Restaurant closings, inspections in Riverside County, July 29-Aug. 4 – Press Enterprise

Here are the restaurants and other food facilities that Riverside County Department of Environmental Health inspectors temporarily closed due to imminent health hazards between July 29 and August 4, 2022. If no reopening date is listed, the department had not listed that facility as reopened. as of this post.

Food area of ​​the Marito Fitness Studio8351 Arlington Ave., Riverside

  • Closed: August 4
  • Degree: 83/B, no
  • Reason: Reinforcement of waste water. The floor sink for the wash basin was clogged and not draining. Among other violations, the inspector found numerous dead cockroaches and egg guts in a closet, the facility had food (strawberries) that was not allowed to be served because it does not have a sink to prepare food, and the water was not . hot enough

The Original Michoacana22500 Town Circle Suite 2093, Moreno Valley

  • Closed: August 2
  • Degree: 80/B, no
  • Reason: Inability to wash hands properly. The facility had failed a July 26 inspection with a score of 89/B and was closed for having an expired permit and no paper towels, leaving workers unable to wash and dry their clothes hands correctly. The inspector returned a week later, after a representative of the facility failed to attend an administrative hearing and found that it had reopened without a permit and without correcting its violations, according to the report and a health department spokesman . Among the violations, he still didn’t have paper towels; the ice machine was not properly connected; when the restaurant opened, there was still nacho cheese in a container that had a black crust of burnt cheese around it; the facility was fermenting chamoy, which is not authorized; and the inspector found no food handler’s license or food manager’s certificate. It was closed again and another hearing was scheduled.
  • Reopened: August 4

Joon’s Sushi29910 Murrieta Hot Springs Road Suite L, Murrieta

  • Closed: August 2
  • Degree: 80/B, no
  • Reason: No hot water. The inspector visited in response to a complaint about the water. The manager said the water heater was being repaired, but the restaurant was still operating without being able to properly wash hands or dishes. The restaurant had been on probation from February 2020 to June 2021 after failing three inspections in just over two years, and the inspector said it will now be reviewed for probation again.
  • Reopened: Later that same day

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit12620 Day St. Suite E, Moreno Valley

  • Closed: August 2
  • Degree: Not qualified
  • Reason: Inadequate exhaust system, no valid health permit. The exhaust hood was missing a filter and was “flooded with grease,” the inspector said. The facility had also changed hands without obtaining a new health permit.

Outstanding non-closure inspections

Here are selected inspections at facilities that were not closed but had significant problems.

The Tacos Lokos, at 3411 Van Buren Blvd. in Riverside, was inspected Aug. 2 in response to complaints about an alleged foodborne illness and general food safety. He received a failing grade of 80/B with two critical violations. Cooked food was not cooling fast enough and an employee did not wash their hands properly. Among the other nine violations, food was at unsafe temperatures in a cooler that was taken away for not keeping cold, there were moldy chips in the same cooler, and the dishwasher was seized for not working.

Casa Mendoza Mexican Grill & Bar, at 78110 Estado de La Quinta Street, was inspected on July 29 and received a negative grade of 81/B with a critical violation. The inspector saw a live cockroach on the gasket of a refrigerator in the cook line, but did not find any other live or dead cockroaches in the facility. The manager said the restaurant has a weekly pest control service. Among the other 12 violations, raw shrimp were not being thawed properly, food was stored uncovered (a repeat violation), and equipment and floors needed cleaning. This was the restaurant’s second failed inspection in just over a year, so it now faces an administrative hearing.

Updates from the last few weeks

Highgrove Village Meat Marketat 1091 Center St. of Riverside, which failed an inspection on July 28 with a grade of 66/C and was closed due to a cockroach infestation, was allowed to reopen on August 2. He has not yet undergone a follow-up inspection so a new note and hearing to determine whether he should go to probation is still being arranged.

The restaurant a Desert Hot Springs Spa, at 10805 Palm Drive in Desert Hot Springs, which had its health permit revoked July 27 for failing an inspection while on probation, was allowed to reopen July 29 after correcting all violations and purchasing a new permit Received a new grade of 100/A. He has been on probation since July 2021 and this was his second permit revocation since then.

Jojo’s Donutsat 4812 Tyler St. in Riverside, which failed an inspection on July 25 and was closed due to a cockroach infestation, was allowed to reopen on August 2. Received a new grade of 99/A.

Everbowl, at 32483 Temecula Parkway Suite E111 in Temecula, which failed an inspection July 15 and closed because it was 94 degrees inside, was allowed to reopen Aug. 3 after air conditioning was repaired. Received a new grade of 100/A.

About this list

This list is published online on Fridays. Any updates as restaurants reopen will be included in next week’s list.

All county food facilities are inspected periodically to ensure they meet health codes. A facility loses four points for each critical violation—and may have to close if the violation cannot be corrected immediately—and one or two points for minor violations. An A grade (90 to 100 points) is being passed. Ratings of B (80 to 89 points) and C (79 or lower) are failing and usually require the owner to make improvements and be re-inspected.

For more information on inspections of these or any of the Riverside County restaurants, visit To file a health complaint about a restaurant, go to or call 888-722-4234 during business hours or 951-782-2968 after hours.