Dirty Dining: Imminent health hazard closures at 4 restaurants

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - El Burrito, Havana Express, India Palace and Bienestar Total.  

All have one thing in common: imminent health hazards that caused the Health District to temporarily close them down.

El Burrito on Del Webb and Rampart was closed on May 21 for a multi-generational cockroach infestation.  

The owner says her restaurant is very clean and claims the health inspector exaggerated the extent of the roaches, but photos show there were plenty.  

There was also an open container of pork on the floor, dirty dishes and utensils stored as clean, pink mold in the ice machine and excessive food debris on and under equipment, on walls and in drains.  

El Burrito reopened May 23 with a zero-demerit A grade.

Havana Express on Tropicana and Topaz was shut down May 23 for failing re-inspection with repeat critical and major violations and excessive demerits.  

Inspectors found lots of food at unsafe temperatures and old, dried food debris on kitchenware and equipment.  

They were back to a six-demerit a on May 30.  

The owner says he's doing whatever the Health District requires, but said he's had to re-train employees who had black-market health cards.

India Palace on Twain near Paradise was shut down for inadequate refrigeration on May 23.  

They were back to a zero-demerit A the next day.  

The owner said the fridge shorted out overnight and they had it fixed immediately.  

Inspectors also found containers of uncovered food stored on the floor.  

And Bienestar Total on Stewart and Lamb was shut down May 25 for no hot water.  

It reopened later the same day with a zero-demerit A grade.

We made multiple calls to the number on the health report to get comment, but there was no answer and no way to leave a message.

Documents from this Dirty Dining report

El Burrito inspection report

Havana Express inspection report

India Palace inspection report

India Palace reinspection report

Bienestar Total inspection report

Bienestar Total reinspection report

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