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DIRTY DINING: 4 local restaurants temporarily closed for sewage leaks, flies and roaches

Posted: 7:06 AM, Aug 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-14 07:09:43-04
Dirty Dining

Several area restaurants were forced to close by health department workers due to infractions spotted during recent inspections.

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El Rey Restaurant, located at 3438 Lake Worth Rd. in Palm Springs, was closed because of flies and other high-priority violations.

On Aug. 5, health inspectors found small, flying insects in the kitchen and food preparation/food storage area. Six live, flying insects were found on the grill in kitchen, and six live flying insects on sanitized dishes above a sink. Four live, flying insects were found on a prep table at the cook line.

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

On Aug. 8, inspectors found sewage leaks at the Caribbean Grill located at 1332 Northwest Second Ave. in Boca Raton.

Also, an employee handled soiled equipment/utensils and then engaged in food preparation. The report says an employee cracked raw shell eggs and then handled ready-to-eat food and/or cleaned equipment or utensils without washing their hands.

A total of 12 high-priority violations were found at Caribbean Grill.

A McDonald's located at 2501 North Dixie Hwy. in Lake Worth Beach was closed temporarily due to roaches and insects after an inspection on Aug. 9.

Inspectors spotted multiple live roaches in various areas of the the McDonald's including the women's restroom. A total of four high-priority violations were found during the inspection.

During an Aug. 5 inspection, three high-priority violations were found at Charles Pastner restaurant located at 306 Northeast 7 St. in
Okeechobee.

Inspectors said the establishment was operating without potable, running water. Also, there was no running water to a sink and the water pump was not working.

All restaurants were able to reopen after the issues were fixed.