Popular Mexican restaurant fails health inspection for cockroaches in kitchen

By: Carol Sbarge

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ATLANTA - A Mexican restaurant in a busy Midtown Atlanta neighborhood has failed a health inspection. 

Problems at Senor Patron on Peachtree Street included live cockroaches in the kitchen. 

Senor Patron is a popular place in Midtown Atlanta to grab some tacos and margaritas. 

On Nov. 1, the Mexican restaurant failed a health inspection with a score of 65.


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Violations -- in addition to the roaches -- included raw fish, shrimp and chicken not held cold enough in the walk in cooler and prepared food in the freezer past the disposal date.

Manager Ricky Gonzala told Channel 2’s Carol Sbarge that everything is good and clean now.

Gonzala says the roaches are gone thanks to an exterminator. He says the food temperature problems were caused by a faulty walk in cooler. 

He says the equipment is now working properly. He says a repair crew worked on the cooler. 

The manager also says all employees are getting extra training from the Fulton County Health Department. 

At the end of 2016, Senor Patron got a 94 on a health inspection. 

All of the violations this time were new ones. Gonzala says they are ready for the re-inspection. It will be done this month. 

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