Rats and Roaches: Top 5 Restaurant Busts This Year

If you've eaten in the City of Miami in the past three months you may not want to read any farther.

There's a distinct possibility that ugly little roach legs, and furry little rat claws joined your romantic dinner, business lunch, or casual snack.

The following list includes five restaurants who have received Emergency Order Recommendations from health inspectors as part of routine food inspections conducted by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation in the past three months.

Click each restaurant name for the full inspection report.


5. Cacao Grill (114 SE First Street, Miami)

Worst Offense: Observed rodent activity as evidenced by 100 plus fresh rodent droppings found in front cabinet (next to coffee machine) which stores single service items. Cabinet is approximately 7 Ft. from the kitchen.

4. Porcao Steakhouse (801 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami)

Worst Offense: Observed roach activity as evidenced by 60 plus live roaches found in kitchen.

3. La Reina Cafeteria (1101 SW 8th Street, Miami)

Worst Offense: Observed rodent activity as evidenced by 10 fresh (black and moist) rodent droppings found inside cabinet at front counter where coffee and sandwiches are prepared. Observed 50 plus dry rodent dropings in storage area and inside cabinet at front counter where coffee and sandwiches are prepared.

2. The Girrrlz of Sandwich (555 NE 15th Street, Miami)

Worst Offense: Observed roach activity as evidenced by 14+ live roaches found in kitchen.

1. Chili's at Cocowalk (3015 Grand Avenue #310, Miami)

Worst Offense: Observed dead roaches on premises.10-15 dead roaches observed in light covers throughout kitchen.


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