Payday had recently passed and we were on our day off so we decided to treat ourselves. Adrian who was driving decided on Paco’s and we all agreed. Looking at the building for the outside Paco’s doesn’t seem all that big. However after passing the outdoor seating area and entering the restaurant it turns out to be a very big restaurant that stretches quite far back. The tables are covered with green and white chequered tablemats. The walls decorated by old sports equipment, paintings and various antique ornaments. The decor is a mix between an old man’s pub and a old school brasserie. The restaurant was buzzing when we arrived around 7pm on a sunny mid-week summer’s evening.
We gave starters a miss as nothing really caught our eye. I ordered the Surf & Turf (8oz Sirloin, Cajun Spices with 4 Blackened Prawns) £22.95 which came served with mash and I ordered an extra portion of O. Rings £2.65. To drink I had a bottle of Peroni. Adrian ordered a T-bone and Gary ordered the cannelloni. The portion size here are very big and both lads said that their dishes were ok. In my opinion the food wasn’t great but it wasn’t the worst either. I was disappointed with my dish as the steak was overcooked and the prawns were tough. We decided to play a prank on our friend Gary; asking one of the waitresses to bring him a bowl of ice cream with a celebration sparkler “for his birthday”. She arrived at the table with the sparkler and we all burst out singing happy birthday grabbing the whole restaurants attention. I ordered a butterscotch sundae and Adrian chose the Oreo sundae. Desserts were fine and we left quite stuffed. I won’t be in any rush back to Paco’s unless for a party celebration, however the place is packed and the locals love it.