Restaurant Report Card: Live roaches found

By Jeff Weinsier, Investigative Reporter, jweinsier@Local10.com
Published On: Jul 17 2012 10:47:07 AM EDT
Updated On: Jul 24 2012 12:05:06 PM EDT

Inspectors order two South Florida restaurants shut last week, citing live roaches in one case and hundreds of rodent droppings in another.

MIAMI -

The restaurants listed below were ordered shut by an inspector last week, because their violations could pose a "potential heath risk" to the public.

EL TORO TACO

1 S. KROME AVE.

HOMESTEAD 

INSPECTION DATE 7/10/12

17 CRITICAL VIOLATIONS

11 NON CRITICAL VIOLATIONS 

"Observed roach activity as evidenced by live roaches found. 60 LIVE ROACHES FOOD PREP TABLE IN THE KITCHEN. 15 LIVE ROACHES IN THE REACH IN COOLER NEXT TO THE PREP TABLE IN THE KITCHEN, 2 LIVE UNDER THE STEAM TABLE, 40 LIVE ROACHES UNDER BIN STORAGE IN THE KITCHEN, 78 LIVE ROACHES UNDER THREE COMPARTMENT SINK IN THE KITCHEN. ALL IN THE KITCHEN WITH NO SEPARATING DOORS."  

"Observed bathroom facility not clean. employee men's bathroom." 

"Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. ovens, steam table, prep tables." 

"Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine." 

NATURAL CHICKEN GRILL

95 N.W. 1ST ST.

MIAMI 

INSPECTION DATE 7/11/12 

14 CRITICAL VIOLATIONS5

NON-CRITICAL VIOLATION 

"Observed rodent activity as evidenced by 300+ fresh rodent droppings found. Over 150 of those fresh droppings were observed in the kitchen behind stoves, under prep table. more than 150 fresh droppings were observed underneath front counter, underneath the ice machine, 2nd level office, three compartment sink area. wall and ceiling holes located throughout the restaurant including the upstairs office area." 

"No proof of required employee training provided. " 

"Observed wall soiled with accumulated food debris. walk-in cooler."

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