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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, positioned in the 6700 block of South Flores Street, saw its preceding score of 82 tumble down to 67. That is a failing score, according to Metro Wellness.

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

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

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

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

Other staff have been noticed touching meals with their bare hands.

In all, the inspector discovered 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 evaluation their records but by no means returned to answer any inquiries.

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

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 deal with prepared-to-consume meals with no altering gloves.

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

Clean utensils nonetheless had meals debris on them.

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

Seoul Asian Market place

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

An employee had to discard many meals things in a cooler that was way as well warm. The inspector told them it required to be fixed ahead of they could use it once more.

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

Kimchi bowls have been broken.

Dead insects required to be removed.

Personnel have been reminded to put on hair restraints, and the air vents required to be cleaned to get rid of dust and debris.

Score Guide

one hundred-90 = A (Pretty Great to Acceptable)

89-80 = B (Acceptable to Marginal)

79 or reduced = C (Marginal to Poor)

*Metro Wellness indicates that scores of 69 or reduced are failing scores

Other scores from this week of inspections

Downtown Meals Retailer, one hundred

531 Elm St


Rapidly 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 Property, 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 Property &amp Bakery, 90

112 Pecan St E

Want to know who has very good 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 corporations.

The reports go back six months and are regularly updated.

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


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