Restaurant Situation Guide 1: Vocabulary

These are some of the resources that will be very useful during your learning of the Spanish language.

El Restaurante / the restaurant

Entrar en un restaurante y sentarse a comer / entering a restaurant and sitting down to eat

    Vocabulario / vocabulary

  • Vocabulario general / general vocabulary
  • Tipos de restaurante / types of restaurants
  • Bebidas / drinks
  • Postres / desserts
  • Cubiertos / cutlery
  • La carta / the menu

    Preguntas frecuentes / frequently asked questions

  • Diálogos / dialogues
  • Pedir la comida, el vino en un restaurante / asking for food, wine in a restaurant.
  • Reservar una mesa / reserving a table


Vocabulario general / general vocabulary

Spanish English Spanish English
Gastronomía Gastronomy Almuerzo Lunch
Ingredientes Ingredients Porción Portion
Camarero Waiter Plato Dish
Servir To serve Pedir To order
Comer To eat    


Menú / menu

Spanish English
Comida rápida Fast food
Hamburguesa Hamburger
Bocadillo Sandwich


Tipos de restaurantes / types of restaurants

Spanish English
Mesón Tavern
Asador Carvery
Terraza Sidewalk café
Chiringuito Beach Bar
Barbacoa Barbeque


Bebidas / drinks

Spanish English Spanish English
Beber To drink Vino Rosado Rose wine
Cerveza Beer Agua Water
Vino wine Zumo de naranja Orange juice
Vino Tinto Red wine Zumo de piña Pinneaple juice
Vino blanco White wine    


Postre / dessert

Spanish English
Helado de Fresa Strawberry ice cream
Arroz con leche Rice pudding


Cubiertos / silverware

Spanish English Spanish English
Cuchara Spoon Cuchillo Knife
Tenedor Fork Cucharilla Coffee-spoon
Servilleta Napkin Mantel Tablecloth


La carta / the menu

Spanish English Spanish English
Carne Meat Pescado Fish
Pasta Pasta Sopa Soup
Poetre Dessert Entremesa, entrante Starters