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Peoples Choice 2014 list of 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners

Best of the Best, People’s Choice WINNERS for 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.
SECTION 1 – QUALITY OF LIFE

Best Retirement Home
1. La Valentina
2. Alicia’s Retirement
3. La Casa Nostra
Best Private School
1. Loyola
2. Inst. Internat’l (Libramiento)
3. Terranova
Best Medical Facility
1. Maskaras
2. Dr Sam Thelin Clinic
3. Chapala Med
Best Emergency Care
1. Maskaras
2. Cruz Roja
3. Hospital Ajijic
Best Healthcare Plan
1. Focus on Mexico
2. Boomers in Paradise
3. IMSS
Most Valuable Web Resource
1. insidelakeside.com
2. chapala.com
3. mexconnect.com

SECTION 2 – DINING & RESTAURANTS
Best Restaurant Overall
1. Armando’s Hideaway
2. Hacienda del Lago
3. Ajijic Tango
Best Mexican Food
1. Viva Mexico
2. Los Cinco Potrillos (Ixtl)
3. Doña Lola
Best Steaks
1. Bruno’s El Circo
2. Ajijic Tango
3. Arelio’s (San Juan Cosala
Best Seafood
1. La Tabarka
2. Lake Taco
3. Mariscos Lety
Best Pizza
1. Focaccia (Sn Nicolas)
2. Il Giardino
2. Mike & Mikeys (M&M) Chapala
3. Dominos
Best Hamburger
1. Bruno’s El Circo
2. Cafe Magaña
3. Tajoh Burger Ajijic
Best International Cuisine
1. El Jardin de Ninette
2. Go Le Club
3. Los Telares
3. Richard’s (Chapala)
Best Italian
1. La Taverna del Quattro Mori
2. Mangia Mia
3. Angelica’s Bistro
Best Asian/Oriental
1. Min Wah
2. Ricki’s
2. Simply Thai
3. A Taste of Thai (Interlago Ctr)
Best Misc. Ethnic
1. Gossip’s (Cajun)
2. Johanna’s (German-Austrian)
3. St. Rémy du Lac (French)
Best Barbecue
1.Bruno’s El Circo
2. Cafe Magaña
3. Tony’s
Best Breakfast
1. Delicias
1. Sunrise Cafe
2. Salvador’s
3. Fonda Doña Lola
Best Vegetarian
1. Secret Garden
2. Yves
3. Market Cafe
3. La Taverna
3. Sazon

SECTION 3 – LEISURE & ACTIVITIES
Best Fitness Center
1. Zona Fitness
2. Fit for Life
3. Acuatica School (in Riberas)
3. Health House Fitness Center
Best Diversion Overall
1. Balneario San Juan Cosalá
2. Foliatti Casino
3. Adelita’s for Dancing
Best Family Activity
1. Cristiania Park
2. Diversiones Beboy’s
2. Cinemas del Lago
2. Movie Space Cinemas
3. Tobolandia Water Park
Best Bar Overall
1. Camaleón
2. El Barco
3. Johnny’s Place (Johnny’s Mama)
3. Foliatti Karaoke & Sports Bar
Best Annual Event
1. Feria Maestros del Arte
2. Chili Cookoff
3. Northern Lights Music Festival
Best TV Service
1. Shaw Direct
2. Sky
3. DirecTV

SECTION 4 – TRAVEL & LODGING

Best Travel
1. Ray Travel Resources
2. Viajes Ajijic
3. Ajijic Travel Agency
Best Tours
1. Focus on Mexico
2. Noe Raygoza Villar
3. Charter Club Tours
Best Hotel
1. Hacienda del Lago Hotel
2. La Nueva Posada
3. El Chante Spa Hotel
Best Bed & Breakfast (B&B)
1. Casa Tres Leones
2. Casa del Sol
3. Villa del Angel
Best Nearby Jaunt
1. Mazamitla
2. Mezcala Islands
3. Tequila & Distilleries
3. Tlaquepaque

