Sunrise restaurant ordered shut for third time in October

Roaches, rodent gnaw marks found at Mehfil Restaurant and Banquet Hall


SUNRISE, Fla. – State records show Mehfil Indian Restaurant and Banquet Hall in Sunrise was ordered shut for the third time in October last week.

Records indicate a continued roach problem. Rodent gnaw marks were also found in a food storage area.

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

Mehfil Restaurant and Banquet Hall

8550 NW 44th St.


17 violations found

Ordered shut Oct. 27

Also ordered shut Oct. 9 (5 violations found)

Also ordered shut Oct. 7 (17 violations found)

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 3 under in a corner under the top of a prep table in the kitchen. They wer immediately killed and disposed by the owner. 1 on the Dish machine, this one was also immediately killed. 1 on a not in use set of refrigerator drawers in a hallway outside the kitchen. Also immediately killed. 1 on the wall next to the breaker boxes in the kitchen. This one was immediately killed. **Repeat Violation**"

"Observed a hole in the cove molding in a dry food storage area that has gnaw marks."

"Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. Observed that the back door was open upon my arrival. An employee closed the back door."

"Dead roaches on premises. Observed over 20 dead roaches on the floor in storage and prep areas. Observed 1 on a dough rolling machine. Observed approximately 20 in 2 ceiling light covers in a prep area near the walk-in cooler. 2 on an oven door hinge. 2 on the floor in the kitchen. 2 inside the Henny Penny hot hold box in the kitchen. 2 on the floor next to the ice machine in the kitchen. 1 on a dry board of the 3 compartment sink. **Repeat Violation**"

"Food manager certification expired." **Repeat Violation**

"Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in walk-in freezer. Observed containers of cooked and raw food stored on the floor of the walk-in freezer. **Repeat Violation**"

"Proof of required state approved employee training not available for some employees."

La Antioquentia Bakery

315 S. State Road 7


Ordered shut Oct. 29

16 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by 6 live roach found crawling on kitchen floor, 2 crawling on side of reach in freezer chest by oven, in kitchen, 6 plus under reach in freezer chest by mixer in kitchen, 1 crawling on floor by front service area."

"Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in kitchen, container of chicken."

"Observed 5 dead roaches on premises by reach in freezer chest in kitchen, 1 dead in clean container stored on reach in freezer chest, 4 in light shield in kitchen, 6 by mixer in kitchen."

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