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Restaurant inspections, Mariscos Las Islitas

A Norcross restaurant had its permit suspended briefly last week because of repeat Georgia health code violations that resulted in a failing inspection score.

Andrew Villarreal, manager of Mariscos Las Islitas, a Mexican seafood restaurant at 5495 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, said he closed the facility for a day to have it thoroughly cleaned. “It takes a whole day, and we can’t cook food when this is going on,” he said.

He said he also took this time to re-organize the kitchen to earn a higher score than the 61 the restaurant received on its Aug. 27 routine inspection.

“The managers weren’t here and when that happens the employees can sometimes get out of hand,” Villarreal explained.

The inspector cited several repeat code violations, such the hand sink being used to wash or prep food. Also, cold foods were not being kept at 41 degrees or below, and employees weren’t checking and documenting the temperatures. Shrimp, crab legs, raw fish and raw chicken were thrown away.

Refrigerated foods were not properly marked with a date of consumption or disposal. The inspector found two large containers of shrimp sauce soup, one large container of diced tomatoes and one large container of cooked beans that had not been marked.

Restaurant staff made these and other corrections before the Aug. 29 re-inspection and earned a new score of 100/A. The inspector gave approval to re-open, but warned that future repeat violations will result in another permit suspension.

Here are other recent restaurant inspection scores from across the area.

Cobb County

  • Frankie’s Italian Restaurant, 3125 Roswell Road, Marietta. 96/A
  • House of Chan, 2469 Cobb Parkway, Smyrna. 86/B
  • Judy’s Country Kitchen, 2745 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 91/A
  • Long River Chinese Cuisine, 4150 Macland Road, Powder Springs. 96/A
  • Mirko Pasta, 1281 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 87/B

DeKalb County

  • Atlanta’s Best Wings, 6647 Covington Highway, Lithonia. 96/A
  • Dragon Restaurant, 2675 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur. 84/B
  • Everbest Market, 3125 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta. 91/A
  • J Alexander’s, 4701 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 96/A
  • Local Number 7, 2316 Main St., Tucker. 94/A

Fulton County

  • Afro Dish, 209 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta. 85/B
  • Café Posh, 4920 Roswell Road, Atlanta. 91/A
  • King Buffet, 11060 Alpharetta Highway, Roswell. 72/C
  • Mary Mac’s, 224 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta. 84/B
  • Satay House, 281 S. Main St., Alpharetta. 100/A

Gwinnett County

  • Athens Grill, 706 Athens Highway, Loganville. 86/B
  • China Taste, 3870 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Duluth. 98/A
  • Mega Taco, 2055 Beaver Ruin Road, Norcross. 70/C
  • Papa Chucks BBQ & Biscuits, 257 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville. 90/A
  • Saigon Café, 1030 Old Peachtree Road, Lawrenceville. 85/B

Henry County

  • Chevy’s Diner, 45 Macon St., McDonough. 74/C
  • Jerk Chateau, 1005 Brentwood Parkway, Stockbridge. 90/A
  • Juicy Bones Barbeque, 5627 N. Henry Blvd., Stockbridge. 100/A
  • Papi’s Cuban & Caribbean Grill, 1375 Rock Quarry Road, Stockbridge. 86/B
  • Soho Grand, 716 Highway 155 S., McDonough. 72/C

– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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