ordering food in Spanish

EPISODE 7: Ordering Food in Spanish at a Restaurant

Today the Baxter family is ordering food in Spanish at a sidewalk patio of a restaurant in Mexico City. In this episode, we’ll hear several different, natural-sounding ways of ordering food in Spanish, and we’ll discuss related topics, like how to ask for substitutions and side dishes.

In the round table discussion afterward, we delve deep into more vocabulary related to ordering food in Spanish from the dialogue. The bonus audio includes an additional review of the episode’s colloquial Spanish expressions and phrases and Paulina gives us more examples of how to use them in real life situations.


We’re ordering food in Spanish and we’ll explore various natural-sounding ways to ask for substitutions, side dishes and other useful restaurant vocabulary.

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Listen to the full round table discussion in which Paulina, Michael and Julie take an in-depth look at some of the more challenging expressions from the dialogue and examine a wide range of common Latin American Spanish terms and vocabulary.

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In this episode, we cover a wide range of lessons designed to help you sound natural when ordering food in Spanish

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ordering food in spanish
ordering food in spanish
ordering food in spanish

Take advantage the Restaurant episode extended podcast

In the 40+ minute extended audio podcast, we delve deep into the topic of ordering food in Spanish. Learn how to order your favorite dish at a Mexican restaurant, plus learn other common phrases like how to ask to ask for substitutions, to-go containers, the check, and much more!
In many of our podcasts, we purposely save the best Spanish lessons for our paid subscribers. We take time to address the different cultural and grammatical issues from each dialogue, and Paulina gives us examples of how to use the challenging vocabulary in real life conversations.

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