Restaurant inpsections in San Bernardino County, May 20-26 – San Bernardino Sun

The San Bernardino County environmental health department did not report shutting down any food facilities because of imminent health hazards between May 20 and May 26, 2022.

Non-closure inspections of note

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

Madre Tierra Restaurant Bar, at 220 N. Central Ave. in Upland, was inspected May 25 in response to a complaint about rats in the restaurant. The inspector found about 20 old rodent droppings and two mouse traps in the corner of a bar area that was not in use, but no signs of vermin anywhere else. The restaurant received a grade of 80/B with two critical violations. Food in several refrigerators was at unsafe temperatures, and one of the refrigerators wasn’t keeping cold enough. Also, there was one severely dented can and another that was moderately dented. Among the seven other violations, a handwashing sink didn’t have soap or paper towels, and there was black mold in the ice machine (not touching ice). This is the restaurant’s third B grade since 2019 (and rodent droppings were an issue both previous times).

Concha Bakery, at 15311 7th St. in Victorville, was inspected May 23 and received a grade of 84/B. There were 10 violations, one of which was critical: selling honey from an unapproved source. Also, the bakery was found to be operating outside the scope of what’s allowed in its permit by preparing and selling chicken tamales, which it was ordered to discontinue immediately. And it was told to remove dining tables and chairs and stop allowing dine-in service because it does not have restrooms available to customers.

Petro Stopping Centers, at 4325 E. Guasti Road in Ontario, which contains four restaurants and a general store, was visited May 23 in response to a complaint about rodents at the Popeyes and possibly the other facilities. The center had rodent issues over the winter, with the general store and Burger King getting shut down once each in December and January. This time, the Popeyes manager told the inspector they’d been getting monthly pest control and trying to keep the facility clean. Even so, the inspector found five dry rodent droppings under a sink at Popeyes, six rodent droppings and “an abundance of fruit flies” at Burger King and a dead cockroach on the floor at Iron Skillet. There was also food debris under equipment at all three locations. Another follow-up was planned.

Eyes on Pies Cafe, at 165 W. Hospitality Lane Suite 17 in San Bernardino, was inspected May 20 and received a grade of 80/B with two critical violations. An employee didn’t wash hands. Also, there were several issues with food-contact surfaces not being clean: There was mold in the ice machine (in contact with running water), pitchers weren’t being adequately washed or sanitized, and the can opener was dirty. Among the nine other violations, there were rodent droppings under storage racks. A follow-up was planned to make sure there was no infestation.

Del Rosa Shell Station, at 2886 N. Del Rosa Ave. in San Bernardino, was visited May 19 in response to a complaint about an odor like a “dead rat.” The station had had a rodent problem during a recent inspection (it received an 88/B on April 12) and the inspector saw some droppings again this time, but praised the facility for making progress on cleaning things up. The owner said he was working with a pest control company to control the problem. Another follow-up was planned next month.

Updates from past weeks

Ro Chinatown Fast Food, at 227 W. Foothill Rialto, which was closed May 17 because of a cockroach infestation, was permitted to reopen May 23. Although the inspector did find seven dead roaches and an egg sac, pest control had been out that morning and said there was no live roach activity. Another health inspection was planned.

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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