SAN ANTONIO – A preferred South Aspect Mexican restaurant failed its April well being inspection, and when KSAT Investigates reporter Tim Gerber dropped on this week to search out out what occurred, the supervisor didn’t serve up any solutions. He disappeared behind the kitchen door.

Taqueria La Tapatia

Taqueria La Tapatia, situated within the 6700 block of South Flores Avenue, noticed its earlier rating of 82 tumble right down to 67. That’s a failing rating, based on Metro Well being.

The inspector discovered a protracted checklist of violations, together with six repeats.

They needed to throw out meals in a chilly maintain that was too heat.

Knives saved on the knife rack had meals particles on them.

Employees weren’t washing arms when altering duties and dealing with meals. Those that had been washing their arms had been doing it within the fallacious sink.

Different workers had been seen touching meals with their naked arms.

In all, the inspector discovered 22 violations.

Gerber stopped by the restaurant this week to see what they needed to say concerning the drastic drop in scores.

The supervisor on responsibility appeared stunned when Gerber confirmed him the inspection report.

The supervisor went behind the kitchen door to overview their data however by no means returned to reply any questions.

KSAT Investigates has requested a replica of the re-inspection report from Metro Well being.

El Potosino Mexican Restaurant

El Potosino Mexican Restaurant within the 7200 block of San Pedro Avenue earned a 79 on its April inspection.

Uncooked beef was saved above containers of veggies.

The within of the ice machine was soiled.

The inspector watched a prepare dinner crack a uncooked egg after which deal with ready-to-eat meals with out altering gloves.

An worker’s medicine was discovered saved close to a reach-in cooler.

Clear utensils nonetheless had meals particles on them.

In addition they wanted to do a deep cleansing of the enterprise.

Seoul Asian Market

Seoul Asian Market within the 1000 block of Rittiman Street received an 85.

An worker needed to discard a number of meals objects in a cooler that was method too heat. The inspector informed them it wanted to be fastened earlier than they might use it once more.

There was an accumulation of black residue within the ice machine.

Kimchi bowls had been broken.

Useless bugs wanted to be eliminated.

Staff had been reminded to put on hair restraints, and the air vents wanted to be cleaned to take away mud and particles.

Rating Information

100-90 = A (Very Good to Acceptable)

89-80 = B (Acceptable to Marginal)

79 or decrease = C (Marginal to Poor)

*Metro Well being signifies that scores of 69 or decrease are failing scores

Different scores from this week of inspections

Downtown Meals Retailer, 100

531 Elm St


Quick Eddies Neighborhood Billiards, 100

7616 Culebra Rd


Ice Cream & Chocolate by the River, 100

123 Losoya


Longhorn Steakhouse, 100

5706 W FM 1604 N


McDonald’s, 100

9600 IH 10 W


Jack within the Field, 99

9330 Wurzbach Rd


Gibby’s Ice Home, 98

2402 SE Army Dr


I Don’t Know But Cafe & Lounge, 97

1229 Babcock Rd


New Meadow Espresso, 96

2424 Broadway


Dunkin/Baskin Thousand Oaks, 95

2882 Thousand Oaks


Chile Tomate y Cebolla Mexican Restaurant, 94

1009 Donaldson Ave


Invoice Miller BBQ, 93

135 W W White Rd S


El Pollo Loco, 92

7327 San Pedro Ave


Speedy Tacos, 91

1823 Martin St W


Widespread Wealth Espresso Home & Bakery, 90

112 Pecan St E

Wish to know who has good scores and who doesn’t? KSAT 12 has a brand new software for that.

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