Know your consumer rights in Mexico: Is it legal for restaurants to include the tip?

When asking a waiter for your bill, you may find a service fee has been included in your total amount due. This is the equivalent of a tip, which is usually given to waiters for the good service they offer.

However, many times it is included in the final total of a bill, is this legal?

The Federal Consumer Attorney's Office (Profeco) is an agency in charge of defending consumer rights, and as such, highlights that restaurants, bars, canteens, or any other establishment, are not authorized to include a tip because it is voluntary . . .

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