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Phoenix Restaurant Inspection Failures - Beware!

Restaurants With Poor Inspection Results in June 2013


Our worst offender in June had a violation noted by the inspector that included the following: "Owner cannot provide a certified food manager card or certification for any employee including the owner. Owner/ person in charge could not demonstrate knowledge regarding foodborne illness risk factors when asked." One of the other restaurants on our naughty list for June was recently featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on the Food Network (and no, it wasn't because Guy Fieri dips his fingers in everything on the show).

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 June 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 June 2013

Restaurant Name Street City Zip Risk Factors
Inka Fest 2909 S Dobson Rd Mesa 85202 9
Asadero Las Brasas 4131 N 27th Ave  Phoenix 85017 8
Mr Leno Mexican Food LLC 8430 W Mcdowell Rd  Phoenix 85037 7
Los Juniors Mexican Food 415 E McKellips Rd  Mesa 85203 7
Mijana 1290 N Scottsdale Rd Tempe 85281 7
Los Armando's Mexican Food & Seafood 5820 W Mcdowell Rd  Phoenix 85035 7
Filiberto's #58 5220 W Baseline Rd  Laveen 85339 6
La Cocina Homemade Mexican & Sea Food 12006 W Thunderbird Rd  El Mirage 85335 6
Heavenly Bakeshop 2095 N Dobson Rd Chandler 85224 6
Vaqueros Carne Asada #2 1821 W Southern Ave  Phoenix 85041 6
Khaana Khazana 4929 W Chandler Blvd  Chandler 85226 6
Copper Star Coffee 4220 N 7th Ave  Phoenix 85013 6
Ryu Sushi & Teppanyaki 2512 S Val Vista Gilbert 85295 6
Il Forno Italian Restaurant 6606 E McKellips Rd Mesa 85215 6
Burger Shoppe 151 N 27th Ave  Phoenix 85009 6
New China Buffet 1230 S Gilbert Rd Mesa 85204 6
Desert Babe's 1686 N Higley Rd Gilbert 85234 6
Filiberto's Mexican Food 531 E Southern Ave  Mesa 85204 6
Fibber Magees 1989 W Elliot Rd Chandler 85224 6
Zainabs East African & Mediterranean 4310 E McDowell Rd  Phoenix 85008 6
New Eastern Seafood Buffet 1859 S Stapley Ave Mesa 85204 6
Bliss 905 N 4th St  Phoenix 85004 5
El Mirage Bar & Grill 11201 N El Mirage Rd  El Mirage 85335 5
Rosa's Mexican Grill 328 E University Dr  Mesa 85201 5
Yogi's Grill & Sushi 6050 W Chandler Blvd Chandler 85226 5
The Grind 20511 N Hayden Rd Scottsdale 85260 5
Pecan Grove Restaurant & Pie Company 4960 S Alma School Rd Chandler 85248 5
Taqueria El Vaporcito 2775 W Thomas Rd Phoenix 85017 5
Curry Corner Indo-Pak Cuisine 1212 E Apache Blvd Tempe 85281 5
Van Khanh Vietnamese Restaurant 2025 N Dobson Rd  Chandler 85224 5
Bombay Palace 1849 N Scottsdale Rd  Tempe 85281 5
Zur Kate German Restaurant 4815 E Main St Mesa 85205 5
Waldos Mexican Food 314 E Western Ave  Avondale 85323 5
Sushi Brokers 4419 E Indian School Rd  Phoenix 85018 5
Funky Food Shack 1722 W Van Buren St  Phoenix 85007 5
Dessie's Cafe LLC 4050 W Ray Rd Chandler 85226 5
Carrabba's Italian Grill 17007 N Scottsdale Rd  Scottsdale 85260 5
Tokyo House 2050 N Alma School Rd Chandler 85224 5
Vito's Pizza And Ristorante 1947 N Lindsay Rd Mesa 85213 5
Mambo's Restaurant 18423 E San Tan Blvd  Queen Creek 85142 5
Tea Infusion 2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy Tempe 85281 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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