Ant infestation, food cooling issues hinder North Side meat market

Dona Concha received a score of 72 from health inspectors

Dona Concha on West Avenue received a score of 72 from health inspectors (Photo courtesy of Google)

SAN ANTONIO – A meat market on the city’s North Side was written up last month after ants were found crawling on its sink, walls, prep tables and a cinnamon container.

Dona Concha, located in the 3300 block of West Avenue, received a score of 72 and was also cited for not cooling food properly.

The market’s food prep tables and utensil bins also had food debris on them, Metropolitan Health records show.

The establishment was ordered to go through a re-inspection.

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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:

  • Rios Barbacoa, 9815 Culebra Rd., 100
  • Shipley Donuts, 2815 N. FM 1604 East, 100
  • Jenny’s Authentic Mexican Food, 8035 Culebra Rd., 99
  • Nola Eatz, 5514 Walzem Rd., 98
  • Chuy’s Tex-Mex, 8438 State Hwy. 151, 97
  • El Itacate Tacos To Go, 2501 Nogalitos St., 95
  • Boxcar Bar, 125 Lamar St., 94
  • Hong Kong Harbor, 8230 Marbach Rd., 94
  • Bun & Barrel, 1150 Austin Hwy., 92
  • Bill Miller BBQ, 135 S. W.W. White Rd., 91
  • Vida Mia, 19141 Stone Oak Pkwy., 90
  • Jesmas Mexican Restaurant, 1722 Rigsby Ave., 88
  • Aladdin, 15503 Babcock Rd., 86
  • Oasis Cafe, 210 McCullough Ave., 86
  • Tequila Mexican Restaurant, 1059 SE Military Dr., 86
  • El Rodeo Mexican Grill, 9775 Culebra Rd., 84
  • Fred’s Fish Fry, 1126 Cupples Rd., 84
  • Rosita’s Cafe, 1335 S. Gen. McMullen, 83
  • Taqueria Reyes, 10517 U.S. Hwy. 181 South, 82
  • Maria’s Cafe, 1401 Cupples Rd., 81
  • Dona Concha, 3303 West Ave., 72

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.