How to Order Food in Spain Like a Local January 9, 2020 100 By Ewald Bahringer CategoryArticles BlogTagsbasic spanish devour tours how to order drinks in spanish how to order food in spain james blick language learning learn spanish order food in spain order food in spanish order tapas in spain order tapas in spanish ordering at a restaurant in spanish spain revealed spanihs Spanish spanish 101 spanish for beginners spanish for tourists spanish for travel spanish language spanish lesson spanish vocab travel spanish 100 Comments Spain Revealed - James Blick says: August 12, 2018 at 1:07 pm Would you like us to do more language videos? Or more videos together? If so, what about? Let us know! 🙌 Reply adria garcia says: March 8, 2019 at 8:55 pm Para la.cerveza, si quieres jna cerveza grande siempre es mejor pedir una jarra de cerveza. Yo no he escuchado en ningun lado de españa pedir una doble…. y mira que bebo cerveza. Reply Luisa Fernandez says: March 11, 2019 at 11:47 am Saludos…you don't need to ask for a table at a Tapas bar if you do not want, standing by the bar is perfectly ok. I also believe there is an additional charge if you sit at a table… Reply sugaqube17 says: March 12, 2019 at 4:15 am Ironically saw these videos AFTER my trip to Madrid, Sevilla and Barcelona lol Reply Quantumese Boy says: March 12, 2019 at 6:49 am I have a question guys, is there any Latin American food available in Spain, like Colombian? Reply artfx9 says: March 14, 2019 at 12:59 am This was great! Reply Mikey_Jax Finister says: March 14, 2019 at 10:00 am It would be great to talk about getting a train – sorting out tickets etc. Because the cities are fantastic to base yourself but maybe there’s a great village or a smaller city close by that’s worth a look at. Some tips around that would be useful from a local’s perspective. Reply sydmichel says: March 16, 2019 at 8:20 am A bit heavy handed with the use of "por favour" or is that a Madrid thing,? Reply Eric S. says: March 16, 2019 at 8:53 pm Such a great and usefull video! I'd really love to watch more language videos like this 🙂 Reply Dave Kent says: March 19, 2019 at 1:32 am Yolanda doesn't even use a /ɟ/ sound for her name, she just goes with a hard g. Kinda silly Reply Que Singh says: March 20, 2019 at 5:27 am Thanks guys found this really helpful from another fellow kiwi Reply Javier Narvaez says: March 20, 2019 at 5:53 pm – ¿Cuál es el 'vino de la casa'?– un Rioja fantástico. Mire, aquí tengo la botella. – De acuerdo, una copa de 'vino de la casa' entonces. No siempre es bueno, pero en muchos bares suelen tener muy buen 'vino de la casa'. Reply perez200 says: March 21, 2019 at 7:32 am Orale ta chido el contenido Reply jjmw says: March 29, 2019 at 1:07 am Lol, he says "la carte de vinos", twice @3'42" Reply P M says: April 2, 2019 at 11:34 pm The lady's face in the background! Reply Randy Fix says: April 7, 2019 at 3:34 pm Yollie and James, you two rock!! Thanks so much for your videos. We are now well prepared for our trip to Spain, starting this Tuesday. Reply JAMES HULYK says: April 13, 2019 at 12:45 pm How do you order a specific brand or beer or a specific glass of wine? Reply JAMES HULYK says: April 13, 2019 at 12:48 pm Are you planning on doing a video on Valencia? Reply carmendeee says: April 18, 2019 at 4:45 am in latin america we often say "porfa" instead of "por favor" and wonder if people say that in spain too? Reply Paul D says: April 21, 2019 at 8:48 pm You guys rock. I love you both. James is ace and Yolanda is super sexy. Content is excellent and your vids are really good. Keep it up guys 😁 Reply Greg Houser says: April 22, 2019 at 3:34 am You've made quite a fan in the background … Reply CoraMendi says: April 22, 2019 at 8:50 am Another possibility for beer is a recent(ish) borrowing from Italian: birra. It won't work in other Spanish-speaking countries, but in Spain it's understood to mean "whatever beer is popular locally". Reply sayan saha says: April 22, 2019 at 9:57 pm You look a little like Chris Martin from Coldplay! Reply Rafael Sadro says: April 28, 2019 at 11:26 am "La carta, por favor" is fine, but you can also ask for "el menú, por favor". In fact, the "carta" title ussually is "Menú". If you want "medú del día", you should ask like that: "menú del día". For wines is just "carta de vinos", not "menú de