NE Side taqueria gets low score after inspector finds mold, soiled knives

Taqueria Guanajuato issued score of 72 by SA Metropolitan Health District

By Dillon Collier - Investigative Reporter

SAN ANTONIO - A taqueria on the city's Northeast Side was ordered to go through a reinspection earlier this month after mold was found in its kitchen and soiled knives were being used, according to a San Antonio Metropolitan Health District inspection report.

Taqueria Guanajuato, located in the 5500 block of Randolph Boulevard, received a 72 after racking up a list of demerits that also included raw meat being thawed improperly and food being stored in T-shirt bags.

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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Score Guide:

  • 100-90 = A (Very Good to Acceptable)
  • 89-80 = B (Acceptable to Marginal)
  • 79 or lower = C (Marginal to Poor)
  • Metro Health indicates that scores of 69 or lower are failing scores.

Here are the latest scores:

  • Mario's Bakery, 2231 Castroville Rd., 100
  • Pharm Table, 411 E. Martin St., 100
  • M & I Grocery Store, 5106 W. Commerce St., 99
  • Tiff's Treats, 726 NW Loop 410, 99
  • Dragon Breath, 849 E. Commerce St., 97
  • Red Lobster, 7835 IH 35 South, 97
  • Wingstop, 5410 Walzem Rd., 97
  • Torchy's Tacos, 17627 La Cantera Pkwy., 94
  • La Cabana De Jalisco, 727 W. Hildebrand, 93
  • Metro Taco Shop, 10350 Bandera Rd., 93
  • Pho Hung Cuong, 4788 NW Loop 410, 93
  • El Comedor Regio, 4310 Blanco Rd., 91
  • Gloria's Latin Cuisine, 17623 La Cantera Pkwy., 90
  • Mad Dogs British Pub, 123 Losoya, 87
  • April Chinese Restaurant, 2030 S. Alamo St., 86
  • J. Anthony's, 847 S. General McMullen, 85
  • Sangria on the Burg, 5115 Fredericksburg Rd., 85
  • Madurai Mes, 5152 Fredericksburg Rd., 79
  • Manola's Thai & Vietnamese Cuisine, 7212 Blanco Rd., 75
  • Taqueria Guanajuato, 5567 Randolph Blvd., 72

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For food establishment complaints in the city of San Antonio, send an email to Metro Health or call 210-207-8853.

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