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Health Department Shuts Down Mesquite Mexican Restaurant

The restaurant earned 48 demerits, seven more than needed to be closed

Health Inspected
Health Inspected
Bradley Martin

DOH Chronicles covers restaurant inspections by the Southern Nevada Health District that earn 39 or more demerits. More than 40 demerits or an imminent health hazard calls for the immediate closure of a restaurant.

The Southern Nevada Health District shut down El Coyote Charro, the Mexican restaurant in Mesquite, after a routine inspection on Thursday, Oct. 19, revealed a whopping 48 demerits.

The restaurant at 325 Sandhill Blvd. in Mesquite had spoiled food, ingredients not properly cooled, food unprotected from potential contamination, no posted grade cards, inaccurate thermometers, re-used single-use items, ineffective pest control measures and more.

The health department last shut down the restaurant in 2015 with 44 demerits. It took the restaurant 10 days to go through a re-inspection.

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.

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