Restaurant Ratings

Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: September 24 to September 27

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - The following Tampa Bay area restaurants received the most violations during inspections conducted Sept. 24 to Sept. 27.

Grandma Sally’s Rest at 5330 Grand Blvd. in New Port Richey, 28 violations

  • Raw beef burgers were stored over ready to eat biscuits in walk in cooler, 2 flats of shell eggs were stored over cut fruits at the make station reach in cooler and raw fish was stored over cooked sausage in the reach in cooler.
  • Potentially hazardous cold food was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This included: shell eggs 83°F, rice 45°F, sausage 44°F, beef 45°F, tomato sauce 44°F, meatballs 44°F, cooked potatoes 45°F, salad 43°F and cooked vegetables 45°F.
  • The bathroom toilets in the men's and ladies' rooms were not clean.

Broadway Diner at 1380 N. Broadway Ave. in Bartow, 39 violations

  • Live small flying insects were observed near the drains and throughout the kitchen area.
  • An accumulation of black/green mold-like substance was found on the soda dispensing nozzles.
  • Food was not stored at least 6 inches off of the floor. Multiple food items were stored on the floor of the walk in freezer.

Arco Iris Restaurant at 3328 W. Columbus Ave. in Tampa, 31 violations

  • Potentially hazardous cold food was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This included: fried rice 48F°, chicken 47F°, cooked pork 48F°, black beans 48F°, raw chicken 50F°, raw steak 49F° and bean sprouts 49F°.
  • Raw chicken and raw steak were stored over ready to eat cheese sauce in the reach-in cooler.
  • An employee was observed handling soiled dishes, then handling clean dishes without washing their hands.

The Brown Boxer Pub & Grill at 483 Mandalay Ave. #118 in Clearwater Beach, 24 violations

  • Raw fish was stored over ready to eat cooked chicken on the speed rack.
  • A Stop Sale was issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse. Four gallons of chili date marked 9/26/18 was stored in a 5 gallon container in the walk in cooler. The food never reach the correct cooling temperature.
  • The walk-in cooler floor was soiled as was the beer keg cooler.

Buya at 911 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg, 25 violations

  • Ventilation was inadequate as evidenced by excessive steam and vapors in the kitchen. The hood system was not working to the fullest extent and the kitchen was extremely hot and full of steam vapors.
  • Food was being stored in ice used for drinks.
  • Potentially hazardous cold food was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This included cooked chicken at 45°F.

Los Mexicanos at 2325 Ulmerton Rd. Ste. 3 in Clearwater, 28 violations

  • A Stop Sale was issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse. This included: queso 51°F, sour cream 51°F, raw shell eggs 49-50°F, cut tomatoes 51°F, raw beef 50°F, raw pork 51°F, cut lettuce 53°F and shredded cheese 52°F.
  • Rodent activity was present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. 50+ hard and dry droppings were found on the floor in the dry storage room, 20+ hard and dry in a bucket on shelf in the dry storage room, 1 dry in a box with the single service items, 50+ hard and dry by the water heater, approximately 5 in a cardboard box in the water heater/dry storage room, approximately 10 hard and dry on a paint lid in the water heater dry storage area and 20+ hard and dry droppings in the trash can.
  • Roach excrement and droppings were found on the wall behind the pipes next to the clean equipment rack.

First Class Concessions Inc. at 14501 Roosevelt Blvd. #12 in Clearwater, 23 violations

  • Rodent activity was present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Approximately 10 hard and dry droppings were found in a hole in the wall in the bar and on ground by hole.
  • Potentially hazardous cold food was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit, this included butter 47°F and cream cheese 51°F.
  • Rodent chew marks were present along walls and ceilings, also on bag of chips, sauce packets and coffee stir sticks.

China Taste at 19328 Cortez Blvd. in Brooksville, 21 violations

  • Roach activity was present as evidenced by live roaches found. One was found crawling out of the top of the hand-sink, two next to the pipe under the hand-sink, one in the caulking on the shelf above the three compartment sink, one on the floor in between the hand sink and the three compartment sink, two live crawling in front of the two door freezer and one live roach on the floor under the two door cooler.
  • Potentially hazardous cold food in the walk-in cooler was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This included: cut melon 46°F, bean curd 46°F, chicken 46°F and eggs 47°F.
  • The wall behind and under the hand-sink was soiled with an accumulation of grease, food debris, and dust.

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