Ten terrible Spanish menu translations
Alex Dunham · 3 Apr 2013, 18:22
Published: 03 Apr 2013 18:22 GMT+02:00
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One of the biggest pleasures of travelling around Spain is the overcooked Spanish to English menu translations you find in many bars and restaurants.
If Google Translate got a euro for every Spanish waiter who used their site to mistranslate their local grub, they'd be millionaires (OK, they are already but you know what we mean).
Most of the linguistic travesties are just literal, with people often mistaking words with multiple meanings, as is the case with "tape spine baguette", which is a simple pork sandwich.
Sometimes you find spelling errors, like "roast Rabbi" for conejo asado (roast rabbit).
Occasionally omission is the problem - "pig spit" is our favourite (pig on a spit).