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.’ ”
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.