Long a standard for ex-pat Spaniards, Covadonga has become trendy among hipsters who frequent the place on the weekends, as well as for large group dinners on occasional weeknights. On any given night, you're just as likely to see smartly dressed old-timers playing dominoes as you are to find younger customers sipping mezcal and cheering for their favorite soccer team. The big open space is reminiscent of a town recreation center. There's little formality here except for the white-shirted waiters. The simple wooden tables are easily moved around to accommodate large groups. The menu has standard Spanish food: tortilla Española, ham and cheese croquettes, shrimp in garlic sauce, and chorizo. The torta milanesa, with avocado, tomato, Oaxaca cheese, and breaded pork, is said to be legendary and the piña coladas are outstanding. Come on a Thursday or Friday night to really catch the atmosphere at its best.