Paco Tapas

4.7
806 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 806 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
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!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AV56
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

GB
GeeBee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

EG
EmmaG
Bristol
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

GW
GeorgeW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. Thank you!

JB
JaneB
London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

EH
EdwardH
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
33 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Best Tapas for miles around.

GW
GuyW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bloody amazing service, food and location. Strongly recommend!

ED
EloiseD
Bristol
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening at Pacos was splendiferous!

We’d been before about 3 years ago with some foodies from Plymouth, and couldn’t believe such an exquisite gem was nestled in the heart of Bristol!

The atmosphere is lovely - it’s almost as good as being in holiday, and the food is transporting!

As lockdown restrictions had eased, I wanted an evening and experience to remember, and that’s what we got!

Thanks Pacos’ Team!

JS
JuliaS
London
14 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fantastic first meal back in the world after lockdown. Every dish was flavoursome and so well executed. Staff were passionate. Will definitely be back!

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Luke
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional and friendly service. The food was outstanding but I think a tad bit overpriced for some of the items on the menu. Overall we all thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Paulina
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mi nuevo restaurante favorito en Bristol... la comida espectacular y el servicio de primera.

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JessicaR
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent way to spend Christmas Eve. Nothing was too much trouble, we just hope that the tier system allows us to go back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Everything was super fragrant. Every single dish was perfect. Definitely would come back. Highly recommend the lamb and the patatas bravas and the leeks. Very simple and delicious. Totally not pretentious especially for a Michelin starred restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal at an incredible restaurant. Food was unreal but ambiance and staff were even better

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DavidL
Bristol
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top food destination.
My first time visiting and it did not disappoint in any area. The staff were amazing, upbeat and took time to detail the menu and give quality recommendations. It's a great setting and was complemented by an awesome playlist which was on loud, just the way I like it. The food served was just incredible, presentation was on point and bursting with flavours. Great evening all round, I will be booking a table again the second they reopen!

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RozB
Bristol
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal, attentive and friendly staff made for a wonderful evening!

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SteveP
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I've been to Paco Tapas on previous occasions and everything has been of a high level, unfortunately, on this visit we were made to feel as though we were doing them the favour and that they needed the table back. Very rushed service and inattentive staff. Additionally, the menu is written in the smallest font for a dark restaurant - so remember your reading glasses and/or a torch.

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AntonyS
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic place, food was sublime, service was impeccable, and a really vibrant atmosphere. Recommend booking well in advance as this place is always fully booked, great location aswell even more so in the summer months. Definitely will be returning

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Nachan
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal to celebrate the festive season, all dishes brought out all the amazing flavours in the ingredients. We enjoyed the Chef's Menu and Sherry pairing which were on point. Definitely a special occasion meal but we will be returning for some stand out items - shoutout to the leek, ribs and quail dishes.
Some service staff rushed through dishes more than others but overall did not take away too much from experience. I imagine some will feel the music is on the loud side but we enjoyed the playlist and felt like a mini party for two :)

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SarahB
Bristol
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always amazing food. Great service and lovely atmosphere.

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SunnyP
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. The service, the food, the drinks, the atmosphere - by far the best dining experience in Bristol if not the country.

Amazing. 👏🏽

JS
JamesS
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality food, good pricing. Great service too.

JB
JackB
Bristol
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and vibe, very good service and friendly staff too.

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Amber
Bristol
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely time here, we had such a good meal and good night out post tier 3 restrictions! We had the chefs menu which was delicious and had a really good variety of choices for the price. Our only comment was that we were asked to leave pretty promptly, I think we had an hour and a half and when you a paying over £250 for 2 people this seemed a little rushed. But other than we loved it and will go back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Paco Tapas, we went for the tasting menu this visit so we could try things we wouldn’t normally order and we weren’t disappointed! The food was well priced and we left content.
Is would also thoroughly recommend in terms of COVID safety.

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DarrenH
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food and wine, the Tomatoe salad and the fillet steak dishes are incredibly tasty, and the bread and oil are the best I've tasted. Would highly recommend this place and will definitely be returning.

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kimw
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Straightforward review. You won’t find better Tapas outside of Spain. Exceptional and the whole place is perfectly executed

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KevinA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Nothing wrong with the food but just far too loud in the restaurant, they would try to explain what you were getting and just could not hear the servers.

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KevinL
Brighton
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really classy take on tapas, with the ribs and tortilla our standout dishes, although we ate all of them with relish.
Our only quibble was that there was an odd choice of music being played - more suitable for a bar/club than restaurant.
We will be going back though

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Amber
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a group we all agreed this was probably some of the best tapas we have had! The service was excellent & the restaurant itself was excellent. Highly recommended.

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ColinS
London
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service, great experience each time we’ve been

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Joseph
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine list, the lovely staff are really helpful and the open kitchen creates an amazing ambiance

FAQs

Paco Tapas is rated 4.7 stars by 806 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.