Monday, April 15, 2024
Voting

List of Finalists 2016

 Click on a section below to view the categories and finalists.

[toggle title=”SECTION 1 – QUALITY OF LIFE / CALIDAD DE VIDA (8)”]

SECTION 1 – QUALITY OF LIFE / CALIDAD DE VIDA

  • Best Retirement Home / Casa de Retiro (includes a tie for 5th-place, making 6 Finalists) Abbeyfield, Ajijic / Casa Anastasia, Riberas del Pilar / La Valentina, Ajijic West / Mi Casita, San Antonio Tlay. / Nursing Home Lake Chapala / Ohana Assisted Living, San Juan Cosalá
  • Best Private School / Escuela Privada Instituto International, Libramiento / Loyola, San Antonio / Roosevelt, Ajijic West / Terranova, Ajijic / Tohui Mocel, Chapala
  • Best Medical Facility / Servicios Facilidades (includes a tie for 5th-place, making 6 Finalists) Chapala Med, Chapala / Community Hospital, Jocotepec / Hospital Ajijic / Maskaras Clinic, Riberas / Real León Medical Group, Ajijic / Quality Care, Ajijic
  • Best Emergency Care / Emergencias Clinica Maria Auxililiadora, Jocotepec / Hospital Ajijic / Community Hospital, Jocotepec / Maskaras Clinic, Riberas del Pilar / Cruz Roja (Red Cross) Chapala
  • Best Healthcare Plan / Progama de Salud Bupa / IMSS /  Best Doctors / Seguro Popular / MetLife
  • Most Valuable Web Site or Online Forum (includes a tie for 5th-place, making 6 Finalists) accesslakechapala.com / chapala.com / bestoflakechapala.com / Beg,Barter,Buy&Sell (facebook group) / focusonmexico.com / insidelakeside.com 
  • Most Valuable News Media AjijicNews.com / Fox Latino / El Ojo del Lago / Guadalajara Reporter / Mexico News Daily
  • Best Animal Assistance Organization (includes a tie for 5th-place, making 6 Finalists) Anita’s Animals / Lakeside Advocates for Animals / Lakeside Friends of the Animals / Lakeside Wildlife Rescue & Rehab / Lakeside Spay & Neuter / Lucky Dog[/toggle]

[toggle title=”SECTION 2 – DINING / RESTAURANTES (25)”]

