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El Tequila Restaurant

El Tequila Restaurant
412 N Harbor City Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32935
(321)458-0187

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Emergency Closure Orders Since October 2008

Notice According to Florida Statute 509.035; an emergency closure is not a disciplinary action, but rather an action taken to mitigate conditions that pose an elevated risk to the health, safety or welfare of the public or the establishment's employees. The licensee is closed until the conditions are corrected. Examples of conditions warranting immediate closure include: lack of approved utilities or hot water, sewage backups or overflows, fire damage, pest infestation or inadequate refrigeration.

A 24-hour callback inspection will be performed after an emergency closure or emergency suspension of license. The establishment may reopen only when a division inspection shows that all critical violations that caused the suspension are corrected.


El Tequila Restaurant, Melbourne was ordered Closed on January 09, 2015 due to Roach Activity

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No (0) Disciplinary Activity Orders Since January 2007
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8 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: EL TEQUILA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1506064
License ID: 5402944
Inspection Visit ID: 5492363
Inspection Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015
Inspection Number: 2472893
Visit Number: 4
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Emergency Order Callback Time Extension - Return visit indicates establishment operator is attempting to comply, but is unable at this time due to circumstances beyond control. Violations may not be noted again on these inspection reports.
Total Number of Violations: 6
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside. **. Repeat Violation**. Gap still present.
36-12-4 Basic.Floors not constructed to be easily cleanable. Missing, cracked tiles throughout.
29-11-4 Basic.Leaking pipe at plumbing fixture. Prep sink **. Repeat Violation**. Leaking
14-40-4 Basic.Nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair. Interior shelf of upright white door freezer cracked. **. Repeat Violation** still cracked
16-35-4 Intermediate.No chlorine chemical test kit provided when using chlorine sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine. **. Repeat Violation**
02C-02-4 Intermediate.Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. Rice, pork.

Inspection For: EL TEQUILA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1506064
License ID: 5402944
Inspection Visit ID: 5492779
Inspection Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015
Inspection Number: 2473309
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Partial
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0

Inspection For: EL TEQUILA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1506064
License ID: 5402944
Inspection Visit ID: 5490254
Inspection Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Inspection Number: 2472893
Visit Number: 3
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Emergency Order Callback Not Complied - Corrections to violations that resulted in an emergency order were not completed at the time of inspection. Violations may not be noted again on these inspection reports.
Total Number of Violations: 9
Number of High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
35A-03-4 Basic.Dead roaches on premises. 1 dead under food storage shelf,1 dead on kitchen floor3 by drink station. About a dozen in trap above soda station. 3 in light lenses in Ceiling in the prep area. 1 on hood system above flat top grill. 2 dead under grill. 1/10/152 dead on floor in kitchen. 1/14/15Several dead throughout establishment, operator swept up.
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside. **. Repeat Violation**. Gap still present.
36-12-4 Basic.Floors not constructed to be easily cleanable. Missing, cracked tiles throughout.
29-11-4 Basic.Leaking pipe at plumbing fixture. Prep sink **. Repeat Violation**. Leaking
14-40-4 Basic.Nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair. Interior shelf of upright white door freezer cracked. **. Repeat Violation** still cracked
35A-08-4 High Priority.Live flies in kitchen. Several in container of unpeeled onions. Flies still present. 1/14/15 few observed
35A-05-4 High Priority.Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 3 live on trap above drink station. 1 on wall by ice bin at soda stationAt least 20 behind 2 glass door coolers in wait station area. At least 14 at an outlet box, on wall and floor behind refrigerators in prep area. 2 under the grill in kitchen. 1/10/151 live in dry storage 11 in wait station area. At least 12 under refrigerator in kitchen. 4 on walls and ceiling in kitchen1 on prep cooler. 1/14/151 on floor in wait station area1 in back of cooler on compressor1 on floor in kitchen 1 on wall near ladies restroom. Operator killed.
16-35-4 Intermediate.No chlorine chemical test kit provided when using chlorine sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine. **. Repeat Violation**
02C-02-4 Intermediate.Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. Rice, pork.

