Alpharetta Mexican restaurant fails health inspection

Señor Fajitas

5955 Atlanta Hwy

Score: 55/U

Update: Señor Fajitas manager Midelvia Macias informed The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday, July 12 that the restaurant received a 94/A on its follow-up inspection.

Original story: An Alpharetta Mexican restaurant failed its routine health inspection last week after a county inspector observed a mildew-like substance in the ice machine, among other violations.

Señor Fajitas at 5955 Atlanta Hwy received a 55/U on the inspection, according to a Georgia Department of Public Health report. It had scored 82/B and 84/B on its previous inspection reports last year.

In addition to finding mildew-like substance in the ice machine, the county inspector observed no paper towels at the hand sink, no measurable sanitizer in the spray bottle used to clean tables and found that raw meat was not being properly thawed, the report said.

The inspector also noted incorrectly-labeled foods in the walk-in cooler lacking discard dates.

The queso dip and salsa, the inspector observed, were both being improperly heated. The queso was also not being actively cooled, along with the ground beef.

According to the report, an employee eating did not wash his or her hands before putting on gloves.

An employee also washed his or her hands at the vegetable sink, where dirty utensils were stored, the report stated.

A manager at Señor Fajitas was not immediately available to comment when contacted Friday.

A follow-up inspection will occur Tuesday, June 30.