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Phoenix Restaurant Inspection Failures - Beware!

Restaurants With Poor Inspection Results in February 2013

The worst offender in February not only had nine serious violations, but they also had seven core violations. The inspector noted violations including heavily soiled food pans and lack of required training of staff. This restaurant is one of a large chain, so it is important not to judge them all by this inspection!

This list represents those restaurants (not schools, caterers, corporate cafeterias, bakeries or other food processing businesses) that had five or more Risk Factor violations -- those that are considered a risk for foodborne illness -- during their last inspection. A restaurant that had that many Risk Factors noted would be one that I'd avoid, at least until they had subsequent inspections showing more understanding of safe food preparation standards and concern for their patrons.

Here is the list of those restaurants in Maricopa County which had five or more Risk Factor Violations, with the worst at the top of the list. After you peruse the worst, please take a look at the many Phoenix area restaurants that achieved perfect inspections during the month of February 2013. Those are arranged by zip code, for your convenience. They deserve our support and our business.

Restaurants With Worst Health Department Inspection Results For February 2013

Business Name Address City Zip Risk Factor Violations
Filibertos 3041 E Mckellips Rd  Mesa 85213 9
W & Y Market 1819 W Buckeye Rd  Phoenix 85007 9
Mariscos Mi Lindo Mazatlan 3416 W Thomas Rd  Phoenix 85017 8
Juba-Red Sea & Mediterranean Cuisine 933 E University Dr Tempe 85281 8
Teharu Sushi 15807 E Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd  Scottsdale 85260 8
House - Modern Sushi Restaurant 1641 S Stapley Dr Mesa 85204 8
Salsitas  6538 W Thomas Rd  Phoenix 85033 7
Phuong Dong Restaurant 7828 N 19th Ave Phoenix 85021 7
Sun Star Chinese Buffet 3420 W Van Buren St  Phoenix 85009 7
Salsa Y Mas 1003 E Indian School Rd  Phoneix 85014 7
Restaurante Y Pupuseria El Carbonero 2722 W Indian School Rd  Phoenix 85017 7
Salsita's Mexican Food 6120 N 59th Ave  Glendale 85301 7
Tacos de Juarez 1017 N 7th St  Phoenix 85006 7
New China Buffet 1230 S Gilbert Rd Mesa 85204 6
B&G Cafe 1605 S Gilbert Rd  Gilbert 85296 6
Asadero Las Brasas 4131 N 27th Ave  Phoenix 85017 6
Devils Pizza Factory 920 E University Dr Tempe 85281 6
Garden Express 1825 W Buckeye Rd  Phoenix 85007 6
Angelina's Pho & Grill Vietnamese Fine Cuisine 5350 W Bell Rd Glendale 85308 6
My Big Fat Greek Restaurant 525 S Mill Ave  Tempe 85281 6
Bangkok Thai Bar B Q 13828 N 51st Ave  Glendale 85306 6
Bon Jour Vietnam 202 N Central Ave  Phoenix 85004 6
Yummy Buffet 2100 S Gilbert Rd Chandler 85286 5
Hayashi Hibachi 13823 W Bell Rd  Surprise 85374 5
Panda Gourmet 9020 N 19th Ave  Phoenix 85021 5
Zoes Kitchen 521 W Mcdowell Rd  Phoenix 85003 5
Republic Ramen 1301 E University Dr Tempe 85281 5
Pacific Seafood Buffet 8172 W Bell Rd  Glendale 85301 5
Inka Fest 2909 S Dobson Rd Mesa 85202 5
Lake Shore Restaurant 14011 Bush Hwy  Mesa 85205 5
Mexico Lindo Restaurant 1212 S 28th Ave  Phoenix 85009 5
How Do You Roll 1515 N 7th Ave Phoenix 85007 5
Market Street Kitchen 20825 N Pima Rd Scottsdale 85254 5
Micky's Hot Dogs 108 W Broadway Rd  Mesa 85210 5
Horseshoe Cafe 207 E Wickenburg Way  Wickenburg 85390 5
A Ta Mi Restaurant 13849 N 19th Ave  Phoenix 85023 5
Golden Dragon 5920 W Greenway Rd  Glendale 85306 5
My Big Fat Greek Restaurant 455 N 3rd St Phoenix 85004 5
Pho Cao Restaurant & Bar 710 E Gilbert Dr  Tempe 85281 5
Angela's at Grand 19900 N Remington Dr  Surprise 85374 5
Thai Spices 66 S Dobson Rd Mesa 85202 5
The Wickenburg Feed Company 107 E Wickenburg Way  Wickenburg 85390 5
Friends Again 1028 E Indian School Rd  Phoenix 85014 5
La Reyna Del Hot Dog LLC 5925 W Olive Ave  Glendale 85302 5
Blue Pacific 3507 W Dunlap Ave  Phoenix 85051 5
Pho-Nhat Cuisine 933 E University Dr Tempe 85281 5
Taquitos Jalisco Mexican Food 1052 W Broadway Rd  Mesa 85202 5
Bice Ristorante at the Citadel 8700 E Pinnacle Peak Rd  Scottsdale 85255 5
Mambo's Restaurant 18423 E San Tan Blvd  Queen Creek 85142 5
Oriental Buffet Grill & Sushi 10146 W Lake Pleasant Pkwy Peoria 85382 5

 If you want to see the details about the inspections for any of these restaurants, visit Maricopa County Environmental Services online.

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