5 restaurants shut down

China Town Buffett, El Centroamericano Restaurant, Lolita's Cafe, Casscoudouss Caribbean Restaurant, European Cafe and Lounge shut down

Author: Jeff Weinsier, Investigative Reporter, jweinsier@Local10.com
Published On: Oct 30 2012 10:42:45 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 31 2012 01:15:40 AM EDT

Five restaurants in South Florida were ordered shut last week because of serious violations. Below is a list of the restaurants and violations.

SPECIAL SECTON: Restaurant Inspections

CHINA TOWN BUFFET
901 EAST 10th AVENUE
HIALEAH

INSPECTION DATE 10/22/12
12 CRITICAL VIOLATIONS
3 NON-CRITICAL VIOLATIONS

"Observed rodent activity as evidenced by 25 plus fresh rodent droppings found on top of boxes in storage area."

"Observed rodent activity as evidenced by 10 plus fresh rodent droppings found on top of bottom shelf of preparation table."

"Observed rodent activity as evidenced by 5 dried (old) rodent droppings found on top of dishwasher area."

"Observed rodent bait displayed improperly."

 

EL CENTROAMERICANO RESTAURANT
155 SW 107th AVENUE
MIAMI

INSPECTION DATE 10/22/12
15 CRITICAL VIOLATIONS
7 NON-CRITICAL VIOLATIONS

"Observed roach activity as evidenced by live roaches found BY DISH MACHINE AREA 25+ SMALL LIVE INSIDE KITCHEN."

"Observed dead roaches on premises."

 

LOLITA’S CAFÉ
3034 NW 7th AVUENUE
MIAMI

INSPECTION DATE 10/23/12
14 CRITICAL VIOLATIONS
1 CRITICAL VIOLATION

"Observed rodent activity as evidenced by 15+ fresh and (2 to 3-dried) rodent droppings found inside of non-food storage cabinet at the front counter of the establishment, approximately 30 feet from the kitchen. the kitchen have a doorway with a closed door separating the kitchen from the front counter area."

"Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine."

CASSCOUDOUSS CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT
7160 KIMBERLY BLVD.
NORTH LAUDERDALE

INSPECTION DATE 10/23/12
13 CRITICAL VIOLATIONS
2 NON-CRITICAL VIOLATIONS

"Observed toxic item on premise that is not required for the operation of establishment. Observed a 1.5 gallon container of insecticide with a built in sprayer in the kitchen area."

"Observed roach activity as evidenced by live roaches found. Moved a large food container on wheels and over 100 roaches scattered in all directions in the kitchen . Estimate 30-40 adult & juvenile roaches behind a chest freezer in the kitchen. Moved a hand cart in the kitchen next to a storage shelf and at least 30 more roaches ran out from under the cart, both adult & juvenile. 2 more adult roaches on shelving under the primary prep table. Estimate 75-100 adult and juvenile roaches in the storage area at the rear of the kitchen. 2 adult roaches on a shelf under the front counter."

 

EUROPEAN CAFÉ & LOUNGE
6853 SW 18th STREET
BOCA RATON

INSPECTION DATE 10/24/12
14 CRITICAL VIOLATIONS
8 NON-CRITICAL VIOLATIONS

“Observed rodent activity as evidenced by rodent droppings found. 14 dry rodent droppings at bar, 2 fresh rodent droppings at bar, 2 dry rodent droppings at sushi bar., 89 dry rodent droppings in dry storage room, 3 dry rodent droppings in box of chick peas, 2 dry rodent droppings in box of olives, 33 dry rodent droppings under ice machine, 3 fresh rodent droppings under ice machine, 2 fresh rodent droppings inside lid storage container in dishwashing area shelving , 6 dry rodent droppings under dishwashing area shelving , 2 dry rodent droppings on HOBART mixer, 4 dry rodent droppings on top of water heater, 2 fresh rodent droppings in dishwashing area , 25 dry rodent droppings by TRUE REFRIGERATOR , 10 fresh rodent droppings by TRUE REFRIGERATOR , 4 dry rodent droppings by cook line, 1 fresh dropping by potatoes in side prep area, and 7 dry droppings on side prep area.”

“Observed the presence of rodents. Observed patches of hair stuck to glue traps in bar and side prep area.”