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17 May 2011 00:00 by BigWilly Star rating in Spain of course. 119 posts Send private message

what percentage do you tip?

or do you tip at all?





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17 May 2011 12:57 by joanmalaga Star rating in Costa del Sol. 424 posts Send private message

You leave what you consider fair, normally people say minimum 10%

Joan





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17 May 2011 13:31 by Sanchez1 Star rating. 806 posts Send private message

The Spanish don't tend to tip.  They may round the bill up - if the bill comes to say 19.50, they would probably just leave 20 euros.  I think the only people who really tip in Spain are tourists.

JoanMalaga, I would say that 10% is far too high in Spain.  France or the UK, yes.



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17 May 2011 13:44 by EOS Team Star rating in In Spain of course!. 4353 posts Send private message

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I don't know anyone that leaves 10%, especially in the current climate.

If I've had some toast and a coffee for breakfast I never leave a tip.  It's not expected anyway.

If we got out for a meal and the service as been really good, and the food good too of course, I will always leave a tip but never more than 2 or 3 euros.

Most Spaniard don't tip.

For me it really is down to the service.

Justin



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17 May 2011 14:22 by campana Star rating in Marbella. 480 posts Send private message

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Yes, I most certainly do tip.  And Spanish people do tip, always have, even though perhaps they may not do so in the current recessionary times. 

I have lived in Spain most of my life, my husband is Spanish and he certainly does tip. 

The percentage one leaves is entirely up to oneself. As Joan says, leave what you think is fair.  If you pay say 15 to 20 euro for lunch, then it would seem fine to leave €1.5 or €2 euro tip.

 

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17 May 2011 14:53 by scubamike Star rating in Murcia province . 108 posts Send private message

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I do tip but it depends on the service I tend to round up a bill up to a max of 10% in restaurants

In local bars I just leave a few odd coins from the change

For a 3 euro breakfast I probably wouldn't leave a tip





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18 May 2011 17:24 by freddy Star rating. 71 posts Send private message

Can't see a problem. Just like anywhere in the world... If I get good service, I reward them with a tip....if the service is lousy, I  pay the bill and walk away. sometimes with a reminder never to return !!.





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19 May 2011 08:44 by mike_walsh Star rating in Torrevieja. 582 posts Send private message

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If you find the restaurant and in particular the service to your liking the best tip you can give is genuine thanks. It is much more appreciated than a few coins. Another way of showing gratitude is to return often and when you do so bring friends with you. The goodwill felt towards you will be self evident. As a bonus you will drive standards up, which we will all benefit from.



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