Meaning of à la carte in English:

à la carte

Translate à la carte into Spanish


  • (in a restaurant) referring to food that can be ordered as separate items, rather than part of a set meal.

    ‘an à la carte menu’
    • ‘This is our A La Carte menu: you can select as many items as you need.’
    • ‘Minimum A La Carte order for delivery is two meals’
    • ‘After a two-year hiatus, Avon Old Farms Inn restaurant has brought back its a la carte menus for lunch and dinner, and has resurrected its Sunday brunch.’


à la carte

/ɑː lɑː ˈkɑːt/ /a la ˈkɑːt/ /a la kaʀt/


Early 19th century French, literally ‘according to the (menu) card’.