Hi PM, I take on board what you say and whilst I am sure the lady in question is absolutely lovely, I think she needs to restrain herself a little. As I said, in our case we had barely paused to look at the menu before she started and I think she should have let us peruse the menu and then, and only then, if we showed signs of walking away, she could then have approached us. It was the mad hopping backwards and fowards across the road to try and nab people that was so funny!! This is not really PR, more pestering! In spite of what you say, it was very hard to escape from her without being rude!
However I am pleased that the restaurant has been full as every time we walked past during our stay, both day and evening, it was almost empty. I think the problem is the same in many resorts in Spain, the recession, the poor Euro and people generally feeling the pinch, competition is fierce and some of the restaurants could do well to consider this in their pricing policy.