SECTION 2 – DINING / RESTAURANTES

  • Best Restaurant Overall / En General Adelita’s, San Antonio Tlay. / Ajijic Tango, Ajijic / Bruno’s Restaurant, Ajijic / El Jardin de Ninette, Ajijic / Viva Mexico, San Juan Cosalá
  • Best Mexican Food / Comida Mexicana Pollo Vini Cenizas del Sol, Entrance to Ixtlahuacan / Chile Verde, Ajijic / Fonda Doña Lola, Ajijic / La Peña de Santos Rico, Ajijic / Viva Mexico, San Juan Cosalá
  • Best Steaks / Cortes Adelita’s, San Antonio Tlay. / Ajijic Tango, Ajijic / Arileo Steakhouse, West Ajijic / Bruno’s Restaurant, Ajijic / Il Giardino, Chapala
  • Best Seafood / Mariscos Cozumel, Chapala / Mariscos Lety, San Antonio / Mariscos La Ribera, Riberas del Pilar / Rincón del Mar, Ixtlahuacan / Tabarka, Ajijic
  • Best Pizza Dominos, La Floresta Ajijic / Focaccia, San Nicolas / M&M Pizza, Chapala & Ixt dlm / Perry’s, Ajijic / Victor’s Pizza, Ixtlahuacan dlm
  • Best Hamburger / Hamburguesa Iron Horse Bar, Riberas del Pilar / Just Chillin’ Bar & Grill, Ajijic / Ritchie 88, Ajijic / Rest-Bar Tomas, Chapala / Tripp’s Burgers, Centro Laguna
  • Best International Cuisine / Cocina Internacional Cocinart, Ajijic / El Jardín de Ninette, Ajijic / La Nueva Posada, Ajijic / Le Go Bistro, Ajijic / Meson Don Quijote, Ajijic
  • Best Italian Restaurant / Italiano Alex’s Pasta Bar, Ajijic / Focaccia, San Nicolas / La Taverna del Quattro Mori, Ajijic & San Ant / Pranzo Bistro, La Floresta
  • Best Asian/Oriental Food / Comida China (includes a tie for 5th-place, making 6 Finalists) Chopsticks, Plaza Bugambilias / Min Wah, Ajijic / Ricki’s, Ajjic / Simply Thai, Ajjic / Tepetate Pian Thai, Ajijic / Yue Lai, Centro Laguna
  • Best Misc. Ethnic / Étnico Misc. Cocinart (varied), Ajijic / Gossip’s (Cajun), Ajijic / Johanna’s (German-Austrian), Ajijic / Le Go Bistro (varied), Ajijic / Opa Mediterranean Bistro, Ajijic
  • Best Barbecue / Parilladas Bruno’s, Ajijic / Pollo Vini Cenizas del Sol Ixtlahuacan / El Cantarito, Jocotepec / Los Cinco Potrillos Ixtlahuacan / Tony’s, San Antonio
  • Best Breakfast or Brunch David’s, Ajijic / Delicias, Chapala / Gosha’s, Ajijic / Salvador’s, Ajijic / Sunrise Cafe, San Antonio Tlay.
  • Best Vegetarian Dishes / Vegetariano Ajijic Tango, Ajijic / Huerto Cafe, Riberas  del Pilar / Simply Thai, Ajijic / Tabarka, Ajijic / Yves, Ajijic
  • Best Home Delivery Service Dominos Pizza, La Floresta / Hot Rod Burrito, Plaza Bugambilias / Il Giardino, Chapala / Pollito Deli 8, Chapala / Valencianas Pizza, Chapala & Ajijic
  • Best Baguette or Sandwich Cydney’s Sandwich Shop, Ajijic / El Merendero, Ajijic / Panino’s, San Antonio / Panaderia Scandinavia, Centro Laguna / Pranzo Bistro, La Floresta
  • Best Coffee Black & White Coffee, Ajijic / Café Grano, Ajijic / La Peña de Santos Rico, Ajijic / Rochata’s Pastry Shop, Chapala / Salvador’s, Ajijic
  • Best Buffalo / Hot Wings Dominos Pizza, La Floresta / Il Giardino, Chapala / Taqueria los Tarascos, Centro Laguna / Vancouver Wings, Libramiento / Wing’s Army, Centro Laguna
  • Most Romantic Atmosphere Armando’s, Ajijic / Chac-Lan, San Juan Cosala / Hacienda del Lago, Ajijic / La Nueva Posada, Ajijic / Yves Restaurant, Ajijic
  • Best Street Food Carnitas y Tacos Lupe, Ixtlahuacan / Kamellos Tacos Arabe, Ajijic / La Hormiga, Chapala / Pollos Don David (aka Dusty Chicken), San Antonio / Rico Taco, Ajijic Plaza
  • Best Desserts American Legion, Chapala / Cydney’s Sandwich Shop, Ajijic / Hacienda del Lago, Ajijic / Manix, Ajijic / Mel’s Steakhouse, Ajijic
  • Best Buffet Marco’s “ReyTaco,” Chapala / Mel’s Steakhouse, Ajijic / Min Wah, Ajijic / Maria Isabela (Old Posada) Ajijic
  • Best Economical Restaurant El Zapote, Chapala / Hot Rod Burrito, Plaza Bugambilas / José’s Place, Chapala / La Gasolinera, Ajijic / Taqueria Jessica, Ajijic & San Antonio Tlay.
  • Best Bar Overall (includes a tie for 5th-place, making 6 Finalists) El BarCo, Ajijic / El Camaleon, Ajijic / Iron Horse Bar & Grill, Riberas del Pilar / La Mezca, Ajijic / La Tia Bar & Club, Ajijic / Mama’s Bar, San Antonio Tlay.
  • Best Mixed Drinks & Cocktails El BarCo, Ajijic / Just Chillin’ Bar & Grill, Ajijic / Los Cinco Potrillos, Ixtlahuacan / Hacienda del Lago, Ajijic / Viva Mexico, San Juan Cosala
  • Best Wine or Beer Selection Adelitas, San Antonio / Number 4, Ajijic / Olé Olá, Ajijic / Wing’s Army, Centro Laguna[/toggle]

[toggle title=”SECTION 3 – LEISURE / ACTIVIDADES (6)”]

