Restaurant closures, inspections in San Bernardino County, September 22-29 – San Bernardino Sun

Here are the restaurants and other food establishments that San Bernardino County health inspectors temporarily closed due to imminent health risks between September 22-29, 2022. If no reopening date is listed, the agency had not listed this establishment as reopened to date. publication.

baked dessert bar7880 Kew Ave., Rancho Cucamonga (in Victoria Gardens)

  • Firm: September 28
  • To note: Not listed
  • Raison: No disinfectant. An inspector visited in response to a complaint that the restaurant had no disinfectant to clean dishes or other surfaces, and that there were gnats throughout the establishment, contaminating food. Both turned out to be true. The inspector noted “an abundance of midges (dead and alive) throughout the facility and on food equipment and packaging”.

Villa Del Mar17509 Foothill Blvd, Fontana

  • Firm: September 26
  • To note: 77/C
  • Raison: Cockroach infestation. An inspector visited in response to a complaint that the restaurant was infested with rodents. The inspector saw no evidence of rodents, but found three live cockroaches under the grill and food preparation sink, and six dead cockroaches in other areas. There were two other critical breaches. The cold room and another fridge didn’t keep cold and a lot of food had to be thrown away, and the raw prawns weren’t safely thawed. In addition, the dishes were washed without disinfectant.
  • Reopened: September 27 after visiting pest control and repairing refrigerators. The inspector saw a few dead cockroaches and scheduled a follow-up visit within the week.

Mr. You Chinese Food, 1270 W. Foothill Blvd. Suite H, Rialto

  • Firm: September 23
  • To note: 78/C
  • Raison: Insufficient refrigeration. The walk-in fridge didn’t keep cold and about 20 containers of food had to be thrown away. Among other violations, two flies landed on a cutting board while in use, there was mold in the ice maker (not touching the ice), the dish sink did not have enough sanitizer and an employee did not wash their hands.
  • Reopened: September 26

Fontana Ranch Market15324 Merrill Ave. Suite A, Fontana

  • Firm: September 22
  • To note: 85/B at the market, 85/B at the restaurant, 90/A at the butcher’s department
  • Raison: Rodent infestation. An inspector visited in response to a complaint that someone saw two rodents running down an alley. The inspector saw a live rodent on the floor in the commercial area, a dead rodent, and feces on a tortilla shelf, in a liquor cabinet, and in the electrical panels of a refrigerator. The inspector returned the next day at the owner’s request, but found another dead rodent and more droppings, and did not allow the market to reopen.

Non-closing note checks

Here are selected inspections at facilities that weren’t shut down but had other significant issues.

Homemade curry, at 11683 Cherry Ave. Unit F1 in Fontana, requested a rescore inspection after its kitchen received an 80/B on September 6. This time, on September 28, he again scored an 80/B, with about half of the repeat violations since the last inspection. Two of the violations were critical. Several food containers were at dangerous temperatures. Also, an employee was wiping down a prep table without disinfectant. Among the other 11 violations, food wasn’t chilled quickly enough, equipment and floors needed cleaning, and the refrigerator-to-room condensation line was still leaking, a repeat of last time – and now so was the walk-in freezer line, with water leaking onto the food (which was all covered) and creating a heavy buildup of ice on the floor and ceiling of the freezer. It was the restaurant’s third B or C rating since 2020.

Mandarin Chef, at 21680 Bear Valley Road in Apple Valley, was inspected on September 28 and received a rating of 85/B with 10 violations, including one critical. The inspector saw vermin droppings in several areas, including on expired soda cans in a storage area, on floors under food shelves, and in a cabinet next to wrapped plastic cups. There was also a dead cockroach on the floor behind the fryer and fruit flies above a clogged sink and another drain.

pot on fire, at 3926 Grand Ave. Suite F in Chino, was inspected on September 27 and received a rating of 80/B with nine violations, three of which were critical. Employees did not wash their hands after touching raw beef and raw seafood. Tofu and cooked noodles left on a table were at dangerous temperatures. And there were several issues with food contact surfaces not being clean, including mold in the ice machine contaminating the ice cream and a meat slicer not being sanitized properly. It was the restaurant’s second B rating since 2018.

Jack’s Liquor Market, at 320 S. Arrowhead Ave. in San Bernardino, was inspected on September 27 and received an 84/B rating with eight violations, including two critical. The inspector found a “heavy buildup” of dry rodent droppings throughout the market, including on food shelves, floors and the liquor storage area. In addition, approximately 100 packets of candy and a bag of crisps had been ripped open. The inspector planned to return on September 30 to ensure there was no active rodent infestation.

Pupuseria & Restaurant of Salvi, at 8922 Beech Ave. Suite K in Fontana, was inspected on September 23 and received an 86/B rating with seven violations, including two critical. The cook did not wash his hands properly and handled the food without gloves despite a visible burn on his hand. Also, some pork, beans and cheese were at unsafe temperatures. It was the restaurant’s third consecutive B rating dating back to 2019.

Thai family restaurant, at 130 S. Mountain Ave. Suite P in Upland, was inspected on September 22 and rated 81/B with a critical violation. Some items were at dangerous temperatures in a fridge that didn’t keep it cold, and pans of flour and cornmeal breadcrumbs that also contained pieces of soft-shell crab had been left at room temperature. Among the other 12 violations, the person in charge did not know how to cool food safely or use disinfectant to wash dishes, the restaurant used non-commercial grade equipment and the urinal in the men’s restroom was marked as out of service. because it would overflow.

donut star, at 811 W. Valley Blvd. at Colton, was inspected Sept. 21 and rated 88/B with a critical violation. Some foods were at unsafe temperatures; 256 slices of ham, 60 sausage patties, 63 omelettes and a few slices of cheese had to be thrown away. Among the other eight violations, there was a substance resembling black and green mold in the ice machine, the surfaces of other equipment and the walls were dirty, open bags of flour were on the floor and the installation used non-approved burners.

Updates from previous weeks

Jimmy’s Food Storeat 1620 W. Base Line in San Bernardino, whose food preparation area was closed Sept. 21 due to a cockroach infestation, was allowed to fully reopen Sept. 27.

Rocketa convenience store located at 27300 W. Lugonia Ave. Redlands, whose open dining areas had to close on September 20 due to a rodent infestation, was allowed to fully reopen on September 22.

About this listing

This list is published online on Fridays. Any updates as restaurants reopen will be included in next week’s list.

All county food facilities are regularly inspected to ensure they meet health codes. A facility loses four points for each critical violation and one to three points for minor violations. An A rating (90 to 100 points) is considered “generally superior”, a B rating (80 to 89) is “generally acceptable” and a C rating (70 to 79) is “generally unacceptable” and requires a follow-up inspection . A facility will be temporarily shut down if it scores below 70 or has a critical violation that cannot be corrected immediately.

For more information on inspections of these restaurants or any restaurant in San Bernardino County, visit To file a health complaint, go to or call 800-442-2283.

Karl M. Bailey