Otemachi: Spanish
Portillo (Otemachi: Spanish)
Open 11:30am-2, 5-9:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun -8:45) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

This casual after-work Spanish bar offers a tempting selection of paellas and tapas dishes, along with reasonably priced Spanish wines and sherries. The rustic interior, built around a well-stocked bar, contributes to the cozy ambience, as do the big chalkboard menus filled with daily specials. There's also an outdoor terrace area with a handful of tables for when the weather cooperates.

Some twenty different paella-style dishes make up the heart of the menu, with variations like arroz caldoso (paella served in broth), arroz meloso (paella served in a creamier broth), and fideua (a paella-like dish made with noodles instead of rice). Ingredient options cover a wide range - chicken, rabbit, lamb, Iberico pork, chorizo, shrimp, squid, and lobster among them.

Portions are big enough to share between two people (if it's your main dish) or four (if it's your rice course). In addition to paellas, you can choose from creatively assembled pintxos, charcuterie plates, seafood dishes of the day, and Spanish cheeses - suitable either for appetizers or snacks if you're just here for a few glasses of wine. Other main dishes include grilled fish, lamb and steaks.

Wines, sherries, ciders, home-made sangria, and Basque-style sparkling txakoli are served by the glass or bottle. Wines by the bottle start in the Y4,000 range, and several wines are available by the carafe, including a serviceable house red priced at just Y2,200 for a half-liter carafe.

Budget around Y4,500-6,000 for food and drink in the evening. At lunchtime on weekdays you can enjoy soup, salad and a single-portion paella for Y1,925, and there are fancier lunch menus on weekends.

Chiyoda-ku, Marunouchi 1-3-4, Marunouchi Terrace 1F.
東京都千代田区丸の内1-3-4 丸の内テラス 1F

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Venue listing from Bento.com5 Star Rating: highly recommended