Popular Dunwoody Mexican spot revisited after bad check; flies found

Update: El Azteca has passed a re-inspection, though some issues were found, including flies. The restaurant received a 72 score. A 70 is needed to pass. Read the new report: here.


A popular Dunwoody Mexican restaurant failed its recent health inspection with a variety of issues, including a “slime substance” on soda gun nozzles and raw beef stored in “Thank You” bags.

El Azteca, 1412 Dunwoody Village Parkway, received a 52 last Wednesday, according to the inspector’s report.

Manager Darren Benda said Thursday the failure was an “aberration.”

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“All issues, in my eyes, have been eliminated,” he said. “We’ve retrained just about everyone on the staff.” 

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The report notes that some foods weren’t stored at the correct temperatures; insect killer stored next to napkins and straws; and “old food residue” on some food prep surfaces.

Restaurants that fail are typically rechecked within 10 business days.

El Azteca

1412 Dunwoody Village Parkway, Dunwoody

Score: 52

Report: here.

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