Restaurant Report Card: Denver’s most fined restaurants

DENVER -- If you dine out in Denver, there’s a chance you’ve been to at least one of the places on the most fined restaurants list.

Food inspectors fine restaurants for repeat critical health code violations. The first fine is $250, but double that if inspectors find the same critical violation a third time.

Restaurant Report Card focuses on three of the top 25 establishments that made the most fined list in Denver.

Thai Chili and Sushi

The most fined location this year in Denver is Thai Chili and Sushi at $9,750. Inspectors snapped multiple pictures of violations.

The owner said he didn’t speak English and asked a news crew to leave.

Thai Chili is at 16221 E. 40th Ave.

Tacos Rapidos

Denver inspectors cited the restaurant on West Evans Avenue $5,000 in fines.

Health investigators have been at the restaurant a dozen times this year enforcing code to keep you safe.

An employee who did not speak English said the manager was not there.

Ajuua #4

The 10th-most fined restaurant racked up $4,000 in health code fines. The location on North Peoria is now closed.

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