English to Spanish Food Translations

This list will favor American English word choice and spelling over British English. Likewise it will favor Mexican Spanish word choice and spelling over Castilian Spanish.

Meat and Cold Cuts [1]

  • Back Bone--Espinazo
  • Bacon--Tocino
  • Beef--Carne de Res
  • Bones--Huesos
  • Brains--Sesos
  • Chop--Chuleta(o)
  • Chorizo--Chorizo
  • Cold Cuts--Fiambre
  • Corned Beef--Pecho Curado
  • Cow--Vaca
  • Deer--Venado, Ciervo
  • Goat--Cabra
  • Ground Chuck, Minced Meat--Carne Picada
  • Ground Meat--Carne Molida
  • Ham--Jamón
  • Hare--Liebre
  • Hot Dog--Salchicha
  • Kid (young goat)--Cabrito, Chivo
  • Kidney--Riñón
  • Knuckle--Codillo
  • Lamb--Carnero, Cordero
  • Lamb Chop--Chuleta de Carnero, Chuleta de Cordero
  • Lard--Manteca
  • Lean Meat--Magro
  • Leg--Pierna
  • Liver--Hígado
  • Loin--Lomo
  • Meat----Carne
  • Minced Meat, Ground Chuck--Carne Picada
  • Mutton--Carnero
  • Oxtail--Rabo del Buey, Colita de Res
  • Pig--Cerdo, Puerco
  • Pigs Feet--Manitas de Cerdo
  • Pork Rind, Pork Scratchings--Chicharrón
  • Rabbit--Conejo
  • Rennet--Cuajo
  • Ribs--Costillas
  • Spam--Spam
  • Suet--Manteca de Res
  • Tongue--Lengua
  • Tripe--Tripa
  • Veal--Ternera, Carne de Ternera
  • Veal Chop--Chuleta de Ternera
  • Venison--Carne de Venado

Fowl

  • Capon--Capone
  • Chicken--Pollo
  • Chicken Breast--Pechuga de Pollo
  • Chicken Foot or Claw--Pata
  • Chicken Leg--Pierna
  • Chicken Thigh--Muslo
  • Dove--Paloma
  • Drumstick--Pierna (de Pollo)
  • Duck--Pato
  • Giblets--Menudencias, Menudillos
  • Gizzard--Molleja
  • Goose--Ganso
  • Hen--Gallina
  • Liver--Hígado
  • Pheasant--Faisan
  • Pigeon--Píchon, Paloma
  • Poultry--Aves
  • Quail--Codorniz
  • Sweetbreads--Mollejas
  • Thigh--Muslo
  • Turkey--Guajolote, Pavo
  • Whole Chicken--Pollo Entero
  • Wings--Alas, Alitas
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Seafood

  • Abalone--Abulón
  • Albacore, Longfin Tuna--Albacora, Atún
  • Amberjack--Madrigal
  • Anchovy--Anchoa
  • Anglefish--Pez Angel
  • Barracuda--Barracuda, Picuda
  • Bass--Robalo, Róbalo, Lobina
  • Black Snook--Róbalo
  • Bonito--Barrioleta, Bonito
  • Catfish--Cuatete, Bagre
  • Charales--Charales [2]
  • Chub--Chopa
  • Clam--Almeja
  • Cod--Bacalao
  • Conch, Snail--Caracol
  • Crab--Cangrejo, Jaiba [3]
  • Crayfish, Crawdad--Langostina, Cucaracha
  • Dolphin Fish, Mahimahi--Dorado
  • Dried Fish--Pescado Seco
  • Eel--Anguila
  • Fin of a Fish--Aleta
  • Fish--Pescado
  • Flounder--Lenguado
  • Gar, a type of--Pejelagarto
  • Grouper--Garropa
  • Haddock--Abadejo
  • Halibut--Halibut, Hipogloso
  • Herring--Arenque
  • Jack--Toro
  • Jewfish--Mero
  • King Anglefish--Ángel Real
  • Kipper--Arenque Ahumado
  • Limpet--Lapa
  • Lobster--Langosta
  • Longfin Tuna, Albacore --Atún, Albacora
  • Mackerel--Sierra
  • Mahimahi, Dolphin Fish--Dorado
  • Marlin--Marlin
  • Marlin, Black--Marlin Negro
  • Marlin, Blue--Marlin Azule
  • Mojarra--Mojarra
  • Monkfish--Rape
  • Mullet--Lisa
  • Mussel--Mejillon
  • Ocean Whitefish--Blanquillo
  • Octopus--Pulpo
  • Oysters--Ostiónes
  • Palometa--Palometa
  • Parrotfish--Perico, Pez Loro
  • Parrotfish, Azure--
  • Parrotfish, Bumphead--Guacamaya, Perico
  • Perch--Percha
  • Pompano--Pápano, Jurel
  • Prawn--Langostino, Camarón Gigante
  • Red Mullet--Salmonete
  • Red Snapper--Huachinango
  • Roe--Hueva
  • Sailfish--Pez Vela
  • Salmon--Salmón
  • Salted Cod--Bacalao Salado
  • Sardines--Sardinas
  • Scallops--Callos de Hacha, Veneras
  • Seafood--Mariscos
  • Sea Bass--Cabrilla
  • Shark--Tiburón
  • Shrimp--Camarón
  • Smoked Salmon--Salmón Ahumado
  • Snail, Conch--Caracol
  • Snapper--Pargo
  • Squid--Calamar
  • Swordfish--Pez Espada, Espada
  • Tarpon--Sábalo
  • Trout--Trucha
  • Tuna--Atún
  • Tuna (Longfin), Albacore --Atún, Albacora
  • Turtle--Tortuga, Caguama
  • Wahoo--Peto, Guahu
  • White Fish--Pescado Blanco
  • Yellowfin Tuna--Atún Amarilla
  • Yellowtail--Jurel de Aleta Amarilla

