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English to Spanish Food and Drinks List

Everyone needs to eat, but ordering food in another language can be difficult. If you find yourself in need of some food or drinks or plan to do so the next time you're on vacation, hopefully the contents of this page will help you in ordering them. By reading through this page, you'll have a much better idea of how to order food in Spanish.

Several food and drink translations are included on this page, including the English to Spanish translations for food words like bread, eggs, and candy and drink words like water, coffee, and beer. Some spices have also been listed on this page, as well the translations for several food and drink-related phrases.

English to Spanish Food and Drink Words:

You can also view this list of Spanish food and drink phrases with translations from Spanish to English. Words in bold added during the last update.

Food List (English to Spanish):

Apple ➔ Manzana

Banana ➔ Plátano

Bread ➔ Pan

Carrot ➔ Zanahoria

Cereal ➔ Cereal

Egg(s) ➔ Huevo(s)

Garlic ➔ Ajo

Gherkins ➔ Pepinillos

Ham ➔ Jamón

Jam ➔ Jalea

Jelly ➔ Gelatina

Mushroom ➔ Hongo

Onion ➔ Cebolla

Orange ➔ Naranja

Peanut ➔ Maní

Potato ➔ Patata

Raspberry ➔ Frambuesa

Spaghetti ➔ Espaguetis

Tomato ➔ Tomate

Watermelon ➔ Sandía

Spices (English to Spanish):

Cinnamon ➔ Canela

Coriander ➔ Cilantro

Cumin ➔ Comino

Nutmeg ➔ Nuez moscada

Pepper ➔ La pimienta

Saffron ➔ Azafrán

Salt ➔ La sal

Sugar ➔ Azúcar

Drink Words (English to Spanish):

Apple juice ➔ Jugo de manzana

Beer ➔ Cerveza

Coffee ➔ Café

Juice ➔ Jugo

Milk ➔ Leche

Orange juice ➔ Jugo de naranja

Soda pop ➔ Gaseosa

Water ➔ Agua

Wine ➔ Vino

Phrases Containing Food and Drink Words (English to Spanish):

A cup of orange juice ➔ Una taza de jugo de naranja

Do you drink coffee? ➔ ¿Toma café?

For dessert, I'll have caramel custard ➔ De postre quiero flan

I eat cereal for breakfast ➔ Como cereal para el desayuno

I want Taco Bell ➔ Quiero Taco Bell

I would like some ice cream ➔ Quiero un poco de helado

Life is like a box of chocolates ➔ La vida es como una caja de chocolate

Salt and pepper ➔ Sal y pimienta

The cheese ➔ El queso

You are a pineapple ➔ Tu eres un pina

General Food and Drink Related Words (English to Spanish):

Breakfast ➔ Desayuno

Lunch ➔ Almuerzo

Dinner ➔ Cena

Dessert ➔ Postre

Snack ➔ Merienda

Food ➔ El alimento

To eat ➔ Comer

Candy ➔ Dulce

Fruit ➔ Fruta

Vegetable ➔ Vegetal

Beverage ➔ El refresco

To drink ➔ Beber

Drinks ➔ Bebidas

Restaurant ➔ Restaurante

Coffee shop ➔ Cafeteria

General Food and Drink Related Phrases (English to Spanish):

Are you hungry? ➔ ¿Tienes hambre?

Do you have a table for six? ➔ ¿Tienes una mesa para seis personas?

Eat when you are hungry ➔ Coma cuando sienta hambre

I would like to see the menu, please ➔ Quiero ver el menú, por favor

I'm hungry ➔ Tengo Hambre

May I have a menu? ➔ El menu por favor?

What flavors do you have? ➔ ¿Que sabores de helados tienes?

What would you like to drink? ➔ ¿Que quieres beber?

*Spanish food terms last updated: March 16, 2018.

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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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