SECTION 5 – SHOPPING AROUND

Best Supermarket
1. Super Lake (San Antonio)
2. El Surtidor (various)
2. Walmart (San Antonio)
3. Soriana (Chapala)
Best Pharmacy
1. Cristina
2. Guadalajara
3. Express
Best Bazaar, Thrift Shop
or Consignment
1. Chapala’s Consignment Shoppe
2. Casi Nuevo Thrift Shop
3. Mia’s Boutique
Best Gallery-Gift Shop
1. Diane Pearl Colecciones
2. Cugini’s Boutique
3. Mi Mexico
Best Clothing Boutique
1. Mia’s
2. Mi Mexico
3. Cugini’s Boutique
Best Furniture
1. Arden
2. Arte Amanecer
2. Furniture for Less
3. Muebles Rusticos
3. Muebles America
Best Meat Market
1. Tony’s Carnicería
2. Ajijic Meat Shop
2. El Torito (Ajijic)
3. Carnes Selectas
Best Fish Market
1. Indoor Market (Chapala)
2. Las Playas
3. Tabarka
Best Appliance Outlet
1. El Tio Sam
2. Coppell
3. Electro Venta
Books (New or Used)
1. Anita’s (Ajijic Tianguis)
2. Cafe Magaña
3. Diane Pearl Colecciones
Computer Supplies & Electronics
1. Steren (Centro Laguna)
2. Benno’s
3. Audio y Video Mendoza Chapala
Hardware, Construction Supplies
1. Ace Hardware Chapala
2. Jara Hardware
3. Ferremateriales Económicos
Paint Store & Paint Supplies
1. Prisa (4 locations)
2. Dupont Color Center (Sn Ant)
3. Sherwin Williams (Ajijic West)
Pet Supplies Store
1. Pet Care Riberas del Pilar
1. Friends of the Animals (formerly
the Animal Shelter)
1. Maskottchen Plaza Soriana
2. Maskotas Lake
3. Furry Friends
Plants & Landscaping
1. Vivero La Paz
2. Flora Exotica
2. Vivero Azucena
3. Cactifiosfera La Canacinta
Water, Potable/Bottled
1. Santorini
2. Bonafont
3. Del Carmen
Best Sporting Goods
1. Martí Centro Laguna
2. Coppell
3. Walmart
SECTION 6 – LAKESIDE SERVICES
Best Hair Salon / Estetica
1. Sasha
2. New Look
3. Yoly’s
Best Massage / Spa
1. New Look
2. Total Body Care
3. Afrodita
Best Legal Service
1. Chapala Legal, Spencer
MacMullen
2. ABC Legal, Azucena Bateman
3. Luis Camarena
Best Insurance Provider
1. TioCorp
2. Parker Insurance
3. Bellon
Best Primary Care Doctor
1. Dr. Ricardo Heredia, Chapala 2. Dr. Santiago Hernendez,
Chapala Med
3. Dr. Gerardo León, Ajijic
Best Natural or Alternative Care
1. Erin Dixon, Massage & Holistic
2. Georgina Mariscal, Holistic
3. Mitchell Perey, Clinical Hyp.
3. Barbara Rotthaler, Massage
Best Diagnostic Lab
1. CARE Analysis Lab
2. ISI Lab
3. Undima Diagnostic Imaging
Best Dentist or Dental Clinic
1. Dental Health One, Dra. Candy
Ugalde
2. Dr. Eloy Barragan
3. Dental Express
Best Mailing & Shipping Service
1. iShop Mail
1. Sol y Luna Logistics
2. Handy Mail
3. Mail City
Best Real Estate Office
1. Coldwell Banker Chapala Realty
2. All-in-1 Services
3. Eager & Asociados
Best House Rental Source
1. Coldwell Banker Chapala Realty
2. Ajijic Rentals
2. Roma Property Management
3. Chapala Property Management
SECTION 7 – VOICE OF EXPERIENCE

Best Thing About Living Lakeside
1. Sense of Community
2. Climate
3. Cost of Living
Best mode of Transportation
1. Bus
2. Your own vehicle
3. Foot
Best Mexican Beer
1. Corona
2. Pacifico
3. Bohemia Lager
3. Indio
Best Mexican Cheese
1. Oaxaca
2. Manchego
3. Chihuahua
Best Advice for Adapting Easily
1. If you love it here then stay. If
not, please leave!
2. Learn Spanish
3. Slow down and enjoy!
Best Vehicle to Own in Mexico
1. Economy car (compact)
2. Junker Car
3. 4-wheel drive vehicle
Best Item(s) to Bring Here
1. Good manners
2. Patience
3. Nothing but basics
3. Anything you can’t live without
Best Item(s) to Buy Here
1. Fresh Produce
2. Artisanias
3. Liquor
Best Deterrent to Crime
1. Exercise caution & common
sense
2. Guard Dog
3. Electronic security system
Best Place to Meet Someone
1. Walking around
1. Clubs or organizations
2. Bars or Restaurants
2. Town Plaza
3. Lake Chapala Society
Best Tequila
1. Don Julio
2. Jose Cuervo Tradicional
3. Tequileño
Favorite Type of Mexican Music
1. Cumbia / Salsa
2. Mariachi
3. Banda