Cockroach Infestation Shuts Down Surfin' Cowboy

Health inspectors allowed the Capo Beach restaurant to reopen later the same day. Some food exposed to pesticides had to be discarded.

A cockroach infestation shut down the Surfin' Cowboy in Capo Beach last month. Patch file photo.
A cockroach infestation shut down the Surfin' Cowboy in Capo Beach last month. Patch file photo.

Originally posted at 4:09 p.m. April 2, 2014. Edited to fix a typo.

A cockroach infestation closed down the Surfin’ Cowboy for a day last month.

An inspector with Orange County Health Care Agency visited the Capo Beach restaurant, at 34235 Doheny Park Road, March 12.

“Today, one (live) roach was found under the two-compartment sink and two (live) roaches were found at the top of the door hinge of the two-door under counter prep cooler,” the inspector wrote in a report available online.

The inspector returned to determine that the roach problem had been resolved, but then discovered that uncovered foods was exposed during the pesticide treatment, according to the report. That food was discarded.

The restaurant was later allowed to reopen that day.

bbq April 03, 2014 at 02:57 PM
Penny, FYI, first sentence in body of article - did you mean to say "cockroach infection" or "cockroach infestation"?
Penny Arévalo April 03, 2014 at 03:02 PM
infestation, just like the head. Fixed and thanks. Although, who knows the health of the cockroaches at the time? ;-P @ Michael, the county performs these inspections as a service to the public. Many reports are filed, but we only report those serious enough to revoke a health permit. The public does a right to know this information.
jim capistrano April 03, 2014 at 05:30 PM
I've also eaten there post-Coconuts...but to allow it to re-open in 1 day after a cockroach infestation is foolhardy. Would you eat in your own kitchen if you found even one cockroach? The Health Department sounds anything but.
College Planner April 05, 2014 at 05:30 PM
I love the OG burger too...
jim capistrano April 07, 2014 at 01:35 PM
...with or without insects? This also brings up the subject of the OC Health department ratings...Los Angeles County has large signs that read "A", "B" or a big fat "C" rating....OC has tiny little signs that all look the same. Who's protecting who or what?...


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