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Native Texan
06-11-2009, 23:33
Are most transactions, i.e. resturants, etc., done with cash or are credit cards mostly accepted?

tvadim133
07-11-2009, 00:12
Are most transactions, i.e. resturants, etc., done with cash or are credit cards mostly accepted?

there can be some problems with american express only (not all accept it), but as for Visa, Master Card there is no problem at all.
Just be prepared with cash for tips (10%).

+ some small shops do no accept credit cards (kiosks for example).

There are a lot of bank machines here working 24 hours.

serb12
22-11-2009, 02:07
cash is still very popular, so better to have some in case...

franzewich
22-11-2009, 11:42
I'd say that about 20-30% of the even popular pubs and restaurants DO NOT accept credit cards, e.g. La Cantina (status of about 10 months ago - may have changed).

Problematic can be even big discounters/hypermarkets, such as AUCHAN. They say that they accept VISA, but then it turns out that they only accept THEIR OWN (!!!) VISA cards, i.e. there has to be the name of the store on it! I think it's a rip-off and probably even a breach of commercial rights - but that's Russia!