Ninfa’s On Navigation and other local favorites were among more than 100 Houston restaurants that received only one demerit during health inspections in May, according to inspection records.
The term “demerit” is used by city health inspectors to describe the weighted value assigned to each violation
The 20 restaurants in the above gallery were among the most notable restaurants that were dubbed the “cleanest,” or most compliant, in the city last month. In addition to Ninfa’s, Niko Niko’s on Sam Houston Parkway and Nancy’s Hustle, which has been named one of the best new restaurants in the U.S. and Texas, also made the list.
The most common violations typically include insect or rodent droppings in the restaurant, improper storage techniques, unsanitary employee practices or failing to keep hot water running at the proper temperature.
>>> Click through the gallery to see the restaurants that shined last month