Cabo Closure: Restaurant Inspection Report

Cabo Flats in Delray Marketplace; image by Google

As we close out the year, our latest inspection report features Cabo Flats in Delray Marketplace. We had a nice meal there in mid-December. But in late November they had a bad day, shut down by one live roach. They were able to reopen the same day so it wasn’t that bad.

The inspector noted a total of 25 violations including 7 marked high priority.

  • Employee handled soiled dishes or utensils and then handled clean dishes or utensils without washing hands….employee changed chemical for Dishmachine then grabbed clean container and engaged food prep without wash hands . Discussed with employee. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Food stored in ice used for drinks. …lemon , lime , olive stored in drink ice at bar. Employee discarded ice at time of inspection. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area….one live fly flying in the kitchen. **Repeat Violation**
  • Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit…..pasta 50°, cooked carrots 50°, mushrooms 50°, corn 49°, red sauce 50°, butter 50° , cut lettuce 50°, cut tomatoes 50° , garlic in butter 50° in flip top reach in cooler across from stove at kitchen being held more than four hours. Salsa 50° in flip top reach in cooler at expo line being held more than four hours . Stop sale issue. Operator discarded food at time of inspection……chicken wings 49°, corn 50° in in bottom shelf in reach in cooler across from fryer at kitchen
  • Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found….one live roach top of reach in cooler.
  • Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse…… Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit…..pasta 50°, cooked carrots 50°, mushrooms 50°, corn 49°, red sauce 50°, butter 50° , cut lettuce 50°, cut tomatoes 50° , garlic in butter 50° in flip top reach in cooler across from stove at kitchen being held more than four hours. Salsa 50° in flip top reach in cooler at expo line being held more than four hours . **Repeat Violation**
  • Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with food…windex spray bottle with tortilla at dry storage. Manager moved spray bottle at time of inspection. **Corrected On-Site**

The lower level “basic” violations included this: “Dead roaches on premises….three dead roaches in oven at kitchen.”

On the bright side their follow-up inspection in mid-December was much better, though they still had food temperature issues.

Also in Delray Marketplace, Japango had 11 violations, 2 high priority.

The biggest surprise in the numbers was Addison Reserve Country Club. They had 23 violations including 13 high priority in mid-December.

Roaches shut down another restaurant, El Portal in Deerfield Beach, on December 17th.

The popularly Rise Sushi on SW 18th got popped with 13 violations, 4 high priority, in their new location closer to Powerline.

Shanghai City Chinese off Glades near the Turnpike had 11 violations with 2 high priority. Dominic’s near Home Depot had 10 violations, also 2 high priority.

Good News

On the good news side of things, the new Blaze Pizza in Shadowood had a perfect licensing inspection. There was also a perfect licensing inspection for “Kingdom Acai” in the plaza just north of the Sandalfoot Cumberland Farms. That may be replacing the Subway but we’re not sure about that.

Fit Foodz Cafe on Clint Moore was also perfect in a routine inspection. Zingers Deli in Shadowood just missed perfection with one violation. Also near perfect were Maoz Vegetarian in Town Center and New York Grilled Cheese by Mizner Park. Next door to the grilled cheese place, Warren’s favorite sushi place, Sushigo, had just 2 minor violations.

Coming soon to Boca Grove is the “All Meats Brazilian Steak House”, in an odd location on the backside of the building, around the corner from the kosher bagel place. They had a licensing inspection with just one violation. We stopped by there a few weeks ago but they were not ready to open yet.

There’s a new Peruvian place near Outback Steakhouse on SW 18th. It’s called Pukara and they had 3 violations in their licensing inspection.

In Mission Bay, Teriyaki Madness had just one minor violation on a call back. Tijuana Flats and First Watch did well with 2 violations each. Duffy’s did okay with 5 violations. Lime Fresh Mexican across the street in Shadowood had 6 violations, still pretty good.

Along the Clint Moore corridor, Ben’s Deli had 6 violations and Villa Rosano had 5. On the Military Trail side TooJay’s and Offerdahls’ had 3 minor violations each, Chipotle had 4, while Manhattan Joe’s Pizza and Burton’s Grill had 5 each

Along Glades Road, Chipotle at 441 had just one minor violation. Einstein Bagels in Shadowood had 2 minor ones. In Boca Lyons Plaza, Shen’s Peking, Wendy’s and Miller’s Ale House had 3 minor violations each. In Somerset Shoppes Rancheritos and Boca Grill had 4 violations each.

Our full spreadsheet is available in PDF form.

