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Paco Tapas

4.7
4.7
1341 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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Booked 29 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Para Picar

  • Smoked Almonds£4.50

    • Picos£3.00

      • Pimientos Marinados£4.00

        • Gordal Olives£4.50

          • Manzanilla Olives£4.50

            • Bread & Olive Oil£5.50

              • Boquerones£8.50

                • Tortilla Española£10.00

                  • 9 Month Manchego Cheese, Honey£8.00

                    Cold Meats

                    • Chorizo Ibérico de Bellota£9.00

                      • Paletilla Iberica de Bellota£18.00

                        • Salchichon Iberico de Bellota£8.00

                          • Lomo Iberico de Bellota£10.50

                            Croquetas

                            • Jamón

                              • each£3.50

                            Meat

                            Cooked Over Coal / Applewood Fire

                            • Presa Ibérica£20.00

                              • Stuffed Quail, Sobrassada & Dates£24.00

                                • Ex Dairy Sirloin

                                  • 150g£27.00
                                • Duroc Pork Ribs

                                  • 2 For£14.00
                                • Salt Marsh Lamb Rump£30.00

                                  • Chorizo a la Sidra£12.00

                                    Fish

                                    Cooked Over Coal / Applewood Fire

                                    • Gambas Al Ajillo£14.00

                                      • Octopus a la Gallega (Canary Islands)£20.50

                                        Cornfish for + Manteca

                                        • Whole Mackerel£16.00

                                          • Monkfish on the Bone£18.00

                                            • Whole Lemon Sole£16.00

                                              • Half Sand Sole£18.00

                                                Stew

                                                • Huevos a la Flamenca (Tomato Egg Stew)£10.00

                                                  Vegetables

                                                  • Patatas Bravas£5.50

                                                    • Leek and Romesco£8.00

                                                      • Ensalada de Tomate£13.00

                                                        • Fennel, Citrus & Dill£7.00

                                                          • Cauliflower + Manchego£9.00

                                                            • Stuffed Mushroom£9.00

                                                              Quesos

                                                              • Queso y Besos, Fuero£7.50

                                                                • Senorio de Zuheros£7.00

                                                                  Postres

                                                                  • Crema Catalana£6.00

                                                                    • Chocolate Mousse with Toast and Olive Oil£6.00

                                                                      • Buñuelos de Ronaldo£7.00

                                                                        Rubia Gallega Steaks

                                                                        • Chateaubriand

                                                                          • 380g£85.00
                                                                        • Fillet

                                                                          • 100g£28.00

                                                                        Featured Items

                                                                        • Tostada de Tocino£6.50

                                                                          • Seared Tuna£22.00

                                                                            • Mussels + Chorizo£14.00

                                                                              • Jersey Rock Oysters

                                                                                • each£4.50

                                                                              Last updated: 16 March 2022

                                                                              What 1,341 people are saying

                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                              • 4.8Service
                                                                              • 4.6Ambience
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                                                                                Girlcalledtruck

                                                                                Bristol

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                Had a enjoyable birthday evening at Paco, great setting and some lovely wine and nice food. Service was excellent.

                                                                              2. AC

                                                                                AshleyC

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                The best restaurant experience ever. No fuss, exceptional food, honest real service, personally I don't want "mr, sir", we are all humans and the friendly honest service was perfect for us. Lovely view of harbour, I personally love the exposed oak table top and paper napkins, as I will drop bits and paper napkins are practical. The beer was one choice and a perfect choice, my wife loved her Cava. Fantastico! Will be back and haven't stopped talking about it.

                                                                              3. NT

                                                                                NathanT

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Great food and great service. The cocktails were well made and the staff were all friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We went on a date night and it was perfect. The decor and lighting meant it was atmospheric and it made for a romantic night out. Brilliant.

                                                                              4. J

                                                                                Johanna

                                                                                Bristol

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Wonderful food. Not cheap but worth it. Plenty of outside space by a pretty and quiet part of the harbour.

