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.
- A piece of cake, please
Carolina loves celebrating her birthday in style with her favourite cake.
- A royal dinner in Santo Domingo
Indulge yourself with a royal dinner experience in Santo Domingo.
- Almendra market
Experience the charm of Vitoria's medieval market.
- Andalusian breakfast
Clara is enjoying a delicious Andalusian breakfast with a view of the Giralda tower.
- At the cocktail bar
Raúl is having a refreshing cocktail in Majorca.
- At the nutritionist
Sheila is at the nutritionist looking for a healthier lifestyle.
- 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.
- Castilian garlic soup
Discover what the ingredients you need to cook a tasty Castillian garlic soup.
Amador, owner of a chocolate shop in Quito, tells us that the best chocolate in the world is from Ecuador.
- Chocolate with 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.
- Every night in winter I have hot soup
Are you able to appreciate a warm winter soup?
- French toast, the Spanish Easter sweet
Eduardo talks about the most popular Easter dessert in 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.
- I want a slushy
Pablo would really like a slushy right now because it's so hot.
- Ice cream taster
Violeta talks about her ice cream business.
- La Boqueria: a market in Barcelona
Have you ever been to La Boqueria in Barcelona?
Learn about lemonade, a typical summer drink.
Carlos Manuel tells us about this delicious drink called Mamajuana.
- Marqués de Riscal's wineries
Alfonso is at the Marqués de Riscal vineyard, he is very impressed by the beauty of the Frank Gehry-designed building.
- Migas: a popular Spanish dish
Learn about migas, a popular shepherd's dish from Spain.
- My aunt is a baker
Learn about Elisa's aunt who is a baker.
- My favourite coffee shop
Lara tells us about her favourite coffee shop.
- New year, new start
What kind of resolutions do you have for the new year? I have a few...
- Octopus Festival
Miguel tells us about the Octopus Festival in Galicia, Spain.
- Rioja Alavesa: a region famous for his wine
Learn about the Rioja Alavesa, a region famous for his wine.
- Santiago cake
Xeloira talks about one of the most famous Galician cakes, which is known throughout Spain thanks to the Camino de Santiago pilgrims.
- Set lunch menu
Alejandro tells us about set lunch menus in Spain.
- Shopping for dinner
Take a walk around the supermarket with María!
- Summer food and drinks
Practise asking questions, expressing preferences, gender agreement and some useful basic food vocabulary.
- The grape harvest
Tina tells us about the grape harvest festival in Spain.
- The Memory Café
Unlock the treasure trove of memories at the Memory Café, where stories come alive and hearts reconnect.
Ceferino explains how to cook torrijas.
- Valencian Water
Antonio is drinking a refreshing Valencian Water cocktail while enjoying the sunset on Malvarrosa beach.
- Vegan food
Find out why Raquel is vegan.
- Vitamin 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 morning surprise
Bruno gave his boyfriend a morning surprise yesterday.
- A very healthy barbecue
Discover Pedro and Maribel's recipes for their barbecue.
- An afternoon with Roscón de Reyes
Valentina tells us how she and her family traditionally spend the 6th of January.
- Argentinian Alfajores
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 a barbecue
Grill and chill at Sandra and her friends' barbecues.
- At our deli shop
Are you looking for something different to eat? If so, visit Leila's deli.
- At the restaurant
Mónica and Raúl are at a restaurant next to the beach.
- Breakfast in Ibiza
How about a spectacular breakfast in Ibiza?
- Cándido's roasted piglet
Joaquin tells us about his lunch at Cándido's Restaurant.
- Carbonell olive oil
Paco talks to us about the world's best-selling olive oil brand.
- Casa Madero: a winery in Mexico
Learn about Casa Madero, a winery in Mexico.
- Christmas salad
Federico tells us about a typical Spanish salad for Christmas time.
Jorge explains an ancient Chilean way of cooking.
- Diet in Latin American countries
Some statistics about diet in Latin American countries.
- Easter cake
Mariela loves eating Easter cakes!
- Ensaimada from Mallorca
Tatiana is in Mallorca enjoying a delicious ensaimada.
- Gazpacho recipe
Fancy a fresh gazpacho?
- I love Colacao!
Learn about this famous Spanish brand.
- Madrid stew
Aurora describes the typical Madrid dish to stay warm in winter.
- Marzipan recipe
Learn how to prepare marzipan.
- Nikkei flavors
María tells us about her first experience in a nikkei restaurant.
- Our mother's stew
Nothing tastes better than a homemade stew in cold winter!
- Passion for meat
Yvete describes her traditional Sunday family barbecues.
Lina tells us how much she loves pumpkin recipes at Halloween.
- Shopping in Sucre
José tells us about shopping at a local market in Sucre.
- Solid soup
Enrique recounts his favourite legend about the origin of the Paraguayan soup recipe.
- Steamed mussels
Estrella explains a quick and easy way to cook mussels.
- Sweet Bones
Huesos de Santo are marzipan pastries traditionally eaten in Spain on All Saints' Day.
- Tea addicts
Ester and Sandra tell us about their favourite drink.
- The mescaleria
Benito, the owner of a mezcaleria in Guanajuato, tells us about his favourite cocktail.
- The queen of fajitas
Guadalupe loves when her roommate cooks fajitas.
- The roast chestnut seller
Nati tells us about the traditional female roast chestnut sellers seen in many Spanish towns.
- Three King's cake recipe
Make a delicious Three King's cake with our recipe.
- Traditional dishes for Carnival
Learn about some traditional dishes for Carnival in Latin American countries.
