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Restaurant Report visits A Taste of Thai, Mezze Bar & Grill and Salsas Mexican Restaurant

Reported by: Tera Barz
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Updated: 6/11/2013 8:57 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Taste of Thai is located on University Boulevard in Jacksonville. This week the state health inspector found 14 violations here. Eight of them were high priority meaning they could make you sick.

Here's what we found in the report:

A stop sale was issued on egg rolls that were eight days old
Workers weren't sanitizing some equipment correctly
Live and dead roaches were also found in the kitchen

Aura, the owner of A Taste of Thai says she's been running the restaurant for 15 years. She wants her customers to know how sorry she is. She says, "In Florida we do have roaches. We try to do everything right. The lady came by and sprayed for roaches the week before... she just came again and took care of it. The day the inspector came by I told her we had not set up the sanitizing sink yet. We're very sorry. I didn't expect this at all. I'm so sorry."

Mezze Bar & Grill on Hendricks Avenue in Jacksonville and Salsas Mexican Restaurant on Beach Boulevard rounded out the top of the list for the restaurants with the most number of critical violations.

Congratulations to the following restaurants for having no health violations. They get our clean plate award of the week!

Jax Golf & Country Club Snack Bar
Sam Snead Tavern - Yankee Clipper Drive
Wing King Cafe - Saint Johns Bluff
Firehouse Subs - Beach Blvd
Sassy's Concessions - NW 49th Avenue
Dick's Dogs - East Union Street

If you would like to search for a restaurant health inspection click here.

If you would like to make a complaint about a restaurant with the state click here.

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