What is the difference between reserva and reservación (as in a reservation that you would make at a restaurant)? Do the two words mean the same thing? Which is used in what parts of the Spanish-speaking world?

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According to RAE, they're pretty much the same in that sense, I would say. But I've never heard "reservación" in Spain, really.

  • In Chile "reservación" isn't used either. Commented Dec 29, 2011 at 3:25
  • In Colombia both forms are used.
    – Icarus
    Commented Dec 29, 2011 at 13:51

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