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“Authentic tapas, great atmosphere ”
Review of Paco Tapas

Paco Tapas
Ranked #68 of 1,795 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$65
Description: Just like its namesake, Paco Tapas offers a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere. With an influence from Andalucía, Paco's dishes are colourfully tasty and stay true to authentic Spanish cuisine.
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Description: Just like its namesake, Paco Tapas offers a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere. With an influence from Andalucía, Paco's dishes are colourfully tasty and stay true to authentic Spanish cuisine.
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful experience from start to finish. We (two of us) sat at the bar to eat, which meant we were able to talk with the people working there. It's small and cosy with a fantastic atmosphere. Authentic delicious tapas, paired with a dry slightly smokey red wine (recommended by the gentleman behind the bar). The lamb was hands down the best dish, melt in the mouth, served with a yoghurt paprika pine nut dipping sauce. We ordered eight dishes between us which was more than enough. Could not fault the service, very attentive, friendly, smiling team. Would definitely come again and will be recommending Paco Tapas!

Thank Katie D
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

This is a tapas bar with a Michelin starred chef. It's busy and bustling, you sit on stools at high tables and the dishes arrive quite quickly. The staff were very welcoming and friendly, with good explanations and recommendations. Dishes are small but truly delicious and good for sharing. We can recommend the tortillla, the bread with olive oil is amazing, the octopus divine and the lamb with yogurt and pine nuts sauce is incredible. We went there for the food flavours of Spain and great cooking and that's what we got!

Thank carolynkyprios
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

Great food (chefs taster table), good friendly staff, over priced, hot as hell because of the bonfire in the corner of the bar/ kitchenette. As others have said the music is very loud. We politely requested that they turn it down a bit, but they didn't. I think they do it to create an atmosphere but the place is so tiny it doesn't need the wall to wall musac, its no help for the dinners, we were a table of 6, who cant hear each other over the din. At the end of the day its just tapas, its easy to do but this is done very very well. Get a classical Spanish guitar player sat on on of the stools in place of the din? Every one of us had a lovley evening and we all thought the food was good. Worth a visit.

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Thank jimmy j
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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Just amazing, the restaurant itself Is small but just has a fantastic vibe and I love the seats up at the bar. Service was fantastic, and the food was just superb. We did the tasting menu which was just the best - trying a little bit of everything. You can watch the chefs cook and sip away at lovely cava. Cannot wait to go back

Thank Tamkan1
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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were staying at the Mercure hotel nearby and stumbled across this beautiful spot. It was a warm night so we sat outside and enjoyed a host of fabulous, authentic tapas. The service was great, and I particularly enjoyed the grilled octopus.

Thank Claire H
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