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Rodents, roaches prompt 3 inspections at Tampa's Rincon Criollo restaurant

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State inspectors visited a Tampa restaurant three times in one week after discovering rodents and roaches inside.

During the first visit to Rincon Criollo at 11612 N. Nebraska Ave. on March 26, inspectors found 32 violations.

The inspection report noted that three dead rodents were found at different locations in the restaurant; one by the front counter, one under the cook's line, and a decaying rodent by the entrance.

Inspectors said they also found 50 dry rodent droppings by a front counter and one large dropping by the entrance toward the dining area.

Inspectors say they found live roaches at the restaurant; one by a reach-in refrigerator, one by a front counter entrance and one on the wall by the entrance. 50 roach droppings were found at the entrance door. The inspection report noted that the problems with rodents and roaches must be corrected by the next day. Other violations about cleanliness and improperly stored items were also noted on the inspection report.

On March 27, inspectors returned and found fewer violations, 26. But, there were still problems with rodents and roaches.

Inspectors found one decaying rodent under a steam table, two dead rodents were found under a front counter, one was under the cook's line and one was found by the entrance. 50 rodent droppings were also found on the wall by a mop sink.

During the same inspection, nine live roaches were found on the wall by a mop sink, and 50 roach droppings were found in the same area.

Other violations about cleanlinessss and a lack of employee training were also included in the report.

Inspectors returned to the restaurant on March 28 and found 22 violations.

50 roach droppings were found at the entrance door and 50 were found on the wall by a mop sink.

There were still some problems with cleanliness and a lack of employee training, but the restaurant met inspection standards, so no follow-up inspections were required.

WFLA.com tried contacting managers at Rincon Criollo on multiple occasions, but got no response.

You can find the inspection reports for Rincon Criollo at this link: https://www.myfloridalicense.com/inspectionDates.asp?SID=&id=3070937

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