Restaurant bans young kids after 7 p.m.

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no kids(CNN) — A Houston seafood restaurant has a new rule some parents find fishy! Beginning Tuesday, August 6th, young children are not allowed inside the restaurant after 7:00 p.m.

Those looking to grab a bite at La Fisheria after 7:00 p.m. better leave the kids at home! The restaurant’s new policy is posted at the front door, and online.

“If I had kids under nine, I definitely wouldn’t support them because I believe that family should be able to eat together,” one person said.

There are those who feel the new rule will push families to eat elsewhere.

“You know, if it’s not kid friendly it’s probably not a good place for kids to be,” another person said.

While asking around, there were no shortage of people applauding the restaurant!

“We just went to three restaurants trying to have breakfast and left two because there were two dang many kids,” Becky Pickens said.

Pickens says she wouldn’t mind if La Fisheria banned children all together, and she isn’t alone.

La Fisheria says it welcomes kids, and even offers a separate kids’ menu — but simply asks that restaurant-goers be over eight years old after 7:00 p.m.

Mexican reality TV star and Executive Chef Aquiles Chavez says the feedback has been mostly positive, and says those who are initially turned off by the rule have been understanding.

“When we’ve explained, they say you have your right because it means at the end of the day you are thinking about us,” Chavez said.



  • Darly

    I love children, but on more than one occasion, a night out has been ruined for my hubby and me. Reason being, a child throwing a hissy fit, and parents who either can't or won't control their child, can spoil our night out in a heart beat. An evening out is not inexpensive, and a rare treat for us, so yes, I agree with banning children under a certain age from some restaurants, especially the higher end type of restaurant.

  • Lillian

    what is going on in this society, Are we really trying to Band Children like we did cigarettes and pets, come on people…. I can agree it is annoying if you bring screaming children to a restaurant and the parents should know better to wait till there old enough… but to band them, come on Lillian in Mexico,pa

  • Hazel

    who ya gonna call
    kid busters
    when theres some strange kid in the restaurant after 7
    who ya gonna call
    kind busters

  • Beth

    I don't understand why so many people are getting upset about it, is that the ONLY restaurant in the entire area to eat? Come on people, find someplace else to have your "family time". I myself have raised 3 children, when I go to a restaurant now I absolutely do not want to have to deal with screaming children, thrown food, filthy carpets and mini-tyrants running around entertaining themselves at the cost of the other diners. If your child is not like that then I applaud you, unfortunately way too many people are rearing brats today and only have themselves to blame because they are too busy expecting everyone else to help them raise their children……And is this whole thing offends you? Get over it and move on, I'm pretty certain there is a Mickey-D's around somewhere…..

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