[QUOTE=jen9804;1051245]DD will be 15 next trip and the three kids are really well-behaved (most of the time) and responsible. I was wondering if there is a way to have the kiddies do a dinner at one restaurant while DH and I have dinner at another or if they need to be much older. We were thinking we’d like to have dinner in Mexico on our next trip and the two youngest would prefer not to. I don’t even know if I’d be comfortable doing that or not, but I thought I would ask what the rules are here and then decide whether we really feel comfortable with it closer to the trip.[/QUOTE]
Anyone under the age of 18 is unable to enter into a contract. So yes, the kids can show up at a restaurant, but any enforcement of a contract would require the authorization of an adult. THAT being said, I suggest that as long as you speak with a manager before hand, 15 is more than old enough. The key is whether the younger siblings are, in fact, old enough to be cared for in her company. I don’t think there are any hard or fast rules. But as long as the ages are within five years and they’re well behaved, I suspect it would be okay with management.