Here’s where to see Coachella Valley restaurant health ratings

C Grade
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Going out to eat can be great. Getting sick from it…not so much. Luckily, there is an easy way to check on the grades distributed by The Riverside County Department of Environmental Health for Greater Palm Springs, Riverside, and the rest of Riverside County. The department’s website breaks it down by grade and is consistently updated.

Here are the most recent inspections broken down by letter grade (you can also search for a particular restaurant by name).  

Note: when a restaurant is given a temporary lower grade, then issued a higher grade on re-inspection, both reports will be found under the category with the higher grade.  Hope that makes sense.

Click on the grade you want to see:

A Grade

B Grade

C Grade

Click on each restaurant for more details on the inspection and any violations) The department’s website breaks down how the health grades work:

Restaurant A Card

“A” Grade

An “A” grade signifies that the facility passed their inspection and the facility has received a score from 90 to 100 points on their unannounced inspection. Unlike the grades you got in school, this is the only passing grade that a facility can get for an inspection.

Restaurant B Card

“B” Grade

A “B” grade signifies that the facility DID NOT PASS their unannounced inspection and received a score from 80 to 89 points. If you look closely at the grade card to the left you will note that at the top of the card it states “THIS ESTABLISHMENT DOES NOT COMPLY WITH MINIMUM SANITARY STANDARDS”. Facilities that have received a “B” or lower grade are posted on our Food Facility Downgrades page and are required to raise their grade back up to an “A” within a short period of time.

Restaurant C Card

“C” Grade

A “C” grade signifies that the facility DID NOT PASS their unannounced inspection and received a score from 0 to 79 points. If you look closely at the grade card to the left you will note that at the top of the card it states “THIS ESTABLISHMENT DOES NOT COMPLY WITH MINIMUM SANITARY STANDARDS”. Facilities that have received a “C” or lower grade are posted on our Food Facility Downgrades page. These facilities also may present a potential or immediate threat to the public’s health and safety and may be closed as a result of the inspection and are required to raise their grade back up to an “A” within a short period of time.

Each inspection covers 53 “areas of concern”. Each restaurant begins the grading process with 100 points, with points being deducted for each violation. Major violations deduct the most points. If a violation is deemed to be severe, the department may shut the restaurant down.

Every restaurant is required to publicly post their letter grade.

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