It's not the most creative Spanish restaurant in Tokyo, perhaps, nor the best-known. Nor does it operate at anything like those late, late Spanish hours. But for us it's the place that most closely approximates the easy, sunny ambience and great range of foods you find at so many tabernas throughout the south of Spain.
Barraca: A cure for the Andalucian blues
Name (J) バラッカ
Dinner price range
¥5,000 or more
Southern Spanish food that's simple but good in a cozy setting
Tio Pepe for ¥6,500 a bottle? Come on, Senor Shimizu!
Drinks Beer from ¥500; sherry from ¥400/glass, ¥6,500/bottle; wine from ¥2,200/bottle; sangria ¥2,000/jar
Number of seats 40
BGM Flamenco music is faintly audible at sporadic intervals
Smoking No smoking
Uni-Akasaka Bldg. 3F, 3-14-7 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Weekdays: 5 p.m-23 p.m. Sat.: 4 p.m-22:30 p.m.
Cash, Credit Card
Transport Exit Akasaka Station onto Akasaka-dori. Take the street that runs between Starbucks and Tully's. Barraca is in an anonymous building opposite the stairs leading down to the B1 floor of the TBS Kaikan (Granata and Zakuro restaurants). There's a very small sign in the window on the third floor.