English | Phrases - Travel | Eating Out

Eating Out - At the Entrance

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

Eating Out - Ordering food

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

Eating Out - Ordering Beverages

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

Eating Out - Paying

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

Eating Out - Complaints

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

Eating Out - Allergies

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