Food & Drink

This week’s South Florida restaurant health inspection report card

Samurai: The Japanese steakhouse in Kendall had a spotless health inspection this month. Find more at dine.miami.com.
Samurai: The Japanese steakhouse in Kendall had a spotless health inspection this month. Find more at dine.miami.com. Urbanspoon.com

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this post incorrectly attributed Timpano Chophouse’s March 20 health inspection to Lobster Bar Sea Grille, which is an unaffiliated restaurant in a separate unit at the same address. Lobster Bar Sea Grille was last inspected on March 6 and received a satisfactory report.

Each week in this space, find one South Florida restaurant with a recent perfect health inspection (The Good), one with significant roach or rodent violations (The Bad) and one ordered to temporarily close (The Ugly). Read full health inspections and reviews of your favorite restaurants, plus new ones you haven’t tried, at dine.miami.com.

The Good

Samurai, 8717 SW 136th St., Kendall. Inspected on March 17; zero violations.

The Bad

Timpano Chophouse, 450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Inspected on March 20; 22 violations, including 10 high-priority. Inspector’s notes: “Rodent droppings found ... dead roaches on premises ... dishmachine not washing/rinsing properly ... raw animal food stored over cooked food.”

The Ugly

Mundo Latino Restaurant, 2075 Bright Dr., Hialeah. Inspected on March 19; 27 violations, including seven high-priority. Inspector’s notes: “Approximately 30 live roaches found in shelves in kitchen ... approximately 100 fresh rodent droppings found in kitchen ... rodent rub marks present along walls/ceilings ... Stop Sale issued due to food not being in a wholesome, sound condition.” Issued an emergency order to close; reopened next day after satisfactory follow-up inspection.

Evan S. Benn is Miami Herald food editor. On Twitter: @EvanBenn.

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