RIVERVIEW, Florida - Celebrating her 50th birthday, Julie Mraz was with her entire family for lunch at Luna's Mexican Restaurant on Providence Road in Riverview.
But shortly after the food arrived, Julie says she felt something that didn't belong in her mouth while chewing up her tamale.
She filed a complaint with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, claiming it was a "pubic hair" baked into her food. The discovery was so disgusting, she said, she had to leave the table.
The complaint triggered a visit by a state inspector with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, who stopped in on September 4. The inspector didn't find any hairs, but did document 6 critical violations. Among the problems: a refrigeration unit keeping food at unsafe temperatures.
Even worse, when a repair man working on the unit took off the front panel, the inspector reports 60 roaches came running out into the kitchen.
We stopped in asking to take a look inside the restaurant's kitchen. "We'd prefer not to at this point," said the general manager. "As you can see, we are back operating..."
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