SAN ANTONIO – A Southwest Side Mexican restaurant received a long list of demerits after a city health inspector noted a clogged sink and several uncovered food items in a walk-in cooler.
El Patroncito, located in the 600 block of New Laredo Highway, received a score of 78 on Jan. 30 after racking up other violations that included one employee washing their hands improperly and another holding a tortilla with their bare hands.
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.
- 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.
Other scores this week:
- That Esan & Noodle House, 9820 Huebner Rd., 100
- Wok Inn, 5835 Culebra Rd., 100
- Dry Dock Oyster Bar, 8522 Fredericksburg Rd., 98
- J. Anthony’s Seafood Restaurant, 3702 SE Military Dr., 96
- Big Bob’s Burgers, 447 W. Hildebrand, 95
- Chaba Thai Restaurant, 3154 SE Military Dr., 93
- Thai Hut Bistro, 3111 TPC Parkway, 93
- Old San Francisco Steak House, 10223 Sahara Dr., 92
- Sichuan House, 3505 Wurzbach Rd., 92
- The Bean Sprout, 25 NE Loop 410, 91
- Buffet City, 2902 Goliad Rd., 91
- Saltgrass Steak House, 60 NE Loop 410, 91
- Lin’s International Buffet, 7863 IH 35 South, 89
- Las Carretas, 3975 Perrin Central, 88
- Mi Sierra Jalisco, 1242 Babcock Rd., 88
- Via Mia 19141 Stone Oak Pkwy., 87
- Heavenly Pho, 19178 Blanco Rd., 86
- Sr. Ceviche, 3534 Fredericksburg Rd., 86
- Culebra Meat Market, 2800 Culebra Rd., 85
- El Patroncito, 606 New Laredo Hwy., 78
For food establishment complaints in the city of San Antonio, send an email to Metro Health or call 210-207-8853.