Paco Tapas

4.7
1084 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1084 people are saying
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CharlieA
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Went for the chefs recommendation.

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RobR
Bristol
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience4

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

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TinyT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 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!

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CarolineD
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food. Attention to detail. Very tasty and surprisingly filling. Worked a great as a post work drink and supper option

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MG2022
Bristol
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall meal. Will look forward to returning soon.

JB
JonnyB
Bristol
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet again a lovely meal and service at Paco Tapas. I've been here four times over the last few years and the service and food is always impressive. The place is really cool and has a great atmosphere. Clearly everyone who works here are passionate about providing great food and service. I will most definitely be back!!

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Andrew
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, friendly and knowledgable service, outstanding food.

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Barnesfoodies
London
18 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great variety of well cooked and really tasty food

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Faultless service, delicious food, great ambiance. Loved it.

FM
FrancescaM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good evening! Outstanding food, friendly and knowledgable staff and great atmosphere. 10/10

HP
HannahP
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and atmosphere as always! Thank you guys!

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TracyW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lives up to expectations. My family had the Chef’s Menu which was amazing. About 20 different courses. I’m vegetarian so had 5 dishes from the normal menu. Each dish was seasoned so well you don’t even think about condiments. Services was attentive but not over the top. The only thing I would say is that the music is a little loud.

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Owain
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Over priced and over rated
Food ok , but massively over priced for what you get

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Jorge
London
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Table small and uncomfortable chairs. Service was not bad but we have to ask for the table to fix and call a waiter for finding space where to place our jackets.
Food took very long to come and portions were extremely small which made the whole experience overpriced. Our meat dish the most expensive came last and was cold like carpaccio style and I could do with more salt on it.
Not a Michellin star restaurant in my opinion.

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TinaF
Bath
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

This is a fun and fab place, but we were all older people and it was not for us. The staff did everything to give us a good time, but we were glad when the meal ended and we could go.

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Fraser
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, very good service. Have been before and consistent quality with delicious food and wine. Happy to see that they have maintained the quality.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food very friendly staff . Chefs choice menu highly recommended

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Evaluate
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Friendly venue, wonderful tapas with a twist, attentive service.

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lucindaB
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, interesting dishes. Excellent service. Will definitely go back

JD
JamesD
Bristol
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic experience all round, cant wait to go back.

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Mike
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food. Very good overall. Can not fault the place on anything we ate. Unfortunately, the abiance is a bit "stark" and the music was too loud and the techno beets for a Spanish tapas was, to me, completely out of place. I would return for the food but my advice to the management is to find some mood music that is more in line with Spanish food.

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VLADV
Bristol
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Michelin star restaurant. Would definitely recommend for a great night out

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DavidK
Bristol
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. That simple! Can’t recommend enough.

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AGVS
Bristol
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was on point and excellent, wine was good. Food was OK, nothing particularly special apart from the olives and croquettes which were great. We did the tasting menu and courses arrived quickly which was good.

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Luis
Bristol
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, fantastic service. Margarita our waitress was friendly, attentive and answered with a smile any questions we had on the menu. We definitely will go back.

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amyn
Bristol
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience1

Love paco - have been a few times. Steak was amazing. Service was wonderful. But was cold and dark and set next to a loud table of 6 and as a couple we were overpowered by their noise .

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DavidJ
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, absolutely exquisite. A touch pricey but I mean, this is a michelin star restaurant so kind of expected that too. well worth trying

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience1

The food was great but the place is awful, loud music to the point that you can’t have a conversation, it enables people to speak even louder, it’s terrible.

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KayW
London
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, menu interesting, plenty of choice, good explanations from staff regarding the menu.

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BeckyR
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Never had tapas quite like it. Will definitely visit again.
Great service and lovely atmosphere. Food was out of this world. The lamb wow!!!

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KPOK
Dorset
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit and just as good as the first. We were transported back to Spain again!

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AndyP
London
19 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and experience was great and the staff excellent and friendly. Would certainly recommend and would easily revisit again.

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carwynj
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting was impressive.
The welcome was warm & friendly.
The service and advice on the food and Sherry was faultless.
The quality of cooking was superb.

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Gabriel
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food in Bristol (and the UK), priced reasonably. We went for the chef's menu and sherry flight, which was delicious and paired beautifully with the drink.

10/10

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Sumi
London
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, excellent service, great staff ,best tapas by a long way.

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SeanH
Bristol
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from start to finish. Really attentive waiting staff who were knowledgable and informative about the fantastic menu. We can’t fault the superb food and the atmosphere . Perhaps some Spanish music though Xx

DH
vipDavidH
Bristol
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb authentic spanish tapas with the emphasis on food sourced from the finest ingredients and freshly cooked. Friendly presentation with a lively atmosphere.

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ConnorR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was sublime, balances of flavours was out of this world and aleixandrus just made the atmosphere perfect for my birthday meal.

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RobertG
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great evening. James the manager was very attentive and explained the chefs menu perfectly.
We also requested to move to an outside table for the last course which was facilitated without issue so we could enjoy the view for the end of our meal.
All in all, lovely food with a great vibe for an occasion or date.

FAQs

Paco Tapas is rated 4.7 stars by 1084 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 reservations at the moment.