Today, we had planned on going to Mosto Bistro for lunch. When I have visited the Mosto Bistro, I had asked them if they were open on Sundays and they said yes and would open at noon. We went there and they were closed at noon. We returned around 2:00 and it was still closed, so I guess I was given bad information. That is strike one.
Last Sunday, we went to Tambu Country for lunch. Normally, I have found the food to be fine. Sunday there was two bad experiences. The first was that Sancocho was ordered. That is a well known Panamanian soup. Tambu’s soup had a clear broth. The vegetables that were included were still tough as if they had not been cooked. It was sent back. That was strike one.
When we had eaten my bill came out to $19.xx I gave the waiter a $20 and a $10 because I wanted change to leave a tip. I waited and waited and no change came. I called the waiter over and asked for my $10 dollars change. He said I gave him $25 and he thought the $5 was a tip.
I am very careful when I give waiters money because some are not honest. There is no question what I gave him. His excuse was flawed also. No one gives a $5.00 tip on a $20 bill. The norm is 10%. Forget strike two. I call that strike three and have removed Tambu Country off my possible restaurants where I will go to eat at.