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Paco Tapas, Bristol,
Paco Tapas, Bristol,
Paco Tapas, Bristol,
Paco Tapas, Bristol,
Paco Tapas, Bristol,
Award-winning

Paco Tapas

4.6
4.6
1974 reviews
£26 to £40
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!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 24 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue - Thur 5:00pm - late Fri - Sat 12:00pm - 3:00pm and 5:00pm - late
  • Phone number
    0117 925 7021
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 1,974 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Bristol

    Best Overall

  • Bristol

    Best Food

  • Bristol

    Best Service

  • Bristol

    Best Ambience

  • Bristol

    Good for special occasions

  • Bristol

    Lively

  • Bristol

    Most Booked

  • Bristol

    Best Overall

  • Bristol

    Best Food

  • Bristol

    Best Service

  • Bristol

    Best Ambience

  • Bristol

    Good for special occasions

  • Bristol

    Lively

  • Bristol

    Most Booked

1,974 Reviews
  1. BenS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was fantastic. Scouser lad. Food excellent as always.

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  2. JoTo92

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning, high quality food served in a great atmosphere. A perfect combination of laid back and special feeling. We were incredibly well looked after - despite a few menu items being sold out, we picked some things that wouldn’t have been our first choice, and they turned out to be amazing. We’ll be going back for certain!

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  3. HannahB

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Their portion sizes are smaller than they've ever been now. The food is delicious but not good value for money. I feel like the new area has generated more noise so its not accommodating to neurodivergent people with noise sensitivities (it would be a problem throught the room) would be worth investing in noise canceling wall mounts Service is very very quick even of you order a lot of plates. So in and out within an hour and 15 which feels very rushed.

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  4. BrianR

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I researched the venue before booking and we were not disappointed. Very polite staff, high stools and tables very comfortable. We selected 8 dishes and loved every one, a datk vermouth over ice could be my new go to drink, we added 2 sweets , and ended with a coffee. Amazing g evening , muchas gracias Brian & Ava. Great start to my birthday week

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  5. Travis

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice welcome, great food, great service and great ambiance. Can’t wait to go again.

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  6. DavidR

    Bath

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good, if a little overpriced. The cheapest bottle of wine at £40 is taking the Mick. Need something around £25. Ambience Ok, but not particularly relaxed. too noisy! Needs to rethink the offer.

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  7. HarryD

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another lovely visit to Paco! Everything on point. Staff were very attentive and knowledgeable. Special shout out to Sam FOH and Chef Sam. Can't wait to come back!

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  8. JohnQ

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Indulgent and exceptional ! Last night's experience ordering the “Chefs Menu” was simply sublime. From the incredible food to the outstanding service and warm atmosphere, every moment felt like a delicious adventure. With a delightful variety of dishes from around the world, I'm already planning my next visit.

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  9. NatalieJ

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, with great veggie options. Lovely staff and a great atmosphere. Will come back!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Good stylish food but poor value for money and a dining experience that doesn’t match the price. £100+ per head including wine, but paper napkins from a gelateria-style dispenser and bar stool dining. Attentive, friendly service (very large number of staff) but not always at a standard that matches the aspirations of the restaurant - white wines served warm in overfilled glasses a particular annoyance. Admirable ambition to reinvent taps for a Michelin-level audience but execution that falls short given the prices guests are invited to pay.

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  11. Inge

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Modern tapas cuisine. Best tapas we’ve had a in very long time (we are Spanish). Service was also outstanding. Would definitely return.

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  12. EalingGastronome

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous Spanish fare, I’ve not been anywhere more authentic in the UK, and I spend a lot of time in Spain. Quality absolutely top notch, the rare (yes, that’s how the Spanish eat it and it’s fab) pork was best I’ve had. Excellent service, a decent choice of wine, and all 6 off our party loved it. Not cheap, but in my book worth every penny.

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  13. RebeccaK

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exception food, service and atmosphere! Best restaurant in Bristol

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  14. Clive

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you to all the staff for making our visit memorable. Our table was ready on time and the service was second to none. We tried a fair amount of the dishes on the menu and was impressed with anything that was put on the table. Personal favourite was the prawns! Also big up sammy who served us for the best part of our meal. Easy going and attentive, good knowledge on the food/wine. We will definitely be returning.

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  15. JackieM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were visiting from Ireland as a group of 6 friends. As soon as we walked in to the restaurant the atmosphere and smell of the food was amazing. We were seated and then our waiter Sammy tended to our table of 6. When we saw the menu we were initially shocked at the price of the tapas but Sammy explained the menu fully and put us at ease at what to order and how to order! The food was phenomenal but Sammy made our whole dining experience even more memorable. He has a fantastic personality and was fantastic at his job. We would definitely recommend this place and hopefully you get to experience Sammy the scousers hospitality! Keep up the great work Paco Tapas👍👍

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  16. ClaudiaB

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous time. The food was delicious and the staff were helpful and very friendly.

