Food & Drink
Topic specific Spanish practice exercises
One of the best parts of learning Spanish is discovering traditional Spanish dishes and drinks! Recipes are also a delicious way of understanding instructions, so here are some exercises to make you hungry to learn more.
- Agua de Valencia
Antonio is drinking a refreshing Valencian Water cocktail while enjoying the sunset on Malvarrosa beach.
- At the cocktail bar
Raúl is having a refreshing cocktail in Majorca.
- Booking a table in a restaurant
Learn how to book a table in a Spanish restaurant.
- Breakfast at home
Raúl loves having a healthy breakfast at home every morning.
- Catador de helados
Violeta talks about her ice cream business.
Amador, owner of a chocolate shop in Quito, tells us that the best chocolate in the world is from Ecuador.
- Chocolate con churros
Araceli tells us about the hispanic tradition of chocolate con churros.
- Colombian coffee
There is always a nice cup of Colombian coffee at Carlos Alberto's house!
- Cuban rum
Patricia tells us about her favourite Cuban drink.
- Desayuno andaluz
Clara is enjoying a delicious Andalusian breakfast with a view of the Giralda tower.
- Every night in winter I have hot soup
Are you able to appreciate a warm winter soup?
- Feria del pulpo
Miguel tells us about the Octopus Festival in Galicia, Spain.
- I am a barista
Antonio tells us about his job in a coffee shop.
- I don't have a favorite dish
Sara is lucky, she likes all types of food.
- I shop in Mercadona!
Learn about this famous Spanish supermarket.
- La Boqueria
Have you ever been to La Boqueria in Barcelona?
- La vendimia
Tina tells us about the grape harvest festival in Spain.
- Las bodegas de Marqués de Riscal
Alfonso is at the Marqués de Riscal vineyard, he is very impressed by the beauty of the Frank Gehry-designed building.
Learn about lemonade, a typical summer drink.
Carlos Manuel tells us about this delicious drink called Mamajuana.
- Mi cafetería favorita
Lara tells us about her favourite coffee shop.
Learn about migas, a popular shepherd's dish from Spain.
- My aunt is a baker
Learn about Elisa's aunt who is a baker.
- Rioja Alavesa
Learn about the Rioja Alavesa, a region famous for his wine.
- Set lunch menu
Alejandro tells us about set lunch menus in Spain.
- Shopping for dinner
Practise El Presente, the verb "gustar" and adjectives describing food.
- Sopa de ajos castellana
Discover what the ingredients you need to cook a tasty Castillian garlic soup.
- Tarta de Santiago
Xeloira talks about one of the most famous Galician cakes, which is known throughout Spain thanks to the Camino de Santiago pilgrims.
Ceferino explains how to cook torrijas.
- Vegan food
Find out why Raquel is vegan.
- Vitamina C
Claudia talks about the importance of taking vitamin C in winter.
- A Christmas cocktail
Celebrate the season in style with our special cocktail.
- A creepy recipe for this Halloween
Enjoy a terrifying Halloween recipe!
- A very healthy barbecue
Discover Pedro and Maribel's recipes for their barbecue.
- Aceite Carbonell
Paco talks to us about the world's best-selling olive oil brand.
- Alfajores argentinos
Emilio speaks about the origin of the "alfajor" and tells us which one is his favourite.
- Arguiñano and his set menu
Minerva loves Zarauz and Arguiñano's restaurant.
- At our deli shop
Are you looking for something different to eat? If so, visit Leila's deli.
- At the restaurant
Practise El Presente, El Futuro Próximo, direct object pronouns and quantifiers with food and drink vocabulary.
- Breakfast in Ibiza
How about a spectacular breakfast in Ibiza?
- Casa Madero
Learn about Casa Madero, a winery in Mexico.
- Cocido madrileño
Aurora describes the typical Madrid dish to stay warm in winter.
Jorge explains an ancient Chilean way of cooking.
- Easter cake
Mariela loves eating Easter cakes!
- El cochinillo de Cándido
Joaquin tells us about his lunch at Cándido's Restaurant.
- Ensaimada de Mallorca
Tatiana is in Mallorca enjoying a delicious ensaimada.
- Ensalada de Navidad
Federico tells us about a typical Spanish salad for Christmas time.
Fancy a fresh gazpacho?
- Huerto urbano
Pilar wants to create an urban garden in order to be self-sufficient.
- Huesos dulces
Huesos de Santo are marzipan pastries traditionally eaten in Spain on All Saints' Day.
- I love Colacao!
Learn about this famous Spanish brand.
