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Broadway Restaurant Closed For Roach Problem


June 19, 2015 By Jackie Strawbridge

The Health Department has closed a Mexican restaurant on Broadway after it found live roaches and other unsanitary conditions there, according to City records.

The New Portales Taqueria, located at 25-08 Broadway, was closed on Wednesday.

Violations found there include live roaches as well as poorly stored food, surfaces not built to code and conditions conducive to vermin.

Inquiries sent to the Health Department regarding the duration of the closure were not answered as of press time.

The restaurant’s last graded inspection was in January; it received an A.

A sign on the storefront says that owners are away on a vacation and will return Monday.

The restaurant’s owners could not be reached as of press time.



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How the eff did they get an “A” on their last inspection, then? Did they grease the palm of the prior inspector?


This is a family owned restuarant who decided to take a well earned vacation. Who is supposed to make your food if they aren’t there? If they were shut down because of a health issue it would be clearly posted on the outside. When Trattoria L’incontro on Ditmars and 31st closes for 2 weeks for vacation no one makes up lies about health code violations. This junk of an article makes me wonder if any idiot can write whatever they want and pass it off as fact. A handwritten notice letting their customers know they are taking a much deserved vacation looks nothing like a NYC Dept of Health Notice to me.


They’ll replace this filthy store with a sanitized WASPy coffee and bagel shop for the soccer Moms to stuff their fat axxes.


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