camarero vs. mesero

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Which of these ( or what other word) is preferred where you live for the word "waiter?"

Thanks. confused

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updated OCT 27, 2015
edited by Delores--Lindsey
posted by Delores--Lindsey
This has been adequately answered and most of the members are no longer with us .

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Where I have been, either "mesero" or "mesonero". To me, "camarero" means "chambermaid / person", or simply "maid" - as in a hotel.

updated MAY 19, 2012
posted by Gekkosan
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Agreed. In Texas it is mesero.
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In Argentina: mozo/moza

En la foto: carrera de mozos, competencia que se hizo en Buenos Aires hace un par de semanas!! jajja

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updated MAY 19, 2012
posted by Benz
Muchas gracias, Benz..
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Mexicans and probably all around the central america area or neighboring countries they say "MESERO" not MASERO, the word comes from MESA = table, for the guy who brings stuff to the table....

in Spain they often say CAMARERO... I heard about MOZO also, probably from argentina or peru and south american..

updated OCT 27, 2015
posted by acatto
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While I was in southern Mexico and in the Yucatán I hear "masero."

updated MAY 19, 2012
posted by --Mariana--
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Was that a typo Marianne?. 'Mesero' ;P
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In San Jose Costa Rica a friendly waiter corrected me when I called him camarero explaining that mesero was more proper. But I have a CD that teaches castillian Spanish that uses camarero. So I think it's "mesero" in Latin America, and "camarero in Spain"

updated OCT 27, 2015
posted by wbush
Yes, Spain uses camarero, estoy de acuerdo contigo.