You are reading

Two Elmhurst Restaurant Closed Temporarily by Health Dept.

Google

Feb. 19, 2018 By Tara Law

Two Elmhurst Latin American restaurants have been closed temporarily by the Health Department.

Mexican restaurant El Toro Bravo at 88-12 Roosevelt Ave. and Dominican restaurant El Tucan at 43-24 91st Place were each closed after inspections on Feb. 15.

El Toro Bravo was cited for numerous sanitary violations, including evidence of mice. A health inspector slapped the restaurant with 55 violation points.

The inspector cited the restaurant for the following violations. The first three 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 Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.

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

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

5) Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit.

Meanwhile, at El Tucan, an inspector found evidence of rats on premise. The restaurant was written up for a number of violations, racking up 71 points.

The Health Department cited the following violations at El Tucan. The first three were listed as critical.

1) Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.

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

3) No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment.

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

email the author: [email protected]

3 Comments

Click for Comments 
Maritza

I don’t go by those A,B, or C, cause I heard restaurants pay for those. I trust NO ONE. People need to learn how to cook in their homes.

Reply
R.Guimaraes

Give them a heavy fine
Hit them where it hurts ( in their pockets ) . They will clean up their act. And have the health dept do a follow up.

5
1
Reply
tony

There are so many choices, why would you eat anywhere that doesn’t have an “A” in their window (including food trucks). Even an A allows some problems. Anything less means they just don’t care.
ps. A ‘Grade Pending’ usually they’ve gotten a ‘B’ or ‘C’ and are contesting the grade.

look up you’re favorite place(s) here:
http://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/services/restaurant-grades.page

Reply

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Crunching the Queens crime numbers: felony assaults across the borough on the rise, burglaries down slightly in northern Queens

Feb. 21, 2024 By Ethan Marshall

The number of felony assaults across Queens increased during the 28-day period from Jan. 22 through Feb. 18, compared to the same period of time last year, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD Tuesday. At the same time, the number of reported burglaries experienced a slight but noticeable drop in northern Queens.

Two men sought in attempted armored truck heist at Queens Center Mall: NYPD

Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst are looking for two men who attempted to rob an armed security guard transporting money from an armored truck into the Queens Center Mall in broad daylight last week.

The attempted heist unfolded at around 2:10 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8 as a 53-year-old woman, an armed courier, was approached by one of the suspects as she was entering 90-15 Queens Blvd. at the front of the Queens Center Mall. The perpetrator forcibly removed a courier bag containing $700 in coins causing the victim to fall to the sidewalk, police said.