Health inspection Scores

A couple weeks ago we introduced a series listing some of the best (and worst) health inspection scores for Williamson County restaurants, bars, businesses, hotels, schools and day care centers. Last week we looked at pizza places.

This week, in hopes that the warm weather stays, we are looking at restaurants from south of the border.

Mexican Food Scores

Here are the latest health inspection scores at some places throughout Williamson County from where you get your fajitas, chalupas and margaritas.

BusinessLatest Score
Dos Margaritas -Fairview99
La Plaza Meixcans - Fairview93
Taco Bell - Spring Hill99
Don Arturo's Mexican Grill - Spring Hill98
Pueblo Real - Franklin95
Pollo Tropical - Cool Springs96
Mazatlan Authentic Mexican - Brentwood95
The Local Taco - Brentwood96
Oscar's Taco - Nolensville96
Taco Bell - Maryland Way96

Quick note: A business needs to have a score of 90 to be considered “passing.” If inspectors give a place a score below 90, they will give the business a chance to pass in a re-inspection shortly afterward. To stay open- and serving food at all- the place must make at least a 90 in the follow up. So it might help to think of these scores as on a scale not out of 100 but out of 10, from 91-100. That is not exactly correct, because a 90 is still a 90, but a 90 is the lowest score a place can have that is considered in the industry to be passing.

Inspections are once every six months, once between January 1 and June 30 and once between July 1 and December 31 of each year.

Info: There are two types of violations- critical and non-critical. According to the Tennessee Department of Health web site:

“Critical Violations: Violations of the Food Regulations, which, if left uncorrected, are more likely than other violations to directly contribute to food contamination or illness. Examples of critical violations include poor temperature control of food, improper cooking, cooling, refrigeration, or reheating temperatures.

“Non-Critical Violations: Violations not directly related to the cause of food-borne illness, but if uncorrected, could impede the operation of the restaurant. The likelihood of food-borne illness in these cases is very low. Non-Critical violations, if left uncorrected, could lead to Critical violations. Examples of non-critical violations include a lack of facility cleanliness and maintenance.”

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