80-degree eggs, food debris on utensils cause South Side restaurant to be cited

Restaurant received an 80 from city health department

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SAN ANTONIO – A South Side Mexican restaurant was cited by health officials earlier this month after eggs required to be held at 45 degrees or lower were instead 80 degrees.

The eggs, found at Taqueria Nuevo Vallarta in the 3400 block of Roosevelt Avenue, were thrown out.

The restaurant, which received a health score of 80, was also written up for having food debris on some of its utensils.

You can read the full report by searching the Metro Health website.

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The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District's scoring of food establishments is based on a 100-point demerit system.

The inspection reports, which establishments are required to post in public view, feature a number score at the top and bottom of the front page. A separate placard with the number score and a letter grade (example: 100/A) is also available upon request from the food establishment. Posting the placard is voluntary.

To see more health inspection scores and to go Behind the Kitchen Door with Dillon Collier, click HERE for our special section.

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