Gnats knock down health score at NW Side taco restaurant

Tia’s Taco Hut received a score of 79 from health officials during inspection

Tia’s Taco Hut received a score of 79 from health officials during an inspection. (Image courtesy of Google.)

SAN ANTONIO – A taco restaurant on the city’s Northwest Side was ordered to go through a re-inspection last month after gnats were found in several areas of the establishment.

Tia’s Taco Hut, located in the 5700 block of Babcock Road, received a score of 79 after gnats were discovered where soda was stored, around the ice machine and near an adjacent small storage room.

The restaurant was also told to repair a large hole near a sink to prevent nest sites for pests and rodents.

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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

Other scores this week:

  • Aladdin, 15503 Babcock Rd., 100
  • Big Star Food Mart, 2803 Vance Jackson, 100
  • Subway, 8181 Tezel Rd., 100
  • Sushi Zushi, 9867 IH 10 West, 100
  • Snooze AM Eatery, 11225 Huebner Rd., 99
  • Gordo’s Tacos on the Run, 13587 Donop Rd., 98
  • Spicy Ginger Asian Cafe, 8806 Bandera Rd., 98
  • Jenny’s Authentic Mexican Food, 8035 Culebra Rd., 97
  • BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, 5447 W. FM 1604 North, 95
  • Saeb Thai & Noodles, 226 W. Bitters Rd., 95
  • Los Guero’s Taco Diner, 20323 Huebner Rd., 93
  • Alamo Molino, 2512 S. Hackberry St., 92
  • El Chaparral Mexican Restaurant, 2838 N. FM 1604 East, 91
  • Culebra Meat Market, 5500 Babcock Rd., 88
  • Texas Hamburger Co., 9010 Huebner Rd., 88
  • Esmeralda’s Meican Restaurant, 8750 S. Presa St., 87
  • Pizza Hut, 1926 Goliad Rd., 87
  • Real Pho Restaurant, 11223 Potranco Rd., 87
  • La Grande Tortilleria, 1622 Pleasanton Rd., 85
  • Culebra Super Meat Market, 1662 Encino Rio, 80
  • Tia’s Taco Hut, 5730 Babcock Rd., 79

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

Check out more restaurant scores by clicking here.

Behind the Kitchen Door image. (KSAT)

About the Author:

Emmy-award winning reporter Dillon Collier joined the KSAT 12 Defenders in 2016. Dillon's investigative stories air weeknights on the Nightbeat. He provides restaurant health reports for KSAT's "Behind the Kitchen Door." Dillon is a two-time Houston Press Club Journalist of the Year and a Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Reporter of the Year.