Once upon a time, this spot was the location of the bar-restaurant Alameda, where Federico García Lorca and the rest of the literary circle known as El Rinconcillo used to meet up in the 1920s and trade verses and songs. Should he suddenly materialize, Lorca would probably find the food unchanged from those days. Chef Antonio Torres does an intense version of roast cod with mint and the warm spices of North Africa as well as desserts that feature pastry, nuts, and honey. The plaza is as pleasant as it was in Lorca’s day, so that’s where most people sit.