Behind the Kitchen Door: Unsafe food temps lead to 3 failing scores

Taqueria Nuevo Vallarta, Andrea's Mexican Restaurant, Thai Cafe fail inspection

Published On: Feb 27 2013 04:11:13 AM CST

Three San Antonio restaurants failed their recent health inspection for a variety of demerits.

Taqueria Nuevo Vallarta at 3451 Roosevelt Avenue failed with 39 demerits. Their violations included:

The owner tells KSAT Behind the Kitchen Door they were very busy the day the inspector showed up. She says they have fixed everything and are waiting for a re-inspection.

Andrea's Mexican Restaurant at 2525 S.W. Loop 410 received 32 demerits on their recent inspection.

The manager says most of their issues were minor but he's called in pest control again. He tells KSAT Behind the Kitchen Door they passed their re-inspection early last week.  

Thai Cafe at 11318 Perrin Beitel flunked their latest inspection with 35 demerits.

The manager of Thai Cafe tells KSAT Behind the Kitchen Door their inspector is new and "very strict" but "that's good!"

The manager says they made all corrections within three days and assured Behind the Kitchen Door he has never failed before.

Records did show good scores at Thai Cafe dating back to April 2010. Thai Cafe had been reinspected by Tuesday afternoon and no demerits were found.

The following eateries all received perfect scores during their latest inspection from Metro Health:

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