Paco Tapas

4.7
835 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 835 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PoppyB
Bristol
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from start to finish. Carlos was fantastic. Easily the best meal we have had in Bristol. Thank you so much for a truly special evening.

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EvieH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great advice from staff about which plates would be better for sharing. They have outdoor heaters and it is sheltered. Price was more than I’d usually spend but left feeling it was worth it. Very happy with the experience!

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PhilA
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 4th visit to Paco Tapas (and 3 visits to Casamia next door which is truly breathtakingly good!) and I have to say each and every time it's been superb. Menu always has a nice balance of regular choices plus great specials, all being authentically Spanish including the bar menu. Thought that they adapted things well to manage dining outside and even though the weather wasn't great we didn't feel cold due to the large canopy's and outdoor heaters.

My recommendation would be to order around 4 dishes per person and add to this during your meal if you feel like you need more.

Having worked for a wines and spirits company previously I spent some time in Jerez so became fond of sherry which is hugely misunderstood drink. Paco Tapas has a great sherry menu so try some !

Can't wait to go back again soon !

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Jack
Bristol
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Bristol! Delicious tapas, fresh ingredients, great service

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food!

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HappyFlower
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience dining outdoors, despite the pouring rain. Heaters kept it warm, and the large umbrellas kept it dry. Food was excellent, and we'll definitely be back in better weather.

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Sssddrtrrtgg
Bristol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatest Spanish restaurant in bristol. Amazing food, service

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AmelS
Bristol
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails were equally wonderful, always the best service. Can’t wait to be back!

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emmac
London
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the most lovely staff and delicious food
They all know and love the menu

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Clement
London
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

I didn't enjoy my time in Paco tapas due to the service pushing us to order quickly and misunderstanding with our orders

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Todosjs
Bristol
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were spectacular! I'll definite visit again. Compliments to the chef - the morels, wild garlic and yolk was sublime!

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HannahC
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible experience at Paco tapas. The service was so good - we felt really well looked after. The food was so delicious! Thank you everyone xx

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ChrisW
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, great location too
Can’t wait until we are allowed indoors

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LanaN
London
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Tuna £5 a peace that is a mouthful ..but not very special tastewise. The rest of the food was ok but not worth the price and the star, compare to other places we’ve been to.

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Kelly
London
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service! The staff made great recommendations and the food was delicious.

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vipfionag
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & food. Staff fully aware of everything going on very attentive to all needs

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AmiD
Bath
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic way to spend an evening. We watched the sunset over the harbour, eating the most delicious tapas we have ever experienced. Every single dish was tasty, full of flavour and brilliantly explained by the super friendly team at Paco Tapas. Plus the music was ace, evoked lots of memories from clubbing days many moons ago!

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Utterly delicious food, great friendly service and lovely surroundings. Perfect for a special occasion.

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Daniel
Bristol
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and service. The leek is a must try!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Paco, as always - superb food, lovely sherries to match, and great views.

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Jane
Bristol
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Loved every dish, went for the chef menu and it was absolutely delicious and so perfectly put together

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DominicR
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Very high quality food. Best tapas in the UK.

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HarriettW
Bath
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend. Great service, great food, great atmosphere.

CT
CarolT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service, have already made another reservation.

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LydiaD
Bristol
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we loved every minute of it.

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TraceyE
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, location snd atmosphere. Expensive but the food was fab

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a long time due to Covid we had an amazing experience at Paco Tapas! The chef’s menu was outstanding! Service was absolutely exceptional!! We will definitely be back soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting on the water. Fantastic service and the food is incredible!

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AV56
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard to think of a more joyful way to come out of lockdown than spending an evening here great food and drink with such lovely staff. Thank you

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Weluv2dine
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out to eat for months, sitting in the sun with a Manzanilla and delicious food, it was delightful.

It felt as if we were on holiday!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful evening. The staff and the food were exceptional in equal measure.

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GeeBee
Bristol
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful service. Fantastic first dinner out after lockdown.

EG
EmmaG
Bristol
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner out with our 4 year old, really accomading and made us feel very comfortable. Amazing food

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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GeorgeW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent food.
Spanish omelette was our favourite. Closely followed by manchego with honey!
Had 12 dishes between 3 of us and 3 drinks each. Came to about £80 a person.

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TimR
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. Thank you!

JB
JaneB
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food but extremely expensive both wine and food our Bill for 4 was over £400
Some patio heaters were broken so we were cold .

AJ
AJFH
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Polite friendly service. Exquisite food. Great selection of wines and sherries. Outdoor heating. Looking forward to my next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food! So welcoming and friendly, we’ll be back

EH
EdwardH
Bristol
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, lovely staff and such great value for money. Can’t wait to go back again.

FAQs

Paco Tapas is rated 4.7 stars by 835 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.