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Restaurant inspections, El Granero Taqueria

A Henry County health inspector said some items on a Mexican buffet were not being kept hot enough and had the food discarded during a recent routine inspection.

Also, the manager in charge of El Granero Taqueria, 1092 Jonesboro Road, still wasn’t knowledgeable about reportable health illnesses and what to do if employees came to work with symptoms, the inspector said. It was the third time the restaurant had been cited for this health safety violation.

El Granero Taqueria was given a failing score of 41/U.

During the inspection, beans and cheese were out of temperature on the buffet and were thrown away. Also, chili rellenos, cheese dip and salsa verde were all discarded because they either were not properly date marked or were past the expiration date.

Points were taken off because an employee came in from outside and began handling clean equipment without first washing hands. One employee hand sink was blocked off by a large oven, and another one was being used to get water for cooking, the inspector said.

In other violations, one of the coolers was not keeping food at the proper temperature levels. Some food items were being stored improperly. Flour was on the floor and chemicals were next to food and drinks in the dry storage area.

Also, live roaches were observed in the kitchen in spite of having a recent pest control treatment.

El Granero Taqueria is expecting a follow-up inspection at any time, said manager Ingrid Ramos. “Everything is ready. We’re waiting now,” she said. The previous score was 83/B.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Cowetta County

  • Frank’s Family Restaurant, 1188 Collingsworth Road, Palmetto. 95/A
  • HoneyBaked Ham, 244 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan. 99/A
  • Newk’s Express Café, 368 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan. 100/A
  • Redneck Gourmet Café, 11 N. Court Square, Newnan. 94/A
  • Texas Roadhouse, 1127 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan. 86/B

DeKalb County

  • Beijing House, 6035 Peachtree Road, Doraville. 75/C
  • Mr. Cue’s Billiards & Burgers, 3541 Chamblee Tucker Road, Chamblee. 79/C
  • N.Y. American Deli, 4343 Dunwoody Park, Dunwoody. 87/B
  • Sunrise Café, 3652 Market St., Clarkston. 74/C
  • Sushi Yuki, 6035 Peachtree Road, Doraville. 94/A

Fulton County

  • Anna Lee’s, 425 Market Place, Roswell. 96/A
  • ATL Wings, 2205 Cambellton Road, Atlanta. 79/C
  • Neighbor’s Pub, 752 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta. 70/C
  • The Derby, 9850 Nesbit Ferry Road, Alpharetta. 100/A
  • Varasano’s Pizzeria, 2171 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 95/A

Gwinnett County

  • Chop Chop, 5945 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross. 85/B
  • Georgia French Bakery & Café, 3512 Satellite Blvd., Duluth. 96/A
  • Mango Tropical Café, 315 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Suwanee. 97/A
  • O’Shucks Seafood & Grill, 3939 Atlanta Highway, Loganville. 87/B
  • Samurai Chicken, 2346 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville. 91/A

Henry County

  • China Star, 874 Hampton Road, McDonough. 70/C
  • Chinese Fast Food, 102 S. Berry St., Stockbridge. 100/A
  • Jerk Chateau, 1005 Brentwood Parkway, Stockbridge. 89/B
  • San Diego Mexican Restaurant, 4959 Bill Gardner Parkway, Locust Grove. 95/A
  • Waffle House, 1000 Highway 155 S., McDonough. 69/U

– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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