DeKalb restaurant cited for cockroaches in kitchen

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Health officials cited a DeKalb County restaurant for multiple adult cockroaches in its kitchen.

El Tapatio Mexican restaurant is located on Lawrenceville Highway in Tucker.  It received a failing score of 56 on July 21.

Violations include cockroaches found in the kitchen and restaurant workers handling ready-to-eat food with their bare hands. 

Raw shelled eggs were being stored in a cooler that was turned off, at a temperature of 81 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the report.

The health inspector also found the meat slicer was not clean.

Back in November, the restaurant got a perfect score of 100. 

Channel 2’s Carol Sbarge attempted to get in touch with restaurant owners. Sbarge was told the owner would call her, but so far she has not received any information about what is being done to correct the violations.

Unless the restaurant receives at least a “C” on its re-inspection, the owners will be asked to voluntarily close until all the violations are corrected.