Popular Atlantic Station Mexican spot fails health inspection


245 18th St. NW

Atlanta, GA 30363

Score: 52

An Atlantic Station restaurant failed its recent health inspection, with officials noting heavy food debris in coolers and failure to discard food by its use-by date.

The Rosa Mexicano location at 245 18th St. NW scored a 52/U on its Thursday inspection. Exactly one year prior, the restaurant had received a 91/A.

According to the inspection report, the restaurant stored fruit directly on top of chicken and chicken bones in a walk-in cooler and, in a second walk-in cooler, had chicken and fish stored past the use-by dates. Officials also reported shrimp, sausage and chicken kept at higher-than-acceptable temperatures. Accurate thermometers were not provided in multiple units in the main kitchen or in the reach-in cooler at the bar.

In addition, the report noted that various ceiling tiles were missing throughout the restaurant, and the chef told an inspector that the air conditioner was being fixed.

Out of five inspections listed on the Fulton County Public Health Inspection page, this is the first that Rosa Mexicano did not receive an A.

A message left for the restaurant's manager was not immediately returned Friday.

A follow-up inspection will be completed within 10 days of Thursday's evaluation.