Taqueria El Norte
114 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60610


Taqueria El Norte · 114 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60610

Doing Business As Name TAQUERIA EL NORTE
AKA Name TAQUERIA EL NORTE
Address 114 W CHICAGO AVE
CHICAGO
IL 60610
Facility Type Restaurant
License Number 1225738
Inspection Date 04/09/2012
Risk Risk 1 (High)
Results Out of Business

Inspections · TAQUERIA EL NORTE

Inspection ID Date Type Results Risk
679666 04/09/2012 Canvass Out of Business Risk 1 (High)
Violations
Inspection ID Date Type Results Risk
114344 02/23/2010 Canvass Re-Inspection Pass Risk 1 (High)
Violations
18. NO EVIDENCE OF RODENT OR INSECT OUTER OPENINGS PROTECTED/RODENT PROOFED, A WRITTEN LOG SHALL BE MAINTAINED AVAILABLE TO THE INSPECTORS - Comments: Upon reinspection the following observed, corrected.
33. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT EQUIPMENT UTENSILS CLEAN, FREE OF ABRASIVE DETERGENTS - Comments: corrected
35. WALLS, CEILINGS, ATTACHED EQUIPMENT CONSTRUCTED PER CODE: GOOD REPAIR, SURFACES CLEAN AND DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS - Comments: correction
32. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT SURFACES PROPERLY DESIGNED, CONSTRUCTED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: All food and non-food contact equipment and utensils shall be smooth, easily cleanable, and durable, and shall be in good repair. Prep cooler rubber door gaskets ripped, by cookline. Must repair or replace damaged gaskets.
34. FLOORS: CONSTRUCTED PER CODE, CLEANED, GOOD REPAIR, COVING INSTALLED, DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS USED - Comments: The floors shall be constructed per code, be smooth and easily cleaned, and be kept clean and in good repair. Observed cracks/crevices along wall base throughout prep area. Must seal all cracks/crevices throughout kitchen.
38. VENTILATION: ROOMS AND EQUIPMENT VENTED AS REQUIRED: PLUMBING: INSTALLED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: corrected
40. REFRIGERATION AND METAL STEM THERMOMETERS PROVIDED AND CONSPICUOUS - Comments: All food establishments that display, prepare, or store potentially hazardous foods shall have calibrated metal stem thermometers, provided and conspicuous, for refrigerated and hot food units. Must provide thermometers for all coolers.
Inspection ID Date Type Results Risk
114334 02/16/2010 Canvass Fail Risk 1 (High)
Violations
18. NO EVIDENCE OF RODENT OR INSECT OUTER OPENINGS PROTECTED/RODENT PROOFED, A WRITTEN LOG SHALL BE MAINTAINED AVAILABLE TO THE INSPECTORS - Comments: All necessary control measures shall be used to effectively minimize or eliminate the presence of rodents, roaches, and other vermin and insects on the premises of all food establishments, in food-transporting vehicles, and in vending machines. Observed 3 live roaches on walls/cracks and crevices at prep area behind South 3-compartment sink. Must remove/eliminate all insect activity. Advised to call pest control operator for service. Serious violation, citation issued. Ticket #H000057369 14.
32. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT SURFACES PROPERLY DESIGNED, CONSTRUCTED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: All food and non-food contact equipment and utensils shall be smooth, easily cleanable, and durable, and shall be in good repair. Prep cooler rubber door gaskets ripped, by cookline. Must repair or replace damaged gasket.
33. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT EQUIPMENT UTENSILS CLEAN, FREE OF ABRASIVE DETERGENTS - Comments: All food and non-food contact surfaces of equipment and all food storage utensils shall be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized daily. Observed accumilated food debris inside prep coolers door gaskets and door coolers corners. Must clean and maintain equipment.
34. FLOORS: CONSTRUCTED PER CODE, CLEANED, GOOD REPAIR, COVING INSTALLED, DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS USED - Comments: The floors shall be constructed per code, be smooth and easily cleaned, and be kept clean and in good repair. Observed cracks/crevices along wall base throughout prep area. Must seal all cracks/crevices throughout kitchen.
35. WALLS, CEILINGS, ATTACHED EQUIPMENT CONSTRUCTED PER CODE: GOOD REPAIR, SURFACES CLEAN AND DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS - Comments: The walls and ceilings shall be in good repair and easily cleaned. Observed cracks/crevices on wall behind grease trap by South 3-compartment sink. Must seal all gaps in walls.
38. VENTILATION: ROOMS AND EQUIPMENT VENTED AS REQUIRED: PLUMBING: INSTALLED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: Ventilation: All plumbing fixtures, such as toilets, sinks, washbasins, etc., must be adequately trapped, vented, and re-vented and properly connected to the sewer in accordance with the plumbing chapter of the Municipal Code of Chicago and the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Health. South wall 3-compartment sink middle compartment sink pipe leaks. Must repair and maintain sink.
40. REFRIGERATION AND METAL STEM THERMOMETERS PROVIDED AND CONSPICUOUS - Comments: All food establishments that display, prepare, or store potentially hazardous foods shall have calibrated metal stem thermometers, provided and conspicuous, for refrigerated and hot food units. Must provide thermometers inside all coolers.

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