Mon. Jun 5th, 2023

SAN ANTONIO – A common South Side Mexican restaurant failed its April overall health 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, situated in the 6700 block of South Flores Street, saw its prior score of 82 tumble down to 67. That is a failing score, according to Metro Wellness.

The inspector identified a lengthy list of violations, like six repeats.

They had to throw out meals in a cold hold that was also 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 identified 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 assessment their records but in no way returned to answer any concerns.

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 manage prepared-to-consume meals with out altering gloves.

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

Clean utensils nevertheless had meals debris on them.

They also necessary to do a deep cleaning of the enterprise.

Seoul Asian Marketplace

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

An employee had to discard quite a few meals products in a cooler that was way also warm. The inspector told them it necessary to be fixed prior to they could use it once again.

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

Kimchi bowls have been broken.

Dead insects necessary to be removed.

Personnel have been reminded to put on hair restraints, and the air vents necessary to be cleaned to take away dust and debris.

Score Guide

one hundred-90 = A (Quite Excellent to Acceptable)

89-80 = B (Acceptable to Marginal)

79 or decrease = C (Marginal to Poor)

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

Other scores from this week of inspections

Downtown Meals Retailer, one hundred

531 Elm St


Quick 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 Home, 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


Frequent Wealth Coffee Home &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 companies.

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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