Carta de Menú (vs Carta de Restaurante)

18:47 May 19, 2019
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Food & Drink / Restaurant menu
Spanish term or phrase: Carta de Menú (vs Carta de Restaurante)
This is from a menu and appears after the Carta de Restaurante.
I have always thought "Menú" is a set menu, whereas "Carta" is what we would call simply a menu. However, the list of items (platos combinados and bocadillos) under the "Carta de Menú" are individually priced so I'm now confused.
Can anyone shed any light, please?
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:58

Summary of answers provided
3 +1À la carte menu vs standard menu
David Hollywood
Summary of reference entries provided
À la carte
Stuart and Aida Nelson

Discussion entries: 11



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À la carte menu vs standard menu

might work

Note added at 1 hr (2019-05-19 19:49:46 GMT)

An à la carte menu in a restaurant offers you a choice of individually priced dishes

Note added at 1 hr (2019-05-19 19:51:45 GMT)

let's see what others have to say on this

Note added at 2 hrs (2019-05-19 21:42:26 GMT)

the idea of "standard menu" is what the restaurant normally offers

David Hollywood
Local time: 19:58
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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agree  MPGS: :-)
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Reference: À la carte

Reference information:
In restaurants, à la carte /ɑːləˈkɑːrt/[1] is the practice of ordering individual dishes from a menu in a restaurant, as opposed to table d'hôte, where a set menu is offered.[2] It is an early 19th century loan from French meaning "according to the menu".[3][4]

The individual dishes to be ordered may include side dishes, or the side dishes may be offered separately, in which case, they are also considered à la carteÀ_la_carte

Stuart and Aida Nelson
United Kingdom
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
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