Get details on restaurants cited by Maricopa County inspectors for four or more priority violations the week of May 22.

A priority violation is a major violation that directly contributes to increasing the risk of food-borne illness or injury. If listed in the reports, remedies implemented during inspections are included.

And see a sampling of the many restaurants graded as an A for no violations.

5 violations

Hidalgo Mexican Food, 801 E. Broadway Road, Mesa.

  1. Employee washed hands without soap. Employee rewashed hands.
  2. Employee reheated onions and jalapenos to improper temperature. Reheated to proper temperature.
  3. Cooked jalapenos, onions and chicken stuffed empanadas held at improper temperature. Jalapenos and onions reheated. Empanadas discarded.
  4. Chicken expired. Discarded.
  5. Empanadas out without sneeze guard. Empanadas moved.

The Park Street Food Bar, 3 S. 2nd Ave., Suite 114, Phoenix.

  1. Dishwasher found with no sanitizer dispensing. Instructed to wash dishes in three compartment sink.
  2. Cooked beef patties and cooked chicken breasts held at improper temperature. Discarded.
  3. Ham and cheese sandwiches held at improper temperature. Moved to refrigerator to cool.
  4. Cooked sausage expired. Discarded.
  5. Y-valve shut-off attached to the mop sink faucet down stream from the back flow prevention device. Employee removed y-valve.

4 violations

Mekong Palace, 66 S. Dobson Road, Suite 120, Mesa.

  1. Ice contaminated with dirt in ice machine. Ice discarded.
  2. Employee dumping hot water on raw pigs and splashed cleaned and sanitized dishes. Employee washed, rinsed and sanitized dishes.
  3. Cooked barbecue pork dim sum held at improper temperature. Discarded.
  4. Black garbage bags used to store raw chicken. All items were transferred to proper food grade containers.

MORE: Week of May 8 and May 15.

Grade A restaurants


Ginos of South Phoenix, 6420 S. Central Ave., Phoenix.

Euro Bakery, 15440 N. 35th Ave., Suite 15, Phoenix.

D & J Asian Grill, 7611 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix.

Pork On A Fork, 1515 W. Deer Valley Road, Suite B102, Phoenix.

Zaytoon Kabob, 4804 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 108, Phoenix.

Southeast Valley

The Old Spaghetti Factory, 3155 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 9, Chandler.

Bella Gusto Urban Pizzeria, 1964 N. Alma School Road, Chandler.

Rosatis On Val Vista, 53 N. Val Vista Drive, Suite 106, Gilbert.

Z Cafe, 1245 W. Baseline Road, Suite 105, Mesa.

Asian Hong Kong, 9880 S. Rural Road, Suite 105, Tempe.

Scottsdale area

Frote Bakery Cafe,7032 E. Main St., Scottsdale.

Rice Garden, 8035 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale.

Sauce, 7135 E. Camelback Road, Suite 160, Scottsdale.

NYPD Pizza, 10433 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.

Thai Basil Signature, 7605 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Suite 2, Scottsdale.

West Valley

China City Buffet, 10040 W. McDowell Road, Avondale.

Ranchero’s, 416 E. Monroe Ave., Buckeye.

Fresh Wasabi Japanese Restaurant, 6645 W. Bell Road, Suite A103, Glendale.

Clubhouse Grill, 14175 W. Indian School Road, Suite C-4, Goodyear.

Angry Crab, 7608 W. Cactus Road, Suite 110, Peoria.

Source: Maricopa County Environmental Services

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