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El Leoncito Restaurant

El Leoncito Restaurant
4280 S Washington Ave
Titusville, FL 32780
(321)267-1159

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3 Disciplinary Activity Orders Since January 2007

NoticeThe Division of Hotels and Restaurants conducts regular inspections of public food service establishments to assure compliance with state sanitation and safety laws.

El Leoncito Restaurant either allowed conditions to exist that pose an immediate threat to the public's health and safety or repeatedly did not correct non-critical violations noted during routine and call-back inspections, despite being given oral and written warnings and ample time to do so.

Each of the listed cases involves either a signed stipulation (“settlement”) between the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and El Leoncito Restaurant or a Final Order issued after a formal administrative hearing has been conducted. Section 509.261, Florida Statutes, authorizes the Division of Hotels and Restaurants to fine, suspend or revoke the license of establishments that do not comply with state health and safety laws.


Case Number: 4--2007014330 - On April 25, 2007 El Leoncito Restaurant, Titusville was ordered to pay $1050 for violations observed during its March 01, 2007 inspection.

Case Number: 4--2009052258 - On May 24, 2010 El Leoncito Restaurant, Titusville was ordered to pay $800 for violations observed during its September 24, 2009 inspection.

Case Number: 4--2010037027 - On February 10, 2011 El Leoncito Restaurant, Titusville was ordered to pay $400 for violations observed during its June 24, 2010 inspection.

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3 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 5386547
Inspection Date: Friday, November 07, 2014
Inspection Number: 2442708
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: 23
Number of High Priority Violations: 3
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 17
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-15-4 Basic.Accumulation of food debris/soil residue on hand wash sinks through out kitchen
14-01-4 Basic.Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. Bowls used to scoop foods in the dry storage containers.
21-32-4 Basic.Cloth used as a food-contact surface. **Corrected On-Site**
14-71-4 Basic.Duct tape used to repair nonfood-contact surface. 3 bay sink.
24-08-4 Basic.Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting.
36-18-4 Basic.Floor tiles cracked, broken or in disrepair also grout missing around tiles causing food and water to lay.
36-13-4 Basic.Heavy Grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
10-19-4 Basic.In-use tongs stored on oven door handle.
10-01-4 Basic.In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous (non-time/temperature control for safety) food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container.
21-10-4 Basic.In-use wet wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board.
14-34-4 Basic.Interior of ice machine with rust that has pitted the surface.
38-07-4 Basic.Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Over salad cooler
05-09-4 Basic.No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in holding unit. White upright cooler.
14-40-4 Basic.Observed ice bath not effective. Recommend adding water to make it a slush ice ice bath. Manager took corrective action. Added water to ice
16-46-4 Basic.Old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning.
23-12-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler shelves heavily soiled with encrusted food debris.
36-27-4 Basic.Walls heavily soiled with accumulated food debris. N rough out kitchen
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Ice bath : c. H shredded cheese 48° sliced tomatoes 50° cut lettuce 48° recommend rapid chill. Rechecked found at 40° **Corrected On-Site**
12A-02-4 High Priority.Server handled soiled dishes or utensils and then picked up plated food, served food, or prepared a beverage without washing hands.
29-34-4 High Priority.Vacuum breaker missing at hose bibb. Out by washer for red hose
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. White cooler
31B-03-4 Intermediate.No soap provided at handwash sink. Server hand sink. **Corrected On-Site**
03F-10-4 Intermediate.No written procedures available for use of time as a public health control to hold potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food.
45-02-4 Portable fire extinguisher gauge in red zone. For reporting purposes only. Abc located in rent of the fryers

Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 5386159
Inspection Date: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Inspection Number: 2404648
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: 1
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-25-4 Basic.Build-up of grease/dust/debris on hood filters. Heavy build up. **. Repeat Violation**

Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 5298220
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Inspection Number: 2404648
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: 9
Number of High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-25-4 Basic.Build-up of grease/dust/debris on hood filters. Heavy build up. **. Repeat Violation**
36-35-4 Basic.Ceiling soiled with accumulated grease. In fryer area.
10-06-4 Basic.In-use utensil not stored with handle above the top of potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food and rim of the container. Non handled bowl used to scoop tomatoes.
12B-13-4 Basic.Opened employee beverage container in a cold holding unit with food to be served to customers. Opened can of ginger ale in wait station cooler. **. Repeat Violation**
23-12-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler shelves soiled with encrusted food debris.
36-72-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler/walk-in freezer floor soiled.
03A-16-4 High Priority.All potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) foods in walk-in cooler cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Outside, items in second walk in cooler.
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. In walk in cooler, raw beef over carrots. **. Repeat Violation**
14-76-4 Intermediate.Walk-in cooler not 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. Second walk in cooler.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 4968542
Inspection Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Inspection Number: 2292902
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: 15
Number of High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 12
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-03-4 Basic.Build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. Hood filters.
12B-07-4 Basic.Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Back cook line.
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. Broken lids on pans, margarita pans,
36-22-4 Basic.Floor area(s) covered with standing water. Observed standing water throughout. Owner stated that they just sprayed the floors throughout to clean. Employees, dry mopping
33-19-4 Basic.Garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster. Boxes overflowing.
10-12-4 Basic.In-use ice scoop stored on soiled surface between uses. Directly on top of ice machine.
14-29-4 Basic.Nonfood-grade plastic to-go/thank you bags used in direct contact to store food. In freezer.
16-46-4 Basic.Old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning.
12B-13-4 Basic.Opened employee beverage container in a cold holding unit with food to be served to customers. Opened soda bottle. **Corrected On-Site**
25-06-4 Basic.Single-service articles not stored inverted or protected from contamination. Large to go containers, cups. **Corrected On-Site**
29-19-4 Basic.Standing water in floor drain/floor drain draining very slowly. Cook line.
23-12-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler shelves soiled with encrusted food debris.
08A-09-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in walk-in cooler. Raw chicken over sauce, raw in shell eggs over cheese. And raw shrimp over chees
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. In second walk in cooler raw beef over vegetables
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. By triple sink. **. Repeat Violation**

Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 5132495
Inspection Date: Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Inspection Number: 2370418
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Full
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 LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 5131078
Inspection Date: Friday, September 27, 2013
Inspection Number: 2370418
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Full
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: 12
Number of High Priority Violations: 4
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 6
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-38-4 Basic.Attached equipment soiled with accumulated dust. Walk in fan cover.
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. Cook line, hood filter, grease draining system along upper wall in disrepair. Grease is being drained into bucket near soups. Wall area and drainage system soiled with grease.
36-22-4 Basic.Floor area(s) covered with standing water. By triple sink area. **. Repeat Violation**
33-03-4 Basic.No waste receptacle installed at handwash sink in kitchen provided with disposable towels.
14-40-4 Basic.Nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair. Main walk in cooler not maintaining. On order, new unit will be replaced next week.
36-26-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area. Bottom wall / cove molding area. In dish machine and triple sink area.
03A-16-4 High Priority.All potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) foods in walk-in cooler cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Rapid chilled. In freezer. Then will store in second walk in cooler.
03A-14-4 High Priority.Cheese/milk/creamer/other dairy products cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cheese in cook line ice bath. Will discard after 4 hours. Discussed tphc
09-01-4 High Priority.Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands - food was not being heated as a sole ingredient to 145 degrees F. Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. Observed cook cutting onions no gloves. Another another cutting lettuce for salads, another employee cutting tomatoes for salads. Three different employees with bare hand contact. Stressed importance to operator.
35A-02-4 High Priority.Live, small flying insects in triple sink and dish area.
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. **Corrected On-Site**
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. Cooked meats, beans, etc.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 5132495
Inspection Date: Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Inspection Number: 2370418
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Full
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 LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 5131078
Inspection Date: Friday, September 27, 2013
Inspection Number: 2370418
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Full
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: 12
Number of High Priority Violations: 4
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-38-4 Basic.Attached equipment soiled with accumulated dust. Walk in fan cover.
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. Cook line, hood filter, grease draining system along upper wall in disrepair. Grease is being drained into bucket near soups. Wall area and drainage system soiled with grease.
36-22-4 Basic.Floor area(s) covered with standing water. By triple sink area. **. Repeat Violation**
33-03-4 Basic.No waste receptacle installed at handwash sink in kitchen provided with disposable towels.
14-40-4 Basic.Nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair. Main walk in cooler not maintaining. On order, new unit will be replaced next week.
36-26-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area. Bottom wall / cove molding area. In dish machine and triple sink area.
03A-16-4 High Priority.All potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) foods in walk-in cooler cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Rapid chilled. In freezer. Then will store in second walk in cooler.
03A-14-4 High Priority.Cheese/milk/creamer/other dairy products cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cheese in cook line ice bath. Will discard after 4 hours. Discussed tphc
09-01-4 High Priority.Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands - food was not being heated as a sole ingredient to 145 degrees F. Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. Observed cook cutting onions no gloves. Another another cutting lettuce for salads, another employee cutting tomatoes for salads. Three different employees with bare hand contact. Stressed importance to operator.
35A-02-4 High Priority.Live, small flying insects in triple sink and dish area.
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. **Corrected On-Site**
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. Cooked meats, beans, etc.

Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 4678962
Inspection Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Inspection Number: 2199610
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: 12
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 10
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
06-05-4 Basic.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed in standing water. Raw chicken **Corrected On-Site**
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Case of chicken **Corrected On-Site**
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. Chip bowls, cracked. Has new bowls onsite, will replace cracked ones.
16-55-4 Basic.Dishmachine not washing/rinsing properly. Must wash, rinse and sanitize all dishware, equipment and utensils in three-compartment sink until dishmachine is functioning properly. 0 ppm chlorine, not dispensing properly.
22-22-4 Intermediate.Encrusted material on can opener blade. **Corrected On-Site**
23-06-4 Basic.Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Non food contact cutting board. **Corrected On-Site**
24-05-4 Basic.Clean glasses, cups, bowls, plates, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. Silverware, wait station. **Corrected On-Site**
29-34-4 High Priority.Vacuum breaker missing at hose bibb. By mop sink.
32-12-4 Basic.Covered waste receptacle not provided in women''s bathroom.
36-41-4 Basic.Fan cover in walk-in cooler has accumulation of dust/debris. **Corrected On-Site**
36-62-4 Basic.Light not functioning. Dish room.
47-03-4 Observed electrical wiring in disrepair. For reporting purposes only. **Corrected On-Site**
51-11-4 Basic.Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. **Corrected On-Site**

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 4599660
Inspection Date: Friday, May 18, 2012
Inspection Number: 2092011
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Extension given, pending
Total Number of Violations: 9
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical.- Violation: 03A-07-1Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. All items in walk in cooler. Per operator , out of temperature less than 4 hours. Left very late last night and was in temperature. Rapid chilled all potentially hazardous foods in walk in cooler. Repairman will be here at 1 pm today. Callback-calibrated thermometer with kitchen manager. In walk in cooler, cooked shrimp 44, sour cream 46, cooked chicken 46 , cooked onions in broth 46 and swiss cheese 46.
04-01-1 Critical.- Violation: 04-01-1Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Walk in cooler. Scheduled for repair today. All potentially hazardous foods removed.
08A-29-1 Critical.- Violation: 08A-29-1Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. Observed uncovered pans of prepared foods throughout. Items were not in cooling process. Cooked meats, rellenos, etc. Repeat Violation.
14-33-1 Violation: 14-33-1Observed equipment in poor repair. Outside ice machine leaving gap where ice is exposed to environment.
23-06-1 Violation: 23-06-1Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Exterior of sauce buckets in walk in cooler.
37-03-1 Violation: 37-03-1Observed wall in disrepair. By triple sink. Repeat Violation.
37-09-1 Violation: 37-09-1Wall not smooth and easily cleanable. Renovations in progress. Kitchen wall in disrepair.
38-10-1 Violation: 38-10-1Light not functioning. Dish room.
53A-09-1 Critical.- Violation: 53A-09-1No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation. Did not have copy of card with her. Callback- approximately 7 employees engaged in food prep with no certified manager onsite

Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 4339240
Inspection Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012
Inspection Number: 2092011
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 10
Number of Noncritical Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-22-1 Critical.- Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Cooked meats,etc.
03A-07-1 Critical.- Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. All items in walk in cooler. Per operator , out of temperature less than 4 hours. Left very late last night and was in temperature. Rapid chilled all potentially hazardous foods in walk in cooler. Repairman will be here at 1 pm today.
04-01-1 Critical.- Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Walk in cooler. Scheduled for repair today. All potentially hazardous foods removed.
08A-24-1 Critical.- Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. Raw chicken over raw beef in upright white refrigerator. Corrected On Site.
08A-26-1 Critical.- Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw beef and chicken over cooked vegetables , walk in cooler. Corrected On Site.
08A-29-1 Critical.- Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. Observed uncovered pans of prepared foods throughout. Items were not in cooling process. Cooked meats, rellenos, etc. Repeat Violation.
10-04-1 In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location. Ice machine scoop stored directly on ice machine. Corrected On Site.
14-33-1 Observed equipment in poor repair. Outside ice machine leaving gap where ice is exposed to environment.
23-06-1 Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Exterior of sauce buckets in walk in cooler.
29-11-1 Observed leaking pipe at plumbing fixture. Triple sink.
32-16-1 Critical.- Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Bar.
32-17-1 Critical.- Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. Bar.
32-17-1 Critical.- Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. Wait station.
37-03-1 Observed wall in disrepair. By triple sink. Repeat Violation.
37-09-1 Wall not smooth and easily cleanable. Renovations in progress. Kitchen wall in disrepair.
38-10-1 Light not functioning. Dish room.
53A-09-1 Critical.- No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation. Did not have copy of card with her.

Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 4339241
Inspection Date: Monday, December 05, 2011
Inspection Number: 2092012
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Items in wait station upper reach in. Milk, cream.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Wait station reach in. Will not store potentially hazardous foods, milk, creamers in unit until maintaining 41 degrees or below.
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. Pans of meat, peppers. , rellenos, burritos, tacos, etc. Corrected On Site.
12A-15-1 Critical. Observed food preparation sinks, handsinks or warewashing machine used for purposes other than the designated use. Full of ice. Wait station.
15-30-1 Shelves attached to walls in walk-ins not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable. Rusted and peeling.
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Cutting board.
36-13-1 Observed debris accumulated under cooking equipment. By soda system.
37-03-1 Observed wall in disrepair. By triple sink.
37-15-1 Observed ceiling soiled with accumulated food debris/ dust. Walk in cooler.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 4001518
Inspection Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Inspection Number: 1989201
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: 11
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Rellenos, meats, taquitos, etc. Repeat Violation.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw fish over onions, white refrigerator. Repeat Violation.
09-04-1 Critical. Observed bare hand contact of ready-to-eat food by employees and establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure in effect. Chopping onions. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
14-31-1 Equipment or utensils non handled. Wood non handled bowl used for scooping vegetables. Walk in.
24-10-1 Observed utensils stored in crevices between equipment. Back triple sink. Knives.
29-11-1 Observed leaking pipe at plumbing fixture. Triple sink.
37-04-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area. Under dish pit.
37-05-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated food debris. Throughout kitchen.
37-11-1 Observed attached equipment soiled with accumulated dust. Walk in fans.
38-10-1 Light not functioning. Storage room.
41B-03-1 Critical. Observed unlabeled spray bottle. Bar.

Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 4135016
Inspection Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010
Inspection Number: 2032016
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Full
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: 25
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 15
Number of Noncritical Violations: 10
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-14-1 Critical. Observed dented/rusted cans. Corrected On Site.
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Burritos, cooked meats, rellenos, etc. Repeat Violation.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cuban sandwiches, piccadillo. Corrected On Site. Rapidly chilled.
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. Raw chicken over raw beef, upright reach in.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw chicken over cheeses, walk in cooler.
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. Repeat Violation.
09-01-1 Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food. Sugar, dressing , etc. Corrected On Site.
09-04-1 Critical. Observed bare hand contact of ready-to-eat food by employees and establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure in effect. Cook cutting cleaned tomatoes no gloves Corrected On Site.
10-04-1 In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location. Knives, Corrected On Site.
12A-13-1 Critical. Observed employee handling soiled equipment or utensils then engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands. Corrected On Site.
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Corrected On Site.
14-27-1 Water treatment device has not been inspected or serviced according to manufacturer's instructions. Water filters. Not dated. Corrected On Site.
15-30-1 Shelves attached to walls in walk-ins not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed moderate buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
22-26-1 Critical. Observed buildup of soiled material on racks in the reach-in cooler.
23-06-1 Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Toaster oven.
24-05-1 Clean glasses, cups, utensils, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. Plates, dished. Storage racks.
25-06-1 Observed single-service articles stored without protection from contamination. Not inverted, cups. Corrected On Site.
30-02-1 Critical. Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb.
32-10-1 Critical. Covered waste receptacle not provided in women's bathroom.
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Kitchen. Corrected On Site.
37-05-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated food debris. Kitchen.
37-11-1 Observed attached equipment soiled with accumulated dust. Walk in cooler fans.
38-07-1 Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Kitchen.

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6 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 3929174
Inspection Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010
Inspection Number: 1941370
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Admin. complaint recommended
Total Number of Violations: 4
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-22-1 Critical. Violation: 02-22-1Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Cooked meats, tamales, tacos, in walk-in cooler.
03A-07-1 Critical. Violation: 03A-07-1Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. All PHF'S in walk-in cooler temping 45-61F. This violation must be corrected by : 6/23/2010. On 6/25/2010 callback: beef broth, 45F; cooked beef, 47F; cooked hamburger, 47F; butter, 47F; cooked burritos, 47F.
04-01-1 Critical. Violation: 04-01-1Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Walk-in cooler. This violation must be corrected by : 6/23/1010. On 6/24/2010 callback: all PHF'S in walk-in cooler temping 45-47F.
36-14-1 Violation: 36-14-1Observed grease accumulated on kitchen floor.

Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 3929173
Inspection Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Inspection Number: 1941370
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: 21
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 15
Number of Noncritical Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-16-1 Critical. Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse (see Stop Sale Notice).
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Cooked meats, tamales, tacos, in walk-in cooler.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cheese 64F, Advised. Item returned to walk-in cooler.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. All PHF'S in walk-in cooler temping 45-61F. This violation must be corrected by : 6/23/2010.
03D-01-1 Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Beans, beef, chicken cooled in deep containers.
03D-05-1 Critical. Cooked potentially hazardous food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. Beef, chicken, black beans. Stop sale issued.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Walk-in cooler. This violation must be corrected by : 6/23/1010.
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered food in walk-in cooler.
10-04-1 Ice scoop for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location.
14-31-1 Ready to eat foods dispensed with a bowl with no handle.
16-03-1 Critical. Observed accumulation of debris in warewashing machine and associated equipment.
20A-10-1 Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed buildup of soil in the interior of ice machine.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed soil buildup inside ice chute.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed soil buildup inside ice bin- beverage station at bar.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed encrusted material on can opener.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease under hood.
23-07-1 Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets- wait station.
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions.
36-14-1 Observed grease accumulated on kitchen floor.
37-07-1 Observed wall in back prep area soiled with accumulated dust; wall near grill area soiled with grease.

Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 3667668
Inspection Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Inspection Number: 1879863
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: 11
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 8
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food in walk-in cooler not properly date marked.
09-01-1 Critical. Observed improper use of cup with no handle used to dispense sugar.
09-04-1 Critical. Observed bare hand contact of ready-to-eat food by employees and establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure in effect. Employee handling tomatoes with barehands. Corrected On Site.
16-03-1 Critical. Observed dishmachine not clean.
22-18-1 Critical. Observed soil residue on plastic food storage containers.
24-09-1 Observed clean equipment- ice sticks stored on walk-in freezer floor.
32-17-1 Critical. No soap at handsink near dishmachine.
36-11-1 Floor behind bar not maintained smooth and durable- tiles missing.
37-06-1 Observed wall behind grills soiled with accumulated grease.
41A-10-1 Critical. Observed toxic item improperly stored. Spray cleanser stored over 3 compartment sink.
47-16-2 Critical. Electrical outlet behind freezer in wait station missing cover plate. For reporting purposes only.

Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 3748722
Inspection Date: Thursday, September 24, 2009
Inspection Number: 1879864
Visit Number: 3
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Admin. complaint recommended
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 3748706
Inspection Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Inspection Number: 1879864
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Extension given, pending
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 3667669
Inspection Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Inspection Number: 1879864
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: 71
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 42
Number of Noncritical Violations: 29
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02 Critical. Original container: properly labeled, date marking
03 Critical. Food maintained at proper temperatures
03A Critical. Cold food at proper temperatures during storage, display, service, transport, and cold holding
03A Critical. Cold food at proper temperatures during storage, display, service, transport, and cold holding
03A Critical. Cold food at proper temperatures during storage, display, service, transport, and cold holding
03A Critical. Cold food at proper temperatures during storage, display, service, transport, and cold holding
03A Critical. Cold food at proper temperatures during storage, display, service, transport, and cold holding
03A Critical. Cold food at proper temperatures during storage, display, service, transport, and cold holding
03C Critical. Foods properly cooked/reheated
04 Critical. Facilities to maintain product temperature
08 Critical. Food protection
08 Critical. Food protection
08 Critical. Food protection
08 Critical. Food protection
08 Critical. Food protection
09 Critical. Foods handled with minimum contact
09 Critical. Foods handled with minimum contact
09 Critical. Foods handled with minimum contact
10 In use food dispensing utensils properly stored
12 Critical. Employee hygiene
12 Critical. Employee hygiene
12 Critical. Employee hygiene
12A Critical. Hands washed and clean, good hygienic practices (observed), alternative operation plan
14 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located
14 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located
14 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located
14 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located
14 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located
15 Non-food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located
15 Non-food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located
16 Critical. Dishwashing facilities designed, constructed, operated1. Wash 2. Rinse 3. Sanitize
20 Critical. Sanitization-concentration and/or temperature
21 Wiping cloths clean, used properly, stored
21 Wiping cloths clean, used properly, stored
22 Critical. Food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils clean
22 Critical. Food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils clean
22 Critical. Food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils clean
22 Critical. Food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils clean
22 Critical. Food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils clean
23 Non-food contact surfaces clean
23 Non-food contact surfaces clean
23 Non-food contact surfaces clean
24 Storage/handling of clean equipment, utensils
24 Storage/handling of clean equipment, utensils
25 Single service items properly stored, handled, dispensed
26 Single service articles not re-used
27 Critical. Water source safe, hot and cold under pressure
29 Plumbing installed and maintained
30 Critical. Cross-connection, back siphonage, backflow
31 Critical. Toilet and handwashing facilities, number, convenient, designed, installed
35A Critical. Presence of insects/rodents. Animals prohibited
35B Critical. Outer openings protected from insects, rodent proof
35B Critical. Outer openings protected from insects, rodent proof
36 Floors properly constructed, clean, drained, coved
36 Floors properly constructed, clean, drained, coved
36 Floors properly constructed, clean, drained, coved
37 Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean
37 Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean
38 Lighting provided as required. Fixtures shielded
38 Lighting provided as required. Fixtures shielded
40 Employee lockers provided and used, clean
40 Employee lockers provided and used, clean
41 Critical. Toxic items properly stored, labeled and used
41 Critical. Toxic items properly stored, labeled and used
42 Premises maintained, free of litter, unnecessary articles. Cleaning and maintenance equipment properly stored. Kitchen restricted to authorized personnel
43 Complete separation from living/sleeping area, laundry
47 Critical. Electrical wiring - adequate, good repair
47 Critical. Electrical wiring - adequate, good repair
50 Critical. Current license properly displayed
52 Critical. False/misleading statements published or advertised relating to food/beverage
53B Critical. Employee training validation

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5 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 3554158
Inspection Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Inspection Number: 1820259
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: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 3554157
Inspection Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Inspection Number: 1820259
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: 5
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Items in walk-in cooler temping 45-47F. Items in refrigerator temping 45-46F. This violation must be corrected by : 4/29/2009.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Walk-in cooler, refrigerator. This violation must be corrected by : 4/29/2009.
05-09-1 Critical. No conspicuously located thermometer in reach-in units.
09-01-1 Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ice. Corrected On Site.
22-18-1 Critical. Observed soil residue on food storage containers.

Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 3484066
Inspection Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Inspection Number: 1688201
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: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 3213382
Inspection Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Inspection Number: 1688201
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: 10
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 8
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-16-1 Critical. Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse (see Stop Sale Notice).
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Chicken in ice bin at grill line. Advised. Employee added ice to product. Corrected On Site.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Tacos, sandwiches, empanadas, in glass door reach-in cooler at the cookline. Employee states product has been in unit overnight. This violation must be corrected by : 12/17/2008.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Glass door reach-in cooler at cookline. This violation must be corrected by : 12/17/2008.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw chicken stored over cooked meat, walk-in cooler.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed light buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed light soil buildup inside ice chute. Wait station.
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. Wait station.
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on storage room floor.
51-11-1 Carbon dioxide tanks not adequately secured.

Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 3213383
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Inspection Number: 1688202
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: 6
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Refried beans, RTE-PHF'S. Walk-in cooler. Advised.
03B-03-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Cheese sauce, hot holding. Advised. Corrected On Site.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw shrimp over beverages, walk-in cooler. Corrected On Site.
09-01-1 Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food. Chips.
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. Exterior of refrigerator. Corrected On Site.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 2969256
Inspection Date: Thursday, March 27, 2008
Inspection Number: 1616340
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: 13
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 10
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Sour cream, cheese, at cookline. Advised. Corrected On Site.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Chicken, grill station. Advised. Corrected On Site.
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. Walk-in freezer and cooler.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed encrusted material on can opener.
22-23-1 Critical. Observed encrusted, soiled material on slicer.
22-26-1 Critical. Observed buildup of soiled material on racks in the reach-in cooler. Reach-in near warewashing area.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. Hood filters.
23-08-1 Observed soda gun holster with accumulated slime/debris. Bar.
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. Bar.
40-04-1 Observed purse stored with pitchers, wait station.
45-09-1 Critical. Pull stations for fire suppression system not properly identified/labeled.
45-35-1 Critical. No current hood fire suppression system inspection report available. Corrected On Site.
46-09-1 Critical. Exit signs not properly illuminated. Kitchen.

Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 3037901
Inspection Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Inspection Number: 1616341
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: 1
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-26-1 Critical. Violation: 08A-26-1Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Walk-in freezer.

Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
License ID: 3181627
Inspection Visit ID: 2969257
Inspection Date: Friday, November 16, 2007
Inspection Number: 1616341
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 12
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-13-1 Critical. Consumer advisory for raw/undercooked animal products not provided.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Walk-in freezer.
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed food stored on floor. Walk-in cooler.
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. Ice tea bins.
09-05-1 Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense food that is not ready-to-eat. Cup stored in rice bin.
12A-13-1 Critical. Observed employee handling soiled equipment or utensils then engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands.
17-07-1 Critical. No chemical test kit provided when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine. Test kit damaged.
22-18-1 Critical. Observed soil residue in storage containers.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed encrusted material on can opener.
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Dishmachine.
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Gas stove.
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Grill.
23-05-1 Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Tortilla chip containers.
25-04-1 Observed single-service items stored on floor.
36-13-1 Observed grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
38-07-1 Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Walk-in freezer.

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5 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
Inspection Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Inspection Number: 1536263
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Full
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: 2
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
1 risk violation of code 02 which requires:
  • “02 - Original container; properly labeled, date marking, shell stock tags.”
  • “02-11 - Consumer advisory on raw/undercooked oysters.”
  • “02-13 - Consumer advisory on raw/undercooked animal products.”
1 risk violation of code 03 which requires:
  • “03a - Cold food at proper temperatures during storage, display, service, transport and cold holding.”
  • “03b - Hot food at proper temperature.”
  • “03c - Foods properly cooked/reheated.”
  • “03d - Foods properly cooled.”

Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
Inspection Date: Monday, June 11, 2007
Inspection Number: 1480165
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: 7
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
1 risk violation of code 08 which requires:
  • “08a - Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation.”
  • “08b - Cross-contamination, equipment, personnel, storage.”
  • “08c - Potential for cross-contamination, storage practices; damaged food segregated.”
2 risk violations of code 09 which requires:
  • “Foods handled with minimum contact.”
2 violations of code 23 which requires:
  • “Non-food contact surfaces clean.”
2 violations of code 37 which requires:
  • “Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean”

Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
Inspection Date: Monday, June 11, 2007
Inspection Number: 1480167
Visit Number: 3
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Admin. Complaint Callback Complied - Return visit resulting from an administrative complaint found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
Inspection Date: Thursday, March 01, 2007
Inspection Number: 1480167
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Admin. complaint recommended
Total Number of Violations: 5
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
1 risk violation of code 02 which requires:
  • “02 - Original container; properly labeled, date marking, shell stock tags.”
  • “02-11 - Consumer advisory on raw/undercooked oysters.”
  • “02-13 - Consumer advisory on raw/undercooked animal products.”
1 critical violation of code 17 which requires:
  • “Thermometers, gauges, test kits provided”
1 violation of code 36 which requires:
  • “Floors properly constructed, clean, drained, coved”
1 violation of code 37 which requires:
  • “Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean”
1 risk violation of code 41 which requires:
  • “41a - Toxic substances properly stored.”
  • “41b - Toxic substances properly labeled, used.”

Inspection For: EL LEONCITO
License Number: 1502088
Inspection Date: Monday, January 29, 2007
Inspection Number: 1480167
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 10
Number of Noncritical Violations: 7
Details
1 risk violation of code 02 which requires:
  • “02 - Original container; properly labeled, date marking, shell stock tags.”
  • “02-11 - Consumer advisory on raw/undercooked oysters.”
  • “02-13 - Consumer advisory on raw/undercooked animal products.”
1 critical violation of code 05 which requires:
  • “Thermometers provided and conspicuously placed.”
1 risk violation of code 08 which requires:
  • “08a - Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation.”
  • “08b - Cross-contamination, equipment, personnel, storage.”
  • “08c - Potential for cross-contamination, storage practices; damaged food segregated.”
1 violation of code 14 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located”
1 critical violation of code 16 which requires:
  • “Dishwashing facilities designed, constructed, operated”
1 critical violation of code 17 which requires:
  • “Thermometers, gauges, test kits provided”
1 violation of code 23 which requires:
  • “Non-food contact surfaces clean.”
1 violation of code 24 which requires:
  • “Storage/handling of clean equipment, utensils”
1 critical violation of code 28 which requires:
  • “Sewage and wastewater disposed properly.”
1 violation of code 34 which requires:
  • “Outside storage area clean, enclosure properly constructed”
2 violations of code 36 which requires:
  • “Floors properly constructed, clean, drained, coved”
1 violation of code 37 which requires:
  • “Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean”
1 risk violation of code 41 which requires:
  • “41a - Toxic substances properly stored.”
  • “41b - Toxic substances properly labeled, used.”
3 critical violations of code 45 which requires:
  • “Fire extinguishers - proper and sufficient (For Reporting Purposes Only)”

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day El Leoncito Restaurant in Titusville 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 Titusville's El Leoncito 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 Leoncito 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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