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A Spanish tapas and sherry bar masterminded by Peter Sanchez-Iglesias (of Casamia - number 4 in our top 100 restaurants 2016) and named after his father. It opened alongside the relocated Casamia in Bristol's new General development (on the site of the old General Hospital).

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Summary

£63
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Yes, it comes at a cost, but it’s worth it…” – The Sanchez Group’s harbourside HQ (next to relaunched Casa) is a highlight of the city, combining “impeccable” Hispanic dishes and tapas with a thoughtful list of Spanish wines and sherries and “has an air of self-confidence (just the right side of arrogance) that sets it apart in Bristol”. The “really helpful front of house team” also wins consistent praise. That it’s “not cheap” features in practically all reports, but the value stacks up, although it is “a bit noisy”.

Summary

£58
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Newly expanded and now sole occupant of the Sanchez Group’s harbourside HQ following last year’s surprise closure of the all-conquering Casamia, this “lively” and “enjoyable” tapas bar (named after patron Peter Sanchez-Iglesias’s father) is “well worth a visit”. Nobody doubts the quality of the “great tapas” and accompanying Spanish wines and sherries, but there are persistent grumbles about the “expense” and the “extremely loud music” that can make conversation difficult for some.

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£53
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Peter Sanchez-Iglesias’s spin-off from the acclaimed Casamia is a buzzing Andalusian-style joint near the docks where you can sit on the terrace or plump for the eight-seater counter and banter with chefs. The order of the day: “absolutely delicious tapas, with excellent sherry to match” – and this is confirmed in many reports. But ratings blipped this year on the back of a couple of ‘off reports’: “been a few times… too loud and massively overpriced”.

Summary

£47
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Near the docks, Peter Sanchez-Iglesias’s aim is to ‘transport you to Andalusia’ (well that’s what the website says) at his casual tapas haunt (named after his dad). As a concept, it’s “absolutely spot on” and “tapas of the highest quality, with every dish a delight”, alongside a decent list of wines and sherries. “Try to get a seat at the counter for top banter with the chefs and great views as they toss stuff into the open fire”.

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Reviews of Paco Tapas Restaurant in BS1, Bristol by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Paco Tapas restaurant.
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I was the only person eating and the food t...
Reviewed 1 months, 10 days ago

"I was the only person eating and the food took a long time to come out. However the stuffed quail was stunning"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£10.30 £30.50 £0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%
Lower Guinea St, Bristol, BS1 6SY
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday5 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday5 pm‑10 pm
Thursday5 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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