SECTION 3 – LEISURE / ACTIVIDADES

  • Best Fitness Center / Gimnasio Health House Fitness Center, Chapala / Mundo Acuatico, Riberas del Pilar / Pacha Mama Climbing Gym, Ajijic / Zona Fitness, Riberas del Pilar / Fit for Life, Mirasol
  • Best Diversion Overall Balneario San Juan Cosala / Foliatti Casino, Centro Laguna / Lake Chapala Society, Ajijic / Lakeside Little Theatre, San Antonio / Tobolandia, La Floresta Ajijic
  • Best Family Activity / Actividad de la Familia Cinemas del Lago, Ajijic / Movie Space Cinemas, Centro Laguna / Balneario San Juan Cosala / Cristiania Park, Chapala / Tobolandia, La Floresta Ajijic
  • Best TV Service SKY / Dish / Shaw Direct / TeleCable / MegaCable
  • Best Place to Volunteer Cruz Roja (Red Cross), / Graffiti Busters of Lakeside / Lake Chapala Society / Los Niños de Chapala y Ajijic / Lucky Dog Rescue
  • Best Live Entertainment Adelita’s, San Antonio / El BarCo, Ajijic / Iron Horse Bar & Grill, Riberas del Pilar / Ocampo 71 Bistro, Ajijic / Wing’s Army, Centro Laguna, Libramiento[/toggle]

[toggle title=”SECTION 4 – SHOPPING AROUND / DE COMPRAS (17)”]

SECTION 4 – SHOPPING AROUND / DE COMPRAS

  • Best Supermarket / Supermercado El Surtidor (various) / El Torito, Ajijic / Soriana, Chapala / Super Lake, San Antonio / Walmart, San Antonio
  • Best Pharmacy / Farmacía Benavides, Chapala / Cristina, Ajijic / Farmacias Guadalajara, Chapala, Ajijic, Joco / Similares (various) / Walmart, San Antonio Tlay.
  • Best Boutique (New or Used) Arati, Ajijic / Cugini’s Boutique, Ajijic / Mi Mexico, Ajijic / Mia’s Boutique, Ajijic / Terry’s Tianguis, Chapala
  • Best Bazaar or Consignment  Barbara’s Bazaar, Ajijic / Beg Barter Buy & Sell – Chapala / Casi Nuevo Thrift Shop, Riberas del Pilar / Chapala’s Consignment Shoppe, Chapala / Mia’s Boutique, Ajijic
  • Best Gallery-Gift Shop / Galería y Regalos Creative Heart (El Corazon Creativo de Ajijic) / Diane Pearl Colecciones, Ajijic / Fusion Art Gallery, Centro Laguna / Sedentario, Chapala / Sol Mexicano, Ajijic
  • Best Furniture Source (New or Used) / Mueblería Arden Muebleria, Riberas del Pilar / Beg Barter Buy & Sell – Chapala / Home Decor, Riberas del Pilar / Nomad, Riberas del Pilar / Tepehua Thrift Store, Riberas del Pilar
  • Best Meats / Carnicería (includes a tie for 5th-place, making 6 Finalists) Carnes Selectas, Ajijic / Carniceria Doña Kary / El Torito, Ajijic / Mr. Bull, Ajijic & Chapala / Sonora Carnes Finas, Ajijic / Tony’s Carnicería, Ajijic
  • Best Fish Market / Pescadería Indoor Market, Chapala / Las Playas, Ajijic / Pacifico, Ajijic West / Tabarka, Ajijic / Walmart, San Antonio Tlay
  • Best Appliance Outlet Muebles America, Chapala / Electro Venta, Chapala / El Tio Sam, Libramiento / ElectroDomesticos, Riberas del Pilar / Coppel, Chapala
  • Best Outlet for Books (New or Used) Anita’s, Ajijic / Tianguis Galería Di Paola, Ajijic / Lake Chapala Society, Ajijic / The American Legion, Chapala / Wise Dog Books, Ajijic
  • Best Computer Supplies & Electronics Audio y Video Mendoza, Chapala / Benno, Plaza Interlago Libramiento / Steren, Centro Laguna / Walmart, San Antonio Tlay.
  • Best Hardware, Construction Supplies Aceros Murillo, Ajijic / Amutio, Ajijic / Ferreteria Calzada, Chapala / Jara Hardware, Ajijic / Truper, Chapala & San Antonio
  • Best Auto Parts Auto Zone, San Antonio / Tlay. Orma Autopartes, Riberas del Pilar / Refaccionaria Danny’s / Refaccionaria Pro One Don Pepe / Rolcar, Chapala
  • Best Paint Store & Paint Supplies (includes a tie for 5th-place, making 6 Finalists) Comex, Chapala & Ajijic / Dupont Color Center, Chapala / Pinturas Berel, Ajijic / Pinturas Casther, San Antonio / Prisa, Ajijic / Sherwin Williams, Ajijic
  • Best Pet Supplies Store Furry Friends, San Nicolas / Lakeside Friends of The Animals, Riberas / Maskottchen, Chapala / Memo’s Vet & Pet Shop / Pet Care, Riberas del Pilar
  • Best Plants & Landscaping Supplies Flora Exotica, Libramiento / Garden Store, Ajijic West / Vivero Azucena, Ajijic / Vivero La Paz, Riberas del Pilar / Vivero San Antonio, San Antonio
  • Best Sporting Goods Coppel, Chapala / Martí, Centro Laguna / Soriana, Chapala / Walmart, San Antonio Tlay[/toggle]

