Presence of live roaches, raw food violations lead to low score at far West Side restaurant


SAN ANTONIO – A Chinese Restaurant on the city’s far West Side was cited last month after the presence of live roaches was detected during a health inspection.

House of China Chinese Restaurant, located in the 5600 block of W. FM 1604 North, received a score of 74 while also racking up several violations related to its handling of raw meat.

Raw chicken and raw beef were being held at 55 degrees, a potential health hazard, and the raw chicken was also being stored above the raw beef in a walk-in cooler.

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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:

  • Bush’s Chicken, 1226 W. Bitters Rd., 100
  • Donut Palace, 1583 Thousand Oaks, 100
  • The Growler Exchange, 4130 Broadway, 100
  • El Bucanero, 16505 Blanco Rd., 100
  • Carmen’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant, 7030 Branching Court, 98
  • China Harbor, 17333 U.S. 281 North, 98
  • Red Lobster, 4550 NW Loop 410, 96
  • Gigi’s Cupcakes, 434 N. FM 1604 West, 95
  • Hong Kong Harbor, 8230 Marbach Rd., 95
  • Taqueria La Joya De Durango, 1902 Bandera Rd., 94
  • MS Express, 533 S. Hackberry St., 92
  • Yadira’s Cafe, 8615 New Laredo Hwy., 92
  • El San Luis Mexican Restaurant, 4455 Walzem Rd., 91
  • Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant, 700 S. Santa Rosa, 91
  • Asian Box, 21803 Encino Commons, 90
  • El Rodeo Mexican Grill, 2525 SW Loop 410, 90
  • El Pueblito, 2303 Quintana Rd., 87
  • Grand Tequila Restaurant & Cantina, 8723 State Hwy. 151, 85
  • Alamo City Market, 734 N. New Braunfels, 83
  • House of China Chinese Restaurant, 5630 W. FM 1604 North, 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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