Behind the Kitchen Door: Mexican restaurant with 59 demerits shut down
Roach, rodent, sewage problems found at El Sol De Jalisco on Bandera Road
A northwest San Antonio restaurant was shut down by the health department after receiving a whopping 59 demerits.
El Sol De Jalisco at 1743 Bandera Road was shut down by Metro Health on May 2 for violations that included a sewage backup, failed grease trap and evidence of a roach and rodent infestation.
KSAT Behind the Kitchen Door crews arrived at the location Tuesday morning and the restaurant was locked up with a sign saying "'closed for repairs."
Other major violations included:
- Food at unsafe temperatures.
- 9-day-old leftover food still in use.
- Rodent droppings near clean dishes.
- Dead roaches by the back door.
Behind the Kitchen Door crews also noticed a drive-thru window that was wide open. Unused or broken equipment was found outside near the front door.
There appeared to be evidence of recent work behind the restaurant. A paint can was spotted in the entry way along with new plywood and caulk near the front door, however, there was still large gap that could let critters inside.
El Sol De Jalisco on Bandera Road can not reopen until everything is fixed or they face hefty fines. Behind the Kitchen Door will check in on the restaurant gain next week.
The following restaurants received a perfect score or zero demerits on their latest health inspection:
- Big'z Burger Joint on Highway 151.
- Bush's Chicken on Nacogdoches Road.
- Subway on West Avenue.
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