Restaurant closures, inspections in San Bernardino County, Sept. 22-29 – 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 Sept. 22 and 29, 2022. If no reopening date is mentioned, the agency had not listed that facility as reopened as of this publication.

Baked Dessert Bar, 7880 Kew Ave., Rancho Cucamonga (in Victoria Gardens)

  • Closed: Sept. 28
  • Grade: Not graded
  • Reason: No sanitizer. An inspector visited in response to a complaint that the restaurant didn’t have any sanitizer to clean dishes or other surfaces, and that there were gnats throughout the facility, contaminating food. Both were found to be true. The inspector noted “an abundance of gnats (dead and alive) throughout the facility and on food equipment and packaging.”

Villa Del Mar, 17509 Foothill Blvd., Fontana

  • Closed: Sept. 26
  • Grade: 77/C
  • Reason: Cockroach infestation. An inspector visited in response to a complaint that the restaurant had a rodent infestation. The inspector didn’t see any evidence of rodents, but did find three live roaches under the grill and food-prep sink, and six dead roaches in other areas. There were two other critical violations. The walk-in cooler and another refrigerator weren’t keeping cold and a large quantity of food had to be discarded, and raw shrimp wasn’t being thawed safely. Also,  dishes were being washed without sanitizer.
  • Reopened: Sept. 27 after pest control visited and the refrigerators were fixed. The inspector did see a few dead roaches and planned a follow-up visit within a week.

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

  • Closed: Sept. 23
  • Grade: 78/C
  • Reason: Insufficient refrigeration. The walk-in refrigerator wasn’t keeping cold and about 20 containers of food had to be discarded. Among other violations, two flies landed on an in-use cutting board, there was mold in the ice machine (not touching ice), the dishwashing sink didn’t have enough sanitizer and an employee didn’t wash hands.
  • Reopened: Sept. 26

Fontana Ranch Market, 15324 Merrill Ave. Suite A, Fontana

  • Closed: Sept. 22
  • Grade: 85/B in the market area, 85/B in a restaurant area, 90/A in the meat department
  • Reason: Rodent infestation. An inspector visited in response to a complaint that someone saw two rodents running down an aisle. The inspector saw a live rodent on the floor in the shopping area, a dead rodent, and droppings on a tortilla shelf, in a liquor closet and in the electrical panels of a refrigerator. The inspector went back the next day at the owner’s request but found another dead rodent and more droppings, and did not permit the market to reopen.

Non-closure inspections of note

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

Curry House, at 11683 Cherry Ave. Unit F1 in Fontana, requested a rescore inspection after its kitchen area received an 80/B on Sept. 6. This time, on Sept. 28, it again got an 80/B, with about half of the violations repeated from the last inspection. Two of the violations were critical. Multiple containers of food were at unsafe temperatures. Also, an employee was wiping down a prep table without sanitizer. Among the 11 other violations, food wasn’t being cooled down fast enough, equipment and floors needed cleaning, and the walk-in refrigerator condensation line was still leaking, a repeat from last time — plus now the walk-in freezer line was too, with water leaking onto food (which was all covered) and creating a severe ice buildup on the freezer’s floor and ceiling. This was the restaurant’s third B or C grade since 2020.

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

Pot on Fire, at 3926 Grand Ave. Suite F in Chino, was inspected Sept. 27 and received a grade of 80/B with nine violations, three of which were critical. Employees didn’t wash hands after touching raw beef and raw seafood. Tofu and cooked noodles left on a table were at unsafe temperatures. And there were several issues with food-contact surfaces not being clean, including mold in the ice machine that was contaminating the ice, and a meat slicer not being sanitized properly. This was the restaurant’s second B grade since 2018.

Jack’s Liquor Market, at 320 S. Arrowhead Ave. in San Bernardino, was inspected Sept. 27 and received a grade of 84/B with eight violations, two of which were critical. The inspector found a “heavy accumulation” of dry rodent droppings throughout the market, including on food shelving, floors and the liquor storage area. Also, about 100 packages of candy and one bag of chips had been ripped open. The inspector planned to return Sept. 30 to make sure there wasn’t an active rodent infestation.

Salvi’s Pupuseria & Restaurante, at 8922 Beech Ave. Suite K in Fontana, was inspected Sept. 23 and received a grade of 86/B with seven violations, two of which were critical. The cook didn’t wash hands properly, and was handling food without gloves despite having an exposed burn on their hand. Also, some pork, beans and cheese were at unsafe temperatures. This was the restaurant’s third consecutive B grade dating to 2019.

Thai Family Restaurant, at 130 S. Mountain Ave. Suite P in Upland, was inspected Sept. 22 and received a grade of 81/B with one critical violation. Some items were at unsafe temperatures in a refrigerator that wasn’t keeping cold, and pans of flour and cornmeal breading that also contained pieces of soft-shell crab had been left out at room temperature. Among the 12 other violations, the person in charge didn’t know how to safely cool down food or to use sanitizer when washing dishes, the restaurant was using some non-commercial-grade equipment and the men’s restroom urinal was marked as out of order because it would overflow.

Donut Star, at 811 W. Valley Blvd. in Colton, was inspected Sept. 21 and received a grade of 88/B with one critical violation. Some food was at unsafe temperatures; 256 slices of ham, 60 sausage patties, 63 omelets and a few slices of cheese had to be discarded. Among the eight other violations, there was a black and green mold-like substance in the ice machine, the surfaces of other equipment and the walls were dirty, open bags of flour were on the floor and the facility was using unapproved burners.

Updates from past weeks

Jimmy’s Food Store, at 1620 W. Base Line in San Bernardino, whose food-prep area was shut down Sept. 21 because of a cockroach infestation, was allowed to fully reopen Sept. 27.

Rocket, a convenience store at 27300 W. Lugonia Ave. Redlands, whose open food areas had to shut down Sept. 20 because of a rodent infestation, was permitted to fully reopen Sept. 22.

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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