Paco Tapas

4.7
1120 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 1120 People Are Saying
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NickyRichards
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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GuyS
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Paul
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent food. All dishes chosen were great. The food is quite pricey but definitely worth it.

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TundeK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LizH
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JoanneB
Oxford
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AmyStreet
Dorset
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DarrenW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table near the kitchen. Fantastic meal. Recommend

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DarrenC
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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AngelinaR
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

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.

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LESLEYW
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Tapas menu is varied, and everything we choose was beautifully cooked, and presented. The waiting staff were knowledgeable too. Great team work.

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Sybella
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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BenjaminH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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Juls
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

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

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smiffy
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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GaryJ
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Jono
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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.

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NickB
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal and restaurant experience I have had this year!

JB
JamesB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding quality of food and service. Possibly the best olives and chorizo I've ever eaten.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, wonderful friendly and knowledgeable staff and an amazing tasting menu.

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TheoJ
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a celebration of my son’s graduation. Staff super friendly food amazing. Will definitely come back when next in Bristol!

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AlexL
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding tapas and excellent service. Paired with the sherry too. Outstanding

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Lukas
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing service! One of the best places in Bristol no doubt about it

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DioneS
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LizS
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food. Meat and seafood dishes are always exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and excellent service, the evening was perfect.

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RhysG
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JarodN
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very knowledgeable staff, excellent buzzy vibe to match the food!

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KateT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

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AndrewL
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal we have ever had! Simply outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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Grahamcarps
London
16 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

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NeilH
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fantastic! The best food you could ask for. Authentic Spanish cooking at its best.

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PaulF
London
18 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a superb restaurant. Great food and ambience

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CharlieA
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Went for the chefs recommendation.

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RobR
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and fantastic service but thought the food/wine was over-priced

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TinyT
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

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!

FAQs

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.