Bristol's El Colmado included on FT list of the world's 50 greatest food stores

Bristol's El Colmado included on FT list of the world's 50 greatest food stores

Posted on: 21 May 2021

The charcuterie and Spanish food store opened on Gloucester Road in 2013.


Popular charcuterie and Spanish food store El Colmado has been included on a comprehensive guide to the world's best food stores by major international newspaper, the Financial Times.


Featured in no particular order, El Colmado has been featured alongside cafes, delis and corner stores located in major cities around the world, from Paris and Venice to Singapore, Mumbai and Sydney.


The Gloucester Road store is one of several entries from the UK, with London, Edinburgh, Cornwall, Yorkshire and Oxfordshire also represented.



A real mecca for food lovers in and around central Bristol, El Colmado proudly stock a wide range of authentic Spanish delicacies, offering up everything from fresh cheeses and cured meats to wines, spices, fresh fruits and vegetables and much more.


Friendly owner David Pavon prides himself on providing a top-notch service, on hand to give insight into the perfect pairings, guide you through new flavours and make recommendations based on his own extensive knowledge of Spanish cuisine.


Featuring El Colmado on their guide to the world's 50 greatest food stores, the Financial Times said:


"This joyful Spanish deli and tapas bar is bursting with brilliant produce. Here you will find everything you would want to create the most delicious Spanish feast."


Located at 57 Gloucester Road, El Colmado is open weekly from 09:00-18:00, Monday to Saturday.


For more information, to get in touch with the team or to follow news and updates, visit the El Colmado website or head to their Facebook page.

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