Smelly issue leads Mexican restaurant to lose points in inspection – Herald Democrat


By Jerrie Whiteley Democrat Herald

A strong sewer smell, leaky pipes and a lack of proper labeling earned a Sherman Mexican restaurant the lowest rating in recent inspections by the Grayson County Health Department.

The Camino Viejo restaurant, 110 E. Houston, in Sherman, earned the only “C” grade in the latest round of inspections.

Restaurants receive an “A”, “B”, “C” or “F” rating. An “A” means remediation officials reported no violations or only a few minor violations. Those with a “B” were found to have several minor violations but nothing major. Restaurants with a “C” may have a major infraction or repeat offenses, but in the opinion of inspectors, nothing serious enough to warrant an “F.”

An “A” means sanitation technicians reported 10 or fewer demerits. Those with a “B” received 11 to 20 demerit points. Restaurants with a “C” had between 21 and 30 demerit points and restaurants with an “F” received more than 30 demerit points.

The Camino Viejo inspection report indicates that the inspection was carried out on June 21. The inspector deducted points because the whole establishment smelled of sewer gas and indicated that the establishment should seek the help of a plumber for this problem.

Also, apparently there were leaky pipes in the kitchen. It also listed several containers of beans and rice that had been cooked overnight and had not been properly cooled to the correct holding temperature for maximum safety.

The report says a food handler was seen handling dirty dishes and then handling clean dishes without washing his hands in between.

The following establishments received a “B” grade on their most recent reports:

Braums Ice Cream, 2506 Route 75 North, Sherman;

Tanglewood Bar & Grill, 290 Tanglewood Circle, Pottsboro;

Tanglewood Commodore Steakhouse, 290 Tanglewood Circle, Pottsboro;

Tiny Home Cafe Mobile, 315 Hanna Dr., Denison;

Taco Bell/KFC, 4214 US Hwy 75 North, Sherman;

The following establishments received an “A” in their most recent inspections:

AJ’S Ice Hut, 225 Crawford, Denison;

Crazy Thai, 1707 Texoma Pkwy., Sherman;

Green Market Natural Foods, 1909 Texoma Pkwy, Sherman;

Lone Star Food Store and Subway, 2920 N Hwy. 75, Sherman;

Cielito Lindo, 3301 Texoma Pkwy., Sherman;

Crazy Burritos, 1834 Texoma Pkwy, Sherman;

Sage Cafe, 210 W. Houston St., Sherman;

Housing Shermans

Authority, 2001 N. Hoard Ave., Sherman;

Sherman Pasture, 1832 Whitney Rd., Sherman;

Texas Hand Pie Co., 211 N. Shaw, Tom Bean;

Tom Bean Food, 118 Britton St., Tom Bean;

Dollar General, 1821 S. FM 1417, Sherman;

Dollar General, 1704 Route 1417 North, Sherman;

Kool Breeze SnoBall Shack Mobile, 401 Blackmon Trl., Bells;

Arby’s, 2131 Texoma Pkwy., Sherman;

Arroyos Mexican Restaurant, 166 N Main, Van Alstyne;

Jack in the Box, 2133 Texoma Pkwy., Sherman;

Save-A-Lot, 1733 Texoma Parkway, Sherman;

Sonic Drive In, 1820 Texoma Pkwy., Sherman;

Dollar General, 1000 N. Travis St., Sherman;

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, 3701 US Hwy 75 North, Sherman;

Church Chicken, 200 E Houston St., Sherman;

Hamm’s 54 Burgers & BBQ, 306 E FM 120, Pottsboro;

Thai Loco Asian Fusion, 507 W. Main, Denison;

Vitinas Deli & Boiler Room, 404 W Lamar, Sherman;

Denison Housing Manning Park Plaza, 200 N. Mauk Circle, Denison;

Fruit-titas, 511 S Walnut St., Sherman;

Red River Emergency and Hospital, 2022 N Hwy.75, Sherman;

Wal-Mart Super Center, 401 N Hwy. 75, Dennis.


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