Behind the Kitchen Door: Bar, Mexican cafe fail inspection

Home Plate Grill, Las Mananitas Cafe fail health inspection

Published On: Feb 01 2013 05:19:14 AM CST

Two restaurants received failing scores from San Antonio Metro Health during their latest inspection.

The Home Plate Grill at 2533 Bandera Road struck out with a score of 40 demerits. Home Plate is only open in the evening and failed for a variety of violations including:

An employee told KSAT Behind the Kitchen Door their kitchen has been closed for years but they do serve food for special occasions. He says pest control has treated the place and the owner is trying to work with the inspector.

Las Mananitas Cafe at 5406 S. Flores Street failed their most recent health inspection with 40 demerits.

They were shut down by the inspector for lack of hot water which affects things like proper dish washing and hand washing. Other issues included:

KSAT Behind the Kitchen Door called numerous times and were unable to reach anyone to discuss the situation.

Las Mananitas Cafe had a sign on the door saying they are closed for repairs and moved to a new location on Theo Avenue at S Flores Street.

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