Cobb Mexican restaurant fails health inspection with 53

A Cobb County Mexican restaurant received a failing grade on its recent food service inspection.

La Fiesta Grande at 1199 Bells Ferry Road in Marietta scored a 53, or U, on its June 20 inspection conducted by the Cobb & Douglas Public Health Department. Anything below a 70 is considered failing.

According to the inspector’s report, the restaurant was cited for a worker separating raw chicken and retouching sink knobs and lighters without washing his or her’s hands.

La Fiesta Grande also was dinged for a fan blocking a hand sink; raw chicken and beef stored above avocados, limes and sour cream; black and pink substances inside an ice machine; tables being cleaned without sanitizer; and cold food items holding above 41 degrees Fahrenheit. The back door to the kitchen was also open, the report indicates.

A follow-up inspection is scheduled for July 5. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution placed a call and left a message for the restaurant’s manager.

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