Food 4 Thought - McAllen Restaurant Flirting with Fines

A judge in McAllen has put a repeat low performer on probation for the next 30 days for unsanitary kitchen practices.

La Mexicana on 4300 N. 2nd St. faces a potential $500 fine per violation on surprise inspections should they pop up.

The dirty diner is no stranger to Food 4 Thought.

We TMve exposed the popular eatery numerous times and even showed photos in the kitchen that people have called gross.

The business was temporarily shutdown for the second time this year by the health department.

La Mexicana was taken to court as a result.

A judge in the case warned the restaurant, one more strike and they TMre out, according to a senior health inspector in McAllen.

Click on the video link to see the latest demerits to pile up inside in this week TMs Food 4 Thought report.

Weekly Low Performer List: (total number of demerits)

McAllenLa Mexicana 4300 N 2nd St (25) *roaches, shutdown*

WeslacoBuffalo Wings and Rings 1600 N Westgate (28) *dirty equipment, flies*

BrownsvilleHoliday Inn Express 1985 N Exp 77 (27) *no soap or paper towels, food open in fridge*

AlamoEl Tigre Fm 495 & Alamo Rd (23) *no gloves, no soap or paper towels*

Weekly Top Performer List:

EdinburgPizza Hut 1524 W University DrApplebee TMs 1913 W Trenton Rd

HarlingenEl Pato 601 S 77 SunshineWing Stop 1729 W HarrisonPizza Hut 920 Morgan Blvd

WeslacoWhataburger 1100 N TexasIHop 2201 W Exp 83

DonnaWhataburger 615 Salinas Blvd

SPISea Ranch 1 Park Rd

McAllenTokyo 500 N 10thBuffalo Wild Wings 4021 N 10th