Know Before You Go: Mexican Restaurant Fails Inspection

El Pueblito Mexican Restaurant in Adairsville scored a 67, or U, on its May 21 inspection, which included violations such as evidence of mice or rats in its storage room.

Credit: Patch file
Credit: Patch file
An Adairsville Mexican restaurant fell a few points short of passing its most recent food inspection.

El Pueblito Mexican Grille at 24 Eagle Parkway Suite E & F received a 67, or U, on its May 21 inspection conducted by the Bartow County Environmental Health Department.

The inspector made the following notes on its form used to calculate the establishment's score: 
  • The person in charge did not demonstrate knowledge to properly maintain the kitchen satisfactory to the current regulations for operating a food service (new violation).
  • Observed a personal drink located on the prep table; corrected on-site (new violation).
  • Observed prep tables and counters that had waste/splashed on foods on and around them and needs to be properly cleaned and sanitized; corrected on-site (new violation).
  • Observed several temperatures of potentially hazardous foods in the prep cooler and in the walk in cooler above their maximum cold holding temperature of 41 degrees Fahrenheit (new violation).
  • Potentially hazardous foods cooling in the walk in cooler did not meet the parameters for proper cooling. Chicken was at 46 after 6 hours of cooling (new violation).
  • Several pans of chicken and beans stored covered and stacked in the walk in cooler preventing proper cooling within the allowable time frame.*
  • Observed a dirty cloth on the steam table pan that had waste/spilled foods on it; corrected on-site (new violation).
  • Shelving and flooring in the kitchen and in the walk in cooler have spilled food debris on it and needs to be cleaned (new violation).
  • Flooring in the dry storage area is torn and missing in some spots. The flooring must be replaced prior to the next routine inspection (new violation).
  • Evidence of rats/mice in the dry storage building (new violation).
(Editor's note: asterisk indicates a repeat violation) 

The remaining inspections conducted between May 20 and May 27 were:

HARDEES (Adairsville) (Food Service Inspections)
View inspections:
May 20, 2014 Score: 98, Grade: A 

QUALITY INN (Food Service Inspections)
View inspections:
May 20, 2014 Score: 100, Grade: A 

RAMADA (Adairsville) (Food Service Inspections)
View inspections:
May 20, 2014 Score: 100, Grade: A 


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