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Past Winners

Past Winners 2014

Congratulations  to our 2014 Winners below. Following preliminary voting, finalists were announced Nov. 19. At that time, vote tallies were re-set to zero, so that all finalists started on equal footing. Final Voting then took place over the six-week period from 12:01 a.m.(CST) Nov. 19 to midnight Dec. 31, 2014.Winners receive an award certificate suitable for framing, and authorization to use the Best of the Best, People’s Choice Award emblem in their print or web publicity.*To view 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners scroll past this condensed version and click link to the expanded winner list!

SECTION 1 – QUALITY OF LIFEBest Retirement Home – La Valentina
Best Private School – Loyola
Best Medical Facility – Maskaras
Best Emergency Care – Maskaras
Best Healthcare Plan – Focus on Mexico
Most Valuable Web Resource –

SECTION 2 – DINING & RESTAURANTSBest Restaurant Overall – Armando’s Hideaway
Best Mexican Food – Viva Mexico
Best Steaks – Bruno’s El Circo
Best Seafood – La Tabarka
Best Pizza – Focaccia (San Nicolas)
Best Hamburger – Bruno’s El Circo
Best International Cuisine – El Jardin de Ninette
Best Italian – La Taverna del Quattro Mori
Best Asian/Oriental – Min Wah
Best Misc. Ethnic – Gossip’s (Cajun)
Best Barbecue – Bruno’s El Circo
Best Breakfast – Delicias
Best Vegetarian – Secret Garden

SECTION 3 – LEISURE & ACTIVITIESBest Fitness Center – Zona Fitness
Best Diversion Overall – Balneario San Juan Cosalá
Best Family Activity – Cristiania Park
Best Bar Overall – El Camaleón
Best Annual Event – Feria Maestros del Arte
Best TV Service – Shaw Direct

SECTION 4 – TRAVEL & LODGINGBest Travel – Ray Travel Resources
Best Tours – Focus on Mexico
Best Hotel – Hacienda del Lago Hotel
Best Bed & Breakfast (B&B) – Casa Tres Leones
Best Nearby Jaunt – Mazamitla

SECTION 5 – SHOPPING AROUNDBest Supermarket – Super Lake (San Antonio)
Best Pharmacy – Farmacia Cristina
Best Bazaar, Thrift Shop or Consignment 
– Chapala’s Consignment Shoppe
Best Gallery-Gift Shop – Diane Pearl Colecciones
Best Clothing Boutique – Mia’s
Best Furniture – ArdenBest Meat Market – Tony’s Carnicería
Best Fish Market – Indoor Market (Plaza Chapala)
Best Appliance Outlet – El Tio Sam
Books (New or Used) – Anita’s (Ajijic Tianguis)
Computer Supplies & Electronics – Steren (Centro
Hardware, Constr. Supplies – Ace Hardware Chapala
Paint Store & Paint Supplies – Prisa (4 locations)
Pet Supplies Store (3-way tie) –
Pet Care Riberas del Pilar
Friends of the Animals (formerly the Animal Shelter)
Maskottchen Plaza Soriana
Plants & Landscaping – Vivero La Paz
Water, Potable/Bottled – Santorini
Best Sporting Goods – Martí Centro Laguna

SECTION 6 – LAKESIDE SERVICESBest Hair Salon / Estetica – Sasha
Best Massage / Spa – New Look
Best Legal Service – Chapala Legal, Spencer MacMullen
Best Insurance Provider – TioCorp
Best Primary Care Doctor – Dr. Ricardo Heredia
Best Natural or Alternative Care – Erin Dixon
Best Diagnostic Lab – CARE Analysis Lab
Best Dentist or Dental Clinic – Dental Health One, Dra. Candy Ugalde
Best Mailing & Shipping Service (2-way tie) –
iShop Mail
Sol y Luna Logistics
Best Real Estate Office – Coldwell Banker Chapala Realty
Best House Rental Source – Coldwell Banker Chapala Realty

SECTION 7 – VOICE OF EXPERIENCEBest Thing About Living Lakeside – Sense of Community
Best mode of Transportation – Bus
Best Mexican Beer – Corona
Best Mexican Cheese – Oaxaca
Best Advice for Adapting Easily – If you love it here then stay. If not, please leave!
Best Vehicle to Own in Mexico – Economy car
Best Item(s) to Bring Here – Good manners
Best Item(s) to Buy Here – Fresh Produce
Best Deterrent to Crime – Exercise caution & common sense
Best Place to Meet Someone (2-way tie) –
Walking around
Clubs or organizations

-To view an expanded version showing 1st, 2nd and 3rd places click below.-
Winners 2014 (expanded)