DIRTY DINING: 3 restaurants temporarily closed for roaches, rodents

Posted at 5:05 AM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 05:52:00-05

Three area restaurants are on this week's dirty dining list after inspectors found roaches and rodents.

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Inspectors on Feb. 4 found employees at Mom's Kitchen in Okeechobee County, located at 909 S Hwy. 441 in Okeechobee, touching food with their bare hands. They also found 103 rodent droppings inside the restaurant, as well as live roaches.

The restaurant was cited for a total of five high-priority violations.

A Feb. 7 inspection at Wing Wong, located at 5891 South Military Trail #8A in suburban Lake Worth, found 23 dead roaches and 25 live roaches. Also, an employee was found washing their hands with cold water because there was no hot water in the restaurant.

A total of nine high-priority violations were found during the inspection.

There were 60 dry rodent droppings found inside El Tikal Billar of Lake Worth Corp., located at 1014 Lake Ave. #A in Lake Worth. The operator was also unable to provide "documentation for source of fish."

In addition, small flying insects were found in the bar area and approximately 20 were spotted hovering near restrooms.

Inspectors found a total of seven high-priority violations during the inspection on Feb. 8.

All of the restaurants have now re-opened.

* Full inspection report for Mom's Kitchen

* Full inspection report for Wing Wong

* Full inspection report for El Tikal Billar