Inspection For: EL TEQUILA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1506064
License ID: 5402944
Inspection Visit ID: 5489926
Inspection Date: Saturday, January 10, 2015
Inspection Number: 2472893
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Emergency Order Callback Not Complied - Corrections to violations that resulted in an emergency order were not completed at the time of inspection. Violations may not be noted again on these inspection reports.
Total Number of Violations: 9
Number of High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
35A-03-4 Basic.Dead roaches on premises. 1 dead under food storage shelf,1 dead on kitchen floor3 by drink station. About a dozen in trap above soda station. 3 in light lenses in Ceiling in the prep area. 1 on hood system above flat top grill. 2 dead under grill. 1/10/152 dead on floor in kitchen.
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside. **. Repeat Violation**. Gap still present.
36-12-4 Basic.Floors not constructed to be easily cleanable. Missing, cracked tiles throughout.
29-11-4 Basic.Leaking pipe at plumbing fixture. Prep sink **. Repeat Violation**. Leaking
14-40-4 Basic.Nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair. Interior shelf of upright white door freezer cracked. **. Repeat Violation** still cracked
35A-08-4 High Priority.Live flies in kitchen. Several in container of unpeeled onions. Flies still present.
35A-05-4 High Priority.Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 3 live on trap above drink station. 1 on wall by ice bin at soda stationAt least 20 behind 2 glass door coolers in wait station area. At least 14 at an outlet box, on wall and floor behind refrigerators in prep area. 2 under the grill in kitchen. 1/10/151 live in dry storage 11 in wait station area. At least 12 under refrigerator in kitchen. 4 on walls and ceiling in kitchen1 on prep cooler.
16-35-4 Intermediate.No chlorine chemical test kit provided when using chlorine sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine. **. Repeat Violation**
02C-02-4 Intermediate.Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. Rice, pork.

Inspection For: EL TEQUILA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1506064
License ID: 5402944
Inspection Visit ID: 5489850
Inspection Date: Friday, January 09, 2015
Inspection Number: 2472893
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Emergency order recommended - Conditions have been found that endanger the health and safety of the public requiring immediate closure of the establishment.
Total Number of Violations: 25
Number of High Priority Violations: 9
Number of Intermediate Violations: 5
Number of Basic Violations: 11
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
35A-03-4 Basic.Dead roaches on premises. 1 dead under food storage shelf,1 dead on kitchen floor3 by drink station. About a dozen in trap above soda station. 3 in light lenses in Ceiling in the prep area. 1 on hood system above flat top grill. 2 dead under grill.
40-06-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area. Cellphone on shelf above pot of cooked chicken. **. Repeat Violation**
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. **. Repeat Violation**
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside. **. Repeat Violation**
36-12-4 Basic.Floors not constructed to be easily cleanable. Missing, cracked tiles throughout.
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Bag of rice. **Corrected On-Site**
36-13-4 Basic.Heavy Grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
22-19-4 Basic.Interior of microwave heavily soiled with encrusted food debris.
29-11-4 Basic.Leaking pipe at plumbing fixture. Prep sink **. Repeat Violation**
14-40-4 Basic.Nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair. Interior shelf of upright white door freezer cracked. **. Repeat Violation**
36-29-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated dust. Cobwebs above three bay sink. **. Repeat Violation**
12A-17-4 High Priority.Employee rubbed hands together for less than 10-15 seconds while washing hands.
12A-20-4 High Priority.Employee washed hands with no soap.
22-45-4 High Priority.Food-contact surfaces not sanitized after cleaning, before use. Do not use equipment/utensils not properly sanitized. 3 bay sink was not set up to sanitize dishes and employee was washing dishes at the time.
35A-08-4 High Priority.Live flies in kitchen. Several in container of unpeeled onions.
41-05-4 High Priority.Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. Roach bait **discarded in trash. Repeat Violation** **. Repeat Violation**
03D-05-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cooked/heated yesterday/on a previous day not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within a total of 6 hours. Food has been cooling overnight. See stop sale. Rice 50°
08A-01-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over cooked food. Shelled eggs over rice **Corrected On-Site**
35A-05-4 High Priority.Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 3 live on trap above drink station. 1 on wall by ice bin at soda stationAt least 20 behind 2 glass door coolers in wait station area. At least 14 at an outlet box, on wall and floor behind refrigerators in prep area. 2 under the grill in kitchen.
01B-02-4 High Priority.Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Rice found at 50° from yesterday.
31A-09-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. Items in sink, container and fruit peel. **. Repeat Violation**
31A-03-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to items stored in the sink. Plastics ramekin and lid, and fruit peel. **. Repeat Violation**
16-35-4 Intermediate.No chlorine chemical test kit provided when using chlorine sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine. **. Repeat Violation**
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Men's room.
02C-02-4 Intermediate.Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. Rice, pork.

