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DIRTY DINING: 2 Port St. Lucie restaurants temporarily closed for rodent droppings

Posted at 4:45 AM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 06:04:08-04

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Two Port St. Lucie restaurants are on this week's Dirty Dining list.

State inspectors on April 16 found more than 50 rodent droppings at La Hacienda Tacos and Beer located at 1008 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd.

The reports said around 20 rodent droppings were found by a back storage area and about 15 to 20 rodent droppings were found under a grill. Various rodent droppings were also found on a plastic oil drug, under an ice machine, behind a cooler and in a dust pan.

The restaurant was issued a warning for operating with an expired license, the report said. Inspections also put a stop on the sale of beans because of a foul odor.

A total of five high-priority violations were found by inspectors.

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State inspectors found more than 30 rodent droppings inside Maddy's Authentic Caribbean Cuisine located at 1002 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd.

Two high-priority violations were found during the April 16 inspection.

The report says about eight to 10 rodent droppings were found in the dinning bar area, four to eight rodent droppings near a fry rack shelf and about 10 to 15 rodent droppings on a shelf above a handwash sink.

The business was also operating with an expired license.

Both restaurants have re-opened.

* Full report for La Hacienda Tacos and Beer

* Full report for Maddy's Authentic Caribbean Cuisine