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!
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Cooked in the Coals
Duroc Pork Ribs
If you want the ultimate tapas experience look no further. The croquettes were outstanding It’s difficult to say which dish I enjoyed the most. Try the charred leeks and Ensalata tomato. The staff are amazing and attentive. Everything was perfect.
The staff are fantastic. It makes a real difference. The food is excellent. This is really good quality Tapas. Not cheap but you do not owt for nowt.
Excellent food. All dishes chosen were great. The food is quite pricey but definitely worth it.
We had an amazing meal at Paco. The ambience was great, loved the dark space, the dimmed lights , playing some tuneeeesss😀
Food was so so good, would deffo go again.
First time visitors to Bristol. This was an excellent meal with great staff. The four of us ( old college friends on a weekend reunion) all agreed it was excellent and that we would bring our partners at some point in the future.
The food and choice of dishes was excellent, and the experience was outstanding. This is a high-end Tapas restaurant and whilst expensive, was worth every penny.
Probably the best meal of 2021!
We went for the chefs menu and it was just amazing! The staff were very attentive and informative of the food and wine.
We didn’t feel rushed and the food came out at all the right times.
Table near the kitchen. Fantastic meal. Recommend
It is expensive but it was a special occasion and in my opinion it was well worth it, top notch food, we were unsure what to go for so had the chef's menu recommended to us by the waitress and we were not disappointed, we had a bit of everything and it was amazing we left very full and extremely happy. The staff were so helpful and knowledgeable about every dish that came out so we knew what we were eating.
Thank you for making our special day special.
The location is very good as is just off the river. We were welcome with a fairly warmth welcome. As we were a bit early they let us seat at the bar. The drinks were amazing. After sat at the table our order was taken and they let us know that the food would come out without an order as it is a tapas restaurant. The food was good but I would not say that is for 1 michelin star as the service is not up to that standard. Overall is a good tapas restaurant.
Tapas menu is varied, and everything we choose was beautifully cooked, and presented. The waiting staff were knowledgeable too. Great team work.
This was just such a treat, and a truly wonderful meal which will linger in our memories for some time. Can't fault anything. Thank you Paco!
Stunning tapas in a friendly, relaxed environment. Chef's Menu was a very memorable tour of an exceptional menu. Stuffed quail, char grilled leek and pork ribs were some of the highlights of a faultless meal. A reasonably priced sherry flight was perfectly matched. Not a cheap meal out but some good value can be found.
Maybe the expectations were high due to all the reviews I read. I have had much better tapas in any place I have been in Spain. Service was great though, very helpful and lovely people
Having lived in Spain was pleased to find authentic 'posh' tapas and racions. We came near the end of a sat afternoon kitchen lunch slot and were not hurried. Maybe a tad expensive but probably in line with something that felt special. We will certainly go again.
Perfect afternoon spent at Paco Tapas celebrating our 29th wedding Anniversary. The waiting staff were attentive and knowledgeable and the food was superb. The only thing you could do to improve is review the toilet and hand drying situation as it was noisy when people were drying their hands.
Last visited a couple of years back and had the experience was excellent then. The restaurant has been expanded since and although the food was good, service was nowhere near what it was and the wine was expensive for the quality offered. Ok but won't be rushing back.
Best meal and restaurant experience I have had this year!
Outstanding quality of food and service. Possibly the best olives and chorizo I've ever eaten.
Fantastically cooked tapas. We were seated close to the kitchen and it was a treat to watch the team prepare our food. Great friendly service, we will be back
Amazing food, wonderful friendly and knowledgeable staff and an amazing tasting menu.
Lovely place to eat, had the chef's tasting menu with 2 other people which was delightful and had some very interesting food. The cocktails were excellent too, and the house red was a good bottle. It's a lovely place to eat.
Went here for a celebration of my son’s graduation. Staff super friendly food amazing. Will definitely come back when next in Bristol!
Outstanding tapas and excellent service. Paired with the sherry too. Outstanding
Amazing food! Amazing service! One of the best places in Bristol no doubt about it
Absolutely smashing. The food was flawless and the value was pleasantly surprising! Service was also top notch and we are already planning a return trip.
Beautiful food. Meat and seafood dishes are always exceptional
Fantastic food and excellent service, the evening was perfect.
Amazing Dinner with my fiancé last night. Service and food where spot on.
Special shout out to Alex FOH amazing hospitality and professionalism. Thank you very much
Very knowledgeable staff, excellent buzzy vibe to match the food!
Great atmosphere, service good, dishes felt quite heavy and rich, would have been good to have some more varied vegetable dishes in the set menu. Overall a really great night and would go back!
The best meal we have ever had! Simply outstanding!
First time visiting. Out of this world. Food some of the best I’ve ever eaten, service very attentive and just generally felt a special meal. Will be back!
This is an upmarket tapas restaurant with divine , perfectly cooked delicious food and top notch service
We found it hard to get our head round the menu because some in Spanish. But our waiter was really helpful .
It's a unique dining experience
A real buzz to the place.
Just fantastic! The best food you could ask for. Authentic Spanish cooking at its best.
Just a superb restaurant. Great food and ambience
Wonderful food. Went for the chefs recommendation.
Great atmosphere and fantastic service but thought the food/wine was over-priced
Not great service, staff didn’t speak to us! And why ask about the occasion if you don’t mention it!
All in all disappointed.
Booked this last minute and didn’t really expect the high prices to be honest. The food was lovely but definitely doesn’t warrant the huge price tag. I am a self confused foodie and myself and my husband have been to a fair few Michelin star restaurants and seen more reasonable prices! I can’t fault the food but equally can’t see how £22 can be charged for 6 thin slices of lamb!
Paco Tapas is rated 4.7 stars by 1120 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.