Here are your three Spanish words of the day: Comida, Comedor, Comensal.
Comida can be food as well as cuisine.
Comedor is simply a diner. In Spanish each comedor is a restaurant, but restaurants are usually not comedores. In other words, comedores are usually lower category than restaurants.
Comensal is the diner or restaurant guest or eater.
This is what Guatemalan diner food looks like it. Usually you can find typical Guatemalan food at a diner, but also just “normal” food. In this case, 1/4 of baked chicken with white beans and steamed vegetables goes for Q40/$5 and includes fresh fruit drink licuado and tamalito de chipilín. Buen provecho.
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