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#418984 - 10/16/11 11:34 AM How much do you tip in a restaurant?  
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#418993 - 10/16/11 03:40 PM Re: How much do you tip in a restaurant? [Re: PROBUS]  
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depends...not so good 10-15% Typical 20% Very good 40% JMHO smile

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#418999 - 10/16/11 06:56 PM Re: How much do you tip in a restaurant? [Re: Rykat]  
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Agree - typical 20%. When forced to tip when it is included on the bill - 0!

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#419004 - 10/16/11 08:10 PM Re: How much do you tip in a restaurant? [Re: azbob]  
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#419009 - 10/17/11 07:52 AM Re: How much do you tip in a restaurant? [Re: PROBUS]  
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my tipometer runs from one penny to 40%. one penny just for the couple times in my life service was atrocious. 40% for the best, like when they somehow get my daughters shoes into the to go bag...

#419108 - 10/18/11 09:05 AM Re: How much do you tip in a restaurant? [Re: PROBUS]  
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#419156 - 10/18/11 06:33 PM Re: How much do you tip in a restaurant? [Re: PROBUS]  
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I would be curious to know what Belizean's consider correct.

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#419162 - 10/18/11 07:16 PM Re: How much do you tip in a restaurant? [Re: PROBUS]  
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Some very generous folks here, which is good!

However, I don't think 20-25% is typical of what the average tip is.

With some exceptions, I suspect that Belizeans tip somewhere from a few loose coins to 10%.

Most Belize restaurants, such as those at fancy lodges and hotels, that include a service charge in the bill, are typically at 10%. Even Cayo Espanto, the most expensive resort in Belize, levies only a 15% service charge.

San Pedro probably has higher tip levels than most of the rest of the country, since the tourism culture is more engrained on Ambergris Caye.

--Lan Sluder

#419171 - 10/18/11 09:09 PM Re: How much do you tip in a restaurant? [Re: PROBUS]  
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To address Probus' original question about the San Francisco proposal, most people here in the Bay area are pretty much saying "I dont think so..."

Restaurants aside I'm still perplexed by tipping in general in Belize. More than once I've felt awkward in situations you would tip in the States and its not typical in Belize. At times when I've attempted to offer a gratuity I've gotten this look like "Excuse me? I have done this because its part of my job".

#419336 - 10/20/11 01:33 PM Re: How much do you tip in a restaurant? [Re: Bear]  
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I would say from 10-15% depending on service,maybe more.If we have to beg for service, we typically go somewhere else.

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