The Southern Nevada Health District closed M&M Soul Food at 2211 Las Vegas Blvd. S. after a routine inspection on July 19 found gross, unsanitary conditions and repeat violations during a failed re-inspection. On June 11, the restaurant earned a 28-demerit C grade from the health department, spurring the re-inspection that uncovered multi-generational cockroaches in the kitchen.
KTNV reports that inspectors, “saw more than 20 live roaches and heavy food and grease build-up around equipment.”
Last year, the health department shut down the original M&M Soul Food at 3923 W. Charleston Blvd. after finding cockroaches.
Inspectors dinged the Las Vegas Boulevard location when they saw staff not properly washing their hands.
The television station reports that the landlord will not renew the lease at this location at the end of the year. The restaurant was back open with an A grade on July 30.
Carlito’s Cuban Food at 115 N. Decatur Blvd. still has a 40-demerit C grade after a routine inspection on July 17. Inspectors found food including bulk beans, rice, and onions stored in an outdoor shed that was not pest proof. Expired food included milk, cheese, ham, and salsa. The restaurant held shredded pork, beef stew, beans, and raw beef at unsafe temperatures, while metal trays and a deli slicer sported food debris.
The health department shut down El Tenampa at 556 N. Eastern Ave. on July 17 after finding a multi-generational cockroach infestation. Staff used bare hands to crack raw eggs without washing their hands, buckets containing raw meats were stored beneath a hand sink, and cooked meats and hominy were stored on the floor. El Tenampa earned a zero-demerit A grade on July 19.
The health department shut down Tacos El Burrito Loco at 2401 S. Valley View Blvd. after finding no refrigeration on July 18. The restaurant reopened on July 23 with a zero-demerit A grade.
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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