Pata Negra


Pata Negra


4 / 5 3 / 5

May 11, 2018

An ultra-cool tapas bar, Pata Negra brings a sunny slice of Iberia to Bristol, featuring mouthwatering cured hams, fine wines, and creative cocktails.

Bringing a delicious slice of the Iberian Peninsula to Bristol, Pata Negra has quickly become one of the tastiest tapas escapes in the city. 

Located in Bristol’s Old City, Pata Negra first impresses you with its cool eclectic decor, and then seals the deal with its tantalizing tapas menu. Being named after the finest variety of Spanish Jamon Iberico, (pata negra translates as black hoof, the name of the highly rated ham aged 36 months), cured meats were bound to play a large role in the culinary offerings at Pata Negra. In addition to the namesake hand-carved Pata Negra ham, mouthwatering mountain-cured and acorn-fed varieties are also presented on platters. It’s not all about the meat here though, as seafood lovers will love the grilled octopus and pan fried seabass and veggie-dedicated diners will do a tango when they taste the wild mushroom and white truffle croquettes, deep-fried cauliflower and heritage kale with anchovy, chilli, and garlic. 

Nothing pairs finer with tapas than wine, and Pata Negra features a list full of bottles from Spain and Portugal’s most famous and lesser-known regions. Cocktails are the star of their slightly hidden upstairs bar Noche Negra, with a few of our favorites being the Pata Rickey – homemade craft gin, honey & lime juice topped with Argentinian beer and garnished with rosemary – the Sherry Cobbler – premium sherry, rum, demerara syrup, lemon juice, and fruit over crushed ice – and the Apple & Salt – blanco tequila, jasmine syrup & lime juice splashed with Spanish cider.  Credit Photo: