Spanish | Phrases - Travel | Eating Out

Eating Out - At the Entrance

I would like to book a table for _[number of people]_ at _[time]_.
Me gustaría reservar una mesa para _[número de personas]_ a las _[hora]_.
Making a reservation
A table for _[number of people]_, please.
Una mesa para _[número de personas]_, por favor.
Asking for a table
Do you accept credit cards?
¿Aceptan tarjetas de crédito?
Asking if you can pay with credit card
Do you offer vegetarian food?
¿Tienen comida vegetariana?
Asking if they have vegetarian meals
Do you offer kosher food?
¿Tienen platillos kosher?
Asking if they have kosher meals
Do you offer halal food?
¿Tienen alimentos halal?
Asking if they have halal meals
Do you show sports? We would like to watch the ___ game.
¿Tienen televisiones? Nos gustaría ver el partido _______.
You would like to watch sports while or after eating

Eating Out - Ordering food

May I see the menu, please?
¿Puedo ver el menú?
Asking to see the menu
Excuse me. We would like to order, please.
Disculpe. Nos gustaría ordenar por favor.
Telling the waiter you are ready to order
What can you recommend on the menu?
¿Qué nos puede recomendar?
Asking the waiter if he/she can recommend anything on the menu
Is there a house specialty?
¿Cuál es la especialidad de la casa?
Asking if the restaurant has a specialty
Is there a local specialty?
¿Tienen alguna especialidad local?
Asking if the restaurant has a local specialty on the menu
I am allergic to ____. Does this contain ____?
Soy alérgico/a a _______. ¿Éste platillo contiene _________?
Informing that you are allergic to specific ingredients
I have diabetes. Does this contain sugar or carbohydrates?
Tengo diabetes. ¿Ésto contiene azúcar o carbohidratos?
Finding out if something contains sugar or carbohydrates as you have diabetes
I don't eat ____. Is there ___ in this?
No como________. ¿Este platillo contiene algo de __________?
Informing the waiter that you don't eat specific groceries
I would like to order _[dish]_, please.
Me gustaría ordenar _[platillo]_, por favor.
Ordering a certain dish
We would like to order appetizers, please.
Nos gustaría ordenar aperitivos, por favor.
Ordering appetizers
salad
ensalada
dish
soup
sopa
dish
meat
carne
food
pork
carne de cerdo
type of meat
beef
carne de res
type of meat
chicken
pollo
type of meat
I would like my meat rare/medium/well done.
Quisiera mi carne casi cruda/término medio/bien cocida
Informing the waiter how you like your meat prepared
seafood
mariscos
food
fish
pescado
food
pasta
pasta
dish
salt
sal
pepper
pimienta
mustard
mostaza
ketchup
catsup
bread
pan
butter
mantequilla
I would like a refill, please!
¡Quisiera una más por favor!
Asking for a refill
Thank you, that's enough.
Es suficiente, gracias.
Asking the waiter to stop serving food / filling glass
We would like to order some dessert, please.
Nos gustaría ordenar un postre.
Asking to order dessert
I would like to have ___, please.
Quisiera un/una ___, por favor.
Ordering dessert
ice cream
helado
dessert
cake
pastel/torta
dessert
chocolate
chocolate
dessert
cookies
galletas
dessert
Enjoy your meal!
¡Provecho!
Wishing an enjoyable meal

Eating Out - Ordering Beverages

I would like to have _[beverage]_, please.
Me gustaría un/una _[bebida]_, por favor.
Ordering beverages
a sparkling water
agua mineral
beverage
a still water
agua simple
beverage
a beer
una cerveza
beverage
a bottle of wine
una botella de vino
beverage
a coffee
un café
beverage
a tea
un té
beverage
I don't drink alcohol. Is there alcohol in this?
No tomo alcohol. ¿Qué contiene ésta bebida?
Asking about alcohol content

Eating Out - Paying

We would like to pay, please.
Nos gustaría pagar la cuenta.
Saying that you want to pay
We would like to pay separately.
Nos gustaría dividir la cuenta.
Informing the waiter that each person in the company will pay for their own food
I will pay for everything.
Yo pago todo.
Informing the waiter that you pay for everyone in the company
I am treating you to lunch/dinner.
Te invito a comer/cenar.
Inviting the other person to a meal and paying for it
Keep the change.
Quédese con el cambio.
Telling the waiter that he can keep the extra money you paid as his tip
The food was delicious!
¡La comida estuvo deliciosa!
Complimenting the food
Give my compliments to the chef!
¡Mis felicitaciones al chef!
Complimenting the food

Eating Out - Complaints

My food is cold.
Mi comida está fría.
Complaining that the food is too cold
This is not properly cooked.
Esto no está bien cocido.
Cooking time was too short
This is overcooked.
Esto está demasiado cocido/a.
Cooking time was too long
I did not order this, I ordered ___.
Yo no ordené esto, yo pedí____.
Remarking that the dish served is not the dish you ordered
This wine has corked.
Éste vino ya ha sido descorchado.
Mentioning that the wine has corked (gone bad)
We ordered more than thirty minutes ago.
Ordenamos hace más de media hora.
Complaining about the waiting time for the ordered food
This drink is not cold.
La bebida no está fría.
Complaining about the warm temperature of the drink
My drink tastes strange.
Mi bebida sabe raro.
Remarking the odd taste of your drink
I ordered my drink without ice.
Ordené mi bebida sin hielo.
Remarking that you got a drink with ice despite ordering without
There's one dish missing.
Hace falta un platillo.
Remarking that your order is not complete
This is not clean.
Ésto no está limpio.
Remarking that your plate/cutlery/glass is not clean

Eating Out - Allergies

Is/are there___in this?
¿Èste platillo contiene________?
Asking if a certain dish contains ingredients you are allergic to
Could you please prepare the dish without ____?
¿Podrían preparar el platillo sin _____?
Asking whether the ingredients you are allergic to can be excluded when preparing the dish
I have allergies. If I get a reaction, please find medicine in my bag/pocket!
Soy alérgico. Si tengo alguna reacción, mis medicinas se encuentran en mi bolsa/bolsillo.
Letting people know that you are allergic and to give you your medicine in an emergency
nuts/peanuts
nueces/cacahuates
Food allergy
sesame seeds/sunflower seeds
semillas de girasol/ajonjolí
Food allergy
egg
huevo
Food allergy
seafood/fish/shellfish/shrimps
mariscos/pescado/camarones
Food allergy
flour/wheat
harina/trigo
Food allergy
milk/lactose/dairy
leche/lácteos
Food allergy
gluten
gluten
Food allergy
soy
soya
Food allergy
leguminous plants/beans/peas/corn
leguminosas/frijoles/guisantes/maíz
Food allergy
mushrooms
hongos
Food allergy
fruit/kiwi/coconut
fruta/kiwi/coco
Food allergy
chives/onions/garlic
cebollín/cebollas/ajo
Food allergy
alcohol
alcohol
Food allergy