Columbia, SC (WLTX)-

Restaurant featured this week was Tacos Nayarit, they serve authentic Mexican food. Tacos Nayarit just opened a location after having a food truck on Decker Blvd. for years. They're located at: 108 NE Dr #A Columbia.

Golden Spatula winner is Manny's providing traditional Hispanic treats to the Midlands. They're located at: 1228 Augusta Rd. West Columbia.

Hall of Fame:

  • Groucho's, 111 Sparkleberry Ln Unit 8- 100%
  • Doko Smoke, 408 A Main St. Blythewood- 100%
  • Marco's Pizza, 1766 S Lake Dr. Ste C- 100%


Tonella's Pizza Kitchen, 1349 Dutch Fork Rd. Irmo- 96-A

Restaurant44, 2120 Pond Branch Rd. Gilbert- 97-B

  • Inspectors found rodent droppings in the bread storage area and on shelving in the storage room
  • Third Follow-up: October 31

Low Scores:

Royal Food Store, 123 East Front St. Saluda- 80-C

  • Not sanitizing dishes properly, not holding proper hot or cold temperatures, and having excessive grooves on cutting boards
  • Follow-up: November 3

O'Charley's #315, 5595 Sunset Blvd. Lexington- 88-A

  • Grease accumulation under the fryers and not holding proper hot or cold temperatures
  • Follow-up: October 26

China Express, 1051 John C Calhoun Dr. Orangeburg- 89-A

  • Inspectors took these pictures of the fly strips hanging over chest freezers and wiping cloth sitting out on wok line
  • Follow-up: November 3