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Bars and restaurants

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:24pm
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StephenTom54

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What is the latest with bars and restaurants opening in Torrevieja?

I am due to come over in the next few weeks and just wondered whether I'd be able to have a pint or two and a meal out.

Thanks

Stephen

RayD

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:57pm

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Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:57pm

No reason why not.

The terrazas are open to 100% capacity, with social distancing of 1.5m and the inside to 75%.

No waiting at the bar.

You need a mascarilla, but obviously not for eating and drinking.

Most bars and restaurantes are open, but there are some which haven't, either yet, or because they won't.

For meals, a lot of places are reduced menus and the tables are well spaced. They have to serve condiments etc in sachets as we can't have shared things between tables.

A bit different, but not a lot.

Tomb

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:29am

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Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:29am

A cautionary note, I went into a Spanish restaurant a few days ago for lunch. An enormous sigh outside the premises read meal of the day 12€. I had my meal got the bill which I didn’t check at the time and left. The following day I checked my bill and it read special menu 26€. I returned to the restaurant and confronted the owner who could not explain the cost, did not offer to refund the overcharge and his command of English suddenly dropped. On speaking to other people about this, I have been informed this restaurant owner has overcharged a number of other patrons, not withstanding the owner of a bar/restaurant next to his. 

In conclusion, some restaurant owners appear to be making up prices above their advertised cost to make up for loss of earnings during lockdown. I say this because I went into a different restaurant, ordered a pint of Stella Artois which before lockdown was 3.5€ now its 5€. If in doubt ask and check your bill BEFORE leaving any restaurant.

Tom.

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:22am

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:22am

For me that's totally short term thinking for owners to carry on like that. I fully understand they have suffered but we all have in some shape or form.

Can't you report them in some manner?

Cfell63

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:51pm

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:51pm

You’ll also find most now will not hand you a menu!  They have those Q reader barcodes on the tables and you use that ..if you can get a good enough internet signal.( bugbear of mine here in Santa Pola  ...phone signals are rubbish) 

RayD

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:59pm

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:59pm

Tomb wrote on Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:29am:

A cautionary note, I went into a Spanish restaurant a few days ago for lunch. An enormous sigh outside the premises read meal of the day 12€. I had my meal got the bill which I didn’t check at the time and left. The following day I checked my bill and it read special menu 26€. I returned to...

... the restaurant and confronted the owner who could not explain the cost, did not offer to refund the overcharge and his command of English suddenly dropped. On speaking to other people about this, I have been informed this restaurant owner has overcharged a number of other patrons, not withstanding the owner of a bar/restaurant next to his. 

In conclusion, some restaurant owners appear to be making up prices above their advertised cost to make up for loss of earnings during lockdown. I say this because I went into a different restaurant, ordered a pint of Stella Artois which before lockdown was 3.5€ now its 5€. If in doubt ask and check your bill BEFORE leaving any restaurant.

Tom.

I thought it was decided on another thread where you raised it, that it was your fault for not ordering the correct meal and not checking your change?

Why raise it again when it's been done to death already?

Villas

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:03pm

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:03pm

RayD wrote on Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:59pm:

I thought it was decided on another thread where you raised it, that it was your fault for not ordering the correct meal and not checking your change?

Why raise it again when it's been done to death already?

Different meal? V

John56

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:10pm

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:10pm

Bars and restaurants are open but not as we know it, social distancing, restricted capacity, masks unless you are eating or drinking, no going to the bar as only table service. Also, I can't say about Torrevieja but in Cabo Roig there are at least two bars and two restaurants that have closed permanently. Only been out a couple of times during the day but still avoiding night-time outings as it seems, from walking past while dog walking, that once the drink kicks in all common sense disappears. 

RayD

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:10pm

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:10pm

Villas wrote on Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:03pm:

Different meal? V

You mean he ordered the wrong meal and didn't check his change TWICE? 😮

RayD

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:18pm

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Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:18pm

John56 wrote on Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:10pm:

Bars and restaurants are open but not as we know it, social distancing, restricted capacity, masks unless you are eating or drinking, no going to the bar as only table service. Also, I can't say about Torrevieja but in Cabo Roig there are at least two bars and two restaurants that have closed per...

...manently. Only been out a couple of times during the day but still avoiding night-time outings as it seems, from walking past while dog walking, that once the drink kicks in all common sense disappears. 

Because of the limited capacity it's worth checking to see if you need to book a table at a restaurante, where before you could have just walked in.

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