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Five Restaurants Closed by the Health Department

Plus a repeat offender earns its third C grade this year

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Bradley Martin

The Southern Nevada Health District shut down Carnitas y Tortas Ahogadas Guadalajara at 640 N. Eastern Ave. for inadequate refrigeration, an imminent health hazard. The restaurant threw out ingredients ranging from rice, lamb, steak, pork tacos, salsa, beans, and more. The restaurant reopened on Aug. 19 with a zero-demerit A grade.

The health department closed Inspire at 107 Las Vegas Blvd. S. on Aug, 15 when inspectors found no hot water. It reopened on Aug. 21 with a zero-demerit A grade.

The health department shut down Ocean One Bar & Grill at the Miracle Mile Shops on Aug. 23 after customers complained about finding cockroaches in their food. Inspectors found a multi-generational cockroach infestation in the pastry station, server station, and ware-washing area, along with dirty drains, walls, and cutting boards. The restaurant reopened on aug. 26 with a nine-demerit A grade.

The health department shut down Hooters Restaurant at Hooters Casino on Aug. 21 after finding multi-generational roaches, an imminent health hazard. The restaurant reopened on Aug. 23 with a zero-demerit A grade.

The health department closed Full House BBQ at 9890 Maryland Pkwy. after finding no hot water, as well as expired meat and flan. The ice machine and soda nozzle both had mold. The restaurant reopened with a zero-demerit A grad on Aug. 21.

M&M Soul Food at 2211 Las Vegas Blvd. S. again earned a 36-demerit C grade on Aug. 22 after an employee filed a complaint with the health department. Inspectors found employees touched raw chicken, catfish, and pork without washing their hands and ofter were not using gloves, as well as multi-generational cockroaches. The restaurant intentionally turned off the hot water at a hand sink with a leak, and stored fried chicken on a shelf below raw chicken. Half and half sat out at room temperature. All sanitizer buckets were empty. The health department required a meeting with M & M Soul Food Cafe on Aug. 13 and a food safety consultant, but failed to do that. While the restaurant was back to a zero-demerit A grade on Aug. 27, this marks the third C grade this year, including a time in July the restaurant was closed for multi-generational cockroaches in the kitchen. The landlord will not renew the lease at this location at the end of the year.

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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Carnitas y Tortas Ahogadas Guadalajara

640 North Eastern Avenue, , NV 89101 (702) 482-4942

Inspire

107 South Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (702) 489-9110 Visit Website

Full House BBQ

9890 S Maryland Pkwy Unit D19, Las Vegas, NV 89183 (702) 227-4663 Visit Website

M&M Soul Food Cafe

2211 S Las Vegas Blvd, , NV 89104 (702) 478-5767 Visit Website

Ocean One Bar & Grill

3663 Las Vegas Blvd S #620, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 696-9080

Hooters Restaurant

115 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 739-9000 Visit Website

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