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Solo Dining in Spain

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I'm heading to Spain in a few days on my own. I'm a mid-30's female and I have traveled a lot in Western Europe solo. I don't mind dining alone at all, and actually had some great time chatting with locals in various cities.

This will be my *first* time in Spain (unless you count my real first time when I was 9), and I understand eating customs are quite different there.

I'm not too concerned about breakfast or lunch, but for dinner, I am leaning towards mostly eating at tapas bars rather than restaurants.

I've read trip reports where people say these bars are really packed and it can be difficult to even get in, let alone grab a bite. I also read that smoking is very common. Am I doomed?

At these tapas bars, are there actual seats (chairs or barstools) or do I have to stand the whole time?

What about beverages? I am not an alcohol drinker. I guess I might order (the smallest) beer every now and then. What about water? Do Spainards drink tap water or do they drink bottled water? Will I get frowned on if I order tap water?

What about tipping? I read that service is included in the bill, but one can leave up to 5% at a restaurant. Does the same apply to tapas bars? I assume one tip less at the bar?

Any words of wisdom will be greatly appreciated.

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