Restaurant inspections: Scores for Cada Vez, El Burrito Rico, Rib Crib, more

The Food Establishment Inspection Report is a weekly report that appears Sundays. Information is taken from reports provided by the Environmental Health Department, and individual reports can be viewed at its website, http://amarillo.gov/departments/community-services/environmental-health/foodinspections. A numerical grading system is now being used, with a score of 100 points being equivalent to zero demerits.

  • 100 points – No major violation at the time of inspection

  • 85 points – Considered an average score

  • 70 points or below – Requires re-inspection within 24 hours

  • COS – Corrected on site during inspection

These points correspond to the following letter grades:

  • A – 90 to 100

  • B – 80 to 89

  • C – 70 to 79

  • F – 69 and below

The following establishments had a score of A/100 during a routine inspection:

Amigos #524 Catering, 3300 E. I-40.

Aqua One, 4600 Parkside Drive.

Braums Ice Cream #186, 1101 23rd St., Canyon.

Coffee Fixx, 3020 S.W. 6th Ave.

Complete Body Nutrition, 5901 Bell St.

Davids Events, 714 N. Fillmore St.

Dyers Bar B Que Catering, 1619 S. Kentucky St. E-526.

Saigon Senorita, 3304 Harris Drive.

Sakura Japanese Steakhouse, 4000 S. Soncy Road.

VFW Golding Meadow Post 1475, 1401 S.W. 8th Ave.

Whataburger #427, 734 N. Pierce St.

The following establishments had a score of A/100 during a follow-up inspection:

Bee Hive Homes of Amarillo, 5800 S.W. 54th Ave.

La Fiesta Grande, 7415 S.W. 45th Ave.

Taco Bell #032694, 4116 W. I-40.

Toot ‘n Totum #61, 5300 Canyon Drive.

Town Place by Marriott, 6807 W. I-40.

Wal-Mart #4464, 2711 S.W. 58th Ave.

X Bar Steakhouse, 9181 Town Square Blvd, Suite 131.

These establishments received the following scores for being out of compliance as stated:

(A/98) ABC Learning Center, 2707 S. Bivins St. TCS (temperature/time controlled for safety) food in refrigerator without date mark. COS.

(A/95) AFC Sushi United Market #530, 3552 S. Soncy Road. Sanitizer spray hanging on trolley with food; cucumbers stored in grocery bags in cooler. COS.

(A/94) Amigos #524 Deli/Bakery, 3300 E. I-40. Package of deli meat with expired date mark (repeat violation); no thermometer in hot holding unit; heavy debris build-up on in-use fans in kitchen; old food debris inside hot holding unit and on bulbs directly above food. COS. Excess ice build-up in deli walkin freezer. Correct by 09/04.

(A/94) Amigos #524 Grocery, 3300 E. I-40. Soiled single-use containers. COS. Water dripping from cooling unit on ceiling above raw meat production prep tables; missing panel on door storing raw meats; heavy build-up on fans above food prep surfaces in meat production room; hand sink in employee men’s restroom slow draining. Correct by 06/18. Standing water in walk-in cooler storing raw meats. Correct by 09/04.

(A/97) Arbys #5726, 7222 W. I-40. Employee personal cup stored with restaurant food; uncovered chicken patties in reach-in refrigerator. COS. Heavy dark build-up on floor of walk-in freezer. Correct by 11/05.

(A/90) Benjamin Donuts, 1800 S. Western St. Multiple items with no date or time stickers. COS. Owner personally spraying pesticides in facility. Correct by 07/08. Multiple items without lids or other forms of covering; containers of food must be labeled with common name of product when removed from original packages, including water or oil in spray bottles; light bulb burned out inside reach-in cooler storing kolaches; no light bulb in reach-in cooler up front for drinks; hand washing sign needed at hand sink in serving area. Correct by 06/03/2025.

(A/95) Braceros Bar & Grill, 2822 S.W. 6th Ave. Employee did not change gloves when switching between handling raw meat then touching containers; beef thawing in standing water. COS. Gray substance on outside rim of ice dispenser on soda machine (repeat violation). Correct by 09/03.

(A/93) Bubbas 33, 2813 W. I-40. Dishes must be sanitized in three-compartment sink until dish machine is serviced; all employee items must be stored in a designated area. COS. Hot water in dishwasher not at proper temperature for sanitizing. Correct by 06/20. Clean equipment and utensils stacked wet; to-go containers used as scoops; build-up inside ice machine. Correct by 09/08.

(C/78) Cada Vez, 9200 Town Square Blvd., Suite 1000. Pico de Gallo, chopped tomatoes and salsa at improper temperatures in front cold hold make table; sanitizer bucket not labeled; cut tomatoes, cooked bacon and other food items without date markings; hand sink blocked; tortillas stored in grocery bags; in-use wiping cloths stored on top of food container; many food containers without lids in walk-in cooler and smaller coolers next to prep area (repeat violation); tortilla chip scoop and ice scoop sitting on dirty counter (repeat violation). COS. No Certified Food Manager on site; front cold hold make table not keeping food at proper temperature. Correct by 06/17. Raw shrimp and fish stored in cooler in undrained ice (repeat violation); deep cut marks on cutting surfaces of make tables (repeat violation; many containers of powder or seasoning mix not labeled; all light sockets above stove and oven in back cooking area not working properly; heavy accumulation of food debris on floors of walk-in cooler and freezer. Correct by 09/04.

(A/94) Dollar General #8372, 5131 Plains Blvd. No paper towels at bathroom sink; items in front of hand sink; old food debris or dust on multiple surfaces; layers of dust on or around exhaust vent; no covered trash can in women’s restroom and joint bathroom. Correct by 06/17. Water-stained ceiling tiles throughout business; bathroom floor cracked and piece missing. Correct by 6/04/2025.

(A/94) Dominoes Pizza, 1701 S. Nelson St. Sanitizer too weak; salami in refrigerator with expired date mark. COS. Current invoice for servicing of grease trap must be provided. Correct by 06/19.

(A/98) Dutch Bros Coffee, 2209 S. Coulter St. Damp soiled wiping cloths left on counters between uses. COS. Torn gasket on glass walk-in cooler door. Correct by 12/05.

(A/92) Dyers Bar B Que, 1619 S. Kentucky St., E-526. Raw meat sitting on top of kegs inside refrigerator; chef did not wash hands before putting on gloves and handling food. Correct by 06/08. Wiping cloths used under fryers to catch/clean grease; food handler certification needed. Correct by 09/03.

(B/89) Eighty Twenty, 2511 S. Georgia St. No sanitizer prepared; packaged items in coolers at front of establishment without date labels; no paper towels at hand sink. COS. HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) plan and variance needed to continue making beef jerky. Correct by 06/20. Heavy grease build-up on vent hood dripping over grill (repeat violation); dust on wall near exhaust vent. Correct by 09/04.

(C/79) El Burrito Rico, 4404 River Road. TCS foods in reach-in refrigerator near cooking area at improper temperature; spray bottle of chemical not labeled; single-use cups used as utensils stored in sugar and salt (repeat violation). COS. Unwashed produce stored over ready-to-eat foods in large reachin refrigerator; raw eggs stored over ready-to-eat foods in small refrigerator; open sewer line near threecompartment sink; no valid Food Manager certificate; employee handling food did not have food handler card; metal stem thermometer needed; no light bulb in two-door upright refrigerator (repeat violation); vent hood filters missing (repeat violation); uneven concrete near floor drain (repeat violation); outlet in storage area near fryers taped to wall and in poor condition.(repeat violation). Correct by 06/20.

(B/88) El Vaquero, 2200 S.E. 3rd Ave. Raw bacon stored over ready-to-eat food in reach-in cooler. COS. Build-up on dicer; two employees need food handler certificates; hot water faucet at hand sink not working properly; restroom doors must be self-closing; Certified Food Manager certificate must be posted in view of public. Correct by 06/17.

