13 D-Rated Restaurants in June in Metro Phoenix

Categories: Wake Up Call

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."

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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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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