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DIRTY DINING: 45 live roaches found inside Lake Worth restaurant, bugs found in Gardens restaurant

Posted: 6:00 AM, Jul 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-19 13:14:58-04

Roaches were on the menu for two restaurants in Palm Beach County temporarily closed by state inspectors last week.

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Deli Carnitas Grill, also known as Carnitas Lunch, located on Tenth Avenue in Lake Worth, was under fire after inspectors found 45 live roaches inside the restaurant on July 9.  

The report said "observed 5 live roaches in kitchen. Observed approximately 40 live roaches in the rear side of refrigerator at cook line." 

Six dead roaches were also found July 9, followed by nine dead roaches on July 10.

A total of 15 violations were found on July 9. A total of 8 violations were found on July 10.

State inspectors say they also found an employee working with food without first washing their hands. 

The restaurant didn't open back up until July 12.

Roaches At Chinese Restaurant in Palm Beach Gardens

Chinatown on PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens was written up as well.

Four live roaches and seven dead roaches were found inside the restaurant. 

Raw fruits and vegetables were not washed prior to preparation, according to inspectors.