My two friends and I went here based on a suggestion by a local. They said it’s where all the locals eat the local dish “paella” and she really wanted to try it. We showed up and two of us weren’t planning on eating but after she ordered he told us there was an “order minimum” and each person had to order something to eat from the menu. There were only 2-3 options under €10 (which isn’t a big deal if you were planning on eating but two of us weren’t). We stayed and ordered “cold watermelon soup” for €5,50 so she could try it. After we ordered we were also told we had to put away and not drink from our water bottles (it’s the middle of summer and we were walking all over the city...) and we would have to purchase water from the restaurant if we wanted to drink some with our meal. The food finally came out and I will admit the Paella did taste good. However, when the bill came he did charge us for table water even though we didn’t order any and we set down our waters like he had asked (and didn’t sneak sips— mainly because he was blatantly watching us from the restaurant window). So overall, AWFUL experience. We went right when they opened in the afternoon and were the ONLY customers there throughout our entire meal.
These may be common traditions/customs of European/Spanish restaurants but I’ve traveled throughout many European countries several times and have never encountered this- even at fancier/nicer restaurants. His condescending tone when describing these customs suggest either that they are true or in my opinion, a simple distaste for tourists.
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