Popular DeKalb Mexican restaurant rechecked after roaches found

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Georgia has rules it requires every food service operation to follow. These are just a few of the many health and safety regulations. Food service operations without a permit are illegal. Employees must know how to prevent foodborne illness and the symptoms of those illnesses. Food must be kept at the correct temperatures to prevent pathogens from growing. Employees must meet standards of cleanliness while working around food. If health laws are not met, the food service's permit may be suspended.

Update: The restaurant has received a 94. Read the new report: here.

Original: A well-reviewed DeKalb County Mexican restaurant failed its recent health inspection with a variety of violations.

Monterrey Mexican Restaurant, located at 3865 Lavista Road in Tucker, received a 61 on Monday, according to the inspector's report. The issues included an employee seen not washing their hands in between tasks, two roaches found on a tray with "clean" cups and issues with food labeling.

“We’re fixing the problems we have,” manager Antonio Gallegos said Tuesday. “We’re going to be fine for the next time.”


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The restaurant was also docked for raw meat stored near ready-to-eat food, accumulated dried food in a cooler and dirty utensils stored as clean.

Restaurants that fail are typically rechecked within 10 days.


Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

3865 Lavista Road, Tucker

Score: 61

Report: here


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