Maricopa County inspectors perform restaurant inspections on food establishments and log violations. Video is courtesy of Maricopa County.

Get details on restaurants cited by Maricopa County inspectors for four or more priority violations the week of July 24.

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

Salsitas, 36 W. Southern Ave., Phoenix.

  1. Pork found with mold. Discarded.
  2. Beans held at improper temperature. Discarded.
  3. Melted nacho cheese held at improper temperature. Reheated.
  4. Cooked pork stomachs and queso fresco expired. Discarded. 
  5. Chlorine sanitizer in 3 compartment sink over 200 ppm. Employee diluted solution. 

Akita Sushi, 9011 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale.

  1. Raw pork stored over vegetables. Items rearranged.
  2. Cooked chicken skewers held at improper temperature. Discarded.
  3. Eel held at improper temperature. Reheated.
  4. Scallops held at improper temperature. Moved to cooler.
  5. Dumplings stored in grocery bags.

DeSoto Central Market, 915 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.

  1. Employee cut limes with bare hands. Limes discarded.
  2. Raw eggs stored above salad greens in cooler. Raw shrimp stored above miso soup. Raw foods moved.
  3. Chlorine sanitizer in dishwasher below proper concentration. Owner primed machine and sanitizer returned to proper concentration.
  4. Tomatoes and cheese held at improper temperature. Discarded.
  5. Pickled onions and pickled coleslaw expired. Discarded.

Mandi House, 1639 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe.

  1. Raw chicken stored above cooked onions, cooked potatoes and raw lamb. Items rearranged.
  2. Cooked rice held at improper temperature. Discarded.
  3. Cooked chicken held at improper temperature. Discarded.
  4. Hummus, tzatziki sauce, cut tomato, garlic sauce, baba ganoush and raw lamb held at improper temperature. Discarded.
  5. Trash bags used to store raw meat. Meat moved to proper food grade containers.

4 violations

Genuine Fresche, 1686 N. Higley Road, Suite 105, Gilbert. 

  1. Employees washing hands for 10 seconds. Handwashing should occur for 20-30 seconds.
  2. Employee blew into gloves before putting on. Employee rewashed hands. Third repeat violation.
  3. Spinach and kale held at improper temperature. Placed in cooler. Third repeat violation.
  4. Sanitizer above proper concentration in sink. Remade to proper concentration.

Betty’s Nosh, 6685 W. Beardsley Road, Suite 180, Glendale.

  1. Mold found on two blocks of white cheese. Discarded.
  2. Chlorine sanitizer above proper concentration. Diluted sanitizer to proper concentration.
  3. Cut tomatoes, chopped lettuce, spring mix, various salad dressing and white cheese held at improper temperature. Discarded.
  4. Sliced corn beef, baja sauce, coleslaw dressing, blue cheese dressing, cooked shrimp, Picatta sauce, marinara sauce and au jus expired. Discarded.

Kitchen 18 Scottsdale, 10211 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.

  1. Employee used bare hands while plating tomato mixture and garnish and assembling sushi rolls. Employee washed hands and put on gloves.
  2. Green olives and pesto found with mold. Discarded.
  3. Raw chicken stored above raw fish and raw beef. Raw chicken above raw beef and cooked chicken. Items rearranged.
  4. Chimichurri, babganoush, marinara, harib sauce and cooked onion expired. Discarded.

Curry Bowl Indian Cuisine, 955 W Chandler Heights Road, Suite 1 & 2, Chandler.

  1. Raw marinating chicken stored above cooked lamb and ginger. Items rearranged.
  2. Cooked paneer held at improper temperature. Discarded.
  3. Onion and tomato sauce held at improper temperature. Reheated.
  4. Sauces, fried mashed vegetables and ground spinach held at improper temperature. Moved to cooler.

AZ Pho and Grill, 1674 N. Higley Road, Suite 104, Gilbert.

  1. Employee put on gloves without washing hands. Server handled dirty dishes then served customers without washing hands. Employees washed hands.
  2. Raw chicken stored above cooked meatballs and brisket. Items rearranged.
  3. Half and half and sprouts held at improper temperature. Discarded.
  4. Food stored in trash bags and grocery bags. Moved to food grade containers.

MORE: Week of July 10 and July 17.

Grade A restaurants


Golden Rule Cafe, 808 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix.

T Bone, 10037 S. 19th Ave., Phoenix.

Niccoli’s Italian Deli, 6102 N. 16th St., Suite 9, Phoenix.

Pepes Taco Villa, 2108 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix.

La Salsita, 4011 N. 32nd St., Phoenix.

Southeast Valley

Otaku, 2430 S. Gilbert Road, Suite 5, Chandler.

Yc’s Mongolian Grill No. 5, 4770 E. Ray Road, Suite 101, Gilbert.

Genos Giant Slice, 1458 N. Higley Road, Suite 101, Gilbert.

Los Dos Molinos, 260 S. Alma School Road, Suite 137, Mesa

TC Tacos, 119 E. Southern Ave., Tempe.

Scottsdale area

First Watch, 16455 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 107, Scottsdale.

Tottie’s Asian Kitchen, 6245 E. Bell Road, Suite 105, Scottsdale.

Cornbeef Eatery Scottsdale, 7111 E. 5th Ave., Suite E, Scottsdale.

Casa Mia Cucina Italiana, 11485 N. 136th St., Suite 109-110, Scottsdale.

Ray’s Pizza, 15576 N. Pima Road, Suite A-2, Scottsdale.

West Valley

India Garden, 1809 N. Dysart Road, Suite C106, Avondale.

The Vic, 5325 N. Verrado Way, Buckeye.

Bamboo Cafe, 6615 W. Happy Valley Road 110, Glendale.

Good China, 9180 W. Union Hills Drive, Peoria.

Nypd Pizza, 13980 W. Bell Road, Suite 2, Surprise.

Source: Maricopa County Environmental Services

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