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Mexican Restaurant Almost Shut Down by Health Department

The restaurant came within two points of being closed

Health Inspected
Health Inspected
Bradley Martin

Mariscos El Puerto, the Mexican restaurant that touts its seafood menu at 1901 N. Decatur Blvd., came within two points of being shut down by the Southern Nevada Health District. A routine inspection on Monday, June 26, revealed 39 demerits at the restaurant based in San Pedro, California.

SNHD inspectors found spoiled food, food unprotected from potential contamination by customers and staff, re-used or improperly used single-use items, unposted grade cards, staff not properly washing their hands and more.

Last October, the restaurant earned a 30-demerit C grade. Three other inspections resulted in A grades.

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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