A Mexican restaurant in Adams Morgan is closed for now after a D.C. food safety and hygiene inspector found that the eatery was “failing to minimize the presence of insects, rodents and other pests” on its premises, the D.C. Department of Health announced last night.
El Tamarindo at 1785 Florida Ave. NW can’t serve customers “until further notice” for presenting “an imminent health hazard(s) to the public,” according to a DOH food establishment closure notice posted on the restaurant’s door yesterday.
The agency didn’t immediately provide any further details about the closure. DOH typically releases full reports on restaurant closures within days of its inspections.
An El Tamarindo representative couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
Inside the restaurant last night, chairs, tables and boxes of supplies were stacked in the middle of each of the eatery’s two dining areas. A handwritten sign said: “Sorry, we are closed today!!”