Food storage problems and cleanliness a problem at local taqueria

News 4 San Antonio Photo

SAN ANTONIO - An East Side restaurant got a failing score from the health department. Inspectors gave Taqueria Vallarta on 1430 Durango Boulevard a 69, a failing score. Among the violations, the inspector found:

  • Food kept at unsafe temperatures
  • Raw meat stored over ready-to-eat food
  • Dirty equipment
  • Dirty walls and ceiling
  • Toxic chemicals stored too close to food
  • Food stored in containers without lids
  • Food stored in containers on the floor

Blue Plate Award

This week's Blue Plate Award goes to the Bagle Factory on 15909 San Pedro Avenue in the Galleria Oaks strip mall on the North Side. They're specialty: New York-style bagels, but they also serve breakfast sandwiches, muffins and bagelaches, their version of a kolache.

This is the Bagle Factory's second Blue Plate Award and they couldn't be more pleased.

“We’d like to thank our community for keeping us in business for seven years now. I want to thank my incredible staff. My employees are awesome. They’re very conscientious, and we haven’t had a knock on our health inspection in probably about three years.”

Congratulations, guys for keeping your kitchen squeaky clean!

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