Felipe’s Tacos food truck was shut down on Thursday, Sept. 10 by the Southern Nevada Health District following a routine inspection. The SNHD discovered an immediate health hazard of lack of adequate refrigeration.
Located at the corner of Vegas and Decatur at 1615 N. Decatur Blvd., the truck's violations included hot and cold water from an approved source, proper hand-washing facilities and procedures, accurate thermometers and properly cleaned kitchenware.
Felipe's last four inspections had earned them three "A" grades and one "B." For three years the truck has been a regular fixture on this corner, serving a compact menu of tacos, tortas, burritos and quesadillas.
The health district conducts unannounced inspections at least once a year. Inspections are posted online about five days after the inspection. The Southern Nevada Health District routinely shuts down restaurants that receive more than 40 demerits. Restaurants have the option of requesting a re-inspection before the next scheduled inspection.