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Coral Gables restaurant ordered shut for rodent, roach issues

39 violations found at La Palma on Alhambra Circle

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – State inspectors found 39 violations during a routine, unannounced state inspection at La Palma in Coral Gables.

The doors were ordered shut after rodent and roaches issues were found.

The Ham & Eggery in North Miami Beach was also ordered shut last week.

It is the third time the Ham & Eggery has been ordered shut since 2014.

Local 10 News discovered live peacocks in the Ham & Eggery's kitchen years ago when we were there to shoot a dirty dining segment.

Below is a list of places and some of their violations.

All the places mentioned were allowed to re-open following an ordered clean up and re-inspection.

***La Palma Ristorante & Bar

116 Alhambra Circle

Coral Gables

Ordered shut Nov. 14

39 violations found

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed approximately 15 dry droppings at dry storage room shelves."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed total of 8 live roaches. Observed one live roach under hand sink at front counter beverage station. Observed 5 live roaches under Dish Machine area. Observed two live roaches on kitchen wall by food preparation station where spices are located.

"Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. Dry storage room, by soda boxes, and around main kitchen preparation station where produce such as onions and potatoes are located."

"Employee began working with food, handling clean equipment or utensils, or touching unwrapped single-service items without first washing hands."

"Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. chicken stock (83°F - Hot Holding); tomato sauce (87°F - Hot Holding); cream (87°F - Hot Holding) at hot cook line station."

"Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine."

"Accumulation of encrusted food debris on/around mixer head. Repeat Violation."

"Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. Shelving all around kitchen.

"Clean glasses, cups, bowls, plates, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner."

"Cloth used as a food-contact surface. Soiled linens used under clean plates by Dish Machine area."

"Hole in or other damage to wall. Under three compartment sink station and around kitchen."

"Wall soiled with accumulated grease, food debris, and/or dust. By hot cook line station. Repeat Violation."

***Ham & Eggery

530 NE 167th St.

North Miami Beach

Ordered shut Nov. 15

21 violations found

Also ordered shut May 27, 2014

Also ordered shut Dec. 3, 2014

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Approximately 10 dropping moist and shine on top of preparation table on southeast corner in kitchen area next to reach in cooler. Approximately 40 dry/ hard dropping inside metal cabinet next to back door. Approximately 25 dry/ hard dropping at the dry storage room next to walk in cooler. Approximately 25 moist/ shine dropping by dish area."

"Rodent rub marks present along walls/ceilings. By electrical panel."

"Dish machine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dish machine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dish machine is repaired and sanitizing properly."

"Accumulation of debris inside ware washing machine. Repeat Violation."

***Tariacuri Mexican Restaurant

19766 SW 177th Ave. (Krome Avenue)

Miami

Ordered shut Nov. 15

34 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed one live reach crawling on side of reach in cooler at main kitchen area; observed one live roach on wall by three compartment sink in ware washing area. Observed three live roaches crawling on floor next to oven in ware washing area. Observed approximately 15+ live roaches crawling on wall behind rack next to oven by ware washing area."

"Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. Observed two bottles of raid next to mixer by ware washing area."

"Dead roaches on premises. Observed approximately 6 dead roaches inside oven in kitchen cook line . Observed approximately 3 dead roaches next to oven in main kitchen. Observed one dead roach by steam table. Observed one dead roach in top of saw. Observed approximately 3 dead roaches underneath hand sink by ware washing area. Observed approximately 6 dead roaches behind reach in cooler by tortilla prep station. Observed 3 dead roaches underneath prep table by ware washing area."

"Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Observed cooked shredded pork (117°F - Hot Holding); cooked dice beef (109°F - Hot Holding); on top of grill. Operator transferred to reheat."

"Objectionable odors in bathroom."

"Floor soiled/has accumulation of debris underneath reach in cooler, prep table, cart."

"Meat grinder/saw soiled with old food debris."

***Home Style Restaurant

14905 NW 22nd Ave.

Opa-locka

Ordered shut Nov. 17

23 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed approximately 7 live roaches crawling on the kitchen wall behind and between the hot holding unit and the rice cooking area. Observed approximately 20 live roaches crawling on wall behind reach-in cooler."

"Dead roaches on premises. Observed approximately 6 dead roaches in the kitchen area behind the hot holding cabinet. Observed approximately 4 dead roaches in the kitchen, behind the stoves and three compartment sink which are located next to each other in close proximity. Observed one dead roach in the dry storage area."

"Operating with an expired Division of Hotels and Restaurants license."

"Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. Observed approximately 50 live flies in outdoor smoker area. Observed approximately 7 live flies in kitchen area."

"Certified Food Manager or person in charge lacks knowledge of foodborne illnesses and symptoms of illness that would prevent an employee from working with food, clean equipment and utensils, and single-service items. Repeat Violation."