Dead roaches among dozens of violations at Boca Raton restaurant 'Uncle Tai's'

In the last two weeks, there have been no emergency closures of restaurants in Palm Beach County or on the Treasure Coast. 


Out of the hundreds of restaurants in our area inspected by the state, "Uncle Tai's" in Boca Raton had the most violations, with 41. Most of the violations were basic; eight of them were high priority. Inspectors found dead roaches and food held at a potentially dangerous temperature. Howard, a manager at "Uncle Tai's", says they're in the process of cleaning up, and have contacted a pest control company.

Below is a list of other restaurants cited for rodent/roach activity and/or stop sales on food in the past two weeks.


China Tokyo, 815 Donald Ross Road in Juno Beach, was cited for live roaches found by the sushi station and the to-go counter. The restaurant says they called a pest control company right away.

Out of the Blue, 3238 Casseekey Island Road in Jupiter, was cited for live roaches under the dish machine. There were also rodent droppings found on top of the dish machine. The restaurant's new owner, Jane, says they were not open for business at the time and have called in a pest control company to take care of the problem.

Henry's, 16850 Jog Road in Delray Beach, was cited for live flies in the kitchen.


13 American Table, 451 East Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton, had a stop sale on food held at a potentially hazardous temperature for more than six hours. Alberto, the restaurant's manager, says they changed out the cooler and the issue has been resolved.

Orchids of Siam, 3027 Forest Hill Blvd in West Palm Beach, had a stop sale on rice not cooled properly.

La Cosinita Latina, 2480 S. Congress Ave in Palm Springs, had a stop sale on food that lacked proper time markings to determine temperature. The owner, Angela, says the proper paperwork was locked in her office, and she was not there at the time of inspection.

Chinatown Garden, 1117 NE Jensen Beach Blvd in Jensen Beach, had a stop sale on chicken wings held overnight at the wrong temperature.

Hampton Inn Breakfast, 1601 Worthington Road in West Palm Beach, had a stop sale on pancake batter that was held at the wrong temperature.

Renzo's Cafe Pizzeria, 6900 N. Federal Highway in Boca Raton, had a stop sale issued on food due to temperature abuse.

Cowboys BBQ & Steak Co, 5000 Okeechobee Road in Fort Pierce, had a stop sale on pulled chicken not cooled properly. The restaurant also had 24 violations, which is the most of any restaurant for the week ending November 30.



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