Restaurant Ratings: Most Violations Mar. 31- April 4 - WFLA News Channel 8

Restaurant Ratings: Most Violations Mar. 31- April 4

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Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants?

We’ve gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from March 31 to April 4, 2014.

Each restaurant is shown in the slideshow above. The total number of violations the restaurant received is shown in the plate on the left side of the slide. Some details from the inspection report are listed below the slide.

The restaurant's included in this week's report are listed below-

  • La Tripleta De Margarita, 902 W. Busch Blvd., Tampa
  • Caribbean Connections, 10509 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa
  • Stadium, 2349 Seven Springs Blvd., New Port Richey
  • Latin Cafe, 11612 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa (restaurant temporarily closed, read more)
  • Tacos Mexicanos, 11616 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa
  • Happi Wok, 1252 CR1, Dunedin
  • Hooters, 6910 22nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg
  • Boston Grill, 11701 N. Florida Ave., Tampa
  • Kozy Korner Restaurant, 5251 NW 110 Ave., Clearwater
  • Gateway Pizza & Pasta Company, 1156 94 Ave. N., St. Petersburg (restaurant temporarily closed, read more)
  • Top's China Buffet, 1528 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon
  • Peking, 6936 N. 56th St., Tampa
  • Island Breeze Pizzeria & Bar, 1515 Fletcher Ave., Tampa
  • Grillsmith, 2539 Countryside Blvd., Clearwater
  • Islands Pizza, 235 E. Davis Blvd., Tampa
  • Copperfish Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, 1502 S, Howard Ave., Tampa
  • Fresco's, 300 N. 2nd Ave., St. Petersburg
  • China 1, 12850 US Hwy 301, Dade City
  • Captain's Pizza Restaurant, 462 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater Beach
  • Joshua's Kitchen, 2020 Shepherd Rd., Mulberry,
  • Hong Kong Restaurant, 4337 Commercial Way., Spring Hill
  • Mekenita Mexican Grille, 17623 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Lutz
  • Villagio Cinemas, 11744 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa
  • Jessica Food, 6542 Potter Lane, New Port Richey
  • Bayport Inn, 4835 Cortez Blvd., Weeki Wachee
  • River's Edge, 6226 Ohio Ave., Gibsonton

Inspectors from Florida's Department of Business and Professional Regulation conducted the inspections. The department cited violations of Florida's sanitation and safety laws, which are based on the standards of U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Food Code.

While most establishments correct all violations in a timely manner (often during the inspection), the division's procedures are designed to compel compliance with all violations through follow-up visits, administration action or closure when necessary, according to the Florida DBPR website.

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