Spanish Food Vocabulary: Ultimate Guide to 160+ Spanish Food Words

Let’s admit: whenever you travel or get to know another culture, one of the first things you check out and taste is the food. Spanish food vocabulary can get you closer to the inner secrets of Spanish-speaking regions.

Spring Spanish, a project I co-founded, has an essential Spanish food vocabulary list you have to check right here:

And now, let’s learn more about food in Spanish with some tips on how you can remember them easily!

Spanish food vocabulary: mealtimes in Spanish

SpanishEnglish
DesayunoBreakfast
AlmuerzoLunch
MeriendaMid-afternoon snack
CenaDinner
ComidaFood/Meal
TapasSmall snacks or appetizers

Spanish food words: verbs about eating and drinking

spanish food vocabulary a glass of wine on a table
SpanishEnglish
ComerTo eat
BeberTo drink
CocinarTo cook
PrepararTo prepare
PicarTo chop / To snack
SaborearTo savor
MasticarTo chew
TragarTo swallow
DegustarTo taste
ServirTo serve
HornearTo bake
FreírTo fry
AsarTo roast/To grill
HervirTo boil
MezclarTo mix
SazonarTo season
PelarTo peel
CortarTo cut
ProbarTo try/to taste
DisfrutarTo enjoy

Spanish vocabulary: types of meat in Spanish

spanish food vocabulary meatballs
SpanishEnglish
CarneMeat
PolloChicken
CerdoPork
TerneraVeal
ResBeef
CorderoLamb
PavoTurkey
JamónHam
SalchichaSausage
TocinoBacon
ChorizoChorizo
FileteSteak
CostillasRibs
LomoLoin
Carne molidaGround meat
PechugaBreast (chicken or turkey)
MusloThigh
SolomilloTenderloin
ChuletaChop
AlbóndigasMeatballs

Foods in Spanish: a list of fruits

spanish food vocabulary frutis on a table
SpanishEnglish
ManzanaApple
PlátanoBanana
NaranjaOrange
UvaGrape
PeraPear
FresaStrawberry
SandíaWatermelon
MelónMelon
LimónLemon
LimaLime
PiñaPineapple
MangoMango
PapayaPapaya
CerezaCherry
DuraznoPeach
KiwiKiwi
AguacateAvocado
GuayabaGuava
FrambuesaRaspberry
MorasBlackberries
CocoCoconut
GranadaPomegranate
MandarinaTangerine
HigoFig
ZarzamoraBlackberry

Learn Spanish vegetables

SpanishEnglish
TomateTomato
LechugaLettuce
ZanahoriaCarrot
CebollaOnion
AjoGarlic
PimientoPepper
CalabacínZucchini
BerenjenaEggplant
EspinacaSpinach
BrócoliBroccoli
ColiflorCauliflower
GuisantePea
Judía verdeGreen bean
MaízCorn
PepinoCucumber
CalabazaPumpkin/Squash
ApioCelery
BatataSweet potato
EspárragoAsparagus
ChampiñónMushroom
AlcachofaArtichoke
RemolachaBeetroot
NabosTurnips
AcelgaSwiss chard
RúculaArugula

Order food in Spanish: desserts

spanish food vocabulary dessert cake on a table
SpanishEnglish
PastelCake
GalletasCookies
HeladoIce cream
FlanFlan / Caramel custard
TartaPie
BizcochoSponge cake
ChurrosChurros
MousseMousse
TiramisúTiramisu
NatillasCustard
BrownieBrownie
Donas / RosquillasDoughnuts
CrepasCrepes
Arroz con lecheRice pudding
AlfajoresAlfajores
TorrijasFrench toast
Pan de muertoDay of the Dead bread
Roscón de ReyesKing’s Cake
SorbeteSorbet
PolvoronesShortbread cookies
Leche fritaFried milk
BuñuelosFritters
Dulce de lecheMilk caramel
MagdalenasMuffins
Empanadas dulcesSweet turnovers

Visit a restaurant and order vegetables and vegan dishes

spanish food vocabulary vegetables and vegan dishes
SpanishEnglish
VerdurasVegetables
FrutasFruits
LegumbresLegumes
LentejasLentils
GarbanzosChickpeas
FrijolesBeans
TofuTofu
SeitanSeitan
TempehTempeh
Leche de almendraAlmond milk
Leche de sojaSoy milk
Leche de avenaOat milk
Queso veganoVegan cheese
Carne vegetalPlant-based meat
Hamburguesa veganaVegan burger
Salchicha veganaVegan sausage
HummusHummus
AguacateAvocado
QuinoaQuinoa
Arroz integralBrown rice
NuecesNuts
SemillasSeeds
EspinacaSpinach
Batido verdeGreen smoothie
Aceite de olivaOlive oil
Tofu sedosoSilken tofu

Check the flavors!

SpanishEnglish
DulceSweet
SaladoSalty
AmargoBitter
ÁcidoSour
UmamiUmami
PicanteSpicy
AgridulceSweet and sour
AhumadoSmoky
CítricoCitrus
FrescoFresh
Sabroso / RicoTasty / Delicious
InsípidoTasteless
CremosoCreamy
CrujienteCrunchy
SuaveSmooth / Mild

Learn more about Spanish food with Conversation Based Chunking

Imagine that every Spanish food word is like a magic key that opens doors to faraway and wonderful places.

When you learn Spanish or Latin American food words, it’s as if you can travel without leaving your home. Did you know that saying “taco” or “paella” takes you to explore fiestas and cuisines full of unique colors and flavors?

Every time you learn a new food word, it’s like making a new friend in a sunny, warm country. And so, little by little, as you learn more chunks and you get to know the Spanish culture as well. Practice your Spanish sentences with our Conversation Based Chunking Guide now!

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