Restaurant closures, inspections in San Bernardino County, July 14-21 – San Bernardino Sun

Here are the restaurants and other food facilities that San Bernardino County health inspectors temporarily shut down because of imminent health hazards between July 14 and 21, 2022.

Poke Hana, 525 E. Hospitality Lane Unit A, San Bernardino

  • Closed: July 14
  • Grade: Not graded (most recent was 97/A in October)
  • Reason: Cockroach infestation. An inspector visited in response to a complaint that someone saw roaches in the lobby. The inspector found three live nymph roaches under a handwashing sink, one more under a storage rack and several dead roaches nearby.
  • Reopened: July 15 after pest control visited and the facility was cleaned

Non-closure inspections of note

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

Rancho El Cerrito Mexican Grill & Bar, at 10540 Base Line Suite A in Rancho Cucamonga, was inspected July 20 and received a grade of 80/B with three critical violations. One was for employees not washing hands, and another was for those employees contaminating food by touching it after not washing. The third was for multiple issues related to food at unsafe temperatures — some in a refrigerator that wasn’t keeping cold and other items that had been left out at room temperature. This was the restaurant’s fourth B grade since 2018.

Village Ranch Market, at 15091 Merrill Ave. in Fontana, was inspected July 19 in response to a complaint about rotten food in the meat department. It received grades of 80/B in the prepackaged market area, 80/B in the meat department and 78/C in the restaurant area. There were five separate critical violations. All three departments were docked for the women’s restroom toilet being unable to flush. In the market area, some cheese and meat were at unsafe temperatures in a display cooler that wasn’t keeping cold, and more than 20 onions were spoiled. In the meat department, a fly landed on a cutting board. And in the restaurant area, there were several issues with food not being kept hot or cold enough. Among other violations, there were dry rodent droppings in a storage area; there were dead roaches on the floor inside and outside of the walk-in freezer, in the produce department and in a storage area; there were house flies throughout the facility and fruit flies in the produce department; and the floors in the dairy and meat walk-in coolers needed cleaning. A follow-up inspection was planned to make sure there were no vermin infestations.

The Cardenas Markets at 15555 E. Main St. Suite D4 in Hesperia was inspected July 15 and received grades of 94/A in the prepackaged market/produce area, 93/A in the juice bar, 92/A in the meat department, 92/A in the bakery and 84/B in the deli/kitchen area. There were seven critical violations. In the market area, some food was at unsafe temperatures in a cooler that wasn’t keeping cold and on a steam table. Also, bags of tortilla dough for sale had been left at room temperature for too long. In the bakery, a floor sink overflowed when the inspector tested the hot water (the manager said the problem started two days earlier but that sink hadn’t been in use since) and a fly landed on an unfrosted cake. In the meat department, dishes weren’t being sanitized properly. In the juice bar, some dairy items, sandwiches and salads were at unsafe temperatures. And in the market area, there was an “excessive amount” of fruit flies in the produce area, some oranges were moldy and a can of beans was severely dented.

The Popeye’s at Petro Stopping Centers, at 4325 E. Guasti Road in Ontario, was visited July 15 in response to two complaints from people who said they saw a rat. The center, which contains four restaurants and a general store, has had repeated issues with rodents dating to at least December. This time, the Popeye’s manager told the inspector he hadn’t seen any recent rodent activity but said pest control is contacted immediately if anyone does see something. The inspector found some dry rodent droppings in a storage room but no signs of active infestation.

About this list

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

All food facilities in the county are routinely 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 grade (90 to 100 points) is considered “generally superior,” a B grade (80 to 89) is “generally acceptable” and a C grade (70 to 79) is “generally unacceptable” and requires a follow-up inspection. A facility will be temporarily closed if it scores below 70 or has a critical violation that can’t be corrected immediately.

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

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