New Gwinnett Mexican restaurant scores 54 out of 100

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El Senor Taco in Gwinnett County opened in May. On a June 26 health inspection, the restaurant on Old Norcross Road failed its inspection with 19 violations.

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A Gwinnett County Mexican restaurant failed its health inspection less than two months after opening.

El Senor Taco in Gwinnett County opened in May.  On a June 26 health inspection, the restaurant on Old Norcross Road failed its inspection with 19 violations. It scored 54 out of 100, just one month after receiving a perfect score.

But the manager said changes have been made to make sure the food being served is safe and she is hoping for a much higher inspection score.

Violations included the person in charge being unable to answer food safety questions, cooked mixed seafood in the prep cooler with a preparation date 11 days before the expiration date and raw beef stored above bread in the cooler drawer.

“I think I changed my mind about going in there,” Wilbert Livingston said outside the restaurant.

Channel 2’s Carol Sbarge went there to ask the manager about the violations. An employee said no one was available to answer questions, but the manager told Sbarge by phone that all the problems have been fixed.

The manager said her employees are going to take a food safety course, and she’s looking into why the inspection score wasn’t posted, which is required. She said she’s checking with the county to find out where to post it.

The restaurant faces a follow-up inspection sometime soon.