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August Restaurant Closures

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services has the power to shut down food facilities for as short or as long a period of time as necessary for the owners to correct conditions that pose a danger to the public health. Here are the restaurants closed and the reasons for closure during August.

Antojitos Mexicanos Las Felix--404 E. 28th St., L.A. Closed 8/5 and remains closed.* No plans submitted, no public health permit.

Antonio’s Restaurant--2021 W. 3rd St., L.A. Closed 8/23 to 8/25. Vermin infestation, no potable water supply or no hot water.

Cafe Largo--432 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. Closed 8/31 and remains closed.* No potable water supply or no hot water.

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California Donuts--601 N. Silver Lake Blvd., L.A. Closed 8/3 and remains closed.* No potable water supply or no hot water, vermin infestation.

Dino’s Pizza--3520 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank. Closed 8/18 to 8/19. Inadequate hood capacity on pizza oven.

Durango Restaurant--11227 S. Figueroa St., L.A. Closed 8/16 to 8/23. Vermin infestation, sewage system failure.

Eastwind Cafe--1120 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. Closed 8/6; reopened same day. Sewage system failure.

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El Carmen--1225 W. Venice Blvd., L.A. Closed 8/3 to 8/5. Vermin infestation.

El Cheles--1151 Venice Blvd., L.A. Closed 8/3 to 8/4. No potable water supply or no hot water.

El Pollo Grande--1600 S. Hoover St., L.A. Closed 8/2 to 8/5. Vermin infestation.

Happy Wok--5070 S. Rosemead Blvd., Pico Rivera. Closed 8/11 to 8/12. Unsafe food temperatures, unsanitary equipment.

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Hong Kong Express--7400 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys. Closed 8/18 to 8/20. Vermin infestation.

Hoy’s Wok--7105 Sunset Blvd., L.A. Closed 8/19 to 8/20. Vermin infestation, poor general sanitation.

India Cuisine--5567 W. Manchester Blvd., L.A. Closed 8/31 and remains closed.* Vermin infestation.

Jim’s Fast Food--4010 E. Gage Ave., Bell. Closed 8/2 to 8/3. Vermin infestation, unsanitary equipment, poor general sanitation.

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King Burger--1361 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena. Closed 8/3 to 8/4. Poor general sanitation.

La Perla Blanca Restaurant--5400 S. Avalon Blvd., L.A. Closed 8/13 to 8/16. Unsafe food temperatures, vermin infestation.

Little Caesar’s--4042 Centinela Ave., L.A. Closed 8/3; reopened same day. No potable water supply or no hot water.

Little Caesar’s Pizza--4401 Eagle Rock Blvd., L.A. Closed 8/31 and remains closed.* No potable water supply or no hot water.

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Little Napoli--1202 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro. Closed 8/11 to 8/13. Unsafe food temperatures, gross contamination of food preparation surfaces, vermin infestation, contaminated food.

Mariscos La Paz--1227 N. Avalon Blvd., Wilmington. Closed 8/5 to 8/15. Unsafe food temperatures, contaminated food, vermin infestation.

Mariscos Que Pasa--10925 1/2 S. Figueroa St., L.A. Closed 8/12 to 8/13. Vermin infestation.

McCarthy’s Shops Inc.--800 N. Alameda St., L.A. Closed 8/9 to 8/11. Unsafe food temperatures, vermin infestation, unsanitary equipment, unprotected food, poor general sanitation.

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Mrs. D’s Hideaway Cafe--3305 W. 54th St., L.A. Closed 8/23 and remains closed.* No plans submitted, no public health permit.

My Le Sandwich Shop--1287 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach. Closed 8/2; reopened same day. No hot water.

Nievas Licuados Tortas--1819 W. Pico Blvd., L.A. Closed 8/10 to 8/19. No public health permit, vermin infestation.

Ollies Cafe--1725 Main St., Santa Monica. Closed 8/17; reopened same day. No potable water supply or no hot water.

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Pauling Chinese Kitchen Restaurant--15852 Halliburton Road, Hacienda Heights. Closed 8/25 to 8/26. Unsanitary equipment, unsafe food temperatures.

Peking Kitchen--6333 W. 3rd St., No. 508, L.A. Closed 8/26; reopened same day. Poor general sanitation, improper dishwashing method.

Pescado Mojado--1701 Sunset Blvd., L.A. Closed 8/11 to 8/12. Unsafe food temperatures, poor general sanitation, vermin infestation, unsanitary equipment.

Pinnochio Restaurant--3103 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. Closed 8/3 to 8/4. Vermin infestation, poor general sanitation.

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P.J.'s Country Kitchen--11402 Old River School Road, Downey. Closed 8/3 to 8/4. Vermin infestation, sewage system failure, poor general sanitation, contaminated food.

Ristorante Positano--3009 Main St., Santa Monica. Closed 8/11 to 8/12. Vermin infestation.

Sau Voi French Sandwiches--900 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach. Closed 8/24 to 8/26. Fire damage.

Taco Bravo--240 1/2 S. Main St., L.A. Closed 8/18 to 8/23. Vermin infestation, unsanitary equipment, no potable water supply or no hot water, poor general sanitation, improper sanitizing or storage of multiuse utensils.

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Taco Expresso--6330 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. Closed 8/3 to 8/6. Poor general sanitation.

Tacos Corona--1057 S. Vermont Ave., L.A. Closed 8/2 to 8/9. Poor general sanitation, unsafe food temperatures.

Taxco Mexican Restaurant--14540 Vanowen St., Van Nuys. Closed 8/13 to 8/20. Vermin infestation.

213 Delicatessen--415 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. Closed 8/4 to 8/5. No potable water supply or no hot water.

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Restaurant reopened in August after being closed in July: Gemelos Taqueria--5623 York Blvd., L.A. Closed 7/22 to 8/26. No plans submitted, no public health permit.

Restaurant out of business after being closed in August: Xochil--1625 Brooklyn Ave., L.A. Closed 8/17. Vermin infestation, unsanitary equipment, poor general sanitation, improper sanitizing or storage of multiuse utensils.

*Remained closed as of Sept. 1.


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