Inspection For: EL TEQUILA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1506064
License ID: 5402944
Inspection Visit ID: 5456653
Inspection Date: Friday, January 09, 2015
Inspection Number: 2443683
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 11
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 4
Number of Basic Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
40-06-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area. Cell phone on prep counter in front kitchen **Warning**. Cell phone on wire shelf above food prep table, cooked chicken in pot below.
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Operator not wearing hair restraint **. Repeat Violation** **Warning** cook no hair restraint.
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior doors at rear of kitchen and storeroom has a gap at the threshold and side that opens to the outside. **Warning** not fixed.
29-11-4 Basic.Leaking pipe at plumbing fixture. Under prep sink in front kitchen **Warning**
14-40-4 Basic.Nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair. Interior of door on white single door RIF cracked and broken shelf **Warning** shelf still broken.
36-29-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated dust and cobwebs In kitchen area above where clean utensils car stored **Warning**. Cobwebs still present.
41-05-4 High Priority.Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. Spray bottle of home defense ant killer found on bottom shelf under back kitchen HWS **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**. Boric acid gel on food storage shelf.
31A-09-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. Front kitchen HWS found with pan of utensils in it. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning** plastic ramekin and lid and fruit peel present.
31A-03-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to items stored in the sink. Red plastic cup found in back kitchen HWS **Corrected On-Site** **Warning** plastic container and lid and fruit peel in hand wash sink.
32-11-5 Intermediate.Lack of paper towels or drying mechanism in both ladies and men's rest rooms **Warning** missing in men's room
16-35-4 Intermediate.No chlorine chemical test kit provided when using chlorine sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine. **Warning** none available.

Inspection For: EL TEQUILA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1506064
License ID: 5402944
Inspection Visit ID: 5389951
Inspection Date: Friday, November 07, 2014
Inspection Number: 2443683
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Warning Issued - Sanitary and/or safety conditions require the inspector to return in the near future to ensure corrective action has been taken for violations found.
Total Number of Violations: 16
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 7
Number of Basic Violations: 8
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
40-06-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area. Cell phone on prep counter in front kitchen **Warning**
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Operator not wearing hair restraint **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior doors at rear of kitchen and storeroom has a gap at the threshold and side that opens to the outside. **Warning**
14-69-4 Basic.Ice buildup in reach-in freezer. White single door freezer in front kitchen area **Warning**
29-11-4 Basic.Leaking pipe at plumbing fixture. Under prep sink in front kitchen **Warning**
23-15-4 Basic.ModerateAccumulation of food debris/soil residue on handwash sink. HWS in back kitchen next to range found with food debris in it **Warning**
14-40-4 Basic.Nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair. Interior of door on white single door RIF cracked and broken shelf **Warning**
36-29-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated dust and cobwebs In kitchen area above where clean utensils car stored **Warning**
41-05-4 High Priority.Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. Spray bottle of home defense ant killer found on bottom shelf under back kitchen HWS **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
22-20-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine. White plastic deflector panel inside machine has a moderate accumulation of black/pink mold like substance on it. **Warning**
05-07-4 Intermediate.Food thermometer(s) not calibrated according to manufacturer's specifications. Tested pocket thermometer in ice water bath and read 40° Adjusted with operator to 32° **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
31A-09-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. Front kitchen HWS found with pan of utensils in it. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
31A-03-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to items stored in the sink. Red plastic cup found in back kitchen HWS **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
32-11-5 Intermediate.Lack of paper towels or drying mechanism in both ladies and men's rest rooms **Warning**
53A-02-5 Intermediate.Manager lacking proof of food manager certification and no other certified food service manager employed at this location. A list of accredited food manager certification examination providers can be found at http://www. Myfloridalicense. Com/dbpr/hr/food-lodging/managercertification. Html. **Warning**
16-35-4 Intermediate.No chlorine chemical test kit provided when using chlorine sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine. **Warning**

