Near West Side Mexican restaurant cited for long list of health violations

SAN ANTONIO – A near West Side Mexican restaurant was cited for a long list of health violations late last month after a city inspector uncovered cleanliness issues within the restaurant’s kitchen.

Mi Guadalajara, located in the 1100 block of Culebra Road, received a 76 after accumulated grease was found on a kitchen shelf and employees were seen not wearing proper hair restraints.

Janie’s Café, located in the 900 block of Ruiz Street near downtown, also received a 76 from health inspectors after employees were seen not properly washing hands before putting on gloves.

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:

  • Earth Burger, 818 NW Loop 410, 100
  • Kolache Donut, 6330 De Zavala Rd., 100
  • Pei Wei Asian Diner, 11267 Huebner Rd., 100
  • Rome’s Pizza, 10555 Culebra Rd., 99
  • Deco Pizzeria, 2026 Babcock Rd., 98
  • Botello Food Store, 1200 El Paso St., 97
  • Jack Rabbit, 6322 San Pedro Ave., 94
  • Corner Bakery Café, 255 E. Basse, 93
  • Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood, 219 E. Houston St., 92
  • Gin Chinese Restaurant, 5337 Glen Ridge Dr., 91
  • Taqueria El Pepo, 2532 W. Southcross, 89
  • Pho 4U, 10730 Potranco Rd., 86
  • Madurai Mes, 5152 Fredericksburg Rd., 85
  • Quick Wok, 7210 SW Loop 410, 85
  • Sherry’s Mart, 3607 Wurzbach Rd., 81
  • Easy Stop, 423 NW 24th St., 80
  • Celorios Tortillas, 2332 Culebra Rd., 79
  • La Amistad Tortilleria, 2754 Culebra Rd., 77
  • Janie’s Café, 930 Ruiz St., 76
  • Mi Guadalajara, 1151 Culebra Rd., 76

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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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Dillon Collier

Dillon is a Houston Press Club Journalist of the Year and Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Reporter of the Year. His relentless work includes uncovering the misuse of funds within a local housing authority and prompting a congressional inquiry at Fort Sam Houston.