Salón Covadonga Mexico City

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Salón Covadonga – A must go cantina!

You can’t tell you know the Roma Norte neighbourhood if you haven’t gotten intoxicated at Salón Covadonga, by far the most popular cantina in the area. It’s an old place, with old-timer customers playing dominoes, laughing and chatting at the tables. Since the early 2000’s it’s become popular among journalists, writers, designers, artists and film makers, so today it’s a cool place to eat & drink.

Covadonga is famous for it’s Spanish dishes like “callos a la madrileña”, “paella a la valenciana” and “tortilla española” (Spanish omelette). They serve an amazing “pulpo a la gallega” (Galician style octopus (oiled with potatoes and served with sea salt, olive oil and paprika).

It is not a cheap place, but the portions are plentiful. My friends and I usually order 3 or 4 different dishes to share. Covadonga has a massive bar with a vast selection of drinks, so surely you can find your favourite poison there.

Covadonga is located a few blocks from Insurgentes metro station. If you drive there, they have valet parking service or you can also leave your car on the street but remember to pay the parking meter. If your plan is to get wasted, better use a taxi. Cheers!

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Details about this spot



Puebla 121, Mexico City

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Sat 13:00 - 02:00, Sun 13:00 - 19:00


Octopus dish: MXN 224


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)