Restaurant inspections: Scores for Dianas Mexican Food, Hana Travel, McDonalds, 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, 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:

Baymont Inn & Suites, 1700 E. I-40.

HTeaO, 504 23rd St., Canyon.

M&R Package Store, 5901 Bell St.

Old Tascosa Taproom and Brewery, 3100 S.W. 6th Ave.

Street Vibes, 3530 S. Soncy Road.

Sunnee Graze, 4535 Van Winkle Drive.

Toot ‘n Totum #125, 311 23rd St., Canyon.

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

Arby’s #5726, 7222 W. I-40.

Asian Spicy, 5641 E. Amarillo Blvd, Space 300.

Denny’s #8557, 9601 E. I-40.

Gordito’s Smokehouse, 2112 S. Grand St.

Home 2 Suites, 8251 W. Amarillo Blvd.

Hudson House Canyon, 3210 Russell Long Blvd., Canyon.

Lupita’s To Go, 2801 S.E. 27th Ave.

Park Place Towers, 1300 S. Harrison St.

Pride’s Christian Academy, 1444 N.W. 20th Ave.

Sushi Express Amarillo, LLC, 7402 S.W. 34th Ave.

Taqueria Los Toritos, 2617 E. Amarillo Blvd.

Twins Market, 707 E. Amarillo Blvd.

Wendy’s #3268, 2000 Ross Osage Drive.

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

(A/97) ABC Learning Center, 4333 S.W. 51st Ave. Cook’s food handler certificate expired; grease trap needs pumping. Correct by 01/01/2024.

(A/92) Abuelos Mexican Embassy, 3501 S.W. 45th Ave. Mold growing inside all soda spouts. COS. No temperature logs on-site. Correct by 01/03/2024. All wiping cloths must be stored in sanitizer solution between uses; food debris and/or dust on multiple surfaces of facility (repeat violation); cracked and broken floor tiles by water softening system; bottom of mop sink is worn and broken. Correct by 04/20/2024.

(A/93) All The Childrens Café, 901 S. Nelson St. Food in reach-in cooler at improper temperature. COS. Invoice for last servicing of grease trap needs to be provided. Correct by 12/22. Reach-in cooler not maintaining proper temperature. Correct by 12/27. Traps found on food and utensil shelves (repeat violation). Correct by 03/12/2024.

(A/96) Allsups #102166, 302 N. 15th Ave., Canyon. Quaternary sanitizer too strong. COS. Air curtain needed in bathroom entrance to help with presence of flies in establishment (repeat violation). Correct by 01/20/2024.

(B/85) Bee Hive Homes of Amarillo, 5800 S.W. 54th Ave. Eggs/sausage casserole on counter at improper temperature; chlorine sanitizer bucket too weak; employee did not wash hands between changing tasks and putting on new gloves; open package of lettuce without date mark; wet wiping cloths must be stored in sanitizer solution between uses; raw shelled eggs touching ready-to-eat cheese; raw beef stored on counter to thaw at improper temperature. COS. Household Crockpot must be replaced with commercial unit. Correct by 03/19/2024.

(A/91) Best Western, 2801 4th Ave., Canyon. Western omelets and open packages of thawed food without discard date; quaternary sanitizer in spray bottle too strong. COS. Sign needed instructing consumers to use clean tableware when returning to self-service area. Correct by 01/02/2024. Certified Food Manager certification must be posted in breakfast area. Correct by 06/19/2024.

(A/97) Burrito Barn, 2008 Arnot Road. Cooked potatoes and carne asada sitting out at room temperature. COS.

(A/99) Cefco #2085, 14901 IH 27. Dishes stacked wet. Correct by 04/11/2024.

(A/93) Chick-Fil-A, 4510 S. Coulter St. Cherries requiring refrigeration after opening, at room temperature on counter at drive-thru area; hand sink next to chicken fryers used as dump sink. COS. Dishwashing machine leaking onto floor when in use. Correct by 12/27. Dust on top of equipment above eye level; food debris on handles and side of several coolers. Correct by 06/19/2024.

(A/95) Chicken Express, 7104 Bell St. Sanitizer dispenser not working properly; no sanitizer bucket prepared (repeat violation); debris on soda machine diffuser nozzle. COS. Diamond plate steel under cooler doors beginning to come off wall. Correct by 06/18/2024.

(B/84) Chiyos II, 4313 Teckla Blvd. Chlorine sanitizing solution too strong; employees did not wash hands before or after making food; utensils stored with handles touching foods. COS. Raw chicken stored above cooked meats. Correct by 12/23. No sanitizer test strips; sanitizer bucket stored in hand sink. Correct by 12/30. Excessive amount of dead insects in establishment; dead insects, food debris and grease in multiple areas. Correct by 03/19/2024.

