New York celebrity hot spot La Esquina shut down, again

Celebrities are a terrible source of information about all things food, and worse when it comes to food safety.

DNAinfo reports the New York City Department of Health closed down taco hot spot La Esquina after a Monday restaurant inspection, marking the celeb-frequented eatery’s second shutdown since May.

La Esquina’s "critical" violations included inadequate refrigeration and holding large amounts of food above maximum temperatures.

In total, the restaurant racked up 64 violation points — well above the 28 necessary to earn a "C" letter grade under the department’s new system.

DNAinfo says that La Esquina’s “secret” underground passageway and cellar level restaurant have helped it earn big name fans including George Clooney, Kate Hudson and Julia Roberts.

But “combustible ceilings and inadequate egress” in those same area’s provoked the Department of Building’s spring shutdown.