SAN ANTONIO – Health inspectors recently told a kitchen at a popular West Side flea market to stop making food at home and get rid of several dead roaches, while two Mexican restaurants had problems with repeat health violations.
Mary’s Kitchen, located in the Bandera Flea Market in the 1300 block of Bandera Road, earned a 75 on its recent health inspection.
The inspector found cooked brisket and barbacoa sitting out at room temperature. On top of that, the meat was prepared at someone’s home. The inspector reminded the business all food served to customers “must be made in a licensed facility or on site.”
The inspector said the inside of the refrigerator, freezers and bins where clean wares are kept also needed to be thoroughly cleaned.
Several dead roaches were found in baskets holding clean napkins, while more dead roaches were found along the gaskets, doors, and shelves of refrigeration units.
A re-inspection was ordered.
Jalisco Taqueria #5
Jalisco Taqueria #5 in the 6500 block of Babcock earned 68 on its recent inspection. That score was a significant drop from its previous score of 84 back in May. This time around, it had three repeat violations.
The establishment’s biggest problem was employees handling food without gloves or hand-washing. The inspector observed food prep workers not wearing gloves when making masa while also handling their personal cellphones.
Another worker dicing lettuce was caught wiping their hands on a dirty apron, then returned to dicing. A third employee was seen taking off old gloves and putting on a new pair without washing their hands.
The inspector also found several in-use spray bottles containing toxic chemicals that were not adequately labeled, indicating what was in the bottle.
Torito Mexican Restaurant
Torito Mexican Restaurant, located in the 5300 block of South Presa, racked up eight repeat violations, earning it a 79.
Day-old refried beans in the cooler were temped at 83 degrees. The beans were condemned by the inspector.
Clean plates had visible dirt-like substances on them.
The walk-in cooler had rusty shelves, and there were buckets of food being stored on the floor of the cooler.
The kitchen was also in need of detailed cleaning.
A re-inspection was ordered.
Bill Miller BBQ #53
910 Proband St San Antonio, TX 78204
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Chick Fil A
6909 N FM 1604 E San Antonio, TX 78266
Domino’s Pizza #6594
24531 IH 10W San Antonio, TX 78257
Jack In The Box #913
2100 Culebra Rd San Antonio, TX 78228
4001 Commerce St W San Antonio, TX 78207
1015 Hunt Lane N San Antonio, TX 78251
4720 IH 35 S San Antonio, TX 78214
Cracker Barrel Country Store #684
98 Loop 410 NE San Antonio, TX 78216
El Coqui Restaurant
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7946 Fredsbg Rd San Antonio, TX 78229
Torreon Mexican Restaurant
1505 Culebra Rd San Antonio, TX 78201
9222 Potranco Rd San Antonio, TX 78245
1747 WW White Rd S San Antonio, TX 78220
Frutas and Algo Mas LLC
12750 Fischer Rd San Antonio, TX 78073
9902 Potranco Rd San Antonio, TX 78245
Hopdody Burger Bar
17623 La Cantera PKW San Antonio, TX 78257
2107 Culebra Rd San Antonio, TX 78228
4614 Callaghan Rd San Antonio, TX 78228
6355 Rittiman Rd San Antonio, TX 78244
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