San Salvador #2, the Mexican and Salvadoran restaurant at 2211 S. Maryland Pkwy., didn’t just need 42 demerits to be shut down by the Southern Nevada Health District after a routine inspection on Thursday, March 22. An imminent health hazard would have shut it down on its own.
Health department inspectors found a pest infestation at the restaurant, which immediately shut the restaurant down.
Other demerits included spoiled food, food unprotected from potential contamination, unposted grade cards, reused single-use items, an inadequate number of hand-washing sinks and more.
This was the first time the health department shut down the restaurant since inspections started in 2014.
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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