SAINT ANTONIO – A popular South Side Mexican restaurant failed its April health inspection, and when KSAT Investigates reporter Tim Gerber dropped in this week to find out what happened, the manager didn’t give an answer. He disappeared behind the kitchen door.
Taqueria La Tapatia
Taqueria La Tapatia, located in the 6700 block of South Flores Street, saw its previous score of 82 points drop to 67. That’s a failing score, according to Metro Health.
The inspector found a long list of violations, including six repeats.
They had to throw the food in a cold place that was too warm.
The knives stored in the knife rack had food debris on them.
Workers did not wash their hands when changing tasks and handling food. Those who were washing their hands were doing it in the wrong sink.
Other employees were seen touching food with their bare hands.
In total, the inspector found 22 violations.
Gerber stopped by the restaurant this week to see what they had to say about the drastic drop in results.
The manager on duty looked surprised when Gerber showed him the inspection report.
The manager went behind the kitchen door to review their records but never came back to answer any questions.
KSAT Investigates has requested a copy of the re-inspection report from Metro Health.
El Potosino Mexican Restaurant
El Potosino Mexican Restaurant in the 7200 block of San Pedro Avenue earned a 79 in its April inspection.
Raw beef was stored on top of vegetable containers.
The inside of the ice machine was dirty.
The inspector saw a cook crack open an uncooked egg and then handle ready-to-eat food without changing gloves.
An employee’s medication was found stored near a cooler.
The clean utensils still had food debris on them.
They also had to do a deep cleaning of the business.
Seoul Asian Market
Seoul Asian Market in the 1000 block of Rittiman Road received an 85.
An employee had to put some food items in a refrigerator that was too warm. The inspector told them it needed to be fixed before they could use it again.
There was a build up of black residue in the ice machine.
Kimchi bowls were damaged.
Dead insects should be removed.
Employees were reminded to wear hair restraints, and air vents had to be cleaned to remove dust and debris.
100-90 = A (Very Good to Acceptable)
89-80 = B (Eligible for Marginal)
79 or lower = C (Marginal to Poor)
*Metro Health indicates that scores of 69 or lower are failing scores
Other results from this week of inspections
Grocery store in the city center, 100
531 Elm St
Fast Eddies Neighborhood Billiards, 100
7616 Culebra Rd
Ice cream and chocolate by the river, 100
Longhorn Steakhouse, 100
5706 W FM 1604 N
9600 IH 10 W
jack in the box, 99
9330 Wurzbach Rd
Gibby’s Ice House, 98
2402 SE Military Dr
Don’t Know Yet Cafe & Lounge, 97
1229 Babcock Rd
New Meadow Coffee, 96
Dunkin/Baskin Thousand Oaks, 95
2882 Thousand Oaks
Mexican restaurant with tomatoes and chile onions, 94
1009 Donaldson Ave
Bill Miller BBQ, 93
135 WW White Rd S
crazy chicken, 92
7327 San Pedro Ave
fast tacos, 91
1823 Martin St W
Common Wealth Coffee House & Bakery, 90
112 Pecan St E
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