Paco Tapas

4.7
887 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 887 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SeanB
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food: insane
Vibe: amazing
Service: impeccable

Lovely kiwi lady served us

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JonC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Not cheap, but worth the money for a special occasion. We had the chef's menu which was a fantastic mix of meat, fish and vegetables. The service was excellent and the ambience and buzz of the restaurant helped make the night. Highly recommended.

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Diner77
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal with friends music a bit too loud at times

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Reviewer
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant - the food was exceptional and the service was great. Really relaxed and casual vibe which is just what we wanted. The staff were super friendly and attentive. Thank you.

GJ
GJh1
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was fantastic! Great range of options and the pork ribs were the outstanding dish!

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AndyA
London
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fantastic, great quality ingredients cooked perfectly!

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KROAA
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We booked this table for dinner and decided to sit outside as it was lovely weather. However we were sat on the outside tables, which were barrels but found it quite uncomfortable! You couldn’t really sit properly so not ideal for dinner, but then we easily moved inside which was much better. The menu was interesting and had loads of different options, so we went for the Chefs Menu which had lots of different plates to try. It was £120 for two people, which seemed a lot at first but it worked out to be really good value for money. The food was really nice and varied, although if you’re a vegetarian or not a fish eater, there wasn’t much of an alternative! The pork was cooked beautifully and the small fish dishes were gorgeous. However, we were served the fish of the day which happened to be pollock and it was very disappointing. I haven’t tried pollock before so can’t compare it to a previous dish, but the fish was really bland and lacked any flavour. The texture was stunning so I assumed it was cooked really well, but it didn’t taste of anything which is a shame. We told the staff this and they took the feedback well. All in all, it was a nice visit but I wouldn’t necessarily rush back. If you’re looking for something with a bit more wow for your money, you may want to look elsewhere. But for nice, standard Spanish food, this is the place to go.

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Liamharris86
Bristol
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

This place has really gone down hill. The food was substandard I’m not sure if this is because they have a new chef. We were here two years ago and it was excellent but now it is below average. The thing that got our backs up the most is half way through our courses one of the waitresses took our cutlery away and our dish of ray wing was getting cold. When we got their attention a good ten minutes later our dish was cold and they should of provided us with a fish knife as the ray wing had an underside of bones. The pork ribs were tasteless although cooked well. The octopus tasted extremely bland. Last time we had this here it was well seasoned and nicely cooker on the coals. The egg stew tasted like an egg on top of some Sainsbury’s basics tinned tomatoes. The oysters were fine but even the bread was so soggy from the gallon of olive oil it was doused in. We didn’t bring this up at the time as I find it uncomfortable to speak to the waiters and waitresses about how poor the food was and it was anniversary so I didn’t want to further ruin the experience for my partner. The table was greasy and sticky through out even before we sat down. Not once did anyone wipe it down. If I was eating in weatherspoons I wouldn’t even think about this but we were paying £100 a head in a supposed Michelin starred restaurant!

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Gladys
London
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a great dinner, great wine, great service. Very good night out.

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Chel
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Second visit and was looking forward to the meal. Chose the tasting menu and personally although service was great I felt a little let down. The food was hit and miss with all the meat one agter the other at the very end. Thought one course the leek was rather pretentious and not as tasty as it could have been. A lot of money for very little. However everything cooked really well .

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allchet94
London
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best meal I’ve ever had. Showcasing the simplest ingredients to sheer perfection in a traditional Spanish style. Unreal food.

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simon
Bristol
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good range of well thought out dishes - some very interesting and unusual tapas - the leeks, the asparagus, the mushrooms, the tortilla and tomato stew were amazing. The sardines were excellent. Nice sherry and wine to accompany.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food!! Great people! Great place! Highly recommend! Just wish they had a better cocktail menu.

TJ
TariqJ
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Pack tapas has achieved perfection on every level. Was a pleasure and a joy to spend time at this beautiful restaurant. Bristol should be proud

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JonN
Bristol
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible tapas, we enjoyed every forkful. Service was great too.

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KathyG
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb 😍😍🎉

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Loved it

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Sibil
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it! The Crema Catalana is a must try and the pollock with Manteca was great. The wait staff were incredibly polite and friendly as well.

SG
SaviG
London
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the chef set menu and was not disappointed. Delicious food. Excellent staff advising on the dishes and drinks.
Would highly recommend

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LouisK
Bristol
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Insane food and great service! Was already thinking about the next time before we even finished our food! Cannot wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch food, service and atmosphere.
Would definitely recommend.
A real post lockdown treat

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StuartM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and really helpful staff. Crema Catalana to die for.

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NickFW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, the staff were so friendly and welcoming. There was such a good vibe in the restaurant, we can’t wait to go back. Would highly recommend Paco for anyone looking for a delicious 5 star tapas experience!

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PhilL
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service.

The lamb rump was to die for!

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vipCharmaineV
Bristol
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab evening with great food - were really looking forward to coming back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food. Possibly the best tapas in Bristol.

One slight bit of criticism to mention is that the chairs and tables that are set up outside are quite uncomfortable to sit at. We had a lovely meal, but by the end we felt quite uncomfortable and decided to skip dessert and coffee and go somewhere else.

Everything else however, was fantastic. Our waitress was a delight and very helpful.

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Claire
Bristol
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, cocktails and service. Would definitely recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service- really delicious!

JK
JamesKN
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, delicious food, a really cool setting. What's not to love?

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Jonathan
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

*Just great* But that is not 50 characters & this daft form does not allow brevity.

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JonathanW
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Best tapas I’ve had since I lived in Seville 25 years ago

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SallyN
Bristol
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. A little different from the norm and a great selection to suit everyone. The service was friendly and attentive without being overbearing.
Our table was at 5pm so I was worried it would be quiet but there was a lovely atmosphere

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vipSIMON
London
21 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is absolutely fabulous.
Best Spanish food in the UK and great service too

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chrisw
London
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food served by passionate happy people xxx

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BristolUK
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, superb food and friendly service. A real treat!

MW
MargaretW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service, I would definately recommend

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AshleyR
Norfolk
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and a lovely, lovely atmosphere

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vipfionag
London
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always Professional friendly outstanding

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SarahW
London
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. Get multiple croquettas per person

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Murasaki
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. Staff were very attentive. Can't wait to go back again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious. Some really good dishes.

FAQs

Paco Tapas is rated 4.7 stars by 887 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.