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and welcome to Spanish and Go
where we explore the culture, traditions, and language
of Spanish-speaking countries
so you don't have to.
Just kidding, we want you to.
So today we're going to teach you how to order a meal in Spanish.
That's right, we're here in Villa de Álvarez, Colima,
and we're going to take you to one of our
favorite restaurants called "Los Molcajetes".
Come with us!
Ordering a meal in Spanish is one of the
most useful ways to practice your language skills.
It’s normal to feel nervous the first few times you do it,
but just remember that most people
will appreciate your efforts no matter how well you do.
All you need is some basic vocabulary
and phrases so you can order confidently.
When your waiter comes to the table,
you can greet him/her by saying
“buenos días” during the day,
“buenas tardes” in the afternoon,
or “buenas noches” at night after sunset.
So, everything is so good here,
and first we're going to order a drink.
I like to get the frappes that they have here.
I like mine with passion fruit.
I think I"m going to get a "limoncito".
That's a lemonade with "herbabuena".
Common other "bebidas" you might want to order are
If you can’t understand
what the waiter is asking or saying
you can say:
a "copacabana" with passion fruit, please.
“Te encargo” is a very useful phrase
for just about anything you might need.
Remember, if the waiter looks older than you
use the "usted" form.
Here, Jim ordered for himself and for me
by saying what I wanted and
"para ella" which means "for her".
If you're ordering for a male friend
you would say "para él" for him.
And we're still not ready for the food.
If you're not ready to order,
you can say:
Or you could also say:
Okay, so May and I have decided what to order.
I want the vegetarian burger
And I think we're going to share,
because they both sound really good.
Okay, so we're going to close up our menus so the waiter knows we're ready
and wait for him to come back.
Here we've got
"totopos" or "tostadas".
"Va a ser" is another very useful phrase you can use
when you order.
"It's going to be"
followed by whatever you want.
If the waiter asks
you can simply answer by saying
Look at these.
that's the stuff.
So, I love this salsa
but I know not everybody likes spicy foods.
So, if you're going to get a salsa with your food
one of the things you can ask is:
and they'll tell you if it is or not.
Well, everything looks delicious.
Well, that was delicious.
We're going to ask for the check.
So, you're ready for the check.
If you are not sure if they take cards
or only cash, you can ask
We thought about ordering
but we're just
...way too full.
Yeah, so, the check.
And that's all there is to it.
We know there’s a lot of information in this video,
but don’t worry,
you can use the annotations here to jump to the parts you want to practice.
Now it’s your turn to practice.
Let us know in the comments how it went.
That's how you order a meal in Spanish.
Thanks for watching! See you later.
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