SAN ANTONIO – A common South Side Mexican restaurant failed an April overall health inspection, and when KSAT Investigates reporter Tim Gerber stopped by this week to locate out what occurred, the manager had no answers. He disappeared behind the kitchen door.

Taqueria La Tapatia

Taqueria La Tapatia, situated in the 6700 block of South Flores Street, saw its earlier score of 82 drop to 67. That is a failing score, according to Metro Well being.

The inspector discovered a extended list of violations, such as six repetitions.

They had to dump meals into cold storage that was also warm.

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

Workers did not wash their hands when altering tasks and handling meals. These who washed their hands did so in the incorrect sink.

Other personnel have been observed touching meals with their bare hands.

In total, the inspector discovered 22 violations.

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

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

The manager went behind the kitchen door to assessment their records but by no means returned to answer inquiries.

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

El Potosino Mexican Restaurant

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

Raw beef was stored above containers of vegetables.

The inside of the ice machine was dirty.

The inspector watched the cook crack a raw egg and then deal with prepared-to-consume meals with no altering gloves.

A single employee’s medication was discovered close to the cold space.

The clean utensils nevertheless had meals residue on them.

They also had to do a deep cleaning of the organization.

Asian market place in Seoul

The Seoul Asian Marketplace in the 1000 block of Ritiman Street received an 85.

The employee had to discard quite a few products in the cooler that have been also warm. The inspector told them it necessary to be repaired ahead of they could use it once more.

A black deposit was developing up in the ice maker.

The kimchi bowls have been broken.

Dead insects need to be removed.

Staff are reminded to put on headbands and vents want to be cleaned to eliminate dust and debris.

Score Guide

one hundred-90 = A (extremely superior to acceptable)

89-80 = B (margin acceptable)

79 or reduced = C (Marginal to Poor)

*Metro Well being indicates that scores of 69 or reduced are failing

Other grades from this week’s inspections

Meals retailer in the city center, one hundred

531 Elm St


Rapid Eddies Neighborhood Billiards, one hundred

7616 Culebra Rd


ice cream and chocolate by the river, one hundred

123 Losoia


Longhorn Steakhouse, one hundred

5706 V FM 1604 N


McDonald’s, one hundred

9600 IҺ ten V


jack in the box 99

9330 Wurzbach Rd


Gibby’s Ice Home, 98

2402 SE Vojni Dr


I do not know Cafe & Lounge but, 97

1229 Babcock Rd


New Meadow Coffee, 96

2424 Broadway


Dunkin/Baskin Thousand Oaks, 95

2882 ​​A thousand oaks


Chile Tomate and Cebolla Mexican Restaurant, 94

1009 Donaldson Ave


Bill Miller Grill, 93

135 WV White Rd S


El Pollo Loco, 92

7327 San Pedro Ave


Swift Tacos, 91

1823 Martin St W


Frequent Wealth Cafe and Bakery, 90

112 Pecan St E

Want to know who is performing properly and who is not? KSAT 12 has a new tool for that.

Just click on this hyperlink and it will take you to our new mapping tool displaying current final results for meals organizations in San Antonio.

Reports go back six months and are updated often.

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


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