NW Side Indian restaurant cited for flies, avoids failing health score

Spice Fine Indian Cuisine receives score of 76

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SAN ANTONIO – An Indian restaurant on the city's Northwest Side that was temporarily shut down last fall after a roach infestation avoided failing another health inspection late last month after an inspector found many flies in the establishment, according to the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District.

Spice Fine Indian Cuisine, in the 4900 block of NW Loop 410, received a 76 and was ordered to go through a reinspection after the May 30 visit from city health officials.

The restaurant was also cited for storing food on the floor and in buckets and for not holding food at the proper temperature.

The establishment was shut down in September after live roaches were found during 11 straight inspections.

The restaurant's closure was also notable because Spice continued to operate even after its license was suspended, forcing a health inspector to respond to the restaurant alongside a San Antonio Police Department officer.

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

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.

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