Using a Spanish menu with meals from the restaurant El Loro, students ask and answer questions completely in Spanish using food vocabulary. My students loved this activity, since it was based on a real restaurant they were familiar with, they got to talk about food, and they were able to successfully have interesting conversations in Spanish!
The menu has seven main dishes, and students ask each other if they like each meal. When students answer, they have to say 'si' or 'no,' and then explain why, based on the ingredients, such as "Si, porque me gusta mucho el bistec" or "No, porque no me gustan ni las cebollas ni los tomates." The back of the worksheet has students fill in pie charts, according to information from the menu.
This activity goes well with any unit about food, such as the Realidades 3B chapter. Students will need to know basic food vocab such as queso, lechuga, bistec, pollo, and arroz before completing the activity.
This editable Microsoft Word document contains the two-page worksheet, the menu adapted from El Loro's website, and a sheet with detailed instructions and answers for the teacher. Have fun!