vinos". Reply Rafael Sadro says: April 28, 2019 at 11:37 am Asking for a bigger beer as "una doble", I think its a local idiom.. I would ask for "una jarra". In North Spain (Basc country) you can also ask for a smaller one as "zurito". Reply Rafael Sadro says: April 28, 2019 at 11:43 am We use to call fried anchovilles "anchoas (fritas)". And "boquerones", the anchovies prepared as in the South Spain, with vinegar (white anchovies). Reply Here,There, Everywhere says: May 1, 2019 at 8:14 pm Love this video! I'm learning Spanish phrases for when my hubby and I visit Spain in July. He appreciates alcoholic drinks, but I prefer non-alcoholic ones. Do bars serve non-alcoholic drinks or cocktails? If so, how does one order non-alcoholic drinks in a bar? Thank you! Reply j walker says: May 2, 2019 at 8:00 pm oh what happened to we don't say please and thank you all the time …. Reply j walker says: May 2, 2019 at 8:01 pm and do they drink Tinto de verano in Madrid? Reply franzrogar says: May 4, 2019 at 2:37 pm 4:09 First time in my life I've ever heard that expression… and my father loved wine (and my mother). What you usually hear is: "¿Cuál es el vino de la casa?"11:22 You forgot to ask for the "carta de postres"…11:58 You don't even need to speak for this. Just wave your hand in the air as if you were signing an invoice.12:33 You forgot another real scenario: "Menuda mierda de comida. Antes muerto que volver aquí". Reply P AB says: May 5, 2019 at 11:20 am Great job can you give some tips in a fast food restaurant Reply Rachun Kizacks says: May 7, 2019 at 3:42 am why on earth would you drink tap water at a restarante? du puta madre Reply Anne Henderson says: May 12, 2019 at 10:45 pm Ah here it is! How to order in Spanish! Muchos gracias. #SpainRevealedtoaCanadian Reply Marissa Jones says: May 12, 2019 at 11:46 pm Wow, thank you so much teaching us about Spain 🇪🇸! Marissa & Stephen 😘 Reply markuslad says: May 25, 2019 at 4:35 pm My spanish teacher about 12 years ago was a madrileña and she taught me a large beer is called una jarra, is this word out of style nowadays? Reply Vladimir L says: June 2, 2019 at 7:14 pm Thank you very much! Great video! Can you please make the video about driving habits of Spanish people and also how to talk to police and ask for directions. Thx in advance! Regards from Moscow. Reply mi ni says: June 10, 2019 at 10:51 am Lets do more language videos, please!!!! And drink less alcohol, James, please… Reply Man Like B says: June 15, 2019 at 8:44 pm This was great! Reply Judy Guccione says: June 17, 2019 at 2:05 pm I’m going to Spain in a month. I just found your channel and I am really enjoying the videos. I have not gone through all of them yet. I’d love to see one with every day phases in Spanish like; where do I get the bus/taxi, train. Bathroom facilities, grocery store, police, hospital, pharmacy. Reply HBO 1 says: June 18, 2019 at 12:47 am One thing i dislike in Spain are the bars… why do they all have to be so right and full of 100's people trap in a tiny bar. It makes it feel uncomfortable. Why would i want to have a stranger be near and touching me at a bar if the place is so tight. I prefer a open space where it is not as if your going to unable to breath properly. Reply HBO 1 says: June 18, 2019 at 12:59 am I have also notice that many people in Spain bars are all littered with rubbish on the floor. paper to tooth-stick and so on. It rather feel un healthy. Imaged having that rubish all over the place in a restaurant kitchen (Discusting and un-healthy wise). Try figure that out. I come from a Country where you show (manners) show respect for the involvement and show respect for others by throwing your rubish in a rubbish bin. It is why Rubbish bins are design for. Not to littered around and careless for your own country environment. I think this needs to change in Spain. I just feel that people are not caring for the environment other then throw rusbish on the floor. In some countries if you do that you get into trouble.. Obviously you want to keep your country clean and not careless. By the way its good that Spain has soo much variety foods.. In Australia we dont have as much food variety as Spain does. So i will give Spain a good point because they have so many variety food plates around. But talking about the rusbish is pretty poor when i see someone in spain who careless to throw rubbish on the floor. i wonder if they also do that in the streets.. Throw your food or newspaper on the floor? Then expect someone to clean it up or end up burning the mountains on a hot day because of littering around… You get what i mean by that. 