SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- The county health department closed a
San Fernando Boulevard taco stand for a week because of an insect
infestation, a health official said.
Pipiripau Taco, at 412 S. San Fernando Blvd., was closed on Nov. 22.
after a health inspector found live cockroaches on walls, cabinets and
throughout the cooking area, said health department spokesman Paul
The restaurant allegedly also had flies in the cooking area and
several other minor violations -- including a broken thermometer in the
refrigerator and holes and gaps throughout the structure.
On Nov. 24, the health department returned to the stand for a
follow-up check and again found live cockroaches in the building,
Pipiripau was allowed to reopen with a department grade of “C” on Nov.