San Antonio restaurant inspections: July 13, 2018
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San Antonio restaurant inspections: July 13, 2018

Sep 08, 2023

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Taco Riendo Restaurant Restaurant: 6624 SAN PEDRO AVE San Antonio, TX 78216 Date: 07/06/2018 Score 79Highlights: Provide pest control for roaches, store all wiping cloths in a sanitizing solution, food employees may not contact exposed ready to eat foods with bare hands until approval has been granted.

Popular Food Mart: 1439 Southcross E, San Antonio, TX 78223 Date: 07/10/2018 Score 84Highlights: Inspector observed bananas stored over dusty boxes. Foods not properly protected from cross-contamination. No hand-washing sink. Damaged backflow prevention device on faucet for mop sink and missing backflow prevention on spigots on the exterior of the building. Packaged food items lacked proper labeling.

Panifico Bake Shop: 602 W. 24th St., San Antonio, TX 78207Date: 07/10/2018 Score 85

Highlights: Equipment, utensils and surfaces needed cleaning. Food debris accumulated on equipment. Valid, up-to-date permits were not posted. Food stored too close to the floor, not protected from contamination. Employees must wash hands before putting on gloves to handle food. Air conditioner was leaking.

Opah Greek Restaurant: 7400 San Pedro Av #144, San Antonio, TX 78216Date: 07/09/2018 Score 86Highlights: Inspector observed equipment that needed cleaning, and damaged walls and floors needed repair. Food handlers needed hair restraints. Hand-washing sink was blocked. Wiping cloths were not properly stored in sanitizing solution.

Subway #41651: 2606 TPC PKWY San Antonio, TX 78259 Date: 07/06/2018 Score 87Highlights: Sliced tomatoes in cold hold unit discarded because they were not at correct temperature, observed backup at mop sink, thermometer in fridge is not reading correct temperature, spray bottle labeled "water" held pink liquid.

Zarazua's Cafe: 400 SUNSET RD W San Antonio, TX 78209 Date: 07/06/2018 Score: 88Highlights: Clean fryer baskets, clean all equipment, shelving and storage areas and clean all walls, floors and areas near ice machine, cover mop sink to protect from storm water entering sewage system.

Tequila Island Mexican Restaurant: 1502 ZARZAMORA ST N San Antonio, TX 78207 Date: 07/10/2018 Score 88Highlights: Raw shelled eggs stored above ready to eat foods, bulk food needs to be placed in ziplock bags or containers with lids, food storage containers must be identified with common name of food.

Timewise Food Store #9901: 5815 IH 35 S San Antonio, TX 78211 Date: 07/09/2018 Score: 89Highlights: All commercially packaged sandwiches in walk-in cooler will need to show expiration date, keep handwashing sink free/accessible at all times, management needs to show proof of all employees that are food handler certified.

San Antonio health inspectors hit the River Walk over the past week, and several establishments popular with tourists came out of those visits needing to address code issues.

At Dick's Last Resort, two boxes of tortilla chips were discarded due to contamination issues, and at Rainforest Cafe, beef and chicken were discarded due to temperature control issues, according to reports.

RELATED: Worst San Antonio inspection reports from 2018

A total of 32 San Antonio eateries and food vendors were cited with a score of 89 or below — or anything less than an "A" — during a random city health inspections over the past week.

This week's list includes downtown favorites like Revolucion Coffee + Juice and Moses Rose's Hide Out, taco spots like Teka Molino, and chains like Sonic, Subway and Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins.

See all the eateries that were cited most by city health inspectors this week in the slideshow above.

The San Antonio Express-News examines hundreds of restaurant inspections each week conducted by the San Antonio Food and Environmental Health Services division to bring you the eateries with scores of 89 or below.

Restaurants are graded on a 100-point system, where "100" is a perfect score, and demerits are based upon the number of violations found during a regular food establishment inspection. There are three categories of demerits and each are assigned a demerit score of 3, 2 or 1 points, according to the health division.

Scores and demerits listed are only representative of the state of the restaurant at the time of inspection and establishments are surveyed at random.

RELATED: See all the eateries that were cited most by city health inspectors this week in the slideshow above.