Nico’s Mexican Food, 4231 W. Ina Road - photo courtesy of Google earth

In July

History: Since 2000, the location has largely received inspection ratings of good and excellent, but failed two previous inspections.

What the inspector saw: The inspector observed nine priority violations, including a hand sink being used for disposal of mop water, ready-to-eat food stored with raw meat, inadequate cooling of prepared foods, improper date marking and no sanitizer test strips.

Follow-up: The restaurant passed a July 31 follow-up inspection.

Response: A message seeking comment was not returned by deadline.

 

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Pima County reporter and Road Runner columnist for the Arizona Daily Star