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Dirty Dining's worst of Miami-Dade 2016 list

Restaurants with the most violations in Miami-Dade last year

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – The numbers are in, and for some South Florida restaurants, they aren't pretty.

Below is a list restaurants and a catering company that had the most violations in all of 2016 in Miami Dade County.

It's worth knowing that not all the places listed below were ordered shut. Inspectors with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation only shut a restaurant if there is a rodent or roach issue.

Restaurants are also ordered shut for sewage issues and lack of running water.

Local 10 News has provided a link for each restaurant that has a history of past and post inspections. All of the places mentioned are open for business.

Next week, our focus turns to the worst in Broward County.

1. CHINA BUFFET
11379 Bird Road
Miami
110 VIOLATIONS ON 1/19/16
84 VIOLATIONS ON 2/4/16
86 VIOLATIONS ON 2/22/16

State records show after several Dirty Dining reports on Local 10, China Buffet was sold and is now Royal Buffet. Records show inspectors have been to Royal Buffet 5 times since the new owners have taken over. Royal Buffet had 55 violations in April 2016. 
 

2. EL RINCONCITO PAISA
9700 Coral Way
Miami
78 VIOLATIONS ON 2/12/16
 

3. LATIN CAFE
2501 Biscayne Boulevard
MIAMI
75 VIOLATIONS ON 4/28/16
 

4. GOLD CHINA
15055 South Dixie Highway
Miami
65 VIOLATIONS ON 1/14/16
 

5. MUTINEER RESTAURANT
11 SE 1st Avenue
Florida City
63 VIOLATIONS ON 9/29/16
 

6. TROPICAL CHINESE
7991 Bird Road
Miami
62 VIOLATIONS ON 12/19/16
 

7. EL PALACIO DE LOS JUGOS
1275 West 49th Street
Hialeah
61 VIOLATIONS ON  9/26/16
 

8. EL SANTO COYOTE
26115 South Dixie Highway
Homestead
61 VIOLATIONS ON 9/9/16
 

9. EL GRAN MAR DE PLATA RESTAURANT
10325 Hammocks Boulevard
Miami
58 VIOLATIONS ON 9/14/16
 

10. DRAGON 1 CHINESE
10162 Flagler Street
Miami
58 VIOLATIONS ON 5/18/16
 

11. 94th AERO SQUADRON
1395 N.W. 57TH Avenue
Miami
58 VIOLATIONS ON 2/16/16
 

12. CASOLAS PIZZA
2437 SW 17th Avenue
Miami
57 VIOLATIONS ON 2/15/16
 

13. EL SOL SUPERCLUB
2800 NW 27th Avenue
Miami
57 VIOLATIONS ON 1/6/16
 

14. TASCA DE ESPANA
8770 Coral Way
Miami
55 VIOLATIONS 12/13/16
 

15. ROYAL BUFFET
11379 Bird Road
Miami
55 VIOLATIONS ON 4/11/16
 

16. JC CHINESE
14802 Kendall Drive
Miami
55 VIOLATIONS ON 3/3/16
 

17. LATIN HIALEAH GARDENS RESTAURANT 
9160 NW 122nd Street
Hialeah Gardens
55 VIOLATIONS ON 2/15/16
 

18. CONCH HEAVEN
11275 NW 27th Avenue
Miami
54 VIOLATIONS ON 11/23/16
 

19. HEALTHY CHILDREN CATERING
2620 WEST 2nd Avenue
MIAMI
53 VIOLATIONS ON 11/9/16