DIRTY DINING: Pollo Tropical in Royal Palm Beach temporarily closed for roaches, insects

Posted at 4:39 AM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-14 13:05:41-05

In this week's Dirty Dining report, a Pollo Tropical restaurant in Royal Palm Beach was temporarily closed down last week for roaches. This was among four high-priority violations that inspectors found on Nov. 5.


State inspectors found around 20 live roaches inside the restaurant located on North State Road 7.  Inspectors also found dead roaches.

One employee with no hair restraint was found engaging in food preparation. 

Inspectors said they also found live, small flying insects in the kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area as well.

There was also no proof of required state approved employee training provided for any employees. 

The restaurant has now reopened.

* Full health inspection restaurant report on Nov. 5: