Gnats, roaches and cooler issues lead to low score at NW Side restaurant

A Mediterranean buffet on the city’s Northwest Side was written up last month after gnats and roaches were found inside the establishment.

Damasco Mediterranean Buffet, located in the 4800 block of Fredericksburg Rd., received a score of 74 and was also cited for having a walk-in cooler that was nearly 20 degrees warmer than allowed by city health rules.

An employee was seen putting food in a pan after rinsing it, but did not wash or sanitize the dish, health records show.

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Score Guide:

100-90 = A (Very Good to Acceptable)89-80 = B (Acceptable to Marginal)79 or lower = C (Marginal to Poor)

Metro Health indicates that scores of 69 or lower are failing scores

Other scores this week:

Alamo City Chocolate Factory, 1203 N. FM 1604 West, 100Botello Food Store, 1200 El Paso St., 100Raising Canes, 10938 Culebra Rd., 100Berni Vietnamese Buffet, 8742 Wurzbach Rd., 99Taco Bell, 319 Valley Hi Dr., 99Buckhorn Saloon & Museum, 318 E. Houston St., 98Chela’s Tacos, 3420 N. St. Mary’s, 97El Valle Molino, 5658 Old Pearsall, 97Saeb Thai & Noodles, 226 W. Bitters Rd., 97Kosta’s Greek Food, 12606 Nacogdoches Rd., 96First Watch Restaurant, 700 E. Sonterra, 95Vicky’s Barbacoa, 1702 Pinn Rd., 94Hooters, 8527 Wurzbach Rd., 92Dunkin Donuts, 10222 Huebner Rd., 88La Fiesta De Jalisco, 7712 Marbach Rd., 88Old Hwy. 90 Cafe, 607 Old Hwy. 90 West, 87Culebra Super Meat Market, 14100 Nacogdoches Rd., 86Guerrero’s Mexican Restaurant, 680 Gillette Blvd., 86Pik Nik Foods, 1246 S. Gen. McMullen, 86Cinnamon Food Mart, 8822 Cinnamon Creek, 85Lee’s Kitchen Chinese Restaurant, 8181 Tezel Rd., 81Damasco Mediterranean Buffet, 4841 Fredericksburg Rd., 74

For food establishment complaints in the city of San Antonio, send an email to Metro Health or call 210-207-8853.

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