(A/97) FAVS, 706 S.W. 16th Ave. Employee did not wear gloves when handling food. COS.

(A/94) Garden Fresh Fruteria La Hacienda, 1821 S.E. 3rd Ave. Many packages of improperly labeled food for sale; chorizo and eggs stored over ready-to-eat cheese and milk in three-door refrigerator. Correct by 06/14.

(A/93) Indian Oven, 2406 Paramount Blvd. Thawed ROP (reduced oxygen packaged) salmon still in sealed package. COS. Dish washing machine not dispensing sanitizer. Correct by 06/14. Food handler certificates needed. Correct by 06/21. Handle to cooler and rice cooker hinge held together with Duct tape. Correct by 10/09.

(A/99) Jones Grill and Treats, 811 N. Hughes St. Waste water and potable not labeled (repeat violation). COS.

(A/99) KFC, 1510 Ross St. Employee items must be stored in a designated area. COS.

(A/96) Kids Café Kitchen, 2199 S.E. 8th Ave. Employee did not wash hands after touching dirty dishes before putting on gloves and touching food items. COS. Holes in wall must be sealed. Correct by 07/09.

(A/95) Leaf and Bubble LLC, 4137 S.W. 54th Ave. Test strips needed for quaternary sanitizer. Correct by 06/15. Current invoice for servicing of grease trap must be provided; food handler certificates must be maintained on premises of establishment. Correct by 06/17. Dust and flour on shelves in back of house (repeat violation); restroom door must be self-closing; hand washing sign needed in restroom. Correct by 09/03.

(B/82) Lupitas, 3321 Bell St., Space M. Bowl for food stored in hand sink. COS. Prepared Chile Rellenos stored on top of microwave at improper temperature; raw chicken stored next to raw pork; no sanitizer bucket prepared. Correct by 06/09. No Certified Food Manager on site; Food Manager certificate expired; food handler certificates needed; food debris and grease build-up from grease bin in area behind building close to dumpster; current invoice for servicing of grease trap must be provided. Correct by 06/17. Food debris on clean dishes on drying rack; heavy grease and food debris in area behind burners; broken and loose floor tiles in dish washing area. Correct by 10/03.

(A/96) Murphy Express #8685, 2109 S. Western St. No sanitizer test strips; boxes of single-use cups stored on floor in walk-in cooler; wet mop stored in mop sink. Correct by 06/14.

(A/94) Pizza Hut, 2509 S. Georgia St. Food handler certificates needed; heavy build-up on three-compartment sink, faucet and back splash area; dark heavy build-up on walk-in cooler shelves, wing area shelves, rolling shelves, and undersides of shelves in dishwashing area; dust and other build-up on vent hood filters over ovens; heavy dark build-up or grease build-up on walls and floors in wing area, dish washing area, and doors and floors of walk-in cooler and freezer. Correct by 06/14.

(C/78) Rib Crib Restaurant, 5050 S. Coulter St. Sanitizer buckets not labeled; large container of sauce without date markings; one hand sink blocked by trash can and towel in another hand sink; ice cream scoop stored in cup of room temperature water. COS. Sanitizer not dispensing at three-compartment sink; dishwasher dispensing sanitizer too weak. Correct by 06/10. Food handler certificates needed; food dishes that may be consumed raw or undercooked must be identified on menu. Correct by 07/05. Employee items must be stored in a designated area; tea urns uncovered; cutting surface on prep area deeply scored; heavy accumulation of seasoning on lid of seasoning shakers; single-use plastic lids stored in dirty container; heavy build-up of dust on all air vents around kitchen, fans in walk-in cooler and freezer; some ceiling tiles missing over ware washing area; pipes leaking under three-compartment sink. Correct by 09/04.