- La castañera
Nati tells us about the traditional female roast chestnut sellers seen in many Spanish towns.
- La mezcalería
Benito, the owner of a mezcaleria in Guanajuato, tells us about his favourite cocktail.
- Marzipan recipe
Learn how to prepare marzipan while practicing El Imperativo and the position of pronouns.
- Mejillones al vapor
Estrella explains a quick and easy way to cook mussels.
- Our mother's stew
Nothing tastes better than a homemade stew in cold winter!
- Pasión por la carne
Yvete describes her traditional Sunday family barbecues.
- Sabores nikkei
María tells us about her first experience in a nikkei restaurant.
- Shopping in Sucre
José tells us about shopping at a local market in Sucre.
- Sopa sólida
Enrique recounts his favourite legend about the origin of the Paraguayan soup recipe.
- Tarde de Roscón de Reyes
Valentina tells us how she and her family traditionally spend the 6th of January.
- Tea addicts
Ester and Sandra tell us about their favourite drink.
- The queen of fajitas
Guadalupe loves when her roommate cooks fajitas.
- Three King's cake recipe
Make a delicious Three King's cake with our recipe.
- Una sorpresa mañanera
Bruno gave his boyfriend a morning surprise yesterday.
- ¡A comer!
Learn how to make a Spanish potato omelette: una tortilla de patata.
- La historia del ceviche
A2 Spanish interactive reading article
- La vendimia
Listen to this story about how one group of friends spent their time in the town of Jeréz de la Frontera during the annual grape harvest. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Indefinido and El Pretérito Imperfecto.
- Baby squid in its ink
Sergio tells us how to cook one of his favourite dishes.
- A Mediterranean breakfast
This food company has prepared a magnificent Mediterranean breakfast for you to start your day!
- At the butcher's
Learn how to order some meat at the butcher's.
- At the street market
Practise the passive with "se", the shortening of the word "grande", relatives and El Futuro Simple.
Sofia describes Costa Rica's most typical dish.
- Chocolate con churros
Aitor can't wait till New Year comes because on the 1st of January he always has chocolate with churros for breakfast.
- Cocido madrileño
Emiliano describes the famous winter dish from Madrid, the "cocido madrileño".
- Coctelería y mixología
Perla is announcing the enrolment day for the Coctelería y Mixología course at Madrid Cocktail School.
- Coffee in the morning
Mar really enjoys having a coffee in the morning.
- Eating out
Practise some expressions followed by El Presente de Subjuntivo.
- Ensalada para todos
Pablo is writing a special blog post about salads.
- Florencio Sanchidrián
Elsa is taking a masterclass from the best jamón cutter in the world.
- Garcia Baquero
Maria's mother would like to visit this cheese factory in Spain.
- La feria de la alubia y la hortaliza
Ignacio talks about the program of the bean and vegetable fair that takes place in Cantabria.
- La panadería del barrio
Luisa loves to go to her neighborhood bakery to buy bread and delicious pastries.
- Melon with ham
Learn about this refreshing summer dish.
- Micoturismo en Soria
Rosario tells us about her plan to go to mushroom picking in Soria.
- Pagos del Rey Wine Museum
Discover a wonderful place for wine lovers.
- Pisco chilcano
Discover a classic Peruvian cocktail.
Nayeli tells us what are her favourite things about New Year's Eve.
- Riojan-style potato recipe
Marisa tells us the recipe to cook Riojan-style potatoes for lunch.
- Tacos and enchiladas
Ingrid tells us about the specialties from her restaurant.
- Tastes from Spain
Learn about some traditional Spanish food.
- The best coffee in the world
Guillermo tells us about a very special type of coffee.
- The tapas corner
Learn about this tasty tapas blog.
Maria Virginia describes how to make this popular venezuelan drink.
- Toro: Románico y vinos
Juanjo is looking forward to surprising his father with a trip around the Toro region to visit romanesque art and Ribera del Duero vineyards.
- Un restaurante inclusivo
Berto describes Latin America's most inclusive restaurant.
- War on plastic pollution
Learn about how to fight plastic pollution.
- Would you have your own wine cellar?
Would you like to have your own cellar at home? Learn about it!
- Yemas de Santa Teresa
Chusa and her sister are on a trip around Castilla y León in Spain, and tomorrow they will arrive in Avila, where they will buy delicious Yolks of Saint Teresa.
- ¿Sabías cuál es el origen del turrón?
Discover the traditional Spanish Christmas nougat called turrón.
- Granizado de sandía
Learn how to make a very refreshing drink and practise the position of pronouns in commands.
