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Moldy Produce, Hazardous Food Cause Restaurant Inspection Failure

An award-winning taqueria was found to have seven violations.

Credit: Kevin Madigan
Credit: Kevin Madigan
El Taco Naco, a taqueria on Idlewood Road in Tucker, failed a Board of Health inspection on Monday, Jan. 13.

The visit by county inspector Ashley Harvey found four new violations and three repeat ones. Among the deficiencies cited were "uncut produce with mold-like patches present and well as turning brown," "in-use, wet wiping cloths not stored in an approved sanitizing solution," and "potentially hazardous foods not properly cooled by effective methods," according to the official report.

The restaurant was given a score of 62 and was briefly closed. A phone call by Patch to owners Thursday morning confirmed the facility has now re-opened, and will be inspected again within a week. 

A food service establishment that is graded as a “U” and does not earn at least a grade “C” within 10 days of receiving the “U” will be requested to voluntarily close until all violations are corrected and/or have enforcement action taken to suspend or revoke the food service permit.

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Missy January 16, 2014 at 04:34 PM
I've been messing around with this for way too long so I don't know where this is going to fall under on this board, but I just want to know why can't Tucker come up with a pizza joint that can consistently post high or even "decent" numbers for us Locals?!? I want to stay and buy local, but I don't want a mediocre pizza joint in the 70-80's every single time a health inspection comes out, and that sadly seems to be all we have in Tucker. It's a shame. That one guy posts ALL the time in TTT and then I see his place today in the TP is 72! Really?!? I also saw that Shorty's is under new management, I have my digits crossed, they've always been a fave. Sadly, I gave up on Enzo's. :( Bambinelli's are still pretty consistent.
Kevin Madigan (Editor) January 16, 2014 at 08:44 PM
Patch has learned El Taco Naco was re-inspected yesterday, Wednesday, Jan. 15, and received a new score of 88. There were was a new violation ("Upon arrival, most recent inspection report not posted") and a repeat violation ("Potentially hazardous foods not maintained at 41F and below").
Stephanie Train January 28, 2014 at 09:17 AM
Missy, you are exactly right. Enzo's was my go-to Fellini's knockoff and they have just given up.

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