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18:05 Apr 14, 2018
Spanish to English translations [PRO] Cooking / Culinary
Spanish term or phrase:Pescado Mixto
I'm translating a menu for a restaurant and I can't find a suitable word, any help?
The target audience is british people on vacation in Spain, they should be able to understand what "Pescado Mixto" means when they make their order
But most people are aware it is not shellfish. It is also true that if you google "pescado mixto" for Spain you get mostly crustaceans and squid. I only got one picture with what looked like fish. It would be better to know what the dish consists of to give it a proper name.
Good point, but although the word "seafood" does include fish, in principle, it is commonly used in the UK to refer just to shellfish, and I think the average British customer, seeing "seafood platter" on the menu, might be surprised, and conceivably feel cheated, to get a dish consisting largely of fish. So if this one does contain shellfish as well I think you'd better say "fish and seafood". It's not very poetic, but then neither is "pescado mixto".