"Tipping in Madrid!" Culture Tip by aeroarce

Culture, Madrid: 50 reviews and 48 photos

Tipping in Spain!
Iıve seen many people coming to Spain giving exaggerated tips, even 12 Euros for a meal of 90. Thatıs too much.

In Spain We tip for the quality of service weıve received, the best service, the best tip, but there are some things you have to know.
When you are on a bar, having something to drink, if the service is good (they attend you on time, friendly and they put you a tapa for free I would just round the tip or give a euro. On a restaurant depends also on how they serve you, for a nice service maybe a euro per person is ok, for a good service a euro and a half or two is all right and a for a bad and unfriendly service if you live nothing will be the best thing to do.

If you flag down a taxi, just round the ride, but never give more than a Euro or two, as a foreigner you donıt know if they are being right or if they ripped you off so be prudent and donıt tip if you suspect the driver took you on a tour instead of driving you directly and quick. Taxi drivers are In Madrid and almost every where in this world the best thieves so Why tipping them if 90 percent of time when you travel they took your money?

Any way Do what you consider is right and a tip will always be welcome when somebody gives you a service.

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  • Written Sep 8, 2003
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