Hong Kong Noodles in North Miami Beach and Hitching Post BBQ in Hialeah were among six restaurants in Miami-Dade closed last week for health violations. Other restaurants ordered to close include Jennifer's Cafeteria in North Miami Beach, Mindy Supermarket in Hialeah, Nacha Cafeteria in Allapattah, and Marcelo's Restaurant Pescaderia, also in Allapattah.
Hong Kong Noodles is a Chinese restaurant located in Miami's mini Chinatown on North Miami Beach Boulevard across from the 163rd Street Mall. Online reviews are mostly favorable, but that didn't prevent state health inspectors from shutting the place down Thursday, February 6, at 2:42 p.m. for roach activity. The restaurant was approved to reopen the next day at 4:41 p.m.
Hitching Post BBQ is a unique Cuban barbecue restaurant that has been at the same location on Okeechobee Road in Hialeah for several decades but traded ownership a few years ago. The buzz online has been mostly negative since the change of ownership, claiming sour and dry food. The restaurant was shut down Monday, February 3, at 1:43 p.m. for rodent activity and was allowed to reopen Wednesday, February 5, at 11:39 a.m.
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Jennifer's Cafeteria is a neighborhood favorite for Honduran food near the Golden Glades Interchange in North Miami Beach. Though there are very few reviews online, most are positive. Jennifer's was closed Wednesday, February 5, at 10:47 a.m. for roach activity and allowed to reopen the next day at 8:55 a.m.
Mindy Supermarket is a small Latin grocery store on Palm Avenue in Hialeah that just opened its doors in August 2013. Inspectors ordered an emergency closure due to rodent activity Wednesday, February 5, at 3:07 p.m. and allowed the supermarket to reopen the next day at 1:31 p.m.
Nacha Cafeteria on NW 36th Street in Allapattah was forced to close Thursday, February 6, at 12:28 p.m. for roach activity and has yet to reopen. Marcelo Restaurant Pescaderia on NW 28th Street in Allapattah was closed Friday, February 7, at 3:40 p.m. due to rodent activity but was allowed to reopen the next day at 11 a.m.