Nestled in a small building on Sukhumvit 51 Alley, across the street from Studio Lam, a Thai-contemporary nightclub, El Willy Spanish Kitchen has been a popular restaurant since it opened in 2021. The restaurant reflects the personality of its quirky and larger-than-life Spanish chef, Willy Guillermo Trullas Moreno.
The amiable Spanish restaurant in Bangkok is situated on the second floor of the building, which used to house the defunct Opposite Mess Hall and Crying Thaiger. The dining area has a cosy yet vibrant atmosphere with colourful accents, counter seating, and a discreet private room that allows guests to enjoy the colours outside panoramic. The open kitchen is the restaurant's focal point, where diners can watch Moreno prepare orders with his charming personality.
El Willy Spanish Kitchen offers an array of flavourful culinary options that excite food lovers' taste buds.
The dish called Explosion de Salmon y Trufa combines smoked salmon rubbed with truffle honey to enhance its flavour profile and layered atop a crispy pastry shell, adding a satisfying crunch. The pastry shell has a little surprise of Greek yoghurt stuffing, which bursts into tanginess and creaminess. It's better to finish the dish in one bite.
Bikini Ibérico is a comforting sandwich that pays homage to the sandwich vendors of Barcelona. This sandwich is made with Ibérico ham. The ham is thinly sliced and layered with cheese and bread, then pressed and grilled. The result is a warm, crispy sandwich with a gooey, melted cheese filling and a rich, savoury flavour. This sandwich is a staple in Barcelona.
The dish known as Tostada de Atún is a culinary speciality featuring tuna, crispy corn tostada, avocado, and smoked chilli. This dish is known for its unique combination of flavours and textures. The tuna provides a rich and savoury taste, while the crispy corn tostada adds a delightful crunch. The avocado adds a smooth and creamy texture, and the smoked chilli provides a subtle yet distinct smoky flavour that ties the whole dish together.
Gambas features prawns cooked in olive oil with garlic, chilli, and paprika and served with toasted sourdough. The flavours are vibrant. The combination of spices used in Gambas creates an explosion of spiciness that doesn't burn. The sourdough adds a crunch and toasty aroma.
Paella de Marisco is loaded with various types of seafood, from prawns, clams and mussels, all simmered together in a fragrant mix of saffron and paprika-infused rice and garnished with lemon wedges for customers to squeeze and add a fresh citrus note to the dish.
To top off the meal, guests can savour El Willy's Basque Cheesecake with Hibiscus Ice Cream. The smooth and velvety texture of the cheesecake was complemented perfectly by the creamy, tangy and sweet flavours of the ice cream.
This quaint Spanish restaurant in Bangkok, El Willy Spanish Kitchen, welcomes food lovers with abundant flavourful food. They can get to know Chef Willy by relishing the food at the restaurant.
Hours: TUE-SAT, 17:30 - 22:30 Hours
Tel: +666 3439 4597
Location: 2nd Floor 27/1 Sukhumvit 51 Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110