Spanish Food Vocabulary and Drink Words
If you are looking for a place to build on your Spanish food vocabulary, this page should help you get a decent start. By reading through this list of Spanish food names, drink words, and other general food terms, you'll have a much easier time eating at a Spanish food restaurant.
Look below to find the Spanish to English translations for many words found in a Spanish dinner menu.
Spanish to English Food and Drink Words:
You can also view this list of Spanish food and drink terms with translations from English to Spanish. Words in bold added during the last update.
Spanish Food Words:
Ajo ➔ Garlic
Cebolla ➔ Onion
Cereal ➔ Cereal
Espaguetis ➔ Spaghetti
Frambuesa ➔ Raspberry
Fresa ➔ Strawberry
Gelatina ➔ Jelly
Hongo ➔ Mushroom
Huevo(s) ➔ Egg(s)
Jalea ➔ Jam
Jamón ➔ Ham
Maní ➔ Peanut
Manzana ➔ Apple
Naranja ➔ Orange
Pan ➔ Bread
Pepinillos ➔ Gherkins
Patata ➔ Potato
Plátano ➔ Banana
Sandía ➔ Watermelon
Tomate ➔ Tomato
Zanahoria ➔ Carrot
Names of the Spices in Spanish:
Azafrán ➔ Saffron
Azúcar ➔ Sugar
Canela ➔ Cinnamon
Comino ➔ Cumin
Cilantro ➔ Coriander
La sal ➔ Salt
La pimienta ➔ Pepper
Nuez moscada ➔ Nutmeg
Drink Names in Spanish:
Agua ➔ Water
Café ➔ Coffee
Cerveza ➔ Beer
Gaseosa ➔ Soda pop
Jugo ➔ Juice
Jugo de manzana ➔ Apple juice
Jugo de naranja ➔ Orange juice
Leche ➔ Milk
Vino ➔ Wine
Phrases Containing Food and Drink Words in Spanish:
Como cereal para el desayuno ➔ I eat cereal for breakfast
De postre quiero flan ➔ For dessert, I'll have caramel custard
El queso ➔ The cheese
La vida es como una caja de chocolate ➔ Life is like a box of chocolates
Quiero Taco Bell ➔ I want Taco Bell
Quiero un poco de helado ➔ I would like some ice cream
Sal y pimienta ➔ Salt and pepper
¿Toma café? ➔ Do you drink coffee?
Tu eres un pina ➔ You are a pineapple
Una taza de jugo de naranja ➔ A cup of orange juice
General Food and Drink Related Terms in Spanish:
Desayuno ➔ Breakfast
Almuerzo ➔ Lunch
Cena ➔ Dinner
Postre ➔ Dessert
Merienda ➔ Snack
Comer ➔ To eat
El alimento ➔ Food
Fruta ➔ Fruit
Vegetal ➔ Vegetable
Dulce ➔ Candy
Beber ➔ To drink
El refresco ➔ Beverage
Bebidas ➔ Drinks
Cafeteria ➔ Coffee shop
Restaurante ➔ Restaurant
General Food and Drink Related Phrases in Spanish:
Coma cuando sienta hambre ➔ Eat when you are hungry
El menu por favor? ➔ May I have a menu?
¿Que quieres beber? ➔ What would you like to drink?
¿Que sabores de helados tienes? ➔ What flavors do you have?
Quiero ver el menú, por favor ➔ I would like to see the menu, please
Tengo Hambre ➔ I'm hungry
¿Tienes hambre? ➔ Are you hungry?
¿Tienes una mesa para seis personas? ➔ Do you have a table for six?
*Spanish food terms last updated: March 15, 2018.
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