el Willy opened in 2008 and quickly became a popular tapas restaurant to both expats and Shanghai locals. It’s no coincidence that it has moved from its original French Concession location to the hottest address on the Bund. Chef Willy Trullas Moreno’s sparky Spanish personality overflows into his food and restaurant. The menu offers both traditional tapas, like anchovies marinated in lemon (photo above) and croquetas de jamón, and “Willy Style Tapas,”; these more inventive options feature dishes like beef cheek cooked five hours with banana and passion fruit. The atmosphere is fun and so is the food, but make sure you make reservations, because everyone seems to want in on this fun Spanish haven.