The Southern Nevada Health District shut down Spicy Crawfish, the seafood restaurant that specializes in steam pot dishes at the Chinatown Plaza at 4255 Spring Mountain Road, after discovering an imminent health hazard during a routine inspection on Monday, Sept. 25.
Inspectors cited the restaurant for a pest infestation, which triggered the immediate closing.
Spoiled food, food unprotected from potential contamination, an inadequate number of hand-washing facilities, inadequate pest control measures and more were discovered during the 17-demerit visit.
The health department last visited the restaurant last December and gave it an A grade. SNHD only visited the restaurant once.
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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