A restaurant in Houston Texas called La Fisheria has caused controversy after its owner announced that the restaurant will no longer serve food to children at night. More specifically, La Fisheria now bans any child under the age of eight from entering the restaurant after 7 P.M. This decision has resulted in a number of opinions from Houston residents, and internet users.
La Fisheria displayed the new rule on its front door, and on the restaurant’s Facebook page. La Fisheria is owned and operated by cooking star Aquiles Chavez, and the Mexican restaurant is extremely popular in the Houston area. It was Chavez himself that banned children from the restaurants.
Chavez hopes to improve dining conditions for other patrons with the ban. He said, “We find children that are crying, some kids running under tables, and our customers don’t like. Seven o’clock is not a time for children, especially when we serve drinks and wine.”
Not everyone is too happy with the restaurant’s new policy. A Houston resident named Bertran Bilton said, ““If I had kids under nine, I definitely wouldn’t support them. I believe families should be able to eat together,” said Houston resident Bertran Bilton.
It seems that there are many in favor of the new restaurant’s decision, as controversial is may seem. Chavez says that most of the feedback he has heard about the ban has been positive.
What do you think? Should restaurants be able to turn away youngsters at night? Or is La Fisheria doing wrong here?