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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Best of San Felipe D - L

BEST DAY TRIP
Bahia Christina
Great little trip four miles past Puertecitos. Nice little cover with a restaurant and beach front rentals. Good food, great service and a breath-taking view. The last four miles are a bit bumpy, but a little kidney jarring is well worth the trip.

BEST DELI
Sundance Deli at Playa de Oro
Imagine sitting around the cracker barrel in an old time mercantile or walking into your favorite New York-style deli. At Sundance, you’ll find mouth watering bakery goods from Gilles’ oven wonderful salads, sliced meats and cheeses, handcrafted sandwiches made to order, along with hard to find items like sourdough bread, Parmesan cheese, Greek olives and more. A taste of home, to eat there or take out.

BEST DENTIST
California Dental Spa
A dentist who sings while giving you the perfect smile, that's Melina California Fierros. She's professional, gentle, and a perfectionist. Melina uses her excellent dental skills to work wonders on your teeth while keeping her fees very affordable. Visit her new office next to Sea Star on Mar del Caribe Sur.

BEST DEVELOPMENT
Playa de Oro
Playa de Oro is one of the cleanest and best properties for sale in Mexico” according to First American Title Insurance Corp. and our readers. This gated community offers 24/7 security, underground electricity, city water, mailbox center, convenience store, commercial center, bakery & deli, and bar & grill, along with some of the finest homes in San Felipe.

BEST FISH MARKET
Ruben's
One of the best kept secrets in San Felipe. Let’s say friends from out of town want to eat fish. “Well, go fish for some”, you might say, or just send them to Ruben's excellent fish market. Ruben Jr. can be seen working on a nice Corvina, rendering it completely boneless and as flat as a flour tortilla. Delicious.

BEST FISHING TOUR
Tony Reyes
From humble, auspicious beginning Tony has gone on to become one of the most well-known men in sport fishing. He came to San Felipe in 1951 after spending some time in the United States, in Tijuana and Ensenada where he learned sports fishing. He has parlayed that experience into the #1 sports fishing business in San Felipe.

BEST GAS STATION
7-11 Best gas station
As gas stations go, Pemex is always pretty consistent, but when attached to a 7-lleven it's a winning combination. The first station in town as you enter San Felipe is the #1 according readers votes. Self-serve, full-serve and largest selection on cervesa.

BEST GIFT STORE
Etcetera
Don't let size fool you, this winner is a small store with huge inventory of gifts, costume jewelry, shoes, toys and so much more. This little treasure offers a big selection at a small price. On Calle Ensenada across from the school.

BEST GROUP ACTIVITY
Name That Tune
Mischievous and cheeky, Denny Flannigan MC's the most fun allowed by law. Denny's version of Name That Tune is a musical game full of prizes and surprises. Bring the whole family to Juanitos Cantina at Ventana Del Mar, every Thursday evening at 6:30 PM. It's a blast! Check out the excitement at http://www.namethattunebaja.com/

BEST HAIRCUT
Hair by Nancy
Getting your hair done is such a personal thing for many people. You won’t find a more personable stylist than Nancy. She gives you big smile and a great style or cut. You won’t any better even in L.A. at twice the price. You can find Nancy in her hair salon upstairs in La Plazita, on Mar de Cortez.

BEST HAPPY HOUR & COCKTAILS
Jimmy's BB & G
The best part of any happy hour, is the happiness you receive and the price at which this happiness is obtained. When all that happiness is shared with a familiar face you've got a winner. In other words, getting hammered with your homies is the best! If you want to have a drink with a friend, you do it at Jimmy's.

BEST HARDWARE STORE
Maderas de San Felipe
Conveniently located on the right hand side of Chetumal as you enter San Felipe, a few meters from the Arches, Maderas de San Felipe offers most anything you need to build your home or business. With competitive prices, great service provided by knowledgeable and professional staff, you won’t find any better anywhere in Baja.

BEST HOME BUILDER
B J Sweitzer
Maybe the most competitive category, but BJ Sweitzer comes out on top. Voters' comments say it all. "brought my home in on time, on spec, and on budget!","She stood behind her product 100%", "Very, very, very good, honest and prompt.","The most honest, trustworthy and professional in the business. Absolutely beautiful homes.

BEST LANDSCAPING
Versoleil
They say the grass is always greener on the other side. Versoleil helps to make it that way. They are the landscaping artisans behind Las Caras de Mexico golf course, La Ventana del Mar, La Hacienda, and numerous residences. From design concept to plant life selection to completion of your project, they’ll bring your little piece of the desert to life.

BEST LAUNDROMAT
Wash Tub
One of the real joys of living here is having someone else do your laundry. Bill and Juanita will do it all for you! This is also San Felipe's only Dry Cleaning service. They take pride in their work and it shows in the clothes you wear. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday Call (686) 577-2001. They do it Right and Fast - and - they are bi-lingual!

BEST LIQUOR STORE
Riviera
Licores Riviera is not your average liquor store. Located in the center of town you will find they carry fresh produce, eggs, milk, bread, U.S. and Mexican newspapers, a good wine selection and novelty tequila bottles. This is why they have been voted the "Best in San Felipe".