I am so excited to try new foods and eat real Puerto Rican cuisine!
Eating out (fuera comer) is a way to experience the culture of a foreign country. It is important to know what all menu items mean and to order something that will be enjoyed. If someone has an allergy, it is crucial that he/she knows what those words are in Spanish to avoid an allergic reaction. I have included vocabulary and phrases that are the most used when eating out. I also added common allergies.
Allergies- Las allergias
seafood– el marisco
peanuts– el cacahuete, almonds- la almendra, pine nut- el piñon, cashew nut- la nuez de la India, macadamia- la macadamia, coconut- el coco (NOT cocoa)
wheat– el trigo, grains- los granos
dairy products– los productos lácteos, cheese- el queso, milk- la leche, eggs- los huevos
breads and flours– el pan y las harinas
meat– la carne, bacon- tocino, sausage- las salchichas, pork- el cerdo, beef- la vaca, turkey- el pavo, chicken- pollo
- Some words are masculine when one would think that they were feminine and vice versa. It takes patience and lots of practice.
Foods that are cognates! Going to a restaurant in a foreign speaking country can be overwhelming. To be safe, I have listed my go to option for going out!
I will definitely venture out and try new Spanish foods! I won’t just eat tacos. 😛