Worst and Best Phoenix Area Restaurant Inspections

Week Ending April 30, 2017

Cookies in the form of good and bad
Some restaurants get the thumbs up, and some don't. Yagi Studio / Getty Images

These restaurants in Maricopa County were recently inspected by the Maricopa County Environmental Services Department. If you want to know more about how I determine which restaurants get published on my list, you can read about my methodology here.

Phoenix Area Restaurants That Failed

In the table below I include restaurants that received a D grade (there is no F grade) from the Environmental Services Inspector.

That means that the establishment had three or more serious violations of the health code that might result in patrons being exposed to foodborne illness. A restaurant that has its licence immediately suspended as a result of an inspection may also be included here. The management may correct the defect, and could receive a perfect inspection when the inspector returns.

Restaurants With the Worst Health Department Inspection Results For Week
Ending April 30, 2017

Business NameAddressCityZipPriority Violations
La Huasteca Mexican Restaurant3517 W Camelback Rd Phoenix85019Immediate Suspension
Prankster's Too7919 E Thomas RdScottsdale852515
Claim Jumper Restaurant3063 W Agua Fria Fwy Phoenix850274
Great Papa's Gyros4935 W Glendale AveGlendale853014
Gabbys Bar & Grill635 N Country Club Dr Mesa852013
Villa Pizza4250 W Anthem WayAnthem850863
Zipps Sports Grill4710 E Warner Rd Phoenix850443
Papa Sam's Chicago Style Pizza & Wings4330 W Union Hills DrGlendale853083
Chick-Fil-A3001 W Agua Fria Fwy Phoenix850273
Angry Crab & BBQ3820 E Ray RdPhoenix850443
Kirk's Korner Sports Bar & Grill10634 N 51st Ave Glendale853043
Stella3160 E Camelback Rd Phoenix850183
Machete Azteca3549 W Thunderbird Rd Phoenix850373
Chico Malo50 W Jefferson StPhoenix850043

Restaurants With the Best Health Department Inspection Results for Week Ending April 30, 2017

These restaurants had inspections where no serious violations were noted. This list does not include every restaurant that had a good report — there are many every week! I selected a group that covers all areas of town, various types of food, and mostly locally-owned establishments.They are arranged by zip code, for your convenience.

They deserve our support and our business.

Business NameAddressCityZip
Hidden Track Cafe111 W Monroe St Phoenix85003
Oven & Vine14 W Vernon Ave Phoenix85003
Lenny's Burger Shop2825 N Central Ave Phoenix85004
Matt's Big Breakfast825 N 1st St Phoenix85004
Siu Wok2801 N Central Ave Phoenix85004
Green2022 N 7th St Phoenix85006
Original Hamburger Works2801 N 15th Ave Phoenix85007
Two Hippies Beach House501 E Camelback Rd Phoenix85012
Asi Es La Vida3602 N 24th St Phoenix85016
Bink's2320 E Osborn Rd Phoenix85016
Greka Pita1747 E Camelback Rd Phoenix85016
Matt's Big Breakfast3118 E Camelback Rd Phoenix85016
The Wandering Tortoise2417 E Indian School Rd Phoenix85016
Grassroots2119 E Camelback Rd Phoenix85018
Red Thai7822 N 12th St Phoenix85020
Abacus Inn3509 W Thunderbird Rd Phoenix85023
Noodles & Company2805 W Agua Fria FwyPhoenix85027
Lenny's Burger Shop13616 N 35th Ave Phoenix85029
Golden China10720 W Indian School Rd Phoenix85037
Sun Asian Kitchen2070 E Baseline RdPhoenix85042
Kona Bar & Grill5310 E High St Phoenix85054
Modern Margarita5410 E High StPhoenix85054
Sekai Sushi1017 S Gilbert Rd Mesa85204
Native Grill & Wings1947 S Signal Butte Rd Mesa85209
Hacienda De Rosa's3129 E McKellips Rd Mesa85213
Tao Garden2050 N Alma School Rd Chandler85224
Tom Ryan's Lounge70 W Warner Rd Chandler85225
Carmello's The Forum Cafe6263 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale85250
AZ 88 Restaurant7353 Scottsdale Mall Scottsdale85251
Bourbon & Bones4200 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale85251
Scapegoat7150 E 5th Ave Scottsdale85251
Stax Burger Bistro4400 N Scottsdale RdScottsdale85251
Tottie's Asian Fusion7901 E Thomas RdScottsdale85251
Bar North15024 N Scottsdale RdScottsdale85254
Brio Tuscan Grille15301 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale85254
Maggiano's Little Italy16405 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale85254
Sassi10455 E Pinnacle Peak Pkwy Scottsdale85255
Ono Hawaiian Bbq15560 N Frank Lloyd Wright BlvdScottsdale85260
Dave & Buster's2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy Tempe85281
Noodles & Company Restaurant2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy Tempe85281
Joe's Crab Shack1606 W Baseline Rd Tempe85283
Bitzee Mama's7023 N 58th Ave Glendale85301
El Imperio Del Sabor5802 W Camelback Rd Glendale85301
Federico's Mexican Food6631 N 59th Ave Glendale85301
Little Saigon7016 N 57th Ave Glendale85301
Restaurante Tu Pueblo6222 N 43rd Ave Glendale85301
Wally Burger10222 N 43rd Ave Glendale85302
Westside Les's Too6618 W Olive Ave Glendale85302
El Sabor De La Familia8345 W Glendale Ave Glendale85305
Black Bear Diner6039 W Bell Rd Glendale85306
Casa Layla4356 W Thunderbird Rd Glendale85306
Kimmyz Sports Bar & Grill5930 W Greenway RdGlendale85306
Caramba Mexican Food6661 W Bell RdGlendale85308
Pho Viet4232 W Bell Rd Glendale85308
Bamboo Cafe6615 W Happy Valley RdGlendale85310
Don Pancho Mexican Food725 N Central Ave Avondale85323
Q To U BBQ4705 E Carefree Hwy Cave Creek85331
Black Bear Diner1780 N Dysart Rd Goodyear85338
Golden Corral Buffet & Grill420 N Dysart Rd Goodyear85338
China Place6725 W Peoria Ave Peoria85345
T & J Asian Cuisine8877 N 107th AvePeoria85345
The Speakeasy10745 NW Grand Ave Sun City85351
Portofino West12851 W Bell Rd Surprise85374
Rumors Sports Bar16846 W Bell Rd Surprise85374
Nick's Diner II13765 N Litchfield Rd Surprise85379
Sushi Yuki8345 W Thunderbird Rd Peoria85381
El Ranchero Mexican Restaurant683 W Wickenburg Way Wickenburg85390
Sal's Tuscan Grill13291 W Mcdowell Rd Goodyear85395

How To Find the Inspection History of Any Maricopa County Restaurant

You can see the inspection history of any place that serves or handles food at the Maricopa County website. If you are interested in Apache Junction, Gold Canyon, Superior, Florence, Maricopa or Casa Grande, you can find restaurant reports for Pinal County, too.

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Restaurant information provided by the Maricopa County Environmental Health Services Division, used with permission.