Restaurant Basics

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Restaurant Basics

Most restaurants in Spain don't serve breakfast (desayuno); for coffee and carbs, head to a bar or cafetería. Outside major hotels, where room rates often include morning buffets, breakfast in Spain is usually limited to coffee and toast or a roll. Lunch (comida or almuerzo) traditionally consists of an appetizer, a main course, and dessert, followed by coffee and perhaps a liqueur. Between lunch and dinner the best way to snack is to sample a variety of tapas (appetizers) at a bar. Dinner (cena) is somewhat lighter than lunch, with perhaps only one course. In addition to an à la carte menu, most restaurants offer a daily fixed-price menu (menú del día), including two courses, wine, and dessert at an attractive price. It's traditionally a lunch thing but is increasingly offered at dinner in popular tourist destinations.

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