El Tamarindo Closes for ‘Renovations’ After DOH Finds Pests

by Andrew Ramonas March 15, 2016 at 2:45 pm 1 Comment

Crews work on El Tamarindo in Adams Morgan

A Mexican eatery in Adams Morgan has closed to complete “renovations” after a D.C. food safety and hygiene official reported seeing cockroaches in its kitchen.

El Tamarindo at 1785 Florida Ave. NW suspended operations yesterday to create a “fresh new look” for April, according to a post on its Facebook page.

The restaurant temporarily shut down last week after a D.C. Department of Health inspection revealed that the eatery had “alive and dead cockroaches . . . in the kitchen at several places, mainly at the utility room,” according to a DOH report. El Tamarindo passed a follow-up inspection Thursday, allowing it to reopen.

We saw crews dismantling the restaurant’s interior and throwing away debris in a large dumpster near a portable storage unit this morning. Brown paper covered some of the eatery’s windows.

An El Tamarindo representative couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.


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