Mexican eatery in Cobb fails health check due to cleanliness issues

A Mexican restaurant in Smyrna failed its recent health inspection partially because of problems with food safety and cleanliness.

A Cobb County inspector gave The Border Mexican Restaurant a 58/U on Friday.

The eatery, located at 2569 Cobb Parkway near SunTrust Park, was docked points for things like the manager not knowing when employees need to wash their hands or what temperatures are safe for certain foods.

The establishment scored a 90/A on its January inspection and 70/C in December.  Any score below a 70 is considered failing.

The inspector reported on Friday seeing an employee fail to “wash (their) hands when going from handling raw fish to preparing ready to eat food items.”

There was also “an accumulation of black residue build up” on the soda nozzles at the bar, according to the report.

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Virgilio Badilla, manager at the restaurant, assures all is well.

“We’re ready for the re-check,” he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tuesday morning. “ ... Everything is under control right now.”

Follow-up inspections are usually done within 10 days of the original evaluation.

The Border Mexican Restaurant

2569 Cobb Parkway

Smyrna, Ga., 30080

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