Adams Morgan Eatery Closed Due to Vermin Infestation, DOH Says

by Andrew Ramonas August 18, 2016 at 12:15 pm 3 Comments

A Latin American restaurant in Adams Morgan is closed for now after a D.C. food safety and hygiene inspector reported observing a “heavy infestation of vermin,” according to the D.C. Department of Health.

El Nuevo Migueleno at 1721 Columbia Road 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 on the eatery’s front door. It wasn’t immediately clear when the health official put up the sign, which a Borderstan reporter saw this morning.

The inspector found a “gross insanitary occurrence or condition that may endanger public health including but not limited to heavy infestation of vermin,” according to DOH. The restaurant also didn’t have a person in charge and a valid license to operate as an eatery when the official visited.

The agency didn’t immediately provide any further details about the closure. DOH typically releases full reports on restaurant closures within a week of its inspections.

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

  • Ian

    Will this affect the construction of the restaurant next door? Which itself is apparently taking eons.

  • Anon

    Ewwww. Happy I skipped this place. Seems popular too.

  • Pops

    Every place in Adams Morgan has to battle rats and cockroaches. Seems they weren’t able to keep pace with the fight. That said, I enjoyed this place when I did dine there, but I stopped going there about three years back when a cockroach fell from the ceiling into my guacamole.


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