After hearing complaints from regular customers about kids who dine at La Fisheria, Mexican reality TV star and executive chef Aquiles Chavez decided to go forward with the ban. “We find children that are crying, some kids running under tables, and our customers don’t like,” Chavez told KHOU.
Many people are supporting La Fisheria’s decision, probably relieved that the restaurant will be free of kids in the evening. “I know that my kids were well-behaved cause we taught them that way, but we don’t [teach children] anymore,” a woman told KHOU in a video.
Others voiced their agreement as well. “I would like to see more restaurants have this rule. People don't go out to eat and pay good money to do so, to listen to or watch someone else's kids running around out of control or screaming at their table,” a customer said on Facebook.
Those who disagreed, like local resident Bertran Bilton, told KHOU that “families should be able to eat together.”
La Fisheria, however, maintain that they welcome kids. “We are a family friendly restaurant, and we also respect all of our customers so we introduce this new policy to the restaurant,” the restaurant wrote on Facebook.
That may be true (they do have a kids menu, after all), but it looks like La Fisheria won’t be too family friendly after 7 o’clock.