaned properly and were undercooked. Not a reason not to return, but I hope the current expansion of the restaurant doesn’t impact on their high quality and great service.
  10. A

    Ally

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely restaurant, the food was really good and a friendly service. I would happily return again when visiting Bristol.
  11. S

    Sandy

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Over all it was nice, but I’m not sure quite lived up to expectations. We arrived a little before our table was ready and asked if we could have a drink, we were told yes but then did not get a drink for a very long time. It turned out this was because they hadn’t officially opened, but we would have gone elsewhere for a drink first had we been told that. I was disappointed that there were no real alcohol free drink options. I’m pregnant, and still wanted to feel like I had a special time, but being given the options of coke or lemonade to drink in quite a pricey place was a bit of a let down. I also wanted a coffee after but was told they have no decaf, which again was quite disappointing and pretty unusual not to offer this these days. The food was nice, not earth-shatteringly so. Overall for the price I thought it could have been better.
  12. RY

    RuthY

    Herefordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 2nd visit did not disappoint. So lovely to be served by real experts who know their food and also can pitch their manner just right for their customer. Delicious food in a comfortable but special environment. And fabulous fizz.
  13. N

    Nelson

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a second time at Paco and again it did not disappoint. We are always impressed with a menu that is so seasonal it has hand written elements. The lobster was to die for and the help navigating the wine menu was appreciated as the selection was amazing (and called for a second bottle). Don't miss out on the desserts as they were pretty much brilliant. We would recommend this establishment heartily as a place for a special event with foodie friends or family.
  14. CM

    CarolynM

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The food was overpriced and pretentious. The waitress refused to take something back and cook it a bit more as it was raw in the middle.
  15. IM

    IsabelM

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far one of the best places to eat in Bristol! Unbelievable food and amazing service - could not rate highly enough! A***
  16. PH

    PatH

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. The quail was the star. Service was warm friendly and attentive, We sat outside on a lovely summer evening, great atmosphere. Highly recommended.
  17. AD

    AmandaD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy a visit to Paco Tapas and our visit last Wednesday did not disappoint!
  18. PD

    PeterD

    Mid Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the kitchen-side table for a view of the chefs at work. Fantastic food and service made for a great Sunday lunch and birthday meal out with so many great dishes and drinks to savour, coming in at just over £70 each for 3 of us including service. Not cheap but very good for the quality of food and very deserving of its Michelin star.
  19. FS

    FoodSlice

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, attentive service and good music.
  20. s

    stewartg

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food very nice but would have been a lot better with much less salt as everything was over salted
  21. JP

    JessP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Do not miss the bread and olive oil. Life changing.
  22. SJ

    StephenJ

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding food and excellent service in a serene setting. Great memories were made.
  23. B

    Bartholomew

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sensational. Flawless. The best tapas in Bristol.
  24. ND

    NatalieD

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was nice but I expected more from certain dishes, the pastas Bravas was nice but not the best I’ve had, the tortilla was amazing along with the bread and prawns, the ribs slightly salty for me and a little on the slow side. Pricey
  25. ST

    SueT

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and amazing food, a wonderful experience
  26. SC

    SarahC

    Bath

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, cooked to order and impeccable service.
  27. SP

    SonnyPrince

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, atmosphere, staff, wine - perfect foodie spot
  28. l

    lindaj

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, service great, would highly recommend
  29. SR

    SarahR

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Taster menu was really special with exciting flavours and cooking methods. A real treat.
  30. CG

    CindyG

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent definitely going again
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Wasn’t worth the money
  32. GA

    GaryA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food and great service in a friendly atmosphere.
  33. SB

    SueB

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Educated explanation of each course. Lovely experience at top end of budget, but worth for experience
  34. J

    Jemp

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was delicious and the menu was interesting. Portion sizes are very small so the waitress suggested 4 dishes per person which makes it quite expensive. The outside space is lovely by the water. However all the seating is high stools without backs - nice if you are just having a quick drink, really not comfortable for a meal spread over a couple of hours.
  35. S

    Sarah

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for tapas, staff very helpful would go back again
  36. A

    Ama1

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday meal lovely food they forgot a couple of our dishes but it didn't detract from the experience, lovely setting, quite sitting outside, despite harbour festival
  37. ED

    EdwinD

    Bath

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, especially the Spanish tortilla! Great service
  38. T

    Tony

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent ingredients cooked simply but very well. The pork ribs were fabulous.
  39. AH

    AudreyH

    Malta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Great location , and great to sit outside. Fish portion so small we mentioned it to the staff . It was about 2oz of red mullet at £18! Quail dish was fantastic. I understand Tapas are generally small but some dishes could be a little larger. . Expensive for what you get.
  40. AM

    ArthurM

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience in a casual atmosphere yet sophisticated food. You go back

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Paco Tapas is rated 4.7 stars by 1452 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Paco Tapas

Paco Tapas, 3a The General Lower Guinea Street, Bristol, BS1 6FU

Additional information

  • Area

    Bristol

  • Hours of Operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

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