Inspection For: EL TEQUILA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1506064
License ID: 5402944
Inspection Visit ID: 5325245
Inspection Date: Friday, August 08, 2014
Inspection Number: 2422835
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 9
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 9
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Kitchen staff **Warning**
36-15-4 Basic.Food debris accumulated on kitchen floor. Under counter next to range **Warning**
08B-12-4 Basic.Food stored in holding unit not covered. Prepared flan in glass front cooler not covered **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Tub of oil, case of tomatoes, case of iceberg lettuce on kitchen floor. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. By rear door at floor wall juncture **Warning**
10-08-4 Basic.Ice scoop handle in contact with ice. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
38-07-4 Basic.Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Spot lights in back kitchen over steam table **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
08A-26-4 Basic.Raw animal food stored above unwashed produce. RW shell eggs over lines in RIC **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. At cold prep table in kitchen **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**

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5 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: EL TEQUILA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1506064
License ID: 5402944
Inspection Visit ID: 5226586
Inspection Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Inspection Number: 2380521
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 2
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
38-07-4 Basic.Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Ceiling lights over cooks line **Warning**
50-06-4 High Priority - License expired within 30 days after expiration date. Spoke with operator who stated that he has mailed in the license fee. I recommended that he contact Talahassee directly to confirm receipt **Warning**

Inspection For: EL TEQUILA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1506064
License ID: 5402944
Inspection Visit ID: 5226585
Inspection Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Inspection Number: 2380521
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Warning Issued - Sanitary and/or safety conditions require the inspector to return in the near future to ensure corrective action has been taken for violations found.
Total Number of Violations: 17
Number of High Priority Violations: 8
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-11-4 Basic.Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. By soda dispenser at wait station **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
08B-46-4 Basic.Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in dry storage area. Tub of oil and bag of rice **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
08B-52-4 Basic.Food stored under dripping water line. In glass front cooler in kitchen **Warning**
38-07-4 Basic.Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Ceiling lights over cooks line **Warning**
24-18-4 Basic.Silverware/utensils stored upright with the food-contact surface up. Spoons and wire whip stored in container at drainboard by 3 bay sink **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Under wire shelf drainboard **Warning**
23-06-4 Basic.Wire shelving used as a drain board found rusted **Warning**
50-06-4 High Priority - License expired within 30 days after expiration date. Spoke with operator who stated that he has mailed in the license fee. I recommended that he contact Talahassee directly to confirm receipt **Warning**
41-07-4 High Priority.Container of medicine improperly stored. Cold medicine and pain relievers stored on cook line **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
03A-12-4 High Priority.Cut lettuce/cabbage/spinach/kale/chard cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Shredded lettuce prepared at 10:30 am found at 105 at 55°. Recommend rapid chill to 41°. Rechecked at 1:55 and found at 41° **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
03A-11-4 High Priority.Cut tomatoes cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Found at 55 at 1:00 pm recommend rapid chill to 41°. Rechecked temp at 1:55 and found at 38°**Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
01B-26-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food found greater than 47 degrees Fahrenheit but less than 70 degrees Fahrenheit more than six hours. See stop sale **Warning**
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw shell eggs over sour cream in glass front cooler in kitchen **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
01B-02-4 High Priority.Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Pulled chicken prepared on 4/21 found at 55°Pulled beef prepared on 4/21 found at 57°Operator discarded **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
41-11-4 High Priority.Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with single-service items. Spray bottle of windex next to SS foam cups **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
14-74-4 Intermediate.Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food at proper temperatures. Do not store potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food in this unit until the unit is capable of maintaining foods at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or colder. Prep station in front kitchen found running at 55°All foods removed from unit. Prep cooler cannot be used until repaired and running at proper temperature. **Warning**
31A-03-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to items stored in the sink. Assorted utensils found in HWS by cooks line **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**