                                                                              5. M

                                                                                Merkins

                                                                                London

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                Very loud group of men made it difficult to enjoy our lunch. Excellent staff moved us to another table. Good and service were brilliant. We will return.

                                                                              6. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                London

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                We had about 12 -14 tapas plates between 4 and everyone of them was delicious . The octopus a standout

                                                                              7. d

                                                                                darkinformer

                                                                                London

                                                                                18 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                18 reviews

                                                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Customer service from the moment I arrived to the time I left. Awesome food and drink, insight into everything you're going to consume. A joy to dine there.

                                                                              8. SB

                                                                                SarahBP

                                                                                Bristol

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                Beautiful food, great service. One of our favourite places to eat in Bristol.

                                                                              9. H

                                                                                Haupty

                                                                                Bristol

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 11 May 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Always amazing!!!

                                                                              10. MP

                                                                                MarkP

                                                                                Exclusive

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                Excellent food, friendly service and nice location. The high pricing makes it difficult to score it particularly highly for value.

                                                                              11. AW

                                                                                AlisonW

                                                                                London

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 6 May 2022

                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                Very tasty food and great wine. Interesting location and would highly recommend a visit.

                                                                              12. T

                                                                                Trigger

                                                                                Surrey

                                                                                12 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                12 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 6 May 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Great authentic tapas Very stylish Lovely bottle of sparking too!

                                                                              13. PB

                                                                                PaulB

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 5 May 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Excellent food and a great menu. Very friendly and knowledgeable waiting staff. A thoroughly enjoyable evening and we will definitely return.

                                                                              14. S

                                                                                Samara

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 3 May 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                One of the best restaurants I've been in Bristol.

                                                                              15. JT

                                                                                JackT

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                2.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 3 May 2022

                                                                                overall2food4service4ambience3

                                                                                The tapas dishes were all at least reasonable and in some cases exceptional. Also the service was friendly, attentive and enthusiastic. However the prices are far too high and the portion sizes inadequate, especially given the relatively high cost. You feel they're allowing themselves to justify providing piffling quantities because of their Michelin star. That's not good.

                                                                              16. S

                                                                                Silver

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                                                overall3food2service4ambience3

                                                                                Food was ok , nothing special . Hugely overpriced, services was efficient from front of house point at least it has appeared to be , but kitchen side was lagging majorly lagging behind. A lot of the dishes came out cold or barely lukewarm. The best part of the meal was the olives and the bread. Hugely overpriced for subpar food .

                                                                              17. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                Dublin

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Excellent service and the food was class

                                                                              18. AJ

                                                                                AndrewJ

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Very welcoming, great service, great food, what more do you want!

                                                                              19. AC

                                                                                AndyC

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                We had a fantastic time, the food and service were both amazing. Great care was taken in every course and the waiters were very knowledgable. I really liked the idea of a sherry to match each course - I've never had this before. Also, I imagine the quality of the ingredients and the simple presentation belies the skill of the chefs! The only slight negative is that we felt a bit rushed - less than 2 hours is not a lot of time to enjoy the tasting menu (we hadn't finished our cocktail when we received the first course).

                                                                              20. IF

                                                                                IanF

                                                                                London

                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Maybe the best Tapas in the west? Great service !!

                                                                              21. MA

                                                                                MaryA

                                                                                Oxford

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Really good meal, excellent tapas and very lovely staff

                                                                              22. LF

                                                                                LisaF

                                                                                Bristol

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                I have just written on your instagram post. Paco Tapas was recommended to me and we were so grateful. Amazing food (chefs menu), great service and ambience. We will return. Thank you as it made our son's graduation that more memorable before he went off to party!

                                                                              23. L

                                                                                Laura

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 27 April 2022

                                                                                overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Good quality food, great atmosphere and great service

                                                                              24. DH

                                                                                DavidHewitt10

                                                                                Bristol

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 27 April 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                The food was exquisite, would definitely recommend to friends and family. I will also return in the very near future.

