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  • How to order food in Spanish


    1. Food words in Spanish flashcards Score -/-
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    Hey!! Ready for the daily dose of Spanish? Let's go to the Spanish restaurant! The page is separated in two parts: first, you can see some food words and then learn the phrases for ordering in a restaurant. 

    Food vocabulary 

    In Spanish the words are given with definite articles, because they are important to be learnt.

    Spanish English
    el zumo de manzana apple juice
    la guarnición side dish
    la cerveza beer
    el pan bread
    el espreso espresso
    el pescado fish
    la botella bottle
    la carne meat
    las verduras vegetables
    el plato principal main dish
    la sed thirst
    la hambre hunger
    el café coffee
    la zanahoria carrot
    el agua mineral mineral water
    el postre dessert
    la pasta pasta
    el zumo de naranja orange juice
    el pimiento pepper
    las patatas fritas chips
    el arroz rice
    el zumo juice
    la ensalada salad
    la sal salt
    la salsa sauce
    la carta menu
    la sopa soup
    el té tea
    el plato plate
    la propina tip
    el entrante starter
    el agua water
    el vino wine
    la salchicha sausage
    el azúcar sugar
    el alcohol alcohol
    las frutas fruits


    Ordering food phrases

    In Spanish you can say "I would like" using expressions such as: "Quería", "Me gustaría". For politeness you can also use "Podría" which means "Could I".

    Spanish English
    Voy a pagar la cuenta. I take the whole bill.
    ¡La cuenta, por favor! The bill, please!
    ¡Un momento, por favor! Just a moment, please!
    ¿Ten tenéis un plato con pollo? Do you serve a dish with chicken?
    ¿Ha elegido ya? Did you choose already?
    Quería pagar.  I would like to pay. 
    Quería... I would like...
    ¿Podría tener el ..., por favor? May I have ..., please?
    ¿Cuál es la oferta para hoy? What is the daily offer?
    ¿Qué puede recomendar? What can you recommend?
    Le recomedaría... I recommend you...
    ¿Qué le gustaría pedir? What would you like to order?
    ¿Qué le gustaría comer? What would you like to eat?
    ¿Qué le gustaría beber? What would you like to drink?
    Queremos pagar por separado. We want to pay separately.


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    Ordering food in Spanish dialogue

    Dialogue 1

    Camarero: ¿Ha elegido ya? Did you choose already?

    Carmen: Una sopa, ¡por favor! One soup, please! 

    Camarero: Bueno. Good. 

    Carmen: ¡Gracias! Thank you!


    Dialogue 2

    Paco: ¿Cuál es la oferta para hoy? What is the offer of the day?

    Camarero: Plato de verduras y cerveza. Plate of vegetables and beer. 

    Pedro: Quería un plato de verduras, por favor. I would like a plate of vegetables, please. 

    Paco: Para mi, también. For me, too. 

    Camarero: Muy bien. OK.


    Now you can watch the ordering food in Spanish video, try the exercises, use the audio and microphones or just go out to a Spanish restaurant and order!

    See you soon! Hasta pronto!