The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department closed the Mi Mexico restaurant at 818 East New Circle Road, at Winchester Road, last week because of a roach infestation.
Health department spokesman Kevin Hall said the department had received complaints about roaches being visible in the Mexican restaurant.
"We sent an inspector out and were able to confirm they had a roach intrusion on the food," he said. "It's an older building, and the main problem was there were a lot of openings that needed to be sealed.
"They've done pretty extensive pest control at least once a day for the past week."
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The restaurant's ownership could not be immediately reached Thursday.
"The owners have been very cooperative," Hall said. "They have been meeting with us and talking with us about everything they can do."
The health department is sending an inspector Thursday afternoon, a week since the closing, for a follow-up inspection.
The location is under different ownership than the three other Mi Mexico restaurants in Lexington and Georgetown.