Tamarindos Mexican Restaurant inspection; Cat in outside storage area, 10 violations

Tamarindos Mexican Restaurant inspection; Cat in outside storage area, 10 violations

Flourtown, PA

Tamarindos Mexican Restaurant


The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 7/15/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Tamarindos Mexican Restaurant was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 10 violations were found and include one or more violations determined to be food borne illness risk factors.

The inspector made the following comments in support of the violations found during the inspection:

  • Facility lacking a MCOPH CFSM. Facility has 30 days to obtain an approved CFSM certification or provide proof of enrollment in an approved course. .

  • Chemical sanitizing dish machine not recording proper sanitation levels. Facility may not use unit until repaired and given written permission from MCOPH. Send completion work order stating chlorine concentration to MCOPH.

  • Facility reheating food items in steam table. Facility reheated food items on stove top with in proper time and temperature requirements.

  • Defrosting food item in still water.

  • Cat observed in outside storage area.

  • Food items in soft packaging stored in unapproved storage area in back storage room.

  • Food container stored directly on the floor in outside storage room area.

  • Improper setup of 3 compartment ware wash sink.

  • Improper air gap at food prep sink

  • Mop sink not accessible. Facility has 24 hours to repair. Contact MCOPH when repair is completed. If there is an additional follow up or more needed Facility will have to pay $330.00 each follow up before scheduled follow-up appointment.