Inspection For: EL TEQUILA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1506064
License ID: 5402944
Inspection Visit ID: 5007281
Inspection Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Inspection Number: 2319906
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 5
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
50-09-4 Basic.Current Hotel and Restaurant license not displayed. **. Repeat Violation**
21-10-4 Basic.In-use wet wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board. **Corrected On-Site**
24-18-4 Basic.Silverware/utensils stored upright with the food-contact surface up.
31A-11-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Cutting board blocking back hand sink. **. Repeat Violation**
03D-16-4 Intermediate.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food covered while cooling. Cheese sauce

Inspection For: EL TEQUILA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1506064
License ID: 5402944
Inspection Visit ID: 5131316
Inspection Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Inspection Number: 2319905
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 2
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
50-09-4 Basic.Current Hotel and Restaurant license not displayed. **Warning**
31A-11-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Area where stove and grill is. **Warning**

Inspection For: EL TEQUILA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1506064
License ID: 5402944
Inspection Visit ID: 5007280
Inspection Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Inspection Number: 2319905
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Warning Issued - Sanitary and/or safety conditions require the inspector to return in the near future to ensure corrective action has been taken for violations found.
Total Number of Violations: 16
Number of High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 5
Number of Basic Violations: 9
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-11-4 Basic.Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
14-45-4 Basic.Cardboard used to line nonfood-contact shelves. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
50-09-4 Basic.Current Hotel and Restaurant license not displayed. **Warning**
40-06-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area. Phone. **Warning**
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Box of tortillas **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. Missing part of wall missing above steam table and store room. **Warning**
10-08-4 Basic.Ice scoop handle in contact with ice. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
29-27-4 Basic.No mop sink or curbed cleaning facility provided. Removed from outside backdoor. **Warning**
02D-06-4 Basic.Packaged food has no English labeling. Rice, flour sugar. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
41-05-4 High Priority.Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
41-02-4 High Priority.Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with food. Bleach by salt **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
31A-11-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Area where stove and grill is. **Warning**
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Front handsink **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
53B-02-4 Intermediate.No proof of required state approved employee training provided for employee hired more than 60 days ago. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. **Warning**
31B-03-4 Intermediate.No soap provided at handwash sink. Front handsink **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
02C-02-4 Intermediate.Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. **Warning**