Live Rodent Closes Bagel Tree in Delray: RatOn Restaurant Report

Our latest inspection report is topped by the live rodent and droppings inspectors found at the Bagel Tree on Atlantic in Delray Beach. The inspection found 17 violations including 9 marked high priority, issued a stop sale order for temperature abuse, and closed the restaurant at least temporarily. We can’t tell if it has reopened yet. The worst violations were:

  • Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands – food was not being heated as a sole ingredient to 145 degrees F or immediately added to other ingredients to be cooked/heated to the minimum required temperature to allow bare hand contact. Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure….employee grabbed bagel with bare hand . Discussed with manager. Manager discarded bagel at time of inspection. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Live rodent present….live rodent on the trap underneath dry storage shelf
  • Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area….4 live flies landing on dirty towel at laundry basket by the exit door.
  • Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit….single serve butter 71° at server station, single serve butter 49°, single serve cream cheese 50° in flip top reach in cooler at bagel station. Per manager food being held less than four hours. Manager time marked on food at time of inspection. **Corrective Action Taken** **Repeat Violation**
  • Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cooked/heated yesterday/on a previous day not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within a total of 6 hours. Food has been cooling overnight. ….Mozzaballs 45° , mushroom barley soup 46° in a 22 qt container at walk in cooler. food cooled in quantity deeper than 4 inches….. Per manager food was cooked yesterday. See stop sale issue . Operator discarded food at time of inspection. **Repeat Violation**
  • Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above…hot holding sweet and sour sauce 126° in steam table , after stirring food temperature 145° . Discussed with operator. **Corrective Action Taken**
  • Raw animal food stored over or with ready-to-eat food in reach-in freezer – not all products commercially packaged….raw pork chops, raw chicken above meat loaf, gyro in reach in freezer . Manager properly stored food at time of inspection. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found….3 fresh rodent droppings beneath dry storage shelf, two dry rodent droppings underneath dry storage shelf at prep station .One dry rodent dropping by the exit door….approximately over 35 dry rodent droppings and approximately 15 fresh rodent droppings underneath bread shelf by by the water heater at bagel station
  • Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse…. Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cooked/heated yesterday/on a previous day not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within a total of 6 hours. Food has been cooling overnight. ….Mozzaballs 45° , mushroom barley soup 46° in a 22 qt container at walk in cooler . Per manager food was cooked yesterday. **Repeat Violation**

Mi Mexico at Smith Sundy Road in West Delray was also closed briefly after a bad inspection with 9 violations, 5 high priority and a stop sale order. We don’t see what was so bad that it required closure.

  • Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area approximately 2 flies flying one fly landing on the exterior reach in cooler.
  • Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit…cooked pork 65°, cooked beef 66°, raw pork 59° in reach in cooler . Cheese 67° at kitchen, tomato sauces 88° by the sale window being held more than four hours. Stop sale issue . PIC stated she will take these food at home .
  • Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above….hot holding pork 191°, ground pork 98°, beef 89° at kitchen being held more than 4 hours. Stop sale issue.Operator stated she will take food at home.
  • Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food….raw beef above tortilla in reach in cooler . Discussed with operator.
  • Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse…. Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit…cooked pork 65°, cooked beef 66°, raw pork 59° in reach in cooler . Cheese 67° at kitchen, tomato sauces 88° by the sale window being held more than four hours. …. Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above….hot holding pork 191°, ground pork 98°, beef 89° at kitchen being held more than 4 hours.

Other than those two it was a pretty good report. No one had more than 20 violations. 3 G’s on Atlantic in Delray did have 14 violations with 10 high priority.

In West Boca, Madison’s New York Grill had 16 violations but only 3 of them were high priority. They had live small flying insects and a stop sale on Caesar dressing for temperature issues. Hong Kong Palace on Powerline had 14 violations, 2 high priority.

Good News

Five Guys near Town Center and Burger King near Boca Rio both had perfect inspections with no violations.

Grand Lux in Town Center was near perfect with just one violation. New York Prime also did well with only two minor violations.

Habit Burger on Military Trail had 3 violations.

Original Pancake House in Somerset Shoppes and Lucky Express on Clint Moore each had 4 violations.

Lucille’s BBQ in Delray Marketplace had 7 violations.

Johnny B’s Pizza on 441 near the county line had 8 violations.

Our full spreadsheet is below:

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34 Violations at Odyssey Diner: RatOn Restaurant Report

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Odyssey Diner on Jog Road in Delray Beach had the worst numbers for this report with 34 violations including 6 marked high priority and with multiple stop sales.

  • Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands – food was not being heated as a sole ingredient to 145 degrees F or immediately added to other ingredients to be cooked/heated to the minimum required temperature to allow bare hand contact. Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure….cutting onion for salad with bare hands . Employee discarded food at time of inspection. Discussed with operator. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit….butter 55°, cream cheese 58° in two door tall reach in cooler at server station ( other food 43° in same cooler). Operator stated that keep opening door made temperature high . Operator ice down on food at time of inspection. **Corrective Action Taken** **Repeat Violation**
  • Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food held using time as a public health control marked with a time that exceeds the 4-hour limit. See stop sale…..ham, eggs, feta cheese, cut tomatoes, cut lettuce. Operator discarded food at time of inspection. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above….sweet potatoes 81° in warmer drawer at servers station being held from yesterday. Stop sale issue. Operator discarded food at time of inspection. **Corrective Action Taken**
  • Stop Sale issued due to food not being in a wholesome, sound condition.
  • Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse….. Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above….sweet potatoes 81° in warmer drawer at servers station being held from yesterday. **Repeat Violation**

But that may not be the worst inspection of the week. Taverna Trela on Linton in Delray had a couple disturbing notes among the 8 high priority violations (23 total):

  • Presence of insects, one live worm like insect on handle of rice cooker.
  • Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 4 live roaches under prep table at cook line. 1 live roach on floor under 2 compartment sink next to ice machine. 3 live roaches inside oven next to gyro station. 4 live roaches under gyro station. 3 live roaches under flip top cooler across from fryer. 2 live roaches under dish machine. 2 live roaches on floor under hand wash sink next to fryer. 20+ live roaches in side convection oven at cook line. 2 live roaches in wait area. No doors separating any of the areas.

In West Boca the biggest number was for Lemongrass Hot Pot in the Boca Grove plaza with 21 violations, 3 of them high priority. Other notables with 10 or more violations include the Steak N Shake on 441 in Coral Springs (15 violations, 2 high priority), Positano (13, 2) and Renzo’s Cafe Pizzeria (13, 1) on Federal Highway in East Boca, and Duffy’s on Hillsboro in Coconut Creek (13, 2).

Good News

Two places in West Boca scored perfect inspections with zero violations: Jon Smith Subs in Mission Bay and Press Creamery in the Reserve at 441 and Clint Moore.

The McDonald’s in Shadowood, LuBlu in Somerset Shoppes (Lyons and Glades) and Kapow Noodle Bar in Mizner Park all had near perfect inspections with 1 violation each.

Also doing well were Panera in Mission Bay, Jersey Mike’s Subs in Somerset Shoppes, and Lucille’s BBQ in Woodfield with 2 violations.

The Melting Pot on Federal Highway had 3 violations, 2 high priority.

Also worth a mention:

  • Renzo’s on Clint Moore (4 violations, 1 high priority)
  • Dominic’s on Glades near Boca Rio (4, 0)
  • Little Brazil near Dominic’s (7, 3)
  • Panera in Boca Center (4, 0)
  • Bluefin Express on Yamato (4, 1)
  • McDonald’s on Palmetto just west of Powerline (4, 1)
  • Sushi Rock in East Boca (5, 1)
  • Mississippi Sweets BBQ in East Boca (5, 2)
  • Cannoli Kitchen on Powerline (6, 4)
  • Villa Rosano in the Reserve (6, 1)
  • Kee Grill on Military Trail (6, 0)
  • Casa Tequila on Glades near Boca Rio (6, 0)
  • Subway next to Casq Tequila (6, 1)
  • Bonefish Grill in Boca Grove (6, 0)
  • Hashi Sushi Thai in Shadowood (7, 2)

Our full spreadsheet for this report is below:

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RatOn Raton – A Good Week for Restaurant Inspections

We’re happy to say there’s no terrible news in our latest inspection report. The worst numbers came from the main dining room in the Gleneagles Country Club, and that was the only one with more than 20 violations. Among regular places West Boca residents might go to, Henry’s on Jog north of Clint Moore had 15 violations with 5 high priority. The Sea Southeast Asian in the same plaza had 10 violations.

Henry’s. Image by Google.

Villagio in Mizner Park had 12 violations with 2 high priority. In West Boca, Bagelworks on Glades Road west of the Turnpike had 13 violations with 3 high priority.

