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 La Pupusa Loca, the Mexican restaurant at 1000 N. Nellis Blvd., Suite M, after a routine inspection on Feb. 23. Inspectors found a pest infestation, which called for the immediate closing of the restaurant.
The health department also issued 36 demerits to the restaurant for spoiled food, food unprotected from potential contamination, food held at the wrong temperature, unposted grade cards, and more.
Inspections dating back to 2012 resulted in A and B 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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