Insects

  • Ant, a particular type--Chicatanas
  • Ant Larvae--Escamoles
  • Beetles--Escarabajos
  • Beetles, a particular type--Chahuis, Xamoes
  • Caterpillar (of a moth)--Cuchamás
  • Dragonfly Larvae--Libélulas
  • Grasshoppers--Chapulínes
  • Maguey Worm--Gusano de Agave, Meocuil
  • Stink Bugs--Chumiles, Jumiles [4]
  • Water-fly Eggs--Ahuautle, Ahuautli
  • Worm (White Agave Worm)--Conducho

Dairy and Eggs

  • Butter--Mantequilla
  • Cajeta--Cajeta
  • Cheese--Queso
  • Cream--Crema
  • Eggs--Huevos
  • Egg White--Huevo parte clara
  • Egg Yolk--Yema
  • Goat´s Milk--Leche de Cabra
  • Ice Cream--Helado
  • Milk--Leche
  • Oaxaca Cheese--Queso
  • Pressed Cheese--Queso de Prensa
  • Quesillo (type of Mexican cheese)--Quesillo
  • Sour Cream--Crema Ácida, Crema Agria
  • Yogurt--Yoghurt

Fruits and Vegetables

  • Acaí--Acaí, Azaí
  • Agave--Maguey
  • Apple--Manzana
  • Apricot--Chabacano, Albaricoque
  • Artichoke--Alcachofa
  • Artichoke Heart--Corazón de Alcachofa
  • Asparagus--Espárrago
  • Avocado--Aguacate
  • Banana--Plátano
  • Bean Sprouts--Brotes de Soja (germinada)
  • Beans--Frijoles
  • Beet--Betabel
  • Bell Pepper--Pimiento Morrón
  • Blackberry--Zarzamora
  • Blueberry--Mora Azul
  • Breadfruit--Fruta de Pan
  • Broccoli--Brócoli
  • Brussels Sprouts--Coles de Bruselas
  • Burburry--Paterna
  • Butternut Squash--Calabaza
  • Cabbage--Col
  • Cantaloupe--Melón
  • Carrot--Zanahoria
  • Cauliflower--Coliflor
  • Celery--Apio
  • Chayote Squash--Chayote
  • Chepil, Chepilin--Chepil, Chepilin
  • Cherimoya, Chirimoya--Cherimoya, Chirimoya
  • Cherry--Cereza
  • Cherry Tomato--Jitomate Cherry
  • Chickpea, Garbanzo Bean--Garbanzo
  • Chiconostle, Xoconoxtle--Chiconostle, Xoconoxtle [5]
  • Chicory, Endive--Endibia, Endivia
  • Chile, Chili--Chile [6]
  • Chile Poblano--Chile Poblano
  • Chili, Chile--Chile [6]
  • Chokecherry--Capulines
  • Coconut--Coco
  • Coral Tree--Colorín
  • Coffee--Café
  • Cranberry--Arándano
  • Cucumber--Pepino
  • Currant, Gooseberry--Grosella, Uva Espina
  • Curry Leaf--Hoja de Curry
  • Date--Dátil
  • Dragon Fruit--Pitaya, Pitajaya
  • Eggplant--Berenjena
  • Endive, Chicory--Endibia, Endivia
  • Fig--Higo
  • Fruit--Fruta
