Restaurant Report Card July 18: Mexican restaurant tour

HOUSTON – Consumer expert Amy Davis takes you on a tour of Mexican restaurants in the Houston area in this week's Restaurant Report Card.

You can't have Mexican food without chips and salsa, but you might consider it when you hear what inspectors found at one Houston restaurant.

At Chorizo Los 7 Michoacanos on the Southwest Freeway, an inspector said he saw a waitress remove a bowl of salsa from a customer's table when they were finished so that she could save it. The inspector said he made the waitress throw the salsa away.

Through a translator, a manager at Chorizo Los 7 Michoacanos told Local 2 he spoke with the employee, but he thinks she was planning to toss the salsa anyway.

Inspectors found a dead mouse in the deli at the Whole Foods in Westchase on Westheimer.

In Kingwood at the Chelsea Deli & Cafe on Kingwood Drive, inspectors condemned 30 pounds of chili they said was "not safe for human consumption" because it was held overnight at improper temperatures.

Su Casa restaurant at 3432 West Fuqua might not feel like "your home" when you hear what inspectors found there. Inspectors said there was a cockroach infestation under the prep tables, on shelving and in the utensil storage containers.

Rounding out our Mexican restaurant tour across the city, inspectors discarded 15 pounds of beans that were off-temperature at El Rancho Mexican Restaurant at 17754 Katy Freeway.

We've got A's this week for R&K Bar-B-Que at 911 Normandy and Whataburger on the North Sam Houston Parkway East near Greenspoint Drive. Kudos to both restaurants on their spotless inspections!

>>Click here to view the restaurant inspections.

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