11 Central Florida restaurants closed last week – Orlando Sentinel


Eleven restaurants in central Florida received emergency orders to close in the week of July 24-30, according to data from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Reggae Riddim Jamaican Restaurant at 819 S. Orange Blossom Trail in Apopka closed July 25. Inspectors found 24 infractions, four of which were high priority. These violations included a napkin on a glass cooler, raw food not separated from ready-to-eat food, cockroach activity, and a missing vacuum breaker.

Officials visited the restaurant again on July 26. They found 13 violations and the restaurant remained closed. During a third and final visit, authorities found 11 violations and allowed the restaurant to reopen.

The juicy crab at 296 E. Michigan St. in Orlando closed on July 25. Inspectors found 13 infractions, five of which were high priority. These violations included improperly sanitized dishes when washing, raw foods stored on top of bottled drinks, cockroaches, and foods stored at the wrong temperatures. Inspectors revisited the restaurant on July 26. They found three violations and allowed them to reopen.

Gourmet Creole Restaurant Corp. at 504 W. Oak Ridge Road in Orlando closed July 26. Inspectors found 12 violations, four of which were high priority. These violations included no running water, an expired business license, food stored at the wrong temperature, and employees washing their hands in an unapproved sink.

Officials made two follow-up visits on July 26 and 27. The restaurant has met inspection standards each time and has been allowed to reopen.

Mynt Fine Indian cuisine at 535 W. New England Ave. Suite 100 at Winter Park closed July 26. Inspectors found 20 violations, six of which were high priority. These violations included rodent activity, bags of flour with rodent chew marks, food stored at the wrong temperature, and raw food improperly separated from cooked food.

A second visit on July 27 revealed five violations, but the restaurant was not allowed to reopen. A third and final visit on July 28 found three violations, but the restaurant met inspection standards and was allowed to reopen.

Creole drop at 2615 N. Pine Hills Road in Orlando closed on July 26. Inspectors found 26 violations, four of which were high priority. These violations included an expired license, cockroach activity, food stored at the wrong temperature, and a sales ban issued on food due to temperature abuse. From 2 p.m. on Monday, the restaurant remains closed.

Little Italy at 2901 B-1 Parkway Blvd. in Kissimmee closed July 26. Inspectors found 14 infractions, three of which were high priority. These violations included improperly stored raw foods, rodent activity, and rodent rub marks along walls and ceilings. A second visit on July 27 revealed 12 violations. The restaurant was allowed to reopen.

Mexican grilled avocado at 715 Bloom St. in Celebration closed on July 27. Inspectors found 11 infractions, four of which were high priority. These violations included improperly stored raw pet food and cockroach and rodent activity. Inspectors made two additional visits on July 28.

During the first visit, they found 10 violations and the restaurant remained closed. On the next visit, they found nine violations, but the restaurant was allowed to reopen.

Jan & Lib’s high-top shoes at 319 N. Ridgewood Ave. in Edgewater closed July 25. Inspectors found 10 infractions, four of which were high priority. These violations included moldy food, non-food bags touching food, non-contact surface soiled with grease, food debris and dirt, and rodent activity evidenced by rodent droppings. Inspectors made a second visit the same day and allowed the restaurant to reopen after finding only five violations.

Aztec d’Oro at 1960 State Road 44 #19 in New Smyrna Beach closed July 26. Inspectors found 14 violations, eight of which were high priority. These violations included the use of household pesticides in the restaurant, food kept at the wrong temperature, cockroach activity, improperly separated food, and a wiping cloth disinfectant that exceeded the maximum allowable concentration.

Officials made another visit on July 27. They found three violations but demanded a follow-up inspection. During the third and final visit, on July 28, authorities found a violation and allowed the restaurant to reopen.

Oudom Thai Restaurant at 217-B N. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand closed on July 27. Inspectors made two visits to the restaurant on that date. During the first visit, they found 16 violations, five of which were high priority. These violations included rodent activity, stopping food sales due to temperature abuse, and not separating raw foods from ready-to-eat foods. On the second visit, they found seven infractions but demanded a follow-up inspection.

During the third and final visit, on July 28, officials found only five violations. They authorized the reopening of the restaurant.

Carolina Seafood Company at 2400 Ridgewood Ave. Suite 40 in South Daytona closed July 28. Inspectors found 15 violations, three of which were high priority. These violations included an expired business license, cockroach activity, and food stored at the wrong temperature.

Officials made a second visit on July 29. They found five violations, none of which were high priority. The restaurant has been allowed to reopen, but a follow-up inspection is required.

Volusia County had the top spot for most warnings and other complaints in Central Florida with 32.

Orange had 29, Brevard had 15, Seminole had 23, Lake had six and Osceola had eight. Warnings given with required follow-up inspections could result in the closure of a business if problems persist.

You can view recent restaurant inspections below for all of Central Florida for the past 30 days. Those with emergency orders were closed due to high-priority violations and only reopened after follow-up inspections approved those violations.

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