If you're looking to eat in the city's cleanest restaurant, you have your choice of either Chinese or Mexican food.


Since 2005, San Bernardino County's Division of Environmental Health has been grading food establishments (including establishments other than simply restaurants that handle or sell food) with a letter rating system. In addition to rated businesses displaying their grades publicly, as required by law, the Division of Environmental Health has all ratings available on its Web site for public viewing.


As of April 15, 92 percent, or 193 of the city's 209 food establishments listed on the county Web site, earned an A rating.


Five of the establishments received a perfect grade: Albertson's grocery store, BJ's Nutrition, Panda Express, Taco My Hacienda and the Walgreen's drug store on at 17051 Bear Valley Road.


Sixteen out of the city's 209 food establishments listed on the county Web site scored a B rating -- an 89 to an 80 score.


Four restaurants tied with an 80 score: Cold Stone Creamery, La Casita Mexican Café, the McDonald's restaurant at 144666 Main Street and the Cinnamon Roll Lady.


No Hesperia food establishments received a C grade this year. Food establishments scoring below a 70 are closed until the problems cited are resolved. According to the county Web site, no Hesperia food establishments have been closed in the last two months.


In April 2005, the first time San Bernardino County published the letter grade ratings online, only 58 percent of Hesperia's restaurants received an A rating.


Note that the restaurant ratings above are a snapshot of the department of health's official listings as of Thursday evening on April 15, and are subject to change.


For more information and details, visit the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health's Web site at http://www.sbcounty.gov/dehs/restgrades/


Beau Yarbrough can be reached at 760-956-7108 or at beau@hesperiastar.com. Follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/Hesperia.Star