Food 4 Thought " Strike 2 at La Botana in Harlingen

La Botana Grill on 902 Dixieland Road in Harlingen is back on the Food Patrol TMs naughty list.

The restaurant was featured earlier this year after it was discovered they had left unearned top performer stickers from a former business on its door.

Customers sounded the alarm.

The Food Patrol watched as the owner peeled off each and every one.

Some of the stickers dated back to 2007.

This time the Food Patrol exposed La Botana Grill for dirty dining.

The eatery scored 27 demerits as a low performer.

Kitchen cops believed food products may have been contaminated following a gas leak in the building.

Pounds and pounds of different foods were voluntarily destroyed.

Click on the video link to see what else was not on the menu in this week TMs Food 4 Thought report.

Weekly Low Performer List: (total number of demerits)


La Botana Grill902 Dixieland Rd (27, 0) *Voluntarily Shutdown, Food Products Destroyed*


El Mexicano Bakery800 E Pike (21) *Off-Temp Food, Improper Hygienic Practices*

Tijerina TMs135 S Bridge (26) *Unsound Produce, Flies*

Weekly Top Performer List:


Denny TMs 116 S Shary RdEl Patio 2003 N Conway Ave


Super Salads & More 1201 ChicagoBurger King 1700 N 23rd


Great China 2416 S 77 SunshinePapa John Pizza 401 S 77

La Villa

Cardinal Express 845 N Mike Chapa