MIAMI -

Local 10 has learned 9 restaurants in Bayside Marketplace were ordered shut last week because of roach and rodent violations.

The unannounced inspections took place Thursday afternoon.

State records show Lombardi's, The Knife, Latin American Cafeteria, Mambo Cafe, Kelly's Cajun Grill, Yeung's Lotus Express, Brawny Seafood, Mozzarella Grill, and Che Pasta were all ordered shut.

Marie Balbuena, the marketing manager for Bayside Marketplace, released a statement Tuesday, saying, "The safety and well-being of our visitors are of paramount importance to us. Food vendors, whether at a mall or elsewhere, have a responsibility to operate under the highest of health and safety standards. Any time a violation or infraction is discovered, food vendors are required to take immediate corrective action. We support and cooperate fully with all health department inspections of food vendors."

 

VIOLATIONS 

Che Pasta

7 Violations

"Critical. Observed 15 LIVE ROACHES PLUS IN THE KITCHEN AREA."

 

Lombardi's

8 Violations

"Critical. Observed rodent activity as evidenced by 5 FRESH rodent droppings found IN KITCHEN AREA ON TOP OF SHELF."

"Critical. Observed roach activity as evidenced by 1 LIVE roach found IN FRONT COUNTER PREPARATION AREA."

"Critical. Observed rodent activity as evidenced by 5 FRESH rodent droppings found IN KITCHEN AREA ON TOP OF SHELF."

 

The Knife

9 Violations

"Critical. Observed rodent activity as evidenced by 5 FRESH rodent droppings found IN KITCHEN AREA ON TOP OF CABINET."

"Critical. Observed rodent activity as evidenced by 10 FRESH rodent droppings found at KITCHEN AREA."

"Critical. Observed rodent activity as evidenced by 10 DRY rodent droppings found IN KITCHEN."

"Critical. Observed rodent activity as evidenced by 50 plus FRESH and 50 plus DRY rodent droppings found INSIDE CABINETS OF FRONT COUNTER. There is food preparation on top of this cabinets."

 

Latin American Cafeteria

8 Violations