[toggle title=”SECTION 5 – PRODUCTS & SERVICES /SERVICIOS (25)”]

SECTION 5 – PRODUCTS & SERVICES /SERVICIOS

  • Best Hair Salon / Estetica Crisco Salon, Ajijic / Gloriosa, Plaza Interlago Libramiento / Hair by Sasha, Chapala / New Look Studio, San Antonio Tlay / Yoly’s Unisex Salon, Ajijic
  • Best Massage / Spa El Chante Spa, El Chante / Erin Dixon Four Aspects, San Antonio / Respiro Spa, Riberas del Pilar / Spa Tlalocan / Total Body Care, Ajijic
  • Best Mani-Pedi Salon  
  • Best Legal Service / Servicios Legales Adriana Perez Flores, Ajijic / ABC Legal (Azucena Bateman), Ajijic / Chapala Legal (Spencer MacMullen) / Escamilla y Asociados, Ajijic / LCS-Becerra Immigration, Ajijic
  • Best Insurance Provider Boomers in Paradise / Bellon Insurance, San Antonio Tlay. / O&A (O’Roarke & Asociados), Centro Laguna / Parker Insurance, Riberas del Pilar / TioCorp, Mirasol
  • Best Primary Care Doctor Angelica Quintero / Carlos Garcia, Maskaras Clinic, Riberas / Ricardo Heredia, Chapala / Sam Thelin, Chapala / Santiago Hernández, Chapala Med
  • Best Dermotologist Raul Cuahtémoc / Martha Luz Talamontes, Riberas del Pilar / Annamaria Palacios / Martha Ballesteros, Integrity Clinic, Ajijic / Tania Sanchez
  • Best Psychologist, Psychiatrist or Counselor (includes a tie for 5th-place, making 6 Finalists) Claudia Martinez / James Jaramillo / Jorge Velasco, Ajijic / Eduardo Santoscoy, Mirasol / Adriana Haro Fernandez, Integrity Clinic, Ajijic / Michele Boudreau, Clinica Maskaras, Riberas
  • Best Cosmetic Surgeon (includes a tie for 5th-place, making 6 Finalists) Alejandro Enriquez de Rivera / Anne Dyer Team, / Gabriel Hernandez Nuño / Hector Gonzalez Miramontes / Rafael Arena Quintana / Sergio Aguilla Bimbeza
  • Best Cardiologist (includes a tie for 5th-place, making 6 Finalists) Claudia Martinez, Maskaras Clinic, Riberas / Luis Virgen / José Pascual Salas, Integrity Clinic, Ajijic / Hector A. Briseño Garcia, Integrity Clinic, Ajijic / Ramón García Garcia / Salvador Moya Villaseñor, Plaza Interlago
  • Best Ophthalmologist/Optometrist Claudia Camacho / Humberto Ruiz Garcia / Luz Zepeda / Maria de Jesus Quintero / Rigoberto Rios
  • Best Gynecologist (Ob/Gyn) (includes a tie for 5th-place, making 6 Finalists) Claudia Martinez, Clinica Maskaras / Elodia Noemi Ruvalcaba / Felipe de Jesus Ochoa Hernandez / Iliana Ramos / Karla Orozco / Marcela Medina Castellanos
  • Best Architect and/or Builder Samuel Orozco Beltran / Jaime Hernandez / Steve Warwick Construction / Ricardo Zambran / Roberto Millan
  • Best Bank or Financial Institution Actinver / Banco Azteca / BBVA / Bancomer / CI Bank / Multiva Bank
  • Best Natural or Alternative Care / Medicina Natural Barbara Rotthaler / Erin Dixon 4 Aspects / Georgina Mariscal / Gabriel Garcia / Mitchell Perey
  • Best Diagnostic Lab / Laboratorio Diagnóstico CARE Analysis Lab, Riberas del Pilar / Go Lab, Riberas del Pilar / ISI Lab, Ajijic / Laboratorio de Patología, Chapala / Undima Diagnostic Imaging, Chapala
