What is the tipping custom in Colombia?

A government regulation dictates that in midrange and top-end restaurants (anywhere there is a service charge), your waiter must ask you if they can add the 10% service charge to the bill. In midrange restaurants it’s acceptable to decline to pay the service charge with a polite ‘sin servicio, por favor’ if you are dissatisfied. In top-end restaurants refusing the pay the service charge is likely to bring a manager to your table to inquire what was wrong with your meal.



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