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DENVER -- Every week, the FOX31 Problem Solvers reveal health code violations at area restaurants on Restaurant Report Card.

County inspectors cite the restaurants and we reveal the dirty details.

FOX31 has the most fined locations in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties.

At the top of the list are:

Damascus Grill

Tri-County health inspectors fined the Littleton location $2,250 for repeat critical violations. Through the year, inspectors noted the following critical mistakes:

  • Dead mouse in trap
  • Rodent droppings
  • Temperature issues
  • Employees not washing hands

An employee called the owner, who said they took care of the pest problem and all the violations have been corrected.

Damascus Grill is on Littleton Boulevard.

La Torteria II

The La Torteria in Westminster was fined $1,750 for critical mistakes. The violations included:

  • Rodent droppings
  • Temperature issues
  • Weak sanitizer

The restaurant at 9165 Lowell Blvd. is closed for renovations.

Carniceria Mi Raza

The market and restaurant in Federal Heights paid $1,750 in fines for health code violations.  The mistakes included:

  • Multiple temperature issues
  • Toxic sanitizer
  • Employees not washing hands

The owner was happy to show the violations were corrected. A new refrigerator and sink were installed, and all employees are asked to become certified in food safety.

Carniceria Mi Raza is at 1898 W. 92nd Ave.

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