- Las baleadas hondureñas
Learn how to make this delicious dish from Honduras! This exercise can help you practise the imperative affirmative and the position of object pronouns with affirmative imperatives.
Make these traditional Easter treats and practise El Subjuntivo and El Imperativo.
- ¿Quién inventó la piña colada?
Margarita explains the origin of the pina colada.
- A la rica fruta
Caridad explains why it's good to eat fruit.
- A special lunch
Arancha enjoyed a special lunch today.
- Breakfast, the most important meal of the day
Discover why breakfast is such an important meal for performing well at work.
Alberto has a craving for cachapas.
- Casillero del Diablo
Rosa and Enrique tell us about their experience with this Chilean wine.
Did you know that these lollipops were a Spanish invention?
- Easter Empanadas from Chile
Agustín tells us about his delicious Easter empanadas from Chile.
- Finca la Estacada
Agueda tells us about the wonderful wine experience that her friends organised for her at Finca la Estacada in Cuenca.
- How to make a good homemade wine
Interested in making your own wine at home? Check if you are ready for it!
- In the kitchen with Santiago Cerisola
María tells us about Santiago Cerisola and his famous restaurant in Portugal.
- Kalimotxo, a different drink
Practise the usage of El Pretérito Imperfecto vs. El Pretérito Indefinido and adverbial clauses followed by El Subjuntivo.
- Mistura food festival
Learn about the Peruvian Mistura food festival.
- Mujeres con estrella
A review of Spanish female chefs with Michelin stars.
Horacio describes this exclusive Spanish Galician seafood.
Ambrosio tells us about an impressive restaurant in Puerto Rico.
- Puerto Rican coconut pudding
Enjoy a traditional Puerto Rican coconut pudding.
- Pumpkin pie
Enjoy a nice pumpkin pie with our special recipe.
- Rice milk
Do you fancy a cup of rice milk to beat the heat?
- Spanish omelette
Learn about the two different ways of preparing a Spanish omelette.
- Spring vegetables
Learn about what spring vegetables are the best for this new season.
- The eighth wonder burger
Learn about this crazy food challenge.
- The Mediterranean diet
Practise relatives, the position of adjectives and modal verbs in passive constructions.
- Chefs Estrella Damm 2021
Watch this video where Spanish chefs have collaborated with a well-known Spanish brand of beer to boost their sector, hard-hit by the pandemic in 2021. This exercise can help you practise El Futuro Simple and different uses of the gerund.
- Hamburguesas veganas de avena
Learn how to make these vegan burgers and practise El Futuro Simple.
- Quesos españoles
Did you know that there are more than 100 varieties of cheese in Spain?
- Eating in the heights of Barcelona
Interested in getting a high-flying meal?
Mercedes tells us the origin of the Hornazo and Lunes de Aguas tradition in Salamanca.
- Marmitako to keep warm
Blanca feels like cooking a hot tuna dish to warm herself up after a rainy day.
- Oaxacan street food
Ernesto has fallen in love with Oaxacan street food.
- Sol y sombra
Learn about a traditional Spanish cocktail called Sol y sombra.
- Comiendo pipas
Read and listen to this C1-level story with an unexpected protagonist who learns to love pipas.
- Diferentes formas de llamar a la comida
Discover just a few of the many foodstuffs that have different names depending on which country you are from! This B2 exercise can help you practise the differences in food vocabulary between different Spanish-speaking countries, the use of cualquier, the position of pronouns, impersonal sentences with se, the passive se and the use of the apóstrofo.
- El Valle del Jerte y la Picota: una cereza única
There is an area in Spain that grows a very special kind of cherry. This C1 exercise can help you practise la pasiva refleja, the position of adjectives, and verbal structures and relative pronouns using the subjunctive or the indicative.
- Ensalada de verano
Enjoy a refreshing and unusual salad while practising using cuyo, cuya, cuyos, cuyas and relative clauses.
- La Erizada
Sea urchins are an important part of the carnival celebrations of Cádiz and they play the starring role in the gastronomic feast known as La Erizada.
- La guía definitiva para salir de cañas por España
Ever been confused about how to order a beer in Spain? This exercise can help you practise using the "se aspectual" and "lo" + possessive pronouns.
- Las Tapas (B1)
Choose either El Imperfecto or El Pretérito Indefinido to complete this story. Pay attention to the hints to use the right verb!
- La receta del gazpacho de Sonia (B2)
Choose the correct passive form from the hint.
- La receta del guacamole (A2)
Turn the infinitive given in the hint into its imperative form for "tú". Be careful because there are regular and irregular verbs!