- Urban garden
Pilar wants to create an urban garden in order to be self-sufficient.
- Yesterday I went to the market
I love going to the market every Friday.
- ¡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.
Discover this traditional Mexican drink that's made from plants similar to those used for tequila. This exercise can help you practise porque vs por qué, gender and plural of nouns with specific endings and que = that.
- 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!
- An inclusive restaurant
Berto describes Latin America's most inclusive restaurant.
- At the butcher's
Learn how to order some meat at the butcher's.
- At the market
Join us at the market for a delightful shopping experience.
- At the street market
Learn about the most famous street market in Madrid.
Sofia describes Costa Rica's most typical dish.
- Chocolate with churros
Aitor can't wait till New Year comes because on the 1st of January he always has chocolate with churros for breakfast.
- Cocktails and mixology
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.
- Doing my weekly shopping
I don't like doing my weekly grocery shopping.
- Eating out
Do you like eating out?
- Florencio Sanchidrián
Elsa is taking a masterclass from the best jamón cutter in the world.
- Garcia Baquero for cheese fans
Maria's mother would like to visit this cheese factory in Spain.
- Lucuma ice cream
Silvia tries lucuma ice cream, where each scoop is a taste of paradise.
- Madrid stew
Emiliano describes the famous winter dish from Madrid, the "cocido madrileño".
- Melon with ham
Learn about this refreshing summer dish.
- My cousins' recipes
Explore the delicious culinary world of Sandra's cousins.
- Mycological tourism in Soria
Rosario tells us about her plan to go to mushroom picking in Soria.
- Our Christmas lunch
On December 25th, Sonia's home fills with the enticing aroma of a special Christmas meal.
- 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.
- Salad for everyone
Pablo is writing a special blog post about salads.
- Tacos and enchiladas
Ingrid tells us about the specialties from her restaurant.
- Tastes from Spain
Learn about some traditional Spanish food.
- The bean and vegetable fair
Ignacio talks about the program of the bean and vegetable fair that takes place in Cantabria.
- The best coffee in the world
Guillermo tells us about a very special type of coffee.
- The neighborhood bakery
Luisa loves to go to her neighborhood bakery to buy bread and delicious pastries.
- The tapas corner
Learn about this tasty tapas blog.
Maria Virginia describes how to make this popular venezuelan drink.
- Toro: Romanesque and wines
Juanjo is looking forward to surprising his father with a trip around the Toro region to visit romanesque art and Ribera del Duero vineyards.
- 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!
- Yolks of Saint 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.
- Las croquetas más ricas del barrio
Inma is setting up a croquette bar in her neighbourhood.
Make these traditional Easter treats and practise El Subjuntivo and El Imperativo.
- A special lunch
Arancha enjoyed a special lunch today.
Horacio describes this exclusive Spanish Galician seafood.
- 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.
- Chupachups: the Spanish lollipop
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.
- Forbidden foods
Discover the main forbidden foods in order to lead a healthy lifestyle.
- 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
Discover this traditional drink from the Basque Country.
- Mistura food festival
Learn about the Peruvian Mistura food festival.
- My great harvest
Pedro's great harvest is a symphony of hard work, passion, and the earth's benevolence.
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.
- Tasty fruit
Caridad explains why it's good to eat fruit.
- The eighth wonder burger
Learn about this crazy food challenge.
- The Mediterranean diet
Learn about the Mediterranean diet.
- Wellness activities to maintain healthy organs
Elevate you wellbeing with a symphony of wellness activities.
- Who invented the pina colada?
Margarita explains the origin of the pina colada.
- Women with a star
A review of Spanish female chefs with Michelin stars.
- 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.
- Fiesta Nacional de la Manzana
Discover this Argentinian celebration of the apple! This exercise can help you practise la pasiva refleja, conjunction al + infinitive/perfect infinitive, relative pronouns, and position of adjectives.
- 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: a traditional Spanish cocktail
Learn about a traditional Spanish cocktail called Sol y sombra.
- ¿De dónde vienen los deliciosos burritos?
Have you ever wondered who invented burritos? This C1 exercise can help you practise the imperfect vs the preterite, using the imperative of mirar/oír with specific meanings and repetition to give emphasis.
- 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.
- Preparativos y tradiciones de mi Nochevieja colombiana
In Bogotá, Andrea is ready to host this year's New Year's Eve with her family.
- 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)
Practise the Spanish imperative affirmative of tú with this fill-in-the-gap exercise following some health recommendations
- 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!
- La miel de La Alcarria
Practise how to conjugate 'decir' and its derivatives in El Presente with this gapfill exercise about Alcarria lavender and rosemary honey from Spain. Pay attention to the hints!
- Los churros del domingo (C1)
Pedro gets up early on Sunday to get some churros for breakfast. Practise different subordinate clauses with this gapfill exercise. Choose one of the three options given!
- Sugerencias para cocinar el pulpo (B2)
Andrea has some suggestions about how to cook octopus to make a couple of simple but delicious recipes. Practise perfect tenses, both in the indicative and subjunctive. Pay attention to the instructions!
- Los sabores del mar en O Grove (C1)
Fill in the blanks with the right conditional clause: oracion condicional con si. Pay attention to the instructions!
- Receta de latkes (C1)
Enjoy a delicious Hanukkah recipe while choosing the right Perífrasis verbal to fill in the blanks. You must choose one of the options given.
- 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!
- Una cena de gala (A2)
Fill in the gaps with the right word from Table setting vocabulary in Spanish. Choose one of the options given!