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Understanding a Restaurant Menu in Argentina


Here is a quick reference guide to some useful words and terms found on menus in the many restaurants and eateries of Argentina. Some of the words are very similar to English, making them quite easy to learn.

Specialty Dishes
ceviche - cool, spicy fish
empanadas - small pies filled with meat, cheese, and vegetables

Food (la comida)
el bistec - steak
la chuleta (de cerdo) - (pork) chop
la hamburguesa - hamburger
el jamon - ham
el pavo - turkey
la salchicha - sausage, hot dog
el arroz - rice
el huevo - egg
el queso - cheese
el sandwich - sandwich
el yogur - yogurt
el atun - tuna
los camarones - shrimp
la langosta - lobster
el salmon - salmon
la galleta - cookie
el helado - ice cream
la mantequilla - butter
el pan - bread
el champinon - mushroom
los esparragos - asparagus
los frijoles - beans

Drinks (bebidas)
el refresco - soft drink
el te - tea
el vino tinto, blanco - red, white wine
el jugo (de fruta) - juice
la leche - milk
la cerveza - beer

Useful Terms
la cena, cenar - dinner, to have dinner
el almuerzo, almorzar - lunch, to have lunch
el desayuno, desayunar - breakfast, to have breakfast

Argentine Cuisine Guide
The following section offers information on the foods of Argentina.
Argentine Cuisine Information





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