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Jackson Heights Peruvian Restaurant Temporarily Closed by Health Dept.

March 1, 2018 By Tara Law

A Jackson Heights Peruvian restaurant has been closed temporarily by the Health Department.

Don Alex Restaurant, located at 95-04 37th Ave, was closed after it racked up 44 sanitary violations points during an inspection on Feb. 22.

The inspector wrote up the restaurant for a series of violations including liquid waste contamination, evidence of mice or live mice and live roaches.

The inspector described the following violations. The first four were listed as critical.

1) Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.

2) Food, food preparation area, food storage area, area used by employees or patrons, contaminated by sewage or liquid waste.

3) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.

4) Live roaches present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.

5) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.

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tony

It’s about time. People should not be eating here (or anywhere) that does not have an “A” rating from the dept. of heath.
A “B” or “C” is an indication that they don’t care.

This place has had a “GRADE PENDING” for some time. Grade pending means that the restaurant got either a B or a C. The restaurant can contest the grade, and is waiting for a hearing.

To close the place means that their grade fallen below C between the time of inspection and the hearing. ugh.

You can check the grade of any restaurant at: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/services/restaurant-grades.page

Either go to an “A” place or eat out of a dumpster.

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Anonymous

I’m glad that the health Dep. are monitoring restaurant for the peoples health.

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Elyssa Monet

This makes me sad. I love that place, the food is delicious. For all of you shaming the restaurants in Jackson Heights or Peruvians at that, take a minute to take a look at your ugly self in the mirror. I live in Jackson Heights, and I am also Peruvian, and guess what?! It’s not a race or region issue, it is a food and hygeine issue. There are tons of restaurants that have violated the Food and Health Department requirements. Regardless of what city they’re in or what type of cuisine they serve. Don’t be so ignorant.

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I Said It

@Anonymous you’re showing your ignorance if you think the only restaurants or Peruvian people are the only ones with issues.

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Jojo

There is many restaurants in Jackson Heights that needs to be inspected, many of them are dirty, unhygienic.

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Doris Purvis

Perú is a culinary paradise with the highest concentration of the top 10 best restaurants in the world. It is too bad that people like *anonymous” generalize personal situations, there are bad places to eat everywhere in the world, in Paris, London or Lima. It depends on your budget and selection

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anonymous

Like Doris and tic tac say your comment its very inappropriate Anonymous….. Because in your comment you just talk about Peruvians restaurants in other city’s Perú is a culinary paradise with the highest concentration of the top 10 best restaurants in the ?

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Anonymous

It depends on where in Peru you go to. If you go to the low end restaurants unfortunately you will run into this.

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Larry concha de tu.

Where is located Jackson Heights …We can read Jackson Heights, but…..WTF is Jackson Heights.

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Will

Elsa and Larry:
In other words, this page comes up in your Google search? np
This is for New York City neighborhoods.

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Anonymous

I am not surprised. This is is the same way they operate in Peru. Fish is contaminated when sold in The beaches. The people simply don’t care and there are no inspections by health departments that I know it is non existent. Don’t re open this restaurant again, they will do the same thing again.
Peruvian restaurants in Dallas, Texas, Irving Texas, in all Texas need to be inspected also.

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Anonymous

This is the way they operate in Perú.? Are you for real…? Anonymous!!! ? No wonder…

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anonymous

God bless your soul!! Whatever you wish for these people is what will come right back to you!!

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Lucia

All the restaurants in Jackson heights must be spected regularly. I bet the 90% will be closed for violations similar t the Peruvian restaurant t.

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Elyssa Monet

I’m not surprised you have so much to say but can’t provide your full name. Thanks

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Eli Peterson

So don’t go!!..ok?!!!..we don’t need you!..and by the way, the cheapest places to go in town are the beaches’s..there you go!..and yes they have department of health!..and yes everywhere you go is checked by the department of health!!..and yes there are beautiful and expensive restaurants by the beach!..I’m sure you didn’t go..can’t afford it?too sad..

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LoveyourcerebroBrutito

Keep eating your burgers and dont bother to comment. If you dont like the place, and never being there, then keep those germs in your system that make you write about your Stupidity. Don’t spread your hate, that is why, this country, your country and mine, looks the way it is. Go and fix Trump, close the White House, the biggest rats are there.

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