  • Garbanzo Bean, Chickpea--Garbanzo
  • Gherkins--Pepinillo
  • Gooseberry, Currant--Grosella, Uva Espina
  • Grape--Uva
  • Grapefruit--Toronja
  • Green Beans--Ejotes
  • Greens--Quelites
  • Guanabana--Guanábana
  • Guava--Guayaba
  • Heart of Palm--Corazón de Palmito
  • Hibiscus Flowers--Jamaica
  • Honeydew Melon--Melón Chino
  • Kiwi, Kiwifruit--Kiwi
  • Jicama--Jícama
  • Jocote--Jocote
  • Leek--Puerro
  • Lemon--Lima
  • Lettuce--Lechuga
  • Lime--Limón
  • Mamey--Mamey
  • Mango--Mango
  • Melon--Melón
  • Mexican Hawthorn Fruit--Tejocote, Manzanita
  • Mexican Truffle, Corn Smut [7]--Cuitlacoche, Huitlacoche
  • Miltomate--Miltomate, Tomatillo
  • Mulberry--Mora
  • Mushroom--Champiñón, Hongo
  • Nanche, Nance--Nanche
  • Nectarine--Nectarina
  • Okra--Quimbombó
  • Olive--Oliva, Aceituna
  • Onion--Cebolla
  • Orange--Naranja
  • Papaya--Papaya
  • Passion Fruit--Maracuyá
  • Pea--Chícharo, Guisante
  • Peach--Durazno
  • Pear--Pera
  • Persimmon--Caqui
  • Pickle--Pepino
  • Pineapple--Piña
  • Plum--Ciruela
  • Plantain--Plátano Macho
  • Poblano Chile, dried--Chile Ancho
  • Pomegranate--Granada
  • Potato--Papa
  • Prickly Pear--Nopal
  • Prune--Ciruela Pasa
  • Pumpkin--Calabaza
  • Quince--Membrillo
  • Radish--Rábano
  • Raisin--Pasa
  • Rambutan--Rambután
  • Raspberry--Frambuesa
  • Red Cabbage--Col Morada, Col Lombarda
  • Red Onion--Cebolla Morada, Col Lombarda
  • Rhubarb --Ruibarbo
  • Scallion--Cebollita, Cebolleta
  • Serrano Chili--Chile Serrano
  • Solanum Nigrum--Hierba Mora
  • Sour Cherry--Guinda
  • Spanish Lime--Limoncillo
  • Spinach--Espinacas
  • Spinach Tree--Chaya
  • Squash Blossom--Flor de Calabaza
  • Starfruit, Carambola--Carambola
  • Strawberry--Fresa
  • Sugar Cane--Caña de Azúcar
  • Sweet Granadilla--Granada China
  • Sweet Potato--Camote [8]
  • Swiss Chard--Acelga
  • Tamarind--Tamarindo
  • Tangerine--Mandarina
  • Tomato--Jitomate, Tomate
  • Tuna, fruit of the nopal cactus--Tuna
  • Turnip--Nabo
  • Vegetable--Legumbre
  • Watercress--Berro
  • Watermelon--Sandía
  • Wheat--Trigo
  • Winter Squash--Calabaza
  • Xoconoxtle, Chiconostle--Xoconoxtle, Chiconostle [5]
  • Yam--Ñame, Camote [8]
  • Zapote--Zapote
  • Zucchini--Calabacito