🙂 I believe it is very important to care for your country and for your own good and for others.. I dont like one that claims to say (i dont care) because it shows that one who does not care to keep the environment clean is a useless person who doesnt even care if something worse happens. One who cares for the environment.. would not end up throwing rubbish on the floor. Its all comes to show some (commonsense) it is after all your country you cant to keep it look good and clean not a country made to look like the world 3rd countries. Just saying. Its important you do the right things and you will do good for the world entirely not only just that but you will feel healthier living as well. So why would you want to liter a place that is not yours.. Its like saying would you care if i can come throw my rubbish bin all over your house ? 🙂 I bet you wouldnt like the idea at all. Well i wonder how busienss would think the very same thing for what your actually doing when you go to a bar in spain… But if people don't care then no one is doing good for this planet of us in which we live in. Try figure that vs a factory fuming bad air above the sky. Well that is the same as that. Reply Fernando Jimenez Sanchez says: June 30, 2019 at 8:52 am Nontiendo na, subtiles please Reply Janice Szwast says: July 1, 2019 at 5:11 am I love your videos. This was a great subject to cover. I would love for you to cover how to dress to blend in and not look like a tourist and how to dress for the weather, particularly summer. Reply Sin Thai Lim says: July 2, 2019 at 3:16 am Thank you for this wonderful clip. Reply AT M says: July 6, 2019 at 4:14 am ☆☆☆☆☆!!!! Reply Marion Monson says: July 11, 2019 at 5:57 pm Hi I'm Marion Monson and I'm studying culinary arts. Last year, I have graduated with my culinary diploma but I'm currently pursuing my degree as well. I love to find out different culinary cultures hands on because I want more knowledge of culinary cultures and their influences around the world and not just be a common local chef. I also passionate to share and teach people what i know and learned so one day either open a buisness or become an instructor. Reply Vicki Carpenter says: July 12, 2019 at 12:07 am James and Yoli, agradezco tanto sus videos, especialmente porque me dieron "permiso" de usar todo lo que aprendi en la escuela del lenguaje espanol la gramatica es importante pero valre mucho mas el deseo de comunicarse. Nuestra primera experiencia en Madrid..Descuti muy agradabemente unos 30 mimutos con unos senores muy viejos…quiza de 80 anos …sobre la politoca, la comida, la corrida de toros… y en las dos semanas siguientes en Espana no perdi la oportuidad de de hablar , o de demostrar mi interes en la cultura, sea con personas de educacion o con la adolecente muy joven en una demostracion contra la monaquia. Por favor sigan con con sus vdeos y especialmente sigan inspirar s n coraje a las turistas estadounidenses que comuniquen con la gente amable y simpatica de Espana. Primer frase de mi esposo: Dos mas cuando puedas . Reply Black Paw says: July 17, 2019 at 4:32 am Terrific vid. Maybe another one about shopping 🛍 since my wife will probably drag me to the Salamanca area 👌 Reply Thiago Bezerra says: July 20, 2019 at 12:32 am Lo mejor en este video es una mujer "having fun" por detrás de Yolanda. Ella fue fantástica y estuvo muy interesada. Jajajajajajaaja Reply Mangamao says: July 21, 2019 at 10:11 am Brilliant guide, super helpful. Thanks. Reply Marciap17 says: July 28, 2019 at 7:13 pm Barcelona has the best bottled water in the world = VICHY CATALAN – Olé Reply Jennifer Freund says: July 31, 2019 at 7:02 pm thanks for the tips! we’re from miami, so we speak spanish, of course. but words like cana and raciones, etc. we don’t use. so, these tips should prove useful for or spanish trip in october. Reply gonzalillo urbano says: August 2, 2019 at 8:37 am Os falta una frase imprescindible, la famosa paga tu que se me ha olvidado la cartera o paga tu que solo tengo billetes de 500€ Reply Steve Horn says: August 7, 