(C/77) Dianas Mexican Food, 701 W. Amarillo Blvd. Tamales and burritos in hot holding unit at improper temperature; raw pork stored above precooked sausage and other precooked foods; no sanitizing solution in facility. COS. All floors must be replaced so that floor is smooth and easily cleanable (repeat violation); coving missing in dry storage and tortilla making rooms (repeat violation). Correct by 12/20. Air gap under three compartment sink is inadequate; multiple items with no date or time stickers; no thermometers in any reach-in coolers and hot holding units; tortilla machine, press equipment, soda machine and industrial mixer not working (repeat violation). Correct by 01/03/2024. Employee items must be stored in a designated area; food stored on floor; scoops touching food items; clean dishes stacked wet; dust throughout facility; soda spill under soda machine; food debris in reach-in coolers; wood in storage area must be painted to be made waterproof (repeat violation). Correct by 06/20/2024.

(A/99) Dollar Tree, 7200 Arden Road. Trash cans with lids needed in both bathrooms. Correct by 03/14/2024.

(A/95) Eastridge Lanes Inc., 5405 E. Amarillo Blvd. Powdered cheese and sauces sitting out at room temperature (repeat violation). COS. Evidence of pests in stairwell where dry goods are stored; all wet rags must be stored in sanitizer solution between uses. Correct by 03/13/2024.

(A/90) El Rincon De La Cruda, LLC, 2706 S. Osage St. Hershey chocolate syrup requiring refrigeration after opening, on counter at improper temperature; thawed scallops in a container at three-compartment sink at improper temperature; shrimp at bar on top of ice at improper temperature; different types of raw animal meats stored in same container without protective wrappings; cooked foods in cooler without date marks. COS. Hot water at improper temperature at hand sink in restroom; hot water handle not attached to hand washing sink. Correct by 12/27.

(A/97) Hampton Inn & Suites Canyon, 3101 4th Ave., Canyon. Chemical stored on top of hot chocolate packets. COS.

(B/80) Hana Travel Plaza Amarillo, 11301 E. I-40. Open jelly and pasta sauce requiring refrigeration after opening, on storage shelf at room temperature; raw turkey bacon touching ready-to-eat lettuce; some foods without date marks. COS. Backflow preventer/vacuum breaker needed for faucets at mop sink; no thermometers at hot holding unit and cooler storing sandwiches; food stored on rusted rack in walk-in cooler. Correct by 12/26. Frozen condensation dripping from walk-in freezer onto floor and accumulating ice; ice scoop stored on outside of ice machine accumulating hard water; tea nozzle, underside of coffee machine and inside nozzles dirty; dust/debris on several racks storing clean wares; heavy dust build-up on fans on cooler storing sandwiches and drinks; mold on wall behind three-compartment sink; dust accumulating on ceiling vents in kitchen; fryer baskets stored in mop sink; mop sink needs cleaning; hole in wall above ice machine must be repaired; hand sink dripping and needs repairing; door handle in dry storage needs repairing so door remains closed; Certified Food Manager must be on site at all times kitchen is operating and CFM certificate must be posted. A second CFM is needed. Correct by 03/13/2024.

(A/97) Jorges Mexican Bar & Grill, 6051 Bell St. Ice scoop stored in container beginning to pool water. COS. Gap at bottom back exit door must be sealed; frozen condensation dripping on to covered container of food stored below condenser line of walk-in freezer (repeat violation). Correct by 03/19/2024.

(A/93) Jubba Grocery, 3506 N.E. 24th Ave., Space 100. Bottle of ranch dressing requiring refrigeration after opening, sitting out at room temperature; moisture inside bucket of bread and sitting out at room temperature; African bread for sale made at home must be discarded. COS. Hole in wall in bar area must be sealed. Correct by 03/13/2024.

(B/87) McDonalds, 715 S. Lakeside Drive. Raw shelled eggs stored on counter at improper temperature; employees switched tasks without washing hands; employee touched raw beef patties or cell phone then touched ready-to-eat foods without washing hands; all employee personal items/drinks must be stored in a designated area (repeat violation); all wet wiping cloths must be stored in sanitizer solution between uses (repeat violation); food in coolers/freezers without lids or wrappings; raw beef patties stored above ready-to-eat foods in pull-out drawer cooler on line. COS. Bottom door of refrigerator not sealing; burritos inside cooler at improper temperature. Correct by 12/26. Juice nozzle and underside of equipment dirty; condenser line in walk in freezer dripping frozen condensation onto boxes of food stored below. Correct by 03/12/2024.

(A/97) Key Nutrition LLC, 325 N. Buchanan St. No Certified Food Manager; hot water heater cover and bathroom door are wood and need to be painted to be waterproof or non-absorbent; baseboard below sink needs to be replaced (repeat violation). Correct by 01/22/2024.

(A/99) Mimis To Go, 1400 Ross St. Absorbent ceiling must be smooth, durable, easily cleanable and non absorbent. Correct by 06/19/2024.

