Buen Provecho

Saying Buen provecho to people eating food is like saying bon appetit in French. I thought it was like, “Enjoy your meal” like we’d say in English, but I looked online and a ‘very’ knowledgeable random dude on a forum said we could “think of this as a succinct way of saying “May this food be of good benefit to you.” It doesn’t in any way mean ‘enjoy your meal.’ ”

Well, okaaaay

  So my kids were already chowing down on their treats for a minute when this guy below glanced up, made eye contact with me and said, “Buen provecho”  Gracias dude!
People walk into the cafe and give a general “Buen provecho” to everyone there. If you’re eating at a sidewalk cafe outside, people will say it in passing. It’s so WEIRD but I love it!

Thanks for taking an interest in me and my meal, strangers.

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3 Responses to Buen Provecho

  1. Barbara Schutt says:

    How neat and it is like a blessing on your meal. Adorable kid pictures as always! 🙂

  2. Puertoricans are so nice. They talk to you in the reception at the doctor’s office, they ask for advice in stores, they say buen provecho. I miss that warm etiquette. Almost invisible in France.

    • Laura says:

      I also love how they walk into the waiting area of a doctor’s office and say “Buenas tardes” to everyone waiting there 🙂

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