Waiter asked Latina women for "proof of residency" before taking their order

A restaurant customer in California says she was appalled when her waiter asked her and her friends for proof of residency before serving them.

A fun night out on the town turned sour for a group of Hispanic women when they visited Saint Marc Pub-Café in Huntington Beach, California on March 11. In shock, Carillo's friend repeated what the server said and, according to Carrillo's Facebook post, his response was, "Yeah, I need to make sure you're from here before I serve you".

The women told the manager, and the patron's sister posted the incident on social media.

A waiter at a Southern California restaurant was sacked after patrons say they were asked to show "proof of residency" before serving the group.

The waiter's attitude may be en vogue politically, but anyone with the sense God gave geese knows the "proof of residency" demand is messed up dozens of levels.

"We are deeply saddened by this guest's experience and have made the decision to terminate the employees in question". The fact that people can't believe something like this would happen, so much so that they think it's fake news is exactly why it needs to be shared. The destination: Saint Marc, an upscale spot in the seaside city of Huntington Beach, where Carrillo had been once before.

Carrillo chose the Orange County Immigrant Youth United as the recipient of the restaurant's donations.

He also insisted the employee's view were "something that you can't control".

The viral post on Facebook by Diana Carrillo read: 'A few friends and I went to Saint Marc's in Huntington Beach today.

"As soon as I sat down, the waiter approached the table". It also offered the women a VIP experience at the place which they declined.

Ms Carrillo told the local publication that she was anxious this sort of incident would become more common in a political environment of anti-immigrant rhetoric.

The Southern Poverty Law Center recorded almost 1,100 "bias-related incidents" in the month after President Donald Trump's election, including 125 in California. "She always told us, 'I can handle discrimination, '" Carrillo said.

Hoping to not dredge up painful feelings, she decided not to tell her mother about the incident at the fancy restaurant.

  • Julie Sanders