2019 at 9:19 pm Hi I think you are both fantastic could you do one about driving and asking for directions as I'm coming to Spain in October and need to get to denia many thanks for your time hope to see more on here ☺ Reply Steve Gold says: August 8, 2019 at 9:30 am Vosotros dos sois alucinantes. La mirada de amor que muestra Yoli por James me calienta el corazón. Además, James, it's hard to believe you're from New Zealand, because your intonations and how you use English sounds VERY American — California to be specific. You guys are the best — keep up the great work! Reply jyeager2881 says: August 8, 2019 at 8:05 pm You could also use Me gusteria then vino blanco, etc etc (I would like) Reply andrew milne says: August 10, 2019 at 7:10 pm The water in Barcelona guys is good. Reply Pat Aherne says: August 11, 2019 at 6:12 am Your one much have a pain in her face at this stage. Reply Daniel Dumas says: August 11, 2019 at 11:48 pm This was amazing. The accents was prefect. What I would now like is a more complete phrase formation as opposed to a command. Like "May I …." "Where may I …., How may I …?" "Could you please ….direct me to?…. tell me how?…tell me where? Communication skills that can be used in & out of a restaurant. With repetition comes association & familiarity. Gracias! Reply Cezar Doda says: August 16, 2019 at 2:29 am Love your videos. So energetic, engaging and above all, you convey information in very pleasant manner. Thank you both for your expertise and attention to detail! There's only one tiny suggestion I have to make as classically trained musician. In some of your videos you use three last notes of Habanera which are "coming down" which may suggest the ending instead of the beginning. To keep it "up", as the rest of your video is upbeat all the time, something like the last accords of Escamilio's aria from the same opera or Carmen's Lilas Pastia scene ending would give the intro extra kick. As long as any note in the accord goes up, your listener subconsciously knows the show is about to begin. It may just add some tiny pinch of pepper to your delicious dish. Reply Marcus Hines says: August 16, 2019 at 3:53 am The lady in the background is making me uncomfortable Reply kate thomas says: August 16, 2019 at 11:58 pm Would love to know how to navigate food allergies. Especially dairy. Reply XxSeminolexX says: August 22, 2019 at 5:48 pm Yoly’s earrings look like the buffering symbol when they bounce around Reply saskiapanter says: August 24, 2019 at 11:25 am Question, this in Catalan? Reply jam v says: September 3, 2019 at 6:46 am I really like this video. Very helpful! But there is an epic lady on the background 😆 she made me smile though Reply Allan du Manoir de Juaye says: September 3, 2019 at 8:14 am Spanish food is awful. Reply Armando P. Problemas says: September 9, 2019 at 1:21 pm That woman in the background is annoying AF! Reply carlo7489 says: September 10, 2019 at 11:55 pm Great channel love spain thou not the costas to many brits 😂😂😂😂😂 Reply Jose martin Halle says: September 12, 2019 at 2:01 am I am returning to Spain this year after spending a semester there in 1981, I cant wait to see my Sevilla again and all the changes. Thanks for all the great videos and information. Reply Francisco Javier Rodríguez says: September 16, 2019 at 2:42 am Enhorabuena James. Tu español es muy bueno. Hablas casi como un castellano de pura cepa. Felicidades 👍 Reply Run The Atlas says: September 16, 2019 at 6:09 am Great video! I’m learning Spanish. Just subbed! Reply Radha Martin says: September 17, 2019 at 1:34 am Lol that lady watching Reply henryod65 says: September 17, 2019 at 1:28 pm Hi guys, love your videos. I was just wondering about the use of queria when ordering. I thought was past tense? Reply H Jon says: September 18, 2019 at 4:02 pm what would you do if they answered back in spanish? Reply H Jon says: September 18, 2019 at 4:13 pm your chic is so sweet and very enthusiastic Reply Jose Alvarez says: September 19, 2019 at 4:39 am J….2 con 5 por una de calamares:-)Where is this bar?very cheap. Me encanta Madrid y vuestro chanel! Reply Petey Max says: September 20, 2019 at 4:25 pm Excelente lads, saludos Reply A Glug of Oil - Jan Bennett says: September 21, 2019 at 8:45 am Brilliant video! Muchas gracias 🙂 Reply doowoppyify says: October 5, 2019 at 6:26 