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KSAT Behind the Kitchen Door: Emmy's Mexican Restaurant, La Quintana Mexican Restaurant fail health inspection

Metro Health finds rodent, roach problems at 2 Mexican eateries

SAN ANTONIO - A stolen mop sink and a rodent infestation were among the violations that led to failing health scores at two San Antonio Mexican restaurants.

Emmy's Mexican Restaurant on 6938 W. Military Drive failed their latest inspection with 37 demerits.

  • The inspector watched an Emmy's employee cook food, touch their body and a cloth rag and keep cooking without washing their hands.
  • Cooks were making food with their bare hands and the restaurant's license to operate was suspended due to a rodent infestation.

KSAT Behind the Kitchen Door called the owner of Emmy's and did not get a call back, however, the restaurant was open again which indicates pest control and other changes were made.

La Quintana Mexican Restaurant on 1402 Quintana Road failed their inspection with 35 demerits, including three points because the mop sink behind the restaurant was stolen and is required.

  • The inspector also watched employees make food with bare hands.
  • There was no hot water in a restroom.
  • They were told to clean under tables and behind equipment to get rid of food debris and dead roaches.

The owner tells KSAT Behind the Kitchen Door the health inspector returned last Monday. He says they replaced the mop sink, are using gloves to make food and have made all other corrections.

The following locations received zero demerits in their latest inspection from Metro Health:   

  • Daylights Donuts on Fredericksburg Road.
  • Mi Pueblito on Rigsby.
  • Papa Murphy's Pizza on Potranco.
  • Whataburger on South Zarzamora.

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