tip is defined as a gift or small sum of money given for a
service performed or anticipated. Tips should be
earned! Why should someone who gives you poor service be
rewarded? On the other hand why not over reward someone who has
gone out of their way for you. Not tipping or a low tip
for poor service would indicate to the establishment that they
need to improve their service. If the service is excellent
and a tip is forgotten, then it could label a person as a
cheapskate, and this could reflect poorly on their home country
or nationality. Most would want to avoid this scenario.
|In Mexican Restaurants, the accepted tip rate is
10 to 15%, just
like in Canada.
Some exclusive restaurants include tips on the bill. Check
your bill before leaving a tip on the table.
|The 15% rule
can't be applied to hotel maid tips, as it would be too
much. Say you were paying 500 pesos for your hotel
room, then a 15% tip would be 75 pesos (about $12.50 Cad.
per day). A 5% tip rule would be more than generous
at most hotels. Let your conscience guide you!
At Hotels, your maid should be tipped daily for making up
your room. Here it's good to tip in advance before
they render the service, so its an honor system.
Leave the tip money on the pillow so the maid will know it
is a tip. They often don't take money that is left
on a bedside or kitchen table. Some prefer to tip
the maid in person, thanking her for excellent service.
that because you are paying an overly high room rate, or
are staying at an all inclusive, that you don't have to
tip your maid. In Mexico the income level of labor
employees is quite low, so most depend on tips as part of
their income. Be as generous as you can.
you should tip: Waiters/waitresses, hotel maids, baggage
handlers, grocery bag persons, gas station attendants.
Taxi drivers are not normally tipped in Mexico, as taxies
are not metered, but may be tipped if they go out of their
way for you.