(A/94) Nine Line BBQ, 5920 Hillside Road. BBQ sauce sitting out at room temperature. COS. Ice machine leaking; vinyl floor tiles missing and loose in food prep areas (repeat violation). Correct by 02/06/2026. Employee personal items must be stored in a designated area. Correct by 03/19/2024.

(A/97) Pak A Sak #1, 2800 4th Ave., Canyon. Quaternary sanitizing wipes used in pizza making station in back room tested too strong; Sani buckets must be used and filled with quaternary sanitizer connected to three compartment sink in back prep room. COS.

(A/97) Pak A Sak #19, 11762 S. Osage St. Hot dogs out of date on shelf. COS. Chocolate milk and other foods stored on floor in walk-in cooler. Correct by 06/19/2024.

(A/92) Pepitos Mexican Restaurant, 408 23rd St., Canyon. Cooked ground beef in plastic bin at improper temperature; raw chicken stored above raw beef in walk-in cooler; onions being prepared on same table as raw chicken. COS. Disclosure missing on consumer advisory reminder regarding consuming raw or undercooked foods. Correct by 01/04/2024.

(A/95) Pepsico, 8115 E. Amarillo Blvd. No hand washing sink available except in restrooms; hand sink needed in warehouse; no mop sink or three-compartment sink in facility. Correct by 01/03/2024. Acoustic ceiling tiles in bathroom must be replaced to be smooth, durable, non-absorbent and easily cleanable. Correct by 12/12/2024.

(A/95) Pizza Hut, 2106 S. Grand St. Door to warmer not sealing; food debris and grease build-up on rolling racks/shelves in walk-in cooler; heavy grease/debris build-up on several racks storing clean wares throughout establishment; walls behind racks storing clean wares soiled and needs cleaning (repeat violation); heavy dust accumulating on equipment near vents and on exhaust vents (repeat violation). Correct by 01/12/2024. Condenser line in walk-in freezer dripping frozen condensation. Correct by 03/11/2024.

(A/90) Pollys Pub, 1405 S.W. 10th Ave. Debris in hand sink behind bar; mop sink not being used to dispose of waste water; cat food and water bowl on table top in seating area. COS. All wet rags must be stored in sanitizer solution between uses; some build-up behind guard on ice machine. Correct by 03/11/2024. Gap at back door must be sealed; material in reach-in cooler where glasses are stored looks to be absorbent and is heavily stained; areas behind bar becoming worn and are no longer easily cleanable; carpet in customer bathrooms must be removed and replaced with a smooth, durable, non-absorbent and easily cleanable material; household cooler behind bar holding food product for bar must be replaced with a commercial grade cooler. Correct by 12/12/2024.

(A/99) Primrose School of Amarillo Southwest, 4535 Van Winkle Drive. Date of last service on grease trap must be provided. Correct by 01/01/2024.

(A/99) Region 16 Cleveland Headstart, 1601 S. Cleveland St. Absorbent ceiling tiles in employee restroom must be replaced or sealed to be smooth, durable, easily cleanable and non-absorbent (repeat violation). Correct by 03/14/2024.

(A/95) St Joseph School, 4122 S. Bonham St. Lunchmeat in refrigerator not date marked; mechanical dispenser on ware washing machine not dispensing chemical. COS. Unfinished wood storing sanitizer near drains in ware washing room must be sealed to be non-absorbent (repeat violation). Correct by 01/15/2024.

(A/93) Sumo Japanese Steakhouse, 2300 Bell St. Employees did not wash hands after removing gloves and working with raw meat. Correct by 12/23. No quaternary sanitizer test strips. Correct by 12/30. Dirt/dust build up on walk-in cooler fans (repeat violation); grease build-up on vent hoods. Correct by 03/19/2024.

(A/98) The Paleta Bar, 9180 Town Square Blvd, Suite 107. Employee drinks on prep surfaces without a lid and straw; all wet rags must be stored in sanitizer solution between uses. Correct by 03/18/2024.

(A/96) Willow Vista Intermediate, 7600 Pavillard Drive. Ice scoop stored on surface collecting dust/debris. COS. No Certified Food Manager; damaged wall in service sink room must be repaired. Correct by 01/12/2024.

(A/96) Whataburger #902, 3620 E. I-40. Gasket on bottom door of cooler next to grill not sealing; excessive ice on cooling unit storing cut ready-to-eat foods on line/make table. Correct by 01/03/2024. Broken/missing tile on corner wall at mop sink near back exit needs repair (repeat violation). Correct by 01/22/2024. Oil in fryers almost black with encrusted grease deposits; frozen condensation dripping from walk-in freezer onto trays/floor (repeat violation). Correct by 03/19/2024.

(A/98) Wing Stop #90, 5807 S.W. 45th Ave. Employee food and drinks must be stored in a designated area. COS. Water leaking under walk-in cooler onto floor near back door. Correct by 06/19/2024.

This article originally appeared on Amarillo Globe-News: Amarillo Food Establishment Inspection Report for Dec. 24, 2023