Habanero’s Mexican Grill temporarily closes after failed health inspections

A popular Mexican restaurant chain was forced to close one of its locations in the area after it failed two health inspections over three days.

Habanero’s Mexican Grill, which is located at 12185 Collegiate Way near the University of Central Florida, was temporarily closed on August 29, 30, and 31 after a health inspector from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation cited multiple health code violations.

On Monday, August 29, three violations were cited, including rodent activity, as evidenced by 28 rodent droppings discovered around the restaurant, and the presence of at least 21 flying insects.

After two days, the restaurant was inspected again on Wednesday, August 31. During that inspection, an additional 24 rodent droppings were discovered, as well as a few flying insects.

The restaurant was inspected again on Wednesday and no violations were cited.

In February, the same Habanero’s location was forced to temporarily close its doors after two failed health inspections with similar violations. During that inspection, at least 20 flying insects were found around the restaurant.

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