Nuts, Legumes and Grains

  • Alfalfa--Alfalfa
  • Almond--Almendra
  • Amaranth--Amaranto
  • Barley--Cebada
  • Black Bean--Frijol Negro
  • Bran--Salvado
  • Brazil Nut--Nuez del Brazil
  • Brown Rice--Arroz Integral
  • Caraway--Alcaravea
  • Cashew--Anacardo, Nuez de la India
  • Cereal--Cereal
  • Chestnut--Castaño
  • Chia--Chia
  • Chickpea, Garbanzo Bean--Garbanzo
  • Cocoa--Cacao
  • Coffee--Café
  • Corn, dried--Maíz
  • Corn, fresh--Elote
  • Cornmeal--Harina de Maíz, Maseca
  • Cornstarch--Maicena, Maizena
  • Fava Bean--Haba
  • Filbert, Hazelnut--Avellana
  • Flaxseed, Linseed--Linaza
  • Flour--Harina Trigo
  • Garbanzo Bean, Chickpea--Garbanzo
  • Goosefoot--Huauzontle, related to
  • Guaje, Huaje--Guaje, Huaje
  • Hazelnut, Filbert--Avellana
  • Hops--Lúpulo
  • Lentils--Lentejas
  • Linseed, Flaxseed--Linaza
  • Milo, --Milo
  • Nut--Nuez
  • Nuts--Nueces
  • Oat--Avena
  • Peanut--Cacahuate
  • Pecan--Nuez
  • Pine Nut--Piñón
  • Pinto Bean--Frijol Pinto
  • Pistachio--Pistacho
  • Poppy Seeds--Semillas de Amapola
  • Rice--Arroz
  • Rye--Centeno
  • Sesame--Ajonjoli, Sésamo
  • Sorghum--Sorgo
  • Soy, textured --Soya Texturizada
  • Sunflower Seeds--Semillas de Girasol
  • Vanilla Beans--Vainas de Vainilla
  • Walnut--Nogal
  • Whole Rice--Arroz Integral
  • Whole Wheat Flour--Harina Trigo Integral

Spices and Herbs

  • Achiote, Annatto--Achiote
  • Allspice--Pimienta de Jamaica
  • Anise--Anís
  • Annatto, Achiote--Achiote
  • Avocado Leaf--Hoja de Aquacate
  • Basil--Albahaca
  • Bay Leaf--Laurel
  • Black Pepper--Pimienta Negra
  • Black Tea--Té Negro
  • Brown Sugar--Azúcar Mascabado
  • Brown Sugar--Azúcar Moreno
  • Brown Sugar--Panela, Piloncillo, Panucho
  • Capers--Alcaparras
  • Caraway--Alcaravea
  • Cardamom--Cardamomo
  • Carob--Algarroba
  • Catnip--Nébeda
  • Cayenne Pepper--Pimienta Cayena
  • Celery Seed--Semilla de Apio
  • Chamomile--Manzanilla
  • Chervil--Perifollo
  • Chia--Chia
  • Chicory--Achicoria
  • Chili Powder--Chile Molida
  • Chives--Cebollanas, Cebollinos
  • Cinnamon--Canela
  • Clove of Garlic--Diente de Ajo
  • Cloves, ground--Clavos Molidos
  • Cloves, whole--Clavos de Especia
  • Coriander, Cilantro--Cilantro
  • Cumin--Comino
  • Curry--Polvo de Curry
  • Curry Leaf--Hoja de Curry
  • Dill--Eneldo
  • Epazote--Epazote
  • Fennel--Hinojo
  • Fenugreek--Fenogreco
  • Garlic--Ajo
  • Ginger--Jengibre
  • Ginseng --Ginseng
  • Garam Masala--Garam Masala
  • Green Tea--Té Verde
  • Honey--Miel de Abeja
  • Horseradish--Rábano Picante
  • Lemon Verbena--Cedrón, Hierba Luisa
  • Lemongrass--Telimón, Zacate de Limón, Limoncillo
  • Linden Flower--Tila
  • Mace--Maza, Macis
  • Maple Syrup--Miel De Maple
  • Marjoram--Mejorana
  • Mexican Pepperleaf--Hierba Santa
  • Mexican Pepperleaf--Yerba Santa
  • Mint--Menta, Yerbabuena, Hierbabuena
  • Mustard, dry--Mostaza Molida en Polvo
  • Nutmeg--Nuez Moscada
  • Oregano--Orégano
  • Paprika--Pimentón, Paprika
  • Parsley--Perejil
  • Peppercorns--Granos de Pimienta
  • Red Garlic--Ajo Morado, Chile Ajo
  • Romeritos--Romeritos
  • Rosemary--Romero
  • Rue--Ruda
  • Safflower--Azafrancillo
  • Saffron--Azafrán
  • Sage--Salvia
  • Savory--Ajedrea
  • Sesame--Ajonjolí
  • Solanum Nigrum--Hierba Mora
  • Spanish (Red) Garlic--Ajo Morado, Chile Ajo
  • Spearmint--Menta Verde
  • Star Anise--Anís Estrellado
  • Sugar--Azúcar
  • Tarragon--Estragón
  • Thyme--Tomillo
  • Turmeric--Cúrcuma
  • Vanilla--Vainilla
  • Yarrow--Milenrama