Other notables in this report include:

  • Boca Skewers on NE 2nd and Oishii Japanese on NW 20th in East Boca, each with 12 violations
  • Saito Japanese and Ethos Greek in Promenade, each with 11 violations
  • Di Pizza near Wawa in Parkland with 10 violations, 1 high priority
  • Yokohama in Boca Lyons Plaza and Orchid Gardens off Lyons near Century Village each had 9 violations
  • La Luna in Polo Club Shoppes and Casa L’Italien near Doris Market each had 8 violations
  • Madison’s New York Grill near Town Center, Chops Lobster Bar in Mizner, and Another Broken Egg Cafe in Royal Palm each had 7 violations

Several places had 6 violations including Mozzarita Bar in The Reserve on Clint Moore at 441, Abe & Louie’s on Glades, Outback Steakhouse and Trattoria Nonna (both on SW 18th), Tap 42 in Boca Center, Sushi Boca Cafe in Town Center, and Hunan City near Doris Market.

Also a notable licensing inspection for Anzo, a new restaurant that should be opening soon in Shadowood near Lime Fresh.

As usual our full spreadsheet for this report is below, or you can click to get the pdf:

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RatOn Restaurants: Roaches, Rodents and More in West Delray

Fratelli’s Italian Grill at Atlantic and Jog had the worst inspection report in late September with a closure for roaches and rodents.

Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found….approximately over 50 live roaches in reach in cooler gasket at cook line , approximately 10 live roaches underneath floor mat at cook line, 2 live roaches in oven by the wall at cook line.

Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found….two fresh rodent droppings, approximately 20 dry rodent droppings inside cabinet below coffee and soda dispenser.

They had a total of 24 violations, 6 of them high priority, with a stop sale for temperature abuse on the tomato soup. Inspectors came back the next day and found “6 live roaches in attached draining tray below reach in cooler at kitchen.”

There were more big numbers in West Delray including Apeiro in Delray Marketplace. Apeiro had 21 violations with a whopping 12 marked high priority. Several items were hit with a stop sale order for temperature abuse:

eggplant spread 51°, chicken wings 51°, feta 45°, tziatziki sauce 46° … roasted tomato 53, saffron cream sauce 51°, pasta 55° butter 52°

There was another stop sale for expired home made Caesar dressing, an administrative complaint for “approximately 10 flies in Dishwashing area landing on cleaned dishes,” and a dishmachine not adequately sanitizing dishes.

Two follow-up inspections continued to show problems including more temperature issues on numerous items the next day, and still a few more minor issues the day after that.

Also in Delray Marketplace, Terra Fiamma had 21 violations including 6 high priority. Other big numbers in West Delray include:

  • Basilic Vietnamese (21 violations, 6 high priority)
  • Bagel Tree (19, 7)
  • Yellowtail Modern Asian (20, 6)
  • Cinebowl & Grille (14, 6)

In West Boca, China Wok in Sandalfoot Square had 23 violations, 4 high priority. La Casa de Peinado near Sandalfoot on 441 had 22 violations, 3 high priority. Mozart Cafe at Powerline and Camino Real had 18 violations, 4 high priority.

Good News

On the bright side, the Shadowood theater had a perfect inspection. Brooklyn Boys Pizza in Shadowood and the Chipotle on Glades at Butts were near perfect with just one minor violation for each. Inspectors found 3 violations each for Puccini’s Pizzeria on Yamato at 441, Morton’s Steakhouse in Town Center, Willie’s Sushi Bar in Polo Club Shoppes, and Holloway’s Irish Pub in Boca Pointe.

One of our favorite places, Teriyaki Madness in Mission Bay, had only four minor violations. The newish West Delray BurgerFi on Atlantic near the Turnpike also had four.

Inspectors reported five violations each for City Fish Market, First Watch on St. Andrews, and the Chipotle on Palmetto Park near Powerline.

Boca Pointe’s plaza had a licensing inspection for Don Chepos Taco Shop.

Other notables in this report:

  • Shula Burger in Delray Marketplace (7 violations, 4 high priority)
  • Tijuana Flats on Powerline near Palmetto (7, 0)
  • Pollo Tropical on St. Andrews (7, 1)
  • Boca Indian Grill in Mission Bay (8, 2)
  • Shinju Buffet on Glades (8, 1)
  • Tilted Kilt on Airport Road (9, 1)
  • Padano in Loggers’ Run (10, 0)
  • Tempura House on Clint Moore at 441 (11, 2)
  • Ditmas at Boca Grove (11, 4)
  • Batch Gastropub in Delray Marketplace (11, 3)

Our full spreadsheet for this report is here as a pdf or below:

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