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duke6979 Feb 12th, 2003 04:37 PM

Any comments on the tipping customs in Spain would be appreciated!

icithecat Feb 12th, 2003 07:36 PM

Oh damn. I thought you wrote about tippling.<BR><BR>That I could comment on.

Lucy_of_Oz Feb 12th, 2003 07:53 PM

WHile in Spain please refrain from tipping over the bulls - they will not like it at all.

Riffic Feb 13th, 2003 12:16 AM

My experience has been that tipping in Spain is less than other European countries, such as France and Germany. Even at moderately priced dinners in a Spanish restaurant (40-50 Euro for two adults), I would watch most people around me leaving small change, or up a couple of Euro. This probably is because Spanish law requires service is added to every tab, so you can be sure it's included--even if the bill doesn't indicate.<BR><BR>If I liked the service, I would give at least ten percent (most expressed a lot of gratitude for this), but I also am a big tipper in the U.S. for good service.

Lesli Feb 13th, 2003 10:57 AM

If you click on the &quot;Resources&quot; tab at the top of the page, there is a tipping guide here on Fodors. The one for Spain is at:<BR><BR>It suggests, as Riffic said, about 10% at restaurants, but also amounts to tip porters, at bars, etc.

duke6979 Feb 13th, 2003 12:15 PM

Thanks Faffic and Lesli

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