- La Receta de "Panallets" (B1)
"Panallets" Recipe (B1) Choose the correct form of the imperative for "usted" given in the hint. Remember the written accents and the pronouns attached to some of them.
- Receta de la paella (A2)
Fill in the gaps with the "tú" form of El Imperativo.
- El chiringuito (C1)
Choose between "para mí que" and "por mí que" to complete the dialogue. Don't forget the written accent on "mí"!
- Las paletas mexicanas (A2)
Fill in the blanks with the right person and form of El Pretérito Indefinido. Pay attention to the hints!
- Horchata de Chufa (A2)
Fill in the blanks with the right form of El Pretérito Indefinido. Pay attention to the hints!
- Asando castañas (B2)
Fill in the blanks with either El Infinitivo, El Presente de Indicativo, El Presente de Subjuntivo or El gerundio. Pay attention to the hints!
- Polvorones (A1)
Fill in the blanks with "al", "a la", "a los", "a las", "del", "de la", "de los" or "de las". Pay attention to the hints!
- Las uvas (C1)
Choose the right idiomatic expression to fill in the blanks. Pay attention to the hints!
- Macedonia con frutas de verano (A2)
Fancy a juicy fruit salad? See Marina's recipe! Fill in the blanks with the right form of El Pretérito Indefinido (regular and irregular verbs). Pay attention to the hints! Some verb forms may require a written accent.
- Tinto de verano (A2)
Fancy a refreshing drink to beat the heat this summer? Fill in the blanks with the right form of the imperative in the "tú" form.
- Manzanas asadas (A2)
Practise El Pretérito Indefinido with this fill-in-the-blanks kwiz exercise. Pay attention to the hints!
- La cena de Nochevieja (A1)
Practise modal verbs in El Presente (present tense) in Spanish with this Fill-in-the-Blank kwiz exercise
- Tequila (B1)
Practise “por” vs. “para” with this fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz. Pay attention to the hints!
- Dulce de leche (affirmative commands) (A2)
Practise affirmative commands in the "tú" form with this Fill-in-the-Blanks exercise. Pay attention to the hints!
- Arepas venezolanas (B1)
Practise affirmative commands in the ‘usted’ form. Pay attention to the hints!
- Ensalada de sandía y queso fresco (A2)
Practise the diminutive suffix -ito with this fill-in-the-blanks kwiz. Pay attention to the hints!
- Pasteles de Gloria (B2)
Decir or contar? Fill in the gaps with the right verb. Pay close attention to the hints!
- Comida afrodisiaca (A2)
Ser or Estar? Fill in the gaps with the right word from the hint. Pay attention to the hints!
- Comiendo en Cuba (C1)
Practise your Spanish pronominal/non-pronominal verbs with this fill-in-the-blanks exercise. Pay attention to the hints!
- Potaje de vigilia (B1)
Fill in the blanks with the right form of El Condicional Simple. Pay attention to the hints!
- Chivito (A2)
Practise your Spanish prepositions with this fill-in-the-blanks exercise. Pay attention to the hints!
- Charamuscas salvadoreñas (A2)
Fill in the blanks with the right form of El Imperativo afirmativo in the tú form. Pay attention to the hints!
- El origen del cacao (A2)
A fill-in-the-blanks exercise to practise the present perfect tense. Pay attention to the hints!
- Platos típicos panameños (B2)
Practise infinitive, indicative and subjunctive in relative and adverbial clauses with this fill-in-the-blanks exercise. Pay attention to the hints!
- Día Mundial del Corazón (A2)
September 29th is World Health Day. Here are some recommendations about heart health. Complete this fill-in-the-gaps exercise with the right form of the affirmative imperative for tú. Be careful, some are irregular!
- Comida de Nicaragua (B2)
Test yourself on whether these words need a written accent or not. Pay attention to the hints!
- Si lo hubiera sabido antes (C1)
Fill in the blanks with the right form of the 2nd/3rd hypothetical clauses. Pay attention to the hints!
- En la cafetería (A2)
Is your vocabulary for Different types of coffee in Spanish good enough? Fill in the blanks with the right word. Pay attention to the hints!
- La gastronomía española (A1)
Practise your Typical food & drink from Spain in Spanish vocabulary with this Fill-in-the-Blank kwiz exercise!
- Frutas de otoño (A2)
Practise your Spanish Fruits and dried fruits names in Spanish vocabulary with this fill-in-the-blanks exercise. Pay attention to the hints!
- Mi cocina nueva (A2)
Practise your kitchen vocabulary in Spanish with this fill-in-the-blanks exercise. Pay attention to the hints!