Downtown restaurant closed by health department

The downtown Bakersfield, Calif., restaurant Muertos Kitchen and Lounge has been closed by the Kern County Public Health Services due to numerous health violations, Saturday, March 10, 2018. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

The Kern County Public Health Services Department has shut down the downtown restaurant Muertos.

Inspectors found numerous violations during their search on Friday, including improper cold storage temperatures, vermin and cockroaches, according to the department's website.

There is no word on when the restaurant will be allowed to reopen.

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