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“From now on one of my shanghai-favorites!”
Review of ElWilly

ElWilly
Ranked #34 of 17,044 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $60
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: The Bund
Description: “el Willy” cuisine focuses in Spanish traditional, contemporary tapas & rices with a fun twist. The structure of the menu follows the Chinese Yin Yang structure of a meal. All the food is designed to be shared family style & to be eaten comfortably with chopticks.
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Had dinner there twice last month. On the first day, excuse my french but the service sucked! it was so bad that I was veeery close to leave before the food arrived. Thanks god I didn´t: The food was just mindblowing. The second time, the service was reeeeally good. Maybe I had just bad luck the first time but it was all good now. Very attentive, fluent in english, knowledgeable. Had 12 different Tapas or so and ALL of them were just outstanding! Tip: Tuna Loin and for Dessert the Lemon Creme with Basil Sorbet...

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Reviewed August 24, 2012

I was introduced to El Willy by a Spaniard friend who vouched for it as the best Spanish in Shanghai. I've been to Spain a couple of times and had some truly wonderful food there and so my expectations were raised. He ordered and so I was impressed that I went back with friends within a week. El Willy truly offers excellent cuisine by any standards - in China, in North Asia and even relative to Europe/Spain. It is tasty, innovative, and well presented. Enough said.

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Thank tnu
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

As same as Donghu Road, we always enjoyed the Spanish food. Like the location, the building and the view. It is a nice restaurant indeed. Have to make reservation ahead of time.

Thank TaraQu
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

Really amazing tapas and beautiful space on The Bund. Hard to get into on weekends so book ahead. Fun, cool vibe.

1  Thank Karl C
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

I've eaten in a lot of Spanish restaurants and this has to be one of the best. Some of the dishes are amazing, and narrowing down the choice from the great menu can be difficult. It's slightly overpriced and making eye contact with waiting staff (who are more interested in each other) can be difficult, and annoying. Apart from that it is a great place, in an improved location, withh delicious food, and I will definitely be back.

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2  Thank lockey1979
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