                                                                              25. JL

                                                                                JLouiseJ

                                                                                Bristol

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 27 April 2022

                                                                                overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                                                Some dishes very tasty and good vermouth selection, although the patatas bravas were disappointing and the seared tuna was expensive for what you get. Noisy hand dryer in the toilets made conversation difficult at times.

                                                                              26. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                Bristol

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                2.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 26 April 2022

                                                                                overall2food3service5ambience3

                                                                                Service was outstanding. They have a fantastic team but both the food and wines were outrageously expensive and in essence missed the point of what tapas is all about. Another restaurant in Bristol, Bravas does this brilliantly with outstanding food and wines at affordable prices. Paco is not there yet

                                                                              27. NC

                                                                                NatC

                                                                                Bristol

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 24 April 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                Went to Paco with family to celebrate my husband’s promotion. Outstanding food, with flavours we’ve never tasted before and dishes cooked in such an original way! Very attentive service with regular plate and cutlery changes to not mix up flavours (meat with fish etc). I have never been to a tapas restaurant that will divide your chosen dishes into “courses”, so they compliment each other. I would only comment that music was a bit too loud, my mum is hard of hearing and respite hearing aids she struggled to hear us over the music. Will definitely be coming back!

                                                                              28. V

                                                                                Verity

                                                                                London

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Brilliant food and service was outstanding! Would recommend eating here! Not cheap but for a special occasion it’s a great place to go.

                                                                              29. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                London

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Stunning in every way. Nothing more to say!

                                                                              30. MO

                                                                                MrsO

                                                                                London

                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Exquisite food, fantastic staff with incredible atmosphere

                                                                              31. J

                                                                                Jolerrs

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                                                overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                                I love tapas style eating but the gaps between plates was way too long. The food was nice but not worth the money charged. £14 for two prawns - they weren’t big enough to warrant that. And £22 for 8-10 pieces of octopus measuring about 1.5cm square at most - I was left wondering when the rest of the octopus was coming out. The atmosphere and lighting was “meh”! Too many things on the menu needed interpretation or Google - I don’t want to ask the waiter to tell me what the majority of the plates are. Won’t be visiting again.

                                                                              32. R

                                                                                Rowan

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 22 April 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Best tapas in Bristol. We are vegan and there are enough options to fill you up. Could have more vegan alternatives and a larger selection of lagers. Lovely ambience and great staff. This is our favourite place to eat.

                                                                              33. GH

                                                                                GeraldineH

                                                                                Bristol

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 22 April 2022

                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                Lovely staff and very good if a little pricey food. Very nice evening

                                                                              34. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                Inverness

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 20 April 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                We had a great time at Paco Tapas. The food was great and the service we had was brilliant. Highly recommend!!

                                                                              35. n

                                                                                natalier

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 19 April 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Fantastic food and service! Friendly staff and our waiter had a lot of knowledge about all the dishes. We shall definitely be back.

                                                                              36. MW

                                                                                MichaelW

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 16 April 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                We had the Chef's Menu which was a great way of trying dishes which we may not normally order. The seared tuna was a highlight but was impressed by the burnt leek dish as I would have certainly overlooked this. All waiting staff were helpful and friendly.

                                                                              37. j

                                                                                james

                                                                                Devon

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 15 April 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                Fantastic tapas, something different to the usual stuff

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                                                                                Anniv11

                                                                                London

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 15 April 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                All the food was amazing. Everything! Great cocktails too. Will be back again!

                                                                              39. NS

                                                                                NicS

                                                                                London

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 14 April 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Delicious food! Some of the best tapas I've eaten out of Spain. Staff were really friendly and made great recommendations. Couldn't fault anything that we ate!

                                                                              40. GP

                                                                                GailP

                                                                                Bristol

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 14 April 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Went there for my 30th bday Just absolutely enjoyed everything the service the food and ambience Officially my favourite restaurant ever

                                                                              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

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                                                                              Paco Tapas is rated 4.7 stars by 1341 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                              Booked 29 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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