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  17. Ollie

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We told staff when we arrived that we were going on to a theatre show after dinner, and they were really good at advising what they could serve us in the time we had (we should have booked 30 minutes earlier, but that's down to us). Food and drink recommendations by staff were all really good. Food and drink was excellent. We will recommend to friends and family, top place to eat.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good as always but the valentines menu was so over priced for what was served. Spoilt it a little. Service was fantastic, which it always is but disappointed with the food this time round. Both the quality and value for money.

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  19. JulieR

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very helpful, friendly service. Delicious food with lots of variety and unexpected flavours. The only downside (which will not stop us coming again) was the background music which we found too loud for comfortable conversation.

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  20. FelixL

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first experience in Tapas meal, was a great experience for me and my wife, without a doubt will return for more in the future.

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  21. FoodLover

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Paco Tapas takes Spanish tapas to another level. We'll worth a visit.

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  22. KevinB

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu, wine list and service was outstanding. The Tortilla and pork shoulder were the two dishes that were the High Lites for me ( The Tortilla is the best I have ever had ). The rest of the dishes we chose were very good but another star was the Leek ! I will definitely try that on the BBQ this summer. A nice surprise was the Alhambra on draught . The Albariño was a lovely compliment to the Bocadillo . A small note was that the high tables should have had chairs with backs for more comfort. We had a memorable lunch at a place that is for us somewhere for a special occasion ( It was our 46th wedding anniversary ) as we are retired . But if we need authentic Spanish cuisine this is the place to go. Thanks for a lovely experience .

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  23. BriannaG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely stunning restaurant. Amazing vibe, incredibly helpful and friendly staff- all down to earth despite the restaurant being a Michelin- starred. Very delicious food, great recommendations from staff. A great addition to Bristol. Would go again!

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  24. Haupty

    Bristol

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is special in this place, and it delivers each time!

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  25. GilesB

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service with exotic food to match. A real experience!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and wonderful service! Each of the courses is overall very simple, but cooked so perfectly with the best ingredients that it was just mind blowing!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great atmosphere & the best service ever!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, the staff were super helpful and friendly. Will definitely be returning.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience but quite expensive. Good atmosphere and would recommend going

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  30. MololoW

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was out of this world - we had the chef's menu and it was a great way to taste a wide selection of their food. Delicious wine. Very efficient and friendly servers. Marked down 1 star only because it was my partner's birthday and I rang earlier in the day to ask if they could put a candle on the dessert if we ordered the chef's menu. I was assured that this would not be a problem. However, there was no candle when our desserts came. We have noticed other tables receiving a candle on the same dessert (crema catalana) so I think they must have forgotten or given our candle to someone else! My partner did not mind but I was utterly disappointed as thought I had plan this nicely in advance :(

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  31. LaurenAyling

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service thank you!! Great atmosphere Can’t wait to visit again!

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  32. HANNAHB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was good but definitely not worth the prices. Tables and chairs were incredibly uncomfortable. General vibe and food were really just not worth the prices. Ended up being £90 each WITHOUT ALCOHOL, for 4 tapas each (recommended amount by them).

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  33. emmam

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food items we had were faultless in taste I can’t complain about the quality - my only grievance is that the croquettes were quite expensive - 4.5 per croquette seems quite pricey! A local tapas bar near myself (that does homemade chorizo, mushroom or lobster croquettes) charge around 8 for 4 croquettes of the same size so might be worth looking into. Also some dips for the bread/croquettes would also be lovely. The local tapas bar near me does a saffron aloili and a chorizo oil dip - might be something you would like to add! Best olives I’ve tasted in a long time and your bread is stunning!! Lovely cocktail too. If we would have been hungrier I’m sure your other dishes would be lovely xx

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  34. SophieB

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great, we did the chefs menu and loved all of the courses which came out swiftly. They were however quite small and some were just meat on a plate without anything else. For the price we felt that this wasn’t great value for money. The service was great, the waiters and waitresses were fantastic, we liked the decor and the atmosphere. If the price were reduced we would definitely come back.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food is good, while the drinks are priced too high.

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  36. JackM

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food and service. However many of the dishes felt overpriced for what they were.

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  37. Templegrafton

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went on a bitterly cold night in early January. The restaurant wasn't busy but the staff were brilliant, the food was as excellent as ever and the sight the food fire kept us feeling warm! Loved it, can't wait to go again

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable experience from start to finish. Kitchen is giving care and attention to the product. Very pleasant and professional front of house staff. Highly recommended.

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  39. DarrellR

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed the meal, was sat on the bar table, staff very knowledgeable and professional. We liked the Spanish wine list with an excellent choice by the bar tender. My girlfriend is vegetarian and there were perfect options for her as it can be hard to find restaurants to cater at a high level

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chef’s selection menu was brilliant! Everything we were served was delicious.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Paco Tapas is rated 4.6 stars by 1974 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for Paco Tapas

Paco Tapas, 3a The General Lower Guinea Street, Bristol, BS1 6FU

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2023
  • Area
    Bristol
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue - Thur 5:00pm - late Fri - Sat 12:00pm - 3:00pm and 5:00pm - late
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
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