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Well-known South Side Mexican restaurant gets failing wellness score


May 26, 2023

SAN ANTONIO – A well-known South Side Mexican restaurant failed its April wellness inspection, and when KSAT Investigates reporter Tim Gerber dropped in this week to discover out what occurred, the manager didn’t serve up any answers. He disappeared behind the kitchen door.

Taqueria La Tapatia

Taqueria La Tapatia, situated in the 6700 block of South Flores Street, saw its prior score of 82 tumble down to 67. That is a failing score, according to Metro Overall health.

The inspector located a lengthy list of violations, such as six repeats.

They had to throw out meals in a cold hold that was also warm.

Knives stored on the knife rack had meals debris on them.

Workers had been not washing hands when altering tasks and handling meals. These who had been washing their hands had been performing it in the incorrect sink.

Other workers had been observed touching meals with their bare hands.

In all, the inspector located 22 violations.

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

The manager on duty seemed shocked when Gerber showed him the inspection report.

The manager went behind the kitchen door to overview their records but under no circumstances returned to answer any concerns.

KSAT Investigates has requested a copy of the re-inspection report from Metro Overall health.

El Potosino Mexican Restaurant

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

Raw beef was stored above containers of veggies.

The inside of the ice machine was dirty.

The inspector watched a cook crack a raw egg and then manage prepared-to-consume meals without the need of altering gloves.

An employee’s medication was located stored close to a attain-in cooler.

Clean utensils nevertheless had meals debris on them.

They also required to do a deep cleaning of the small business.

Seoul Asian Market place

Seoul Asian Market place in the 1000 block of Rittiman Road got an 85.

An employee had to discard various meals things in a cooler that was way also warm. The inspector told them it required to be fixed just before they could use it once again.

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

Kimchi bowls had been broken.

Dead insects required to be removed.

Workers had been reminded to put on hair restraints, and the air vents required to be cleaned to eliminate dust and debris.

Score Guide

one hundred-90 = A (Really Fantastic to Acceptable)

89-80 = B (Acceptable to Marginal)

79 or reduced = C (Marginal to Poor)

*Metro Overall health indicates that scores of 69 or reduced are failing scores

Other scores from this week of inspections

Downtown Meals Shop, one hundred

531 Elm St


Speedy Eddies Neighborhood Billiards, one hundred

7616 Culebra Rd


Ice Cream &amp Chocolate by the River, one hundred

123 Losoya


Longhorn Steakhouse, one hundred

5706 W FM 1604 N


McDonald’s, one hundred

9600 IH ten W


Jack in the Box, 99

9330 Wurzbach Rd


Gibby’s Ice Home, 98

2402 SE Military Dr


I Do not Know However Cafe &amp Lounge, 97

1229 Babcock Rd


New Meadow Coffee, 96

2424 Broadway


Dunkin/Baskin Thousand Oaks, 95

2882 Thousand Oaks


Chile Tomate y Cebolla Mexican Restaurant, 94

1009 Donaldson Ave


Bill Miller BBQ, 93

135 W W White Rd S


El Pollo Loco, 92

7327 San Pedro Ave


Speedy Tacos, 91

1823 Martin St W


Typical Wealth Coffee Home &amp Bakery, 90

112 Pecan St E

Want to know who has superior scores and who does not? KSAT 12 has a new tool for that.

Just click this hyperlink, and it will take you to a new mapping tool we have displaying the current scores for San Antonio meals firms.

The reports go back six months and are often updated.

You can catch Tim’s BKD reports Thursdays on the Nightbeat.


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