Roaches at La Bamba in Margate

The worst inspection of the week goes to La Bamba II on Sample Road in Margate, with 32 violations and live roaches. Six of the violations were marked high priority:

  • Employee washed hands with no soap. Employee washed in prep sink without using soap. Rewashed hands correctly in proper sink. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • Evidence of mop/cleaning wastewater dumped onto ground. Behind restaurant **Warning**
  • Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. In ware washing area **Warning**
  • Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Tuna 44° at prep line cooler in kitchen. Put on ice **Corrective Action Taken** **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in walk-in cooler. Ground beef stored over steaks. Moved **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 3 live roaches in ware washing area next to the dish machine **Warning**

The worst West Boca inspection goes to Hashi Sushi Thai in Shadowood. They normally have decent inspections. We’ve never seen a particularly bad one for them. But on the 25th they got hit with 24 violations in a routine inspection. Four of the violations were marked high priority:

  • Employees failed to wash hands before changing gloves and/or putting on gloves to work with food.
  • Nonexempt fish offered raw or undercooked has not undergone proper parasite destruction. Fish must be fully cooked or discarded. – 37.7 lbs. of fresh Scottish Salmon delivered on 9/24/15.
  • Raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit. – raw seafoods and raw chicken stored together in ice in a large ‘Coleman’ cooler
  • Vacuum breaker missing at hose bibb or on fitting/splitter added to hose bibb. – at rear mop sink.

On the Good News part of the inspections, Southwinds Golf Course (west side of Lyons south of Yamato) had a perfect inspection.
The Pizza Hut delivery place on St. Andrews had only one minor violation.
Holloway’s Irish Pub on SW 18th on the east side of Powerline (near Carrabba’s) had 2 minor violations.
Maggiano’s on St. Andrews had only 2 violations, which is impressive for a restaurant that is so big with such a diverse menu.
Pinon Grill at Town Center had 3 violations.
Steve’s Wood Fired Pizza on the south side of Glades near Lyons had just four minor violations. Miller’s Ale House in the same plaza had seven violations.
In other not so great news, a couple places we like in Promenade did not do so well. Mama’s Asian Noodle had 16 violations, and Ethos Greek Bistro had 15.
Viking Steak and Seafood in Delray had 15 violations, after recording 22 in our last report a week ago.
Efe’s Bistro in Somerset Shoppes had 11 violations.
Bluefin Sushi in Parkland had 10.
Brendy’s (Yamato at Lakeridge, near Doris Market) had 10 violations.
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