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How do you order in Spain?

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How do you order in Spain?

Julie McCoy | Aug 8, 2007 11:19 AM

A few years back, on my first solo trip, I went to Malaga, Cordoba and Granada. Amazing experience, but I had a lot of trouble ordering in the more 'bar' like places. A few occasions worked like this: there were servers milling about, but often I couldn't get their attention. I would sit, and no one would come to me. In one instance I stood at the bar, and still no one would come to me. Menus seemed to be a very occasional thing. Now, I know I was showered and well-dressed so I don't think I was putting anyone off. So what is the procedure in these places? Restaurants are obviously more straight forward, so I mean the smaller places.

I am off to Barcelona next week and don't want to be paralyzed, not knowing what to do. My spanish is next to non-existent, of course. Do you order at the bar and then someone brings it to you?

Thanks for any help!

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