Food 4 Thought: Series is 'Demeaning'

A roach infestation led to a 3-day closure of Xalisco Mexi Caf along S. 12th Street in Edinburg.

The business had its permit temporarily revoked by an inspector for the public health risk.

As customary with the Food Patrol, we asked the restaurant TMs owner why the roach problem had gotten so bad.

Simon Madera blamed the 103 year old building that housed his restaurant, the warmer weather and his employees who failed to keep up with fumigation.

Madera also called our line of questioning demeaning.

But people who eat at had a different take on the Food Patrol TMs inquiry into public safety.

Click on the video link to see the reaction as we report on the good, the bad and the dirty dining in this week TMs Food 4 Thought.

Weekly Low Performer List:

EdinburgXalisco Mexi Caf S 12th St (shutdown)

La Feria Coffee Shop Main St. (29, 31)

Weekly Top Performer List:

PharrShipley Do-Nuts 800 S Cage BlvdDairy Queen 1008 N Cage Blvd

WeslacoEl Pato 209 N Westgate

MissionWhataburger 201 E Griffin Pkwy

HarlingenSeafarer 2120 S 77 SunshinePizza Hut 1802 W TylerEl Campanario 1617 E Harrison

DonnaRib Cage BBQ 651 W Business 83

BrownsvilleAsian Buffet 251 E Morrison

MercedesCortino TMs Business Hwy 83