You won’t find much difference in the way things are done in Spanish restaur ants from the way they are done in the USA You wait for a server, you are seated, menus are given. They ask what you’ll drink (bebidos) and if you want appetizers (tap as). In some places the tapas come free with the drink. The server brings bread or to rtillas, and condiments, takes your order, and then you’re served. You ask for la cuenta (t he bill) and then you return it with payment and 1015% tip.
In some countries it is cu stomary to use a phrase to say something before or after a meal in a “good eating” or i’to your health” fashion. For example, in some Central American countries you say “bu provecho” when you serve the food to someone, and in some it is customary f or the one dining to say “buen provecho” or “muchas gracias” after the meal. In Spain it customary to say “que aproveche’i or ‘ibuen provechoii before the meal when serving, and the response by the guests (or diners) would be “gracias”. Because much of the
Spanish speaking world is Catholic it may be customary for a prayer or blessin g over the food be offered in a family setting. In a restaurant, however, it is just as un usual as it is in the US to find someone praying over or blessing their food publicly. Common Spanish food that we see in the USA include Churros, Tortillas, Burritos, Empanadas, and more. Churros are often served as breakfast in Spa nish countries and sometimes snacks and desserts. In the USA, churros are mainly served as desserts and sometimes as breakfast.