Spanish Lesson Beginner 7 How to order in a restaurant Posted by Laura on Oct 27, 2010 in Basic, Pronunciation, Spanish Culture, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary, Videos
¡Hola! ¿Cómo estáis todos?
Today we are going to see some typical restaurant food vocabulary and how to manage when ordering and paying for food in a restaurant.
Sopa de + (flavour): (Flavour) soup
Sopa de marisco: seafood soup
Helado: ice cream
Helado/tarta/pastel de + (flavour): (Flavour) ice cream/tart/cake
Macedonia: fruit salad
How to manage in a restaurant speaking Spanish:
¿Tiene una mesa libre?: do you have a free table?
Una mesa para ..(number).. personas: a table for ..(number)..people
Por favor: please
El menú, por favor: the menu, please
Para beber quiero/quisiera…: to drink I would like…
De primero quiero/quisiera…: for first course I would like…
De segundo quiero/quisiera…: for second course I would like…
¿Quieren postre?: would you like a dessert?
De postre quiero/quisiera…: for dessert I would like…
Que aproveche/buen provecho: enjoy you meal
Está muy rico: it´s very tasty
Un poco de pan, por favor: some bread please
Un poco de mantequilla, por favor: some butter please
¿Qyé lleva…?: what does…. come with?
Oiga, perdone: excuse me
La cuenta, por favor: the bill/check please
I very much hope that this lesson will help you to go to a Spanish speaking restaurant and get by there only speaking Spanish. The first time is a bit daunting of course, but the sooner you give it a go the better. Please give eat a try, it can be great fun and the waiters will be over the moon. Unfortunately, it is impossible to teach all the food related vocabulary, as it is endless. When you don´t know what a dish on the menu is, you can ask “¿Qué es …?” and after you say the dish, for example: “¿Qué es tortilla de patata?. Then, the waiter may tell you the ingredients or tell you the translation in English.
I hope you give it a go and you enjoy your meal!