Food

Here is some more of the food available in Guatemala.
For some reason Parrilladas, which I have not come out with a proper translation yet -grillsome maybe?  with the connotation of a served dish of variety of meats, chorizo, longaniza and chicken, are very popular in fancy dinning here in Guatemala. Argentinians are the best for their quality as far as I’ve experienced. All this for Q370 or $35.
Ok, I’m Eli, not everything is positive: I had to ask three times to three different waiters to get a glass of water at this place.
Parrillada

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  • Cyrus

    Hi Eli! I’ve been following your blog for about 9 months now. The literal translation is just “grilled.” In US English we’d say “grilled food” or “grilled meat” depending on whatever it is you’re eating.

  • Cyrus

    Hi Eli! I’ve been following your blog for about 9 months now. The literal translation is just “grilled.” In US English we’d say “grilled food” or “grilled meat” depending on whatever it is you’re eating.

    • Elí Orozco

      Thanks. I Thought that at first. It just does not sound right to my ear. When we Guatemalans say Parrillada, we refer to the food on the plate. I thought of something like “of the grill plate” but just grilled would do.

  • begonia

    Hmm I would have translated it as a “grill out” or a barbecue. But that’s because most of the parriladas I have enjoyed have been family occasions at the park, like in Florencia. In that sense, a parillada is an event, not a restaurant order.

    • Elí Orozco

      Yes Begonia. Parrillada would be the act or style of cooking “grill or grilling” and Parrillada also refers to the food on the plate. I’m getting all confused and still have no accurate way/one word to say Parrillada in English (when referring .to the food on the plate).

    • Elí Orozco

      Begonia, Rudy from Antiguadailyphoto.com has just told me the best way to say Churrasco in English: Grilled Meat Sampler. and of course, our language is richer and we only require one word to say it all. 😀

      • Elí Orozco

        Churrasco or parrillada, both the same…