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Española Way restaurant ordered shut by state inspectors

First McDonald's restaurant ordered shut in South Florida in several years

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Records show 22 violations were found at Hosteria Romana on Espanola Way.

State inspectors  found a roach problem there and ordered the Miami Beach restaurant shut last week.

A roach issue also caused state inspectors to close George's on 72nd street in Miami Beach as well.

For the first time in years, a McDonald's was ordered shut in South Florida.

State records indicate a McDonald's in Pompano Beach had a roach issue.

And employees who work in the Broward Government Center should know about a rodent issue discovered in a third-floor restaurant called Center Stage Grille.

Below is a list of the places ordered shut and some of their violations. All the places were allowed to re-open following ordered clean up and re-inspections.

Hosteria Romana

429 Española Way

Miami Beach

Ordered shut Sept. 9

Based on complaint

25 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. At time of inspection, found approximately 7 live roaches in the kitchen area: under the dishwasher, in the wall seam next to the electrical box, on the wall and floor behind food tray with bread and on metal of food tray."

"Dead roaches on premises. At time of inspection, found approximately 2 dead roaches in the kitchen area: on the floor under the can opener blade, on the floor behind food tray."

"Slicer blade soiled with old food debris."

Center Stage Grille

Broward Government Center

115 S. Andrews Ave. #308

Fort Lauderdale

Ordered shut Sept. 10

3 violations found

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed approximately 35-40 fresh rodent droppings in open dry storage area and in hallway leading to bathrooms. Observed approximately 10 fresh rodent droppings under hand wash sink in kitchen prep area . Observed approximately 8 fresh rodent droppings in mop sink area."

"Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris. Top part of interior in front line."

Latin Cuban Cafeteria

3323 W. 80th St.

Miami Lakes

Ordered shut Sept. 8

6 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 15 lives roaches. 4 under slicer, 7 over preparation table, 4 under table in dinning area."

"Dead roaches on premises. Inside light shielded."

"Grease accumulated on kitchen floor and/or under cooking equipment."

McDonald's

320 NW 24th St.

Pompano Beach

Ordered shut Sept. 3

Based on complaint

9 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. observed approximately 27 live roaches by water heater near soda box storage area , 31 live roaches by dishwashing area, 1 live roach on ladder near walk-in cooler, 1 live roach in employee dining area and 2 live roaches in drive thru area near fry and drink station."

"Dead roaches on premises. One dead roach by walk-in cooler."

Pi Bon Gou

2551 N. Dixie Highway

Pompano Beach

Ordered shut Sept. 4

Also ordered shut Aug, 20

17 violations found

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. 1 dry rodent dropping behind fryer."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed approximately 25 live roaches in cookline area on crates used to store avocados. Crates on floor."

"Food stored on floor. Avocados on crates not stored at least 6 inches above the floor. Roaches observed on crates."

"Manager lacking proof of food manager certification."

Jerk & Yum

3328 S. University Drive

Miramar

Ordered shut Sept. 9

25 violations found

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Approximately 5 fresh droppings by the rear door. The back door leads directly into the kitchen. Approximately 30 fresh dropping in dry storage near back door. 3 fresh droppings also observed on the side of the stove."

"Food with mold-like growth. See stop sale. Bonnet peppers in walk in cooler had mold on them. Operator discarded. 1 lb."

"Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance on/around lemonade/ juice dispensing nozzles."

"Stop Sale issued due to food originating from an unapproved source. Observed juices that were home made and sealed inside if the beverage cooler. Juices are made in house and labeled with marker. Beet and Ginger 2, sorrel 2, passion 2, honey and moss 1, lemonade 1, guava and pine 1. Juices will be taken home by operator."

Chez Le Bebe Restaurant

114 NE 54th St.

Miami

Ordered shut Sept. 11

Based on complaint

32 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by approximately 20 plus live roaches found behind chest freezer located in cook line area."

"Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area."

"Food stored in ice used for drinks."

"Dead roaches on premises."

"Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit .fish at 78° according to manager it was out being prepared since 10 am. Cooked beef 53, ox tail 54, cooked pork 54, cooked goat 53, found in walking cooler from previous day according to manager."

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