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: EL TEQUILA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1506064
License ID: 5402944
Inspection Visit ID: 5007280
Inspection Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Inspection Number: 2319905
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Warning Issued - Sanitary and/or safety conditions require the inspector to return in the near future to ensure corrective action has been taken for violations found.
Total Number of Violations: 16
Number of High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 5
Number of Basic Violations: 9
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-11-4 Basic.Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
14-45-4 Basic.Cardboard used to line nonfood-contact shelves. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
50-09-4 Basic.Current Hotel and Restaurant license not displayed. **Warning**
40-06-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area. Phone. **Warning**
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Box of tortillas **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. Missing part of wall missing above steam table and store room. **Warning**
10-08-4 Basic.Ice scoop handle in contact with ice. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
29-27-4 Basic.No mop sink or curbed cleaning facility provided. Removed from outside backdoor. **Warning**
02D-06-4 Basic.Packaged food has no English labeling. Rice, flour sugar. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
41-05-4 High Priority.Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
41-02-4 High Priority.Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with food. Bleach by salt **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
31A-11-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Area where stove and grill is. **Warning**
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Front handsink **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
53B-02-4 Intermediate.No proof of required state approved employee training provided for employee hired more than 60 days ago. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. **Warning**
31B-03-4 Intermediate.No soap provided at handwash sink. Front handsink **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
02C-02-4 Intermediate.Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. **Warning**

Inspection For: EL TEQUILA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1506064
License ID: 5402944
Inspection Visit ID: 4776218
Inspection Date: Monday, January 07, 2013
Inspection Number: 2253236
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
16-46-4 Basic.Old duct tape stuck to food containers after cleaning.
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Men''s restroom
51-11-4 Basic.Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: EL TEQUILA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1506064
License ID: 5402944
Inspection Visit ID: 4841904
Inspection Date: Monday, January 07, 2013
Inspection Number: 2253237
Visit Number: 3
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0

Inspection For: EL TEQUILA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1506064
License ID: 5402944
Inspection Visit ID: 4801505
Inspection Date: Monday, November 05, 2012
Inspection Number: 2253237
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Extension given, pending
Total Number of Violations: 2
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
22-28-1 Critical.- Violation: 22-28-1Observed interior of reach-in cooler with standing water and light food debris.
53B-08-1 Critical.- Violation: 53B-08-1No proof of required employee training provided. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR?#ontracted provider: Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. This violation must be corrected by : 11/05/12. Time extended for an additional 60 days. Person in charge says certificates stored off site.

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day El Tequila Restaurant in Melbourne Florida may have fewer or more violations than noted in their most recent restaurant inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-term conditions at Melbourne's El Tequila Restaurant.

A summary of violations found during inspections are listed in the Food Service Inspection boxes above. Cited are violations of Florida's sanitation and safety laws, which are based on the standards of U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Food Code.

Effective January 1, 2013, the Florida Division of Hotels and Restaurants adopted a new three-tiered violation classification system that replaces the "critical" or "non-critical" classification in use up until then. The new system uses the terms "High Priority," "Intermediate" and "Basic" which better define violation information for consumers, making it easier to understand.

In general, High Priority violations are those which could contribute directly to a foodborne illness or injury. Although the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) uses the term "High Priority", varying degrees of severity and potential risk to the public require inspectors to assess each situation in determining the appropriate action. In addition, while El Tequila Restaurant may have multiple violations, the inspectors' training and judgment formulate the overall result of the inspection to ensure public health and safety.

Intermediate violations are those which, if not addressed, could lead to risk factors that contribute to foodborne illness or injury. Basic violations are those which are considered best practices to implement.

Formally, Critical violations were those that, if not corrected, were more likely to contribute directly to food contamination, illness or environmental damage. Noncritical violations did not directly relate to foodborne illness risk, but were preventive measures that included practices and procedures which effectively controled environmental conditions. Left uncorrected, noncritical violations could undermine the overall food safety program of an establishment and lead to the development of critical violations.

While most establishments correct all violations in a timely manner (often during the inspection), the division's procedures are designed to compel compliance with all violations through follow-up visits, administration action or closure when necessary.

Violations listed refer to the revelant section of Florida regulation that has been observed to be deficient during the inspection. Each establishment must comply with the language of the inspection statement. For purposes of enforcement and compliance, the DBPR recognizes the status as printed on the inspection form, although the severity of the violation observed may warrant additional action regardless of its "High Priority/Intermediate/Basic" or "critical/noncritical" designation.


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