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Restaurants with "Rules"

50sGuy | Oct 29, 2008 11:16 AM

A little hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant I like in the Palm Springs area--El Gallito in Cathedral City--has more than a dozen "rules" for patrons. Some are posted on the walls, some are printed in the menu, and some are listed on a table top tent card.

Now, each of the rules is generally reasonable and some are quite common to other restaurants, but we always get a chuckle out of the sheer number of rules we must follow in order to eat there.

Have you ever been to a restaurant that has either a large number of "rules" or posts some uncommon rules? Please share your favorites. In the meantime, here are the rules from El Gallito:

GENERAL RULES

--We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.

--Do not block entrance way.

--No shoes, no shirt, no service.

--Not responsible for your lost or stolen articles.

FINANCIAL RULES

--Cash only.

--No checks accepted.

--One guest check per table.

--All extras and sides ordered will be charged accordingly.

--For those sharing a meal, we charge $3 for the extra plate.

LIQUOR RULES

--Beer and wine served only to guests ordering a food entree.

--For your safety, a maximum of 3 drinks per person will be served.

--Beer and wine are served to our guests who do not seem intoxicated.

FOOD RULES

--Chips and salsa are gladly served after your party has placed the food order.

--Entrees that include rice and beans will not be split by the kitchen.

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