Health inspectors say sports bar operates without permit, pizzeria’s permit suspended due to lack of hot water

SAINT ANTHONY – A popular pizzeria’s food permit was recently suspended, and a sports bar was cited for operating without a valid permit.

Health inspectors discovered the violations during recent visits to food establishments in the San Antonio area.

The Post Mexican Restaurant

El Puesto Mexican Restaurant, located in the 1500 block of Castroville Road, earned a 79 on its recent inspection. But customers wouldn’t know it based on the old score still posted on the front door from a previous health department visit.

In early September, the establishment was cited for placing boxed potatoes on top of an open trash can. They also had to throw out food with incorrect dates in a walk-in cooler.

Staff were seen preparing food with bracelets, another was wearing nail polish and was handling food with bare hands, and one was washing her hands improperly.

Shelves in the walk-in cooler were rusted and the walls near the water heater were moldy, health inspectors said.

During the inspection, the officials removed eight violations.

Pizzeria Grimaldi

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, located in the 300 block of Basse, received an 82, but still had its food permit suspended due to a lack of hot water.

The business had to clean the inside of the ice machine and vent cover. The establishment also had to fix the sink leak.

Due to the lack of hot water, a re-inspection was scheduled.

The pizzeria was back in business when KSAT Investigates reporter Tim Gerber stopped by this week.

Chinese Restaurant April

April Chinese Restaurant in the 2000 block of South Alamo earned an 84.

The establishment was cited for having a box of raw chicken on the floor.

The cooling unit and coolers did not maintain proper temperatures, according to the health report.

There was food residue in the cooler, the soda nozzles were dirty, and there was a buildup of dust and debris on the shelf where cleaned dishes are stored.

The health department ordered a re-inspection.

Squeeze Inn Sports Bar and Club

Squeeze Inn Sports Bar & Club in the 1700 block of General McMullen scored an 84. He was cited for operating without a valid permit and owed over $1,000 in fees.

The establishment was restricted to only selling bottles and cans of beer and bags of chips until several violations were corrected.

There was no hot water in the toilets and management had to add more sinks in the bar and other areas.

When Gerber stopped by the business this week, an employee showed him that they had obtained the proper permits and were currently working on making several repairs to the establishment that the inspector ordered.

The employee also stated that the restrictions on what they can serve have been lifted.

KSAT Investigates requested records from Metro Health to confirm the business complied with its obligations.

Other results

Scored 100

Brackenridge Park Golf Course

2315 Avenue B San Antonio, TX 78215


Bar Louie

15900 The Quarry Parkway San Antonio, TX 78256


BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

22410 US 281 N San Antonio, TX 782590


P. Terry’s Burger Stand #24

22607 N US HWY 281 San Antonio, TX 78258


Pit Stop Food Mart #24

3533 Military Dr. SE San Antonio, TX 78223


Zayra’s Mexican Restaurant

6138 Montgomery San Antonio, TX 78239


How sweet is Jalisco coffee

612 Commerce St W San Antonio, TX 78207

Scored in the 90s

Subway #4471

4130 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209


Dee Willies BBQ #2

6506 Zarzamora St S San Antonio, TX 78211


Little Woodrow

2535 Babcock Rd San Antonio, TX 78229


Pinkerton’s BBQ

107 Houston St W San Antonio, TX 78205


Wingstop #254

2902 Goliad Rd San Antonio, TX 78223


Los Balitos Taco Shop

226 Bitters Rd W San Antonio, TX 78216


McDonald’s #34798

18503 IH 10 W San Antonio, TX 782570


Myung Ga Won

4400 Rittiman Rd San Antonio, TX 78218

Want to know who is performing well and who is not? KSAT 12 has a new tool for that.

Just click on this link and it will take you to a new mapping tool we have showing the latest results for food businesses in San Antonio.

The reports are from six months ago and are updated frequently.

You can catch Tim’s BKD reports on Thursdays on Nightbeat.


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