Hola amigos y amigas, 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. “Los frappes.” I like mine with passion fruit. I think I”m going to get a “limoncito”. That’s a lemonade with “herbabuena”. Spearmint. Yes. Common other “bebidas” you might want to order are If you can’t understand what the waiter is asking or saying you can say: or a “copacabana” with passion fruit, please. “Te encargo” is a very useful phrase for just about anything you might need. or Remember, if the waiter looks older than you use the “usted” form. “Le.” and say… or 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 May… Salad. 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 means: “It’s going to be” followed by whatever you want. I said: If the waiter asks you can simply answer by saying or Look at these. Yum! So good. Oh yeah, 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. See you. Wait! Before you go, don’t forget to like this video and subscribe to our channel for more Spanish and travel tips. And if you really like what you see Head on over to our website at Spanish and Go dot com Where you can sign up for our newsletter and get our Spanish Phrase Ebook for free. That’s right, and in our next video we’re going to teach you all about Mexican money, so stay tuned. See you soon! Goodbye!