Don't be mislead by the colorful exterior: La Fisheria is no place for children under 8 any time after 7 p.m., according to the popular seafood restaurant's Facebook page.
Yesterday management announced its controversial new policy (leading to 39 mostly positive comments on Facebook) but didn't explain their reasoning behind the decision to make the Shepherd spot adults-only during dinner. Today a representative for La Fisheria tells Eater that chef Aquiles Chavez and many others on his staff have young children, and that this decision is no way meant to dissuade parents from taking their children altogether.
"The restaurant is small, and many regulars have complained that their experience at the restaurant has been dampened by rambunctious children, but kids are welcome to come for lunch or any other time," Mark Sullivan of On the Mark Communications says. "[The management] are very kid-friendly people."
Sullivan goes on to say that many diners who are there on weekday evenings want to enjoy a date night, and that the response to the new plan has generally been positive. The status update, however, seems to show a mixed response with diners accusing the eatery of not being family-friendly.
· La Fisheria [Facebook]
· Houston Restaurant Bans Children After 7:00 PM [Eater National]
· All Coverage of La Fisheria [~EHOU~]