(B/80) Sai Indian Cuisine, 3701 Olsen Blvd. Raw chicken, raw meat and raw shelled eggs stored above ready-to-eat food in walk-in cooler; no sanitizer prepared for food contact surfaces; plumbing cement compound stored on shelf above and next to food and food contact surfaces; degreaser stored above food in dry stock area; several containers of food uncovered in several coolers and on shelves; bowls used as scoops in containers of food in coolers; to-go sauce cups and bowls used as scoops in containers of salt, sugar and other spices. COS. Food handler certificates needed; buffet signage needed stating that a clean plate must be used every time a customer goes through the buffet. Correct by 06/17. Gap at bottom of back door must be sealed; spoon for rice stored in container of room temperature water; several containers of salt, sugar and flour without identification labels; Certified Food Manager certificated must be posted in view of public. Correct by 09/03. Household drink cooler in kitchen must be replaced with a commercial cooler. Correct by 12/05.

(B/86) San Antonio Restaurant, 401 Tiltrotor Drive. Jar of home-made preserves in three-door reach-in refrigerator; dented cans on can rack; unwrapped, uncovered garlic bread and cookies on serving buffet line; unlabeled chemical spray bottle on shelf near three-compartment sink; incorrect manual ware washing procedure used; employee items must be stored in a designated area; sanitizer bucket stored on floor; several packages of uncovered food product in walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer. COS.

(A/95) Schlotzskys/Cinnabon, 1612 Ross St. Employee did not wash hands before putting on new gloves; single container of dressing with feta out of date. COS.

(A/98) Snow Cone 2, 715 S. Buchanan St. No hand washing facilities available. COS.

(A/92) Subway #25567-216, 1412 Ross St. Chemical in spray bottle without label; container of spinach out of date; no paper towels in men’s restroom; no soap at hand sink near back door; heavy debris and hard water build-up on faucet of back hand sink. COS.

(A/90) Super 8, 2103 Lakeview Drive. No sanitizer prepared; chemical spray bottle not labeled; employee did not have food handler certificate; test strips needed for food contact sanitizer. Correct by 06/14.

(A/91) Texas Goodys Popcorn & Treats, 4145 S.W. 34th Ave. No Certified Food Manager on site; food handler certificates needed; no sanitizer test strips. Correct by 06/14. Dust and food debris accumulating on handle of white popcorn containers; no shields on light bulbs in entire back preparation area; restroom door must be self-closing. Correct by 09/04.

(A/93) Toot ‘n Totum #15, 5805 S. Georgia St. Chemicals stored next to food on consumer shelf; several open packages in walk-in cooler without date marks (repeat violation). COS. No Certified Food Manager on site. Correct by 06/17.

(B/83) Toot ‘n Totum #46, 4500 S. Western St. Corn dogs and hamburgers in hot holding units at improper temperatures; hot dogs for self-service at improper temperature; burritos made from various TCS foods at improper temperature; chili in hot hold dispenser past discard date; both metal stem thermometers out of calibration; hand sink in kitchen area full of discarded cans and cups. COS. Buildup on exterior of slushy machine and under soda fountain dispenser area (repeat violation). Correct by 09/03.

(A/95) United Supermarket #530 Bakery, 3552 S. Soncy Road. Large rolling cart blocking hand sink; no cover on bread cooling on rack; scoop handle touching food. COS. Broken seal around walk-in freezer; heavy condensation and ice build-up around fans and on floor from fans dripping. Correct by 09/03.

(A/95) Wendys #244, 8507 E. I-40. Dark discolored build-up on amber warming trays; in-use dish machine not sanitizing properly; employees handling food wearing jewelry on wrists. COS.

(A/94) Wendys #10694, 4206 W. I-40. Coolers not holding food at proper temperature. COS. Gap at back door must be sealed; ice build-up on condensing unit of walk-in freezer; light bulb burned out inside reach-in cooler by ice cream machine; floor cracked and piece missing in mop area and by register. Correct by 10/04.

(A/98) Whataburger #114, 4111 S.W. 45th Ave. Drip pan missing on vent for flat grill in cook’s area behind front counter wall; wall-floor juncture in walk-in cooler coming apart and must be sealed. Correct by 09/05.

This article originally appeared on Amarillo Globe-News: Amarillo Food Establishment Inspection Report for June 16, 2024

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