  • Best Dentist or Dental Clinic / Dentista (includes a tie for 5th-place, making 6 Finalists) Dental Health One (Candy Ugalde), Centro Laguna, Libramiento / Dental Express (Edgard Macias), Ajijic West / Don Olivera, Clinica Maskaras, Riberas / Eloy Barragan, Mirasol / Hector Haro, Riberas del Pilar / Martha Medina
  • Best Veterinarian or Vet Clinic Drs. Ladron de Guevarra, Riberas del Pilar / José “Pepe” Magaña,  Riberas del Pilar / Luis Macial, Maskota’s Lake, Ajijic / Pet Place Dr. Berenice Martinez, Interlago / Vet San Antonio, Delfino Hernandez
  • Best Mailing & Shipping Service / Paquetería Correos de Mexico, Various / Handy Mail, San Antonio Tlay. / iShop Mail, San Antonio Tlay. / LCS Mail Service, Ajijic / Sol y Luna
  • Best Real Estate Office / Inmobiliaria (includes a tie for 5th-place, making 6 Finalists) All-in-1-Services, San Antonio Tlay. / Century 21 AccessMex, Chula Vista / Coldwell Banker Chapala Realty, Ajijic & Chapala / Fenix Real Estate, San Antonio Tlay. / Hernandez Realty, Ajijic / Lake Chapala Real Estate, Ajijic
  • Best House Rental Source/ Alquiler de Casas Ajijic Rentals, Ajijic / Century 21 AccessMex, Chula Vista / Coldwell Banker Chapala Realty, Ajijic & Chapala / Hacienda Property Management, Ajijic / Roma Property Management, Ajijic
  • Best Auto Repair / Taller Mecánico Auto Repair by Ron Young, Chapala / Beto Hernandez, San Antonio Tlay. / Frats, Chapala / Pablo’s Garage, Ajijic / Salvador’s, Jocotepec
  • Best Computer Services Axixic Net, Adrian Ramos, Ajijic / Benno Computer Solutions, Plaza Interlago / Gadgets Guy & Fix My PC (Donald Stordahl) / Juan Barbosa PC Fix Lakeside, Ajijic / Mike the Computer Guy, Chapala
  • Best Chiropractic/Spinal Manipulation (includes a tie for 5th-place, making 6 Finalists) Dra. Gabriela Flores Teón, La Floresta / Eric Phariss D.C. / Jorge Ulloa P.T. / Lowell Stephen Birch, D.C., Plaza Interlago / Ricardo Heredia, M.D., Chapala / Victor J.Youcha, D.C.
  • Best Auto Body & Paint / Laminado y Pintura Fernando’s, Ajijic West / Frats, Chapala / Junior’s, Riberas del Pilar / Monkey’s Paint, Riberas del Pilar / Salazar Auto Body Shop, Chapala
  • Best Appliance Repair Electrodomesticos Perales, Riberas del Pilar / Electroventa, Riberas del Pilar / Multiservicios Guzmán, Libramiento / Perez Appliance Repair, Ajijic / Tecnicos en Servicio, Chapala[/toggle]

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SECTION 6 – TRAVEL & LODGING / VIAJES y HOSPEDAJE

  • Best Travel Agency / Agencia de Viajes Ajijic Travel Agency, Ajijic / Charter Club, Ajijic / Julie Ray Travel, Ajijic / Viajes Ajijic, Ajijic / Viajes Vikingo, Chapala
  • Best Tours & Short Trips (includes a tie for 5th-place, making 6 Finalists) Ajijic Concierge, Luzma Grande / Amigo Tours / Charter Club Tours, Ajijic / Cynthia Ornelas, Shopping Trips, etc, / Noe y Lidia Raygoza Villar, Tours / Tour With Us, Ajijic
  • Best Hotel Villa San Francisco, Chapala / Real de Chapala, La Floresta, Ajijic / Hacienda del Lago Boutique Hotel, Ajijic / Monte Coxala, Raquet Club, San Juan Cosala / La Nueva Posada, Ajijic
  • Best B&B Ajijic Plaza Suites, Ajijic / Ajijic Suites, Ajijic  / Casa Tres Leones, Ajijic / Estrellitas Inn, Ajijic / Lake Chapala Inn, Chapala[/toggle]