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Learn Spanish Food Vocabulary and Drink Words

If you are looking for a place to build on your basic Spanish vocabulary - especially when it comes to learning Spanish food vocabulary and drink words, this page should help you get a decent start. By reading through this page, you'll have a much easier time eating at a Spanish food restaurant, because you'll have a better grasp on how to order food in Spanish. Look below to find the Spanish to English translations for many of the words that can often be found on a Spanish dinner menu.

This page will teach you food terms in Spanish including

↪ how to say eggs / onion / bread in Spanish
↪ how to say water / beer / milk in Spanish
↪ how to say beer in Spanish

plus other useful words and phrases like

↪ how to say I'm hungry in Spanish
↪ how to say breakfast / lunch / dinner in Spanish
↪ how to say dessert / snack in Spanish

and much more.

So without further ado, please scroll down to see our full list of Spanish food and drink words.

Spanish to English Food and Drink Words:

Whether you take Spanish classes online or simply study Spanish language books offline, our list of food and drink related Spanish to English translations are here to teach you food and drink words in Spanish, so you can understand the Spanish dinner menu when eating at a Spanish food restaurant!

View this list of Spanish food and drink phrases with translations from: Spanish to English or English to Spanish

(Words in bold added during the last update. Latest additions can also been seen on our Twitter page: LearnSpanishCLT.)

Food Words in Spanish:

El alimento - Food
Comer - To eat

Ajo - Garlic
Cebolla - Onion
Dulce - Candy
Fruta - Fruit
Gelatina - Jelly
Hongo - Mushroom
Huevo(s) - Egg(s)
Jalea - Jam
Jamón - Ham
Pan - Bread
Pepinillos - Gherkins
Zanahoria - Carrot


Names of the Spices in Spanish:

Azúcar - Sugar
La sal - Salt
La pimienta - Pepper


Drink Words in Spanish:

El refresco - Beverage
Beber - To drink

Agua - Water
Café - Coffee
Cerveza - Beer
Gaseosa - Soda pop
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 apple tart
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
Tu eres un pina - You are a pineapple


General Food and Drink Related Words in Spanish:

Desayuno - Breakfast
Almuerzo - Lunch
Cena - Dinner
Postre - Dessert
Merienda - Snack
Cafeteria - Coffee shop


General Food and Drink Related Phrases in Spanish:

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 una mesa para seis personas? - Do you have a table for six?

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The Fine Print

I don't speak Spanish myself, so there could be mistakes in the translations. Most of what is here is user-submitted, but I do try to check for accuracy and make corrections as I can. Thanks for your understanding.



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