Restaurant closures, inspections in San Bernardino County, May 12-19 – 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 May 12 and 19, 2022. If no reopening date is mentioned, the agency had not listed that facility as reopened as of this publication.

Ro Chinatown Fast Food, 227 W. Foothill Blvd., Rialto

  • Closed: May 17
  • Grade: 80/B
  • Reason: Cockroach infestation. An inspector visited in response to a complaint that someone found a dead cockroach in their food. The inspector saw live and dead roaches under kitchen equipment, in the server area and by the mop sink. Among the nine other violations, the cook said that food-contact surfaces are washed but not sanitized, and that cooked ribs are left out at room temperature for several hours to cool down. The restaurant also needed cleaning. An inspector returned the next day but there were still roaches present so the permit suspension remained in place. This was the restaurant’s third consecutive B grade.

KFC/Taco Bell, 9619 Sheepcreek Road, Phelan

  • Closed: May 17
  • Grade: Not graded
  • Reason: Sewage overflow. The inspector, visiting in response to a complaint about unsanitary conditions, found wastewater overflowing from a floor drain in the kitchen and standing water in other floor sinks. The restaurant had been shut down three previous times because of overflowing sewage, in May 2021, July 2021 and January 2022, but those issues were all outside at the septic system. The restaurant was told in January that if it happened again, it needed to self-close and report the issue to the health department.
  • Reopened: May 18 after the overflow was eliminated

Almazan Bakery, 1232 E. 6th St., Ontario

  • Closed: May 12
  • Grade: Not graded (most recent was 86/B in the bakery, 72/C in the cafe on May 10)
  • Reason: Cockroach infestation. The facility was visited May 10 because of a complaint that someone found a wire in their burrito, and was briefly closed that day because of an overflowing grease interceptor. The inspector also saw one live and one dead cockroach. During a follow-up two days later, the inspector found four live roaches under the prep sink and ordered the restaurant to close.
  • Reopened: May 16; the inspector saw no live or dead roaches

Non-closure inspections of note

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

Cannataro’s, at 12345 Mountain Ave. Suite K in Chino, which received an 86/B on May 5, underwent a voluntary rescore inspection May 17 that resulted in an 84/B. There was no hot water at any sinks when the inspector arrived, but that was corrected quickly and the restaurant didn’t have to shut down. That was a critical violation and there were two others related, for employees washing hands and dishes in cold water.

Super Star Donut, at 1050 W. Kendall Drive Suite B in San Bernardino, was inspected May 17 and received a grade of 84/B with one critical violation. Food was at unsafe temperatures in a refrigerator that wasn’t keeping cold (it was adjusted right away). Among the 10 other violations, there were some dead cockroaches under sinks and a refrigerator, and some food was being stored in open or uncovered containers. This was the restaurant’s second B grade since 2021.

Dos Amigos Tortas, at 27224 Base Line in Highland, was inspected May 16 and received a grade of 86/B with eight violations, one of which was critical. The walk-in cooler wasn’t keeping cold and the entire contents — about 700 pounds of meat and cheese — had to be thrown away. A second refrigerator holding milk also wasn’t keeping cold.

Taqueria Zacatecas, at 17014 Smoke Tree St. in Hesperia, which received an 83/B on May 10, underwent a follow-up inspection May 13 to make sure rodent droppings and bugs had been eliminated and some other issues had been addressed. There were still some ants in a storage room but the other problems were fixed. However, the B card from the last inspection, which is required to be displayed prominently, was missing. Another follow-up was planned.

Shima Japanese Restaurant, at 13700 Roswell Ave. in Chino, was inspected May 12 and received a grade of 74/C with two critical violations. Shrimp and eggs were at unsafe temperatures, and utensils were being washed but not sanitized. Among the 13 other violations, there were three dead roaches in the liquor storage room and an old egg sac by the delivery door, there were multiple flies in the kitchen, tuna wasn’t being thawed properly, containers of food were stored on the floor and there was a dented can of pineapple juice. In a mandatory rescore inspection on May 17, the restaurant got a 91/A with one critical violation, for someone wiping down a knife without sanitizer.

VV Pizza, at 15215 7th St. Suite B in Victorville, was inspected May 12 and received a grade of 81/B. It was found to be operating outside the scope of its permit, which says a pizza oven is the only cooking equipment approved for use. However, it had added food to the menu including beef and chicken shawarma, as well as salads requiring produce to be prepared on-site despite not having a food-prep sink. The restaurant was told to immediately stop serving those items and remove unapproved cooking equipment from the facility. The restaurant also was told to remove the dining tables and chairs because it’s not allowed to offer on-site dining, only to-go orders, until it can provide customer restrooms.

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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