Seasoning and Condiment

  • Apple Cider Vinegar--Vinagre Sabor Manzana
  • Balsamic Vinegar--Vinagre Balsamico
  • Barbecue Sauce--Salsa de Estillo de BBQ
  • Black Pepper--Pimienta Negra
  • Capers--Alcaparras
  • Catsup--Catsup, Salsa de Tomate
  • Distilled Vinegar--Vinagre Blanco
  • Honey--Miel de Abeja
  • Jam--Mermelada
  • Ketchup--Catsup, Salsa de Tomate
  • Mayonnaise--Mayonese
  • Mustard, prepared--Mostaza
  • Olive Oil--Aceite de Oliva
  • Salad Dressing--Aderezo, Vinagreta
  • Salt--Sal
  • Sazon--Sazon
  • Sea Salt--Sal de Mar
  • Sesame Oil--Aceite de Ajonjoli
  • Soy Sauce--Salsa de Soya
  • Sugar--Azúcar
  • Sweet-and-Sour Sauce--Salsa Agridulce
  • Tartar Sauce--Salsa Tártara
  • Vegetable Oil--Aceite de Vegetal
  • Vinaigrette--Vinagreta
  • Vinegar--Vinagre
  • Wasabi--Hierba Japonesa
  • Wasabi--Wasabi
  • White Vinegar--Vinagre Blanco

Misc.

  • Artificial Sweetener--Endulzante
  • Baking Powder--Polvo para Hornear
  • Baking Soda--Bicarbonato de Sodio
  • Black Tea--Té Negro
  • Brewer's Yeast--Levadura de Cerveza
  • Chamomile Tea--Té de Manzanilla
  • Coconut Milk--Agua de Coco
  • Coffee--Café
  • Cream of Tartar--Crema Tartaro
  • Green Tea--Té Verde
  • Linden Tea--Té de Tila
  • Margarine--Margarina
  • Meat Tenderizer--Ablandador de Carne
  • Olive Oil--Aceita de Oliva
  • Peanut Butter--Crema de Cacahuate
  • Raisin--Pasa
  • Sesame Oil--Aceita de Ajonjoli
  • Sodium Bicarbonate--Bicarbonato de Sodio
  • Soy, textured--Soya Texturizada
  • Tahini--Tahini
  • Tea--
  • Tempura--Tempura
  • Tequezquite [9]--Tequezquite
  • Vegetable Oil--Aceite Vegetal
  • Water--Agua
  • Yeast--Levadura

Footnotes and Notes

  1. 1. Different countries have different cuts and names, and sometimes use the same name for a different cut.
  2. 2. Charales are a type of fresh water fish similar to smelts. They are common in most mountain Mexican lakes. They are fried and eaten whole.
  3. 3. Crab has two words in Spanish, Jaiba and Cangrejo and they are considered to be two different animals in Spanish. Jaiba is a crab that mainly lives in water whereas cangrejo mainly lives on land. They also have different body types.
  4. 4. Chumiles and Jumiles are insects of the order Hemiptera and family Pentatomidae. Pentatomids are commonly called "stink bugs" in English. Chumiles and Jumiles are eaten mainly in the Mexican states of Morelos and Guerrero. Jumiles are plentiful from November through February. Jumiles. Wikipedia.org. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  5. 5. Chiconostle, Xoconoxtle is a type of cactus fruit or Tuna.
  6. 6. Chili pepper, chile pepper and chilli pepper are all common english spellings of the chili fruit. In some areas the word pepper is omitted. Sometimes chili is spelled chile, both are correct.
  7. 7. Mexican truffle or Cuitlacoche or Huitlacoche (both spellings are correct), is considered a delicacy. Mexican truffle is compared to truffles in food articles describing its texture and taste, a flavor described as mushroom-like, sweet, savory, woody, and earthy. Mexican truffle is a fancy name for corn smut, a plant disease caused by a fungus on corn. Cuitlacoche is one of my favorite foods.
  8. 8. In Mexico, sweet potato and yam are often called camote interchangeably.
  9. 9. Tequezquite, tequexquite o tequixquitl is a mineralized salt used for seasoning.