a group of five of us from various parts of the world came in on a whim around 6pm and ordered some food and beers. the beers came and around the time we finished them we asked about our food (another table, of locals, had been served), which they assured us was coming so we got another round of beers. an hour has passed and there is no sign of any food even being prepared. the other table had long since finished and gone. it's not fine dining, it's burgers and fries. since it became apparent that foreigners are not welcome at el batey, we paid for our beers and left after waiting well over an hour. pretty poor way to treat people, in my opinion.