Restaurant closures, inspections in San Bernardino County, May 5-12 – 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 5 and 12, 2022. If no reopening date is mentioned, the agency had not listed that facility as reopened as of this publication.

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

  • Closed: May 10
  • Grade: 86/B in the bakery, 72/C in the cafe
  • Reason: Overflowing grease interceptor. The facility was briefly closed because of a heavy leak coming from the grease interceptor. It was fixed promptly, as was another floor sink that was clogged but not overflowing. There were three other critical violations: The inspector saw a live cockroach under a cooler by the stove and a dead roach in a restroom. A 15-pound container of beef cooked the day before hadn’t cooled down to a safe temperature yet and had to be discarded. And some cooked mixtures that included milk weren’t at a safe temperature. The inspection was prompted by a complaint that someone had found a metal wire in their burrito; neither the staff nor the inspector could determine where the wire may have come from but the inspector noted many containers of food were stored uncovered. A follow-up inspection was planned to make sure there was no cockroach infestation.
  • Reopened: Before the inspection ended

Baja Taco Plus, 13187 Main St. Suite C, Hesperia

  • Closed: May 10
  • Grade: 90/A
  • Reason: Overflowing wastewater. A floor sink was full of standing water and food debris, and it overflowed when the dishwashing sink was drained. The person in charge said the problem had started earlier that day.
  • Reopened: Later that day after the grease interceptor was serviced.

Taco stand, shared kitchen at Jalisco Market, 501 S. Sultana Ave., Ontario

  • Closed: May 9
  • Grade: Not graded
  • Reason: Operating without a health permit. An inspector visited in response to a complaint that the market was selling tacos outside on Friday and Saturday nights, and the cook wasn’t washing hands. The market is permitted to sell prepackaged foods, and the manager said they were in the process of getting a shared kitchen permit. The inspector told them to close the shared kitchen until the permit is approved, and advised that the permit wouldn’t allow for the outdoor taco stand.

Non-closure inspections of note

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

Taqueria Zacatecas, at 17014 Smoke Tree St. in Hesperia, was inspected May 10 in response to a complaint about bugs, mold on the ceiling and a foul smell near the soda machine. The restaurant received a grade of 83/B with one critical violation, for slime and mold contaminating the ice in the ice machine. Among the nine other violations, the inspector found old rodent droppings in the cabinets under the soda machine, one dead cockroach in a storage area and several more on a sticky trap under a dining table, and some ants in a storage room (but not on food). Also, the ceiling was in disrepair, with a black mold-like substance around an air conditioning unit that wasn’t functioning properly. A follow-up was planned to make sure the bug problem was eliminated.

Adelitas Restaurant, at 27170 Lakeview Drive Suite 300 in Helendale, was inspected May 6 and received a grade of 82/B. There was one critical violation, for food being at unsafe temperatures: containers of meat, cheese, salsa and cut tomatoes in a refrigerator that was 67 degrees inside (it should be 41 or below) and some cooked beans that weren’t being kept hot enough. The fridge’s temperature was adjusted. Among the 10 other violations, a handwashing sink didn’t have cold water, there was standing (but not overflowing) water in a floor sink and an employee cellphone was on the food-prep table. This was the restaurant’s second consecutive B grade.

Raul’s Tacos, at 11619 Rancho Road in Adelanto, was inspected May 5 and received a grade of 81/B with two critical violations. There were multiple issues with food being at unsafe temperatures, including multiple large containers of cooked beef soup, menudo, rice and beans that weren’t being cooled down fast enough, and flan and sausage that had been left at room temperature. Also, some raw beef was contaminated by raw chicken debris and shredded potatoes were contaminated by raw beef debris. The restaurant had to discard about 40 pounds of soup plus a pound each of raw beef and potatoes. Among the eight other violations, chicken wasn’t being thawed properly.

Sushi One Spot, at 10990 Foothill Blvd. Unit 110 in Rancho Cucamonga, was inspected May 5 and received a grade of 88/B with five violations, two of them critical: The inspector saw a live cockroach under the food-prep sink and two dead ones near the cook line. Also, some salmon and fried crab legs were not being kept at safe temperatures. At a follow-up on May 9 to make sure there was no cockroach infestation, the inspector said the restaurant was in compliance.

Wang Zhong, at 3210 Chino Ave. Suite A in Chino Hills, was visited May 5 in response to a complaint alleging someone saw rats and cockroaches. The inspector saw a few flies but no evidence of rodents or roaches, and invoices said pest control hadn’t seen any activity during their March and April services. However, the inspector discovered that the restaurant wasn’t displaying the B grade card as required from its most recent inspection. It had received an 80 on Jan. 24.

Updates from past weeks

Logan’s Roadhouse, at 13480 Base Line in Fontana, which was closed May 4 because of a cockroach infestation, was permitted to reopen May 5. The inspector did see a few dead juvenile roaches on the floor and planned a follow-up visit in a week.

Fresco Grill, at 11416 Chamberlaine Way in Adelanto, which was closed May 4 because of a sewage overflow, was permitted to reopen May 5 after a plumber visited.

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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