Accumulated blood in deli area leads to failed inspection for West Side meat market

Culebra Market receives failing score of 59

By Dillon Collier - Investigative Reporter

SAN ANTONIO - A west San Antonio meat market received a failing health score after a city inspector found accumulated blood and food debris in the market's deli area.

Culebra Meat Market, located at 2800 Culebra Road, received a score of 59 after the inspector also noticed food particles in the ice machine.

Restaurant scores for week of Dec. 18, 2017

The market was told to throw out the ice and to properly clean the machine.

A cigarette butt was also found in the market's fryer area - an indication that an employee was smoking inside.

A woman working at the market's register told a KSAT 12 news crew to leave as soon as it walked in last week.

Health department records show that the market is now scheduled to go through a third follow-up inspection.

The person listed as the market's manager has not responded to requests for comment.

Oasis Cafe

Oasis Cafe, located in the 300 block of North Main Avenue, received a failing score of 63 after an inspector found ready-to-eat food stored next to raw meats.

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The downtown restaurant was also cited after employees were seen not washing their hands and after a dust buildup was found on ceilings, pipes and walls.

Cafe management was also told to replace a missing ceiling tile.

A woman who identified herself as a manager said that Oasis Cafe corrected all of its issues.

City records indicate that the restaurant had zero violations during a Dec. 6 follow-up inspection.

Chile Tomate y Cebolla Mejican Restaurant

Chile Tomate y Cebolla Mejican Restaurant, located in the 1000 block of Donaldson Avenue, received a 69 after an inspector noted the presence of pests and saw workers touching ready-to-eat foods with their bare hands.

The restaurant was also cited for having dirty exhaust vent filters and for having a hole in its ceiling.

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Managers on duty when KSAT 12 stopped by admitted to the problems then showed a copy of a follow-up inspection that found only one repeat violation.

Management refused to let a KSAT news crew see the kitchen area.

A woman eating at the restaurant later came outside and said management was telling customers KSAT 12 had gone to the wrong address.

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