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Public Health lists the reason(s) the establishment was closed. Reasons for closing an establishment may be due to food code violations, failure to follow the permitting process, a COVID-19 outbreak, or COVID-19 Safe Start guideline violations.

Depending on the type of closure, additional information may include the date the facility was shut down, whether the establishment has reopened, the date it reopened, a link to the inspector’s report, and additional notes.

Information for restaurants closed by the health department will remain online for a minimum of 7 days after the establishment is reopened.

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Found operating at 17229 15th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155

  • Closed: September 22, 2020 at 11:00 am
  • Reasons:
    • Unlicensed food vendor selling home-prepared foods from personal vehicle.
  • Status: Closed

Found operating at Pacific Hwy S and 288th St, Federal Way, 98003

  • Closed: August 3, 2020 at 1:15 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Unlicensed food vendor selling home-prepared foods from an unapproved food stand.
  • Status: Closed

Found operating at the corner of Juanita Drive NE and NE 141st St, Kirkland, WA 98034

  • Closed: May 15, 2020 at 1:15 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit
    • Failure to submit plans for review and approval
  • Status: Closed
  • Please note: This establishment with license plate number, WA C39468D, carries the same name as another Tacos El Güero mobile food establishment that is legally operating in King County

Found operating at 30th St. SE and M St. SE., Auburn 98002

  • Closed: April 2, 2020 at 5:45 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Unlicensed vendor selling foods from an unapproved food cart
  • Status: Closed

29401 Military Rd S, Federal Way, 98003

  • Closed: February 27, 2020 at 3:00 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Vendor selling various home-prepared foods and beverages from an unlicensed food cart.
  • Status: Closed

Found operating at 100 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

  • Closed: February 26, 2020 at 10:50 am
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit—vending food from personal car
  • Status: Closed

Found operating at 115 Bell St, Seattle, WA 98121

  • Closed: February 16, 2020 at 12:55 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Imminent health hazard: No available hot water
    • Lack of hand washing
    • Improper cold holding of foods
    • Improper sanitizer concentration
  • Status: Closed

10050 15th Ave SW, Seattle 98146

  • Closed: February 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid food business permit
  • Status: Closed

  • PLEASE NOTE: There are two food trucks at this location. The similarly named Taqueria La Fondita food truck is approved to operate by Public Health. The one closed on Feb. 12th had not undergone a plan review and approval for a mobile food business permit per instructions at www.kingcounty.gov/foodsafety/mobile

8319 Wabash Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118

  • Closed: December 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Failure to renew operating permit
    • Operating food establishment without current valid permit
  • Status: Closed

Found operating at 43529 228th Ave SE, Enumclaw, WA 98022

  • Closed: December 4, 2019 at 12:15 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit
    • Food from an unapproved source
    • No handwashing facilities
  • Status: Closed

1175 NW Gilman Blvd, Suite 2, Issaquah, WA 98027

  • Closed: November 14, 2019 at 12:00 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without approved plans and permit
  • Status: Closed

Found operating at a construction site located at 17211 15th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155

  • Closed: November 13, 2019 at 12:00 pm
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit—vending food from personal car
  • Status: Closed

46918 244th Ave SE, Enumclaw, WA 98022

  • Closed: November 13, 2019 at 10:10 am
  • Reasons:
    • Operating without a valid permit
  • Status: Closed