Having had a very nice lunch here in October 2012, we returned in June 2014 with my sister and brother-in-law, whilst in port for the day during our P&O cruise. We had a nice lunch, the waiter was polite and efficient. However, we asked for the bill which arrived promptly on a metal tray. Whilst my partner and sister went to find the toilets, my brother-in-law and I sorted our cash to cover the bill which came to 54 Euros. We each put down a 20 and a 10 euro note, so that was 60 euros. I beckoned the waiter, handed him the tray complete with the cash and told him to keep the change. He seemed happy with that and thanked me. I then went to find the toilets and passed my partner on the stairs as he returned to the table. When my sister and I got back down, our partners were clearly not happy and explained why, once we got outside. Apparently, the waiter returned to the table with the tray which had a 20, 2 x 10's, and a 5 in euros, and said that there wasn't enough! My brother-in-law had particularly checked the amount, as the notes that I had given him to add to his, had been folded and he straightened them out before putting them on the tray, we were certain that neither of us had put down a 5 euro note. As we couldn't prove it, he put down another 10 euros and gave it back to the waiter. When my sister and I got back downstairs, the four of us left the restaurant. As we passed the window, our waiter was clearing our table and he did not look at all happy. My gut feeling is that this was not his doing but possibly someone else's, maybe the 2 "front of house" men? This experience left us with a very bad impression, not only of La Poma restaurant, but also of Barcelona. We would warn anyone contemplating a meal here to be very careful. We will not be in a hurry to return to this city if this is how they treat their tourists.
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