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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Best of San Felipe Q - Z

BEST REAL ESTATE BROKER
Amor Properties
Uria Amor has been selling real estate since 1993, and after falling in love with San Felipe and working as an agent for another real estate company, she opened Amor Property nearly four year ago. She not only matches qualified buyers with sellers, but also provides many additional services a new resident might need to live and work in Baja.

BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT
Glenda Rohner at Call Margaret
For a person who initially did not want to live here, Glenda now exemplifies the spirit of San Felipe. She’s a winner because, as one reader stated "she is the most dependable and upbeat real estate person in San Felipe. Her personality and charm add to the appeal of San Felipe!" See Glenda at Call Margaret Realty next to Yetmail on Mar de Cortez.

BEST REASON TO LIVE IN SAN FELIPE
The people and the weather
Imagine having a category as broad as "Best Reason to Live in San Felipe" and readers could vote anything their hearts desired; beach and golfing, relaxing and doing nothing, anything. But, almost unanimously, readers commented consistently, "people and the weather", "people and the weather", "people and the weather." Apparently we all love the weather and each other. Salud!

BEST RESTAURANT FOR ROMANCE
The Latin Garden
SEE BEST RESTAURANT FOR NON-MEXICAN

BEST RESTAURANT
Paco and Miguel
The one thing we all desire with excellent gourmet food is great personal service to the dinning table. At Paco & Miguel's restaurant you will find it. The seating is limited so reservations are needed. Be prepared to be served several courses of delightful gourmet dishes and be pampered with great service. You are allowed to bring your own wine or beverage.

BEST RESTAURANT FOR GLUTTONS
Cliff & Sue's Los Arcos Restaurant
Any good glutton knows that not only does the food have to taste good and have a modest price, its got to be served in glutton quantities. Cliff & Sue know how to put on a spread and in addition to their special holiday dinners, they do it nightly. Look for them at the Arches.

BEST RESTAURANT FOR MEXICAN FOOD
Juanitos
This is a surprising winner, not because of the food, but because the restaurant is so new. This win is must be a testimony to the food. The owner Juan offers great food at a good price. New in the ejido, next to Moto 2000. One reader said they would travel miles to eat there.

BEST RESTAURANT NON-MEXICAN FOOD
Latin Garden Restaurante
This new restaurant has taken San Felipe by storm and the readers have made it clear by giving Latin Garden a win in two categories; Best Non-Mexican Restaurant and Best Romantic Restaurant. There is no question this is the most romantic, non-Mexican dining experience in San Felipe. Wonderful ambiance, with lush garden setting, set with romantic lighting and of course incredible food, great drinks, and nice wine selection.

BEST RESTAURANT FOR SEAFOOD
La Vaquita
Whether its fish, shrimp, squid, clams or a fresh salad, you'll find a tasty selection of "right out of the sea” offerings, including (only for the adventurous palate) Caldo de Siete Mares (soup of the seven seas) which combines fish, shrimp, octopus, squid, clams, crab, and scallops into a delightful broth. La Vaquita is just off the Malecón on Mar de Cortez, right next to Licores San Felipe.

BEST SERVICE ORGANIZATION
Los Amigas
Club Las Amigas is a non-profit organization comprised of international women who live either part time or full time in San Felipe. Their primary objective is to further the education of local Mexican children who desire to achieve their fullest potential, but need financial help to do so. For more information about the club please contact President: Shirley Brodwolf 686-577-3075

BEST STEAK HOUSE
Baja Mar Steak house
Manuel, the owner, takes great pride in finding the best meat purveyors, making sure the mesquite fires are started early in the day so the coals are just right for sizzling steak perfection, and having charming servers that make elegant meal presentations. A dining experience that you will enjoy and long remember.

BEST SWEETS & DESSERT
Chocolate Lovers
Dedicated to helping those less fortunate around the world, in the hopes of saving the unfortunate from the depths of despair. There to serve your wanton, decadent, lustful needs. This is the chapel of chocolate and they will lift you out of the abyss and put back on the true path to enlightenment.

BEST TACO STAND
Tacos el Memo
The taco stand is as iconic to Mexico as the tequila. Many people see visions of taco stands when they think about Mexican food, and for many this winner is the very best San Felipe has to offer. Tacos have limited ingredients, so when someone wins big you gotta find out why - across from Video Agora on Chetumal.

BEST TATTOO SHOP
Baja Ink Spot
Probably not the toughest category in San Felipe being the only one. But that doesn't stop voters from being heard and when it comes to tattoos they rattled the roof! The cleanest tattoo parlor you will ever see in Mexico, and their artist are local, professional and friendly.

BEST WAITER
Juanito NEED LAST NAME waiter at El Nido
What people don't know about this #1 is that in addition to best the Best Waiter, Juanito works days gardening. When you're enjoying all those fresh vegetables with your dinner, they may have come from Juanito's garden. Always attentive and friendly, he makes everyone feel like a regular.