Las Palmeras, RuSan’s, Papi’s and other restaurants that failed July health inspections

By on August 3, 2012

More failed inspections in Fulton county include Top Meal Cafe and Grand Buffet.

What’s considered failing?

Restaurants that score anything below a 70 (out of 100) on it’s health inspection is failing, according to April Majors, public information officer for the Fulton County Environmental Health Services Department.

With out further ado, here’s a list of Fulton County restaurants that failed their health inspection in July– Bon appétit!

Las Palmeras

Failed inspection: July 27, 2012 Score: 67, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(366 Fifth Street Atlanta, GA 30308)



Failed inspection: July 30 , 2012 Score: 55, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(3365 Piedmont Road Suite 1140 Atlanta, GA 30305)


Papi’s East Cuban Cuisine

Failed inspection: August 1, 2012 Score: 57, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(216 Ponce de Leon Avenue Atlanta, GA 30308) 


Top Meal Cafe

Failed inspection: July 17, 2012 Score: 63, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(5660 New Northside Drive Suite 180 Atlanta, GA 30328)


Grand Buffet

Failed inspection: July 25, 2012 Score: 48, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(2625 Piedmont Road Atlanta, GA 30324)

[Editor's note: The health inspection reports listed might not reflect the most recent scores for these restaurants. Wondering why we don’t publish re-inspections and passing scores? Click here.]

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About Caleb J. Spivak

CJS is the Founder of What Now Atlanta. He was recently featured in The New York Times, Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch in 2012," named "Lifestyle Blogger You Need To Know" by Rolling Out Magazine and highlighted as Atlanta's Metropolitan Male in fashion magazine, 944. WNA was named "Best of Atlanta" by Creative Loafing and Atlanta Magazine.


  1. Tammy

    August 3, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Gotta love those $1.00 RuSan’s spore rolls.

  2. Rach

    August 3, 2012 at 11:08 am

    The Ru San’s link is wrong. Links to Peasant Bistro’s report! Maybe for the best as I am not sure I really want to see theirs!

  3. Carl Muth

    August 3, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Didn’t Grace Lee turn Palmera’s into Cruzado??

    Her Facebook page shows that she got a 99 on her report.

    • caleb j. spivak

      August 3, 2012 at 11:30 am

      hi carl, cruzado scored a 99 on july 30. the score posted above reflects las palmeras’ score of an 67 on july 27 – three days earlier.


  4. caleb j. spivak

    August 3, 2012 at 11:29 am

    rach, thanks for bringing that to our attention. the link has been updated!


  5. Matt

    August 3, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I’m pretty sure Neuvo Laredo failed again in July as well. I think they got a score in the 50′s.

  6. midtownblue

    August 3, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    It seems unkind to post the failing rating for Las Palmeras (however deserved it was) at just the moment when its successor is trying to establish a clientele. The news about Las Palmeras does not provide a community service since it’s entirely unactionable information — we can’t avoid going to a restaurant that no longer exists. Rather, this posting may turn people away from the new establishment — which scored a passing rating — just when it needs them most.

  7. K-Dogg

    August 3, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    I agree with Midtown Blue… Las Palmeras doesn’t even exist anymore… This can only hurt Cruzado’s business. What’s the point?

  8. Eddie

    August 4, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Midtownblue, I totally agree with you! Just a note, Las Palmeras was great and will be greatly missed!!! We wiish the very best to Cruzados!!!! We all need to patronize these establishments more instead of chains!!!!

  9. John

    August 4, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    He’s just posting the truth, and it’s a lot easier to pass an inspection 3 days later when you know it’s coming.

    One a side note, how is that RuSans still open? Seems like they fail regularly and all you see are negative reviews.

  10. Matt

    August 5, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Concerning my earlier post, Nuevo Laredo received a 58 and later a 72 on what I guess was the re-inspection.

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