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Paco Tapas

4.7
4.7
1392 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


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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  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Delicious food but super expensive, and wait times for some of the dishes were out of control.
  2. P

    Popperjane

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal, great evening, with attentive but unobtrusive service from Victoria - a brilliant experience
  3. J

    Jeremy

    Bristol

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not been to Paco for a few years since just after it opened. The food and service still at the same amazing standard.
  4. L

    Lydiewheels

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second time at Paco Tapas. It’s still the best tapas we’ve eaten at. We were quite late due to train problems. I phoned to give them the heads up - but unfortunately the lateness only kept increasing due to traffic logistics. I felt very concerned that we would have so little time to relax and eat or even have to cancel, however without any prompting we were advised by Paco staff they had managed to juggle the tables/diners and we could have our table for the standard time. We were grateful, so considerate as we know they were fully booked. Thanks to them all.
  5. A

    Alice

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious, and such a nice atmosphere as well
  6. AS

    AliS

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great dining experience from start to finish. The food was excellent, service was great and we will definitively come back. It is mesmerising watching the kitchen work and the whole place is a joy to be in.
  7. N

    Noll

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Glorious food, taking food that you thought you knew to another level. Very helpful staff who are happy to explain what to expect throughout the evening. We sat outside and pretended that we were in Spain and had a thoroughly lovely evening.
  8. TB

    TerryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service… albeit slight expensive.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place to vis
  10. PB

    PaulB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food and the service was on point. Great atmosphere and venue.
  11. R

    Rhe28

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Incredible food and exceptional service. As each dish is delivered you get a little explanation of the cooking process which is such a lovely touch. Really fresh menu with good variety.
  12. JC

    JulietteC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very nice atmosphere and food was great although a little on the pricey side but it was for a special occasion so we didn't mind. The servers were great announcing all the dishes and how they had been prepared. That was a nice touch. It would be good if there was normal lemonade on offer as although the homemade lemonade was lovely it overpowered drinks as a mixer.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Hip ambiance. Friendly, informative staff with the patience of saints to put up with our motley crew
  14. CS

    ClaireS

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing as always as were the friendly and knowledgeable staff. 2ndctime eating here and we will be back!
  15. FM

    FM18

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pur experience at Paco Tapas was absolutely amazing.
  16. HL

    HannahLBJordan

    Bristol

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect birthday lunch celebration. We were seated outside in the shade to enjoy a cocktail each. Margherita and a negroni - delicious. Due to the heat we were given glasses of ice which was a nice touch. For food, we had the leek which stole the show! Manchego cheese, bread and olives, lemon sole, pork ribs, patatas bravas, seared tuna. Seared tuna was another favourite, light and flavourful. The staff were well informed and able to give advice whilst describing the dishes perfectly. Thank you so much for a wonderful meal
  17. VD

    VickyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fabulous service, very friendly and knowledgeable staff who looked after us exceptionally well. Great wine choices and advice and wonderful food.
  18. JG

    JackieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food, the best quality and great service as well..
  19. TF

    TonyF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best meal I have ever had. Staff brilliant.can't wait to go back
  20. JS

    JonS

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really great tasting menu coupled with knowledgeable staff who knew about the dishes and the wine. Very pleasurable experience
  21. D

    Dawn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The taste of the food was amazing, couldn't fault flavor of each item. we had the chefs menu for 2 as a gift, never been before so was looking forward to our new experience. our waiter was very good and shared his ideas about what drinks would go with food. we had a small wait for fish course to come out. worth the wait. The only thing i didn't like about the evening was we thought some of the dishes we had were small and it wasn't enough for 2 people, we did ask for some bread which never arrived. would go back as food was very good, but don't go if you like large amounts of food.
  22. AT

    AnnabelT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    I had a whole discussion with the waitress about being a pescatarian but then was served scallops the were cooked in pork fat with no warning. Also the overall service was pretty poor we had to get our own cutlery.
  23. DS

    DarrenS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    It's a nice restaurant but the prices for some of the dishes are far too high. To then add service charge on top just exacerbates the problem. Tables are stools so not comfortable to sit on. Overall the quality of the food was nice but in these times no wonder restaurants are going bust when they charge £3.25 for a single croquette !
  24. MM

    MrandMrsB

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely, friendly delicious evening
  25. PS

    PaigeS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was exquisite. Great range of dishes on the menu and great response with dietary requirements.
  26. HA

    HA93

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and a very nicely paced meal. Really nice ambience too.
  27. AR

    AlexRaikes

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic experience, food was top notch and unique, venue and location all great. But expensive!
  28. B

    Becks

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and attentive service. We will definitely be going back!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and something we were both looking forward to for a good while.
  30. JB

    JennyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must visit! Everything was excellent, food, wine, service! Would not hesitate to come again next time we are in Bristol
  31. RM

    RobM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal. Excellent service throughout, we had the chef’s menu and the staff told us about each dish. The food was incredible, we loved every dish. margarita, cava and wine all lovely too. Thank you for a great experience.
  32. WW

    WilliamW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great lunch at Paco Tapas. The food was excellent and the service very professional but still warm and welcoming. We will definitely go back next time we are in Bristol.
  33. m

    mariedufourparis

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    Too much expensive no justified. Good food but not copious at all, even for tapas, and sincerely, it's expensive!
  34. MG

    MikeG

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Sharp style venue, which didn’t really deliver on value, ambiance or service. Food was OKish…. Didn’t match expectations. Sorry.
  35. JA

    JillA

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went alone for my birthday and was treated so well. Every dish was a delight.
  36. P

    Peach88

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best meal we've ever eaten. Every dish was equisit and the experience was perfect. Would highly recommend.
  37. D

    Dalia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful food, great service. Just like Bravas but 3x more expensive.
  38. FH

    FrancescaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting and great quality food cooked really well. We went for the chefs menu. Some of the fish courses were slightly under cooked to our taste but the flavours were still really tasty. First time we had been here and will happily visit again. Attentive friendly staff too. A higher end Tapas restaurant.
  39. m

    maryj57

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food paired with really good service. Outdoor area has lovely views over the water. Would highly recommend
  40. DH

    DavidH

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food - cannot be faulted. A lovely day so ate outside adding to the overall enjoyment.

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 1392 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


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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