Poncho's popped with demerits in McAllen for roaches, unsanitary practices

      Lotus Inn in Brownsville had roaches and other insects

      Roaches turn up in a Brownsville Chinese food restaurant as well as a San Benito McDonald TMs, but it TMs a worker who TMs busted mopping and turning tortillas at Poncho TMs in McAllen that TMs most alarming on a health inspection report.

      This type of multi-tasking is considered a hygiene health hazard, according to the inspector.

      Poncho TMs is located on 601 Expressway 83 in McAllen.

      A kitchen cop found 21 demerits during a check-up spawned by a complaint.

      Food items were found on the floor and a live roach on the wall, according to the report.

      The restaurant TMs marketing director, Jorge Escobedo, found some of the violations hard to believe.

      When we hear that an employee was mopping and flipping tortillas, as stated on the report by the health inspector, that concerns us, Action 4 TMs Ryan Wolf said.

      I think that information is not true, Escobedo said. I don TMt think it TMs real.

      He told the Food Patrol that he would check with staff to ensure proper practices are taking place.

      Escobedo says Poncho TMs continues to expand in Hidalgo County because they are doing things right.

      A follow-up inspection showed they received three demerits.

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      Top Performers List

      Low Performers List

      Low Performer List: (total # of demerits)

      McAllenPoncho TMs 601 Exp 83 (21,3) *Lady Mopping & Turning Tortillas*

      BrownsvilleLotus Inn 905 N Exp 77 (16) *Roaches, Cross Contamination of Foods*

      San BenitoMcDonald TMs 1144 Bus 77 (3) *Roaches*

      Top Performer List: (0 demerits)

      DonnaRound Up BBQ 1903 E Bus 83

      BrownsvilleChurch TMs 4395 N Exp 77

      McAllenTaco Fiesta 2501 N McCollTio Chuy TMs 2433 N McColl

      DonnaWhataburger 615 Salinas Blvd

      Rio Grande CityDon Rene 5587 FM 1430

      EdinburgChurch TMs 3469 N Bus 281