Restaurant in Portuguese

Hello friends! We’ve already learned about different types of restaurants in Brazil. But today we will dive deeper in this matter, taking a closer look at the restaurant in Portuguese. Let’s learn about how to get the attention of the staff in a restaurant, and also the objects we use there. Are you curious about what we call each dish in Portuguese? So take your garfo and faca and let’s learn it!

What Will you Find in the Restaurant in Portuguese?

What’s your favorite type of restaurant? I like the quilo restaurants best! Do you have this type of restaurant in your country? Let’s learn words that are often used in the restaurant environment, and hear how we pronounce them!

O restauranteRestaurant
O garçomWaiter
A garçoneteWaitress
A mesaTable
As cadeirasChairs
O pratoPlate / Dish
Os talheresCutlery
O garfoFork
A facaKnife
A colherSpoon
O guardanapoNapkin
O cardápio / O menuMenu
Os petiscos / Os tira-gostosAppetizers
A entradaStarter
O prato principalMain course
A sobremesaDessert
A carneMeat
O frangoChicken
O peixeFish

Useful Phrases to Use in a Restaurant in Portuguese

There are many different situations and many different phrases you can use, let’s take a look at some of them!

When You Arrive

Uma mesa para 3 pessoas, por favor.A table for 3 people, please.
Eu tenho uma reserva no meu nome.I have a reservation in my name.
Tenho uma reserva no nome de João.I have a table reserved under the name João.
Com licença, esta mesa está ocupada?Excuse me, is this table taken?
Tem alguém aqui?Is there anyone here?
Quanto tempo de espera?How long is the wait?

Talking to the Waiter

Poderia trazer o cardápio, por favor?Could you bring the menu, please?
O que vai pedir? / O que deseja?What would you like to order?
O que o senhor / a senhora gostaria de comer?What would you like to eat?
O que gostariam de beber?What would you like to drink?
O que você recomenda?What do you recommend? 
Isso não é o que eu pedi.This is not what I ordered.

Want to learn more phrases to say to the waiter? We have a restaurant dialogue in Portuguese for you to study more!

Ordering in a Restaurant in Portuguese

Eu quero um bife bem / mal passado.I will have a well done/rare steak.
Pode trazer os talheres?Could you bring me some cutlery?
Um canudo, por favor!Could you give me a straw, please!
Eu gostaria de um cafezinho, por favor!I would like a small coffee, please!
Vocês tem açúcar ou adoçante, por favor?Do you have sugar or sweetener, please?
Para comer agora ou para viagem?To eat or to go?

Asking for the Bill

Pode fechar a conta!Can I have the check / bill?
A conta, por favor!The check / bill, please!
Qual é a forma de pagamento?How would you like to pay?
Vocês aceitam cartão ou só dinheiro?Do you accept cards or just cash?
O senhor(a) vai querer a sua via / o seu recibo?Would you like your receipt?
Pode me dar a nota fiscal, por favor?Can you give me the receipt, please?

Do you still have any doubts about asking for the bill? We can help you here.

Practice Your Pronunciation for Restaurants in Portuguese

Practice the vocabulary that you learned in our video, so next time you go to a restaurant in Rio you can order for yourself! Try to repeat the words, so you can say them correctly. Remember you can always use our subtitles!

Come study Portuguese in Brazil with us, and we’ll take you to a restaurant for you to learn even more! That’s it friends! Today we’ve learned about going to a restaurant in Portuguese. If you are in Rio and don’t know where to eat: check out our suggestions of great restaurants in Rio de Janeiro. See you in the next Dica. Bye!

Click in the links below to see more related Dicas
Types of restaurants

Drinks in Portuguese
Restaurant dialogue in Portuguese
The bill please in Portuguese

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