pm Joder, qué bien habla español este tío, dice las R perfectas. Reply Blood Carver says: October 6, 2019 at 1:07 am Solo Ribera Del Duero. None above, no substitutions. Btw. tap water??? Not if you want stomach problems ^^. Always get water by the bottle. Environment be damned, beats a hospital visit anyday… Reply 2010peregrina says: October 6, 2019 at 3:31 am What about “un tercio”? I think that’s how we ordered bottled beer back in the day. Reply David Franklin says: October 10, 2019 at 10:46 pm Lovely couple. Delightful. Reply Cheddar Baldivia says: October 14, 2019 at 11:37 am I WATCHED SOME OF YOUR VIDEOS AND NOW IM LOOKING FOR YOUR VIDEO WITH THAT DESSERT YOU PURCHASED IN A BOX FROM A CONVENT WHERE THE NUN HANDED TO YOU YOUR CHANGE AND THE GOODIES IN A SMALL AREA OPENING FROM THAT STRUCTURE 😉 what video was that? 😉 Thank you! Reply Chris Linderman says: October 18, 2019 at 4:59 pm To a non-Spanish speaker this is pretty much useless! Even if I could learn the how to ask the questions I wouldn't be able to understand the answer! Nice video though! LOL!!! Reply Daniel Duran says: October 25, 2019 at 4:07 pm Tssssss niñooooo traete unas bravas Reply Mi Ke says: October 27, 2019 at 9:31 pm It's very very rare that a waiter won't be able to seat English speaking customers in Spain and for them to be unable to order wine and food unless there's a serious lack of intelligence going on, bordering on absolute stupidity. Reply Claire P says: November 2, 2019 at 3:42 pm Fabulous and helpful! What are some non alcoholic drinks I might try at a tapas bar? I'm traveling with kids… Reply garrya7576 says: November 7, 2019 at 8:54 am You haven't ordered spirits. 🙁 Reply Roy Fox says: November 10, 2019 at 3:43 pm I learnt something here so thanks. Reply Mihaela Poplacenel says: November 11, 2019 at 4:01 pm You look so good together. How did you meet? Reply James Broughton says: November 17, 2019 at 6:28 pm This video really helped me not be a simple tourist when I traveled to Grenada earlier this year. A 'go to' video for anyone who wants to hit the tapas bars wherever they go. Thanks for making this video, James! Reply Uncle Joe says: December 4, 2019 at 9:07 pm Please make a video about how you would describe food – overcooked, salty, greasy..etc. Thanks. Reply Brooklyn Murphy says: December 8, 2019 at 8:45 pm That lady in the back 😂 she’s part of the video too! Biggest videobomb ever! She was very interested and amused with their presentation 😂 she was great 👍. Also great video guys 👍 Reply Canned meat salad says: December 15, 2019 at 9:00 am His wife has rotten teeth Reply The Fireprint says: December 15, 2019 at 11:22 am Being from Norway we’ve always been told to never ever touch tap water as our bacteria levels are different than here etc.Great video! And you made the lady’s day I believe in the back there 😁 Reply Natalie McGinty says: December 15, 2019 at 8:07 pm Hi. I am loving the videos. Thank you for your enthusiasm for Spain. I am from the UK and my partner is Spanish from Madrid. I would love a video about introductions to people in Spain and how to say perfectly in Spanish, “You look nice”. Basically, small talk at the beginning and end of a group friendly meeting with people. Thanks 😍 Reply L. cab says: December 22, 2019 at 12:13 am Still your Spanish is terrible. Go back to Chattanooga TN Reply Susan Oakes says: December 25, 2019 at 10:28 pm Really useful – would like to see more like this, using practical Spansh in different settings. Reply victoria caropreso says: January 1, 2020 at 10:01 pm Hi! My friend and I are coming to Spain in May 2020! We’ve never really spent a lot of time there either, mostly just passing through? We are super excited to spend a little mire time this time! I speak Latin American Spanish I feel very confused about the Spanish in Spain it makes me nervous because that’s the mother country of Spanish, however it’s extremely different!? for instance from Mexico like when ask “Do you have”. In Mexico they say” tienes”. In addition , in Spain, most words have aLisp? Which we do not used in most Hispanic countries in Latin America. I’m nervous to use my Spanish in Spain now 😆🤪😁I will definitely give it a go!🥰 Reply The jupiter says: January 7, 2020 at 12:26 pm Nice to see a couple SO in love. 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