13 D-Rated Restaurants in June in Metro Phoenix

Categories: Wake Up Call

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Heather Hoch
Which Phoenix spot scored low marks on the last health inspection?
Although not all restaurants participate in voluntary health grading from the county, a look into last month's reports does give a pretty good picture of the compliance of local restaurants. While the vast majority scored A and B grades that participated, thirteen spots across the Valley were given D grades. Most of these spots became compliant to environmental health standards during the visit, but others will still need to clean up their act a bit before the health inspector makes another visit.

See also: June Restaurant Openings and Closings in Metro Phoenix

Maizie's Cafe and Bistro, Phoenix
From the report: "Food accumulation on walls in kitchen area. Dust heavily collected on ceiling and sides of vent hoods. Grease buildup in vent hoods."

Taqueria El Vaporcito, Phoenix
From the report: "An accumulation of organic matter was observed encrusted to meat slicer, behind blade. Person in charge indicated that meat slicer was last used over 4 hours prior to inspection."

Claim Jumper, Phoenix
From the report: "Cooks continually wipe gloved hands on soiled aprons and continue to work with food."

Baskin Robbins, Chandler
From the report: "Observed employee icing cake and bare handed sprinkles they were placing on cake. Sprinkles are ready to eat foods and shall not be handled with bare hands."

La Estrella Carniceria Y Panaderia, Mesa
From the report: "***THIS IS 2ND CONSECUTIVE VIOLATION!*** Owner and PIC does not demonstrate sufficient knowledge to operate food establishment properly, and without continually putting customers at risk..."

Jobot, Phoenix
From the report: "Observed several customers came into the establishment with dogs and sitting at the coffee counter."

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Lauren Saria
Believe it or not, it wasn't the birds that got The Perch some low marks.
The Perch, Chandler
From the report: "Observed partially cooked burgers in walk in."

Tailgaters Sports Grill, Litchfield Park
From the report: " A rack of clean dishes across from the dishwasher was observed with visible food debris still on the surfaces."

Great Wall Buffet III, Phoenix
From the report: "observed a metal pan of cooked chicken wings stored in a pan of raw chicken wings and under a pan of raw fish"

Barro's Pizza, Mesa
From the report: "Observed pizza sauce and boxes of vegetables stored on the floor of the walk-in cooler at the time of the inspection."

Shanghai Club, Anthem
From the report: "Several trays containing egg rolls, cooked battered chicken, and cooked battered shrimp made 2 days ago are holding in the cooler between 46-49 degrees."

La Salsita, Phoenix
From the report: "Microwave above lift-top refrigerator found soiled with melted and cooked/hardened food debris; on the inside bottom of unit (the rotating glass plate), and on inside walls and roof."

Birria Estilo Michoacan, Phoenix
From the report: "Raw carne asada was found on the shelf above open container of cabbage and raw fish in first reach in cooler along wall."

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Location Info

The PERCH Pub & Brewery

232 S. Wall Street, Chandler, AZ

Category: General

Claim Jumper Restaurant

3063 W. Agua Fria Frwy., New River, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Jobot Coffee

918 N. Fifth St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

TailGaters Sports Grill & Il Primo Pizza

5110 N. Dysart Road, Litchfield Park, AZ

Category: Music

Barro's Pizza

1113 S. Signal Butte Road, Mesa, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Maizie's Cafe and Bistro

4750 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Taqueria El Vaporcito

2775 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Baskin Robbins

4960 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Birria Estilo Michoacan

1711 W. Broadway Rd., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Shanghai Club

3434 W/ Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Great Wall Buffet III

10605 N. 43rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

La Estrella Panaderia y Carniceria

819 E. Broadway Rd., Mesa, AZ

Category: Restaurant

La Salsita

4011 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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2 comments
naoma
naoma

GOOD TO HEAR (READ) THIS:  Food poisoning is hell.  Avoid these places!!!!

jliven23
jliven23

Why is La Estrella Caniceria Y Panaderia allowed to remain open? Two consecutive grades like this and have not demonstrated ability to run a restaurant?


Reading through these makes me realize I watch too many shows like Bar Rescue and Restaurant Impossible.....they are starting to make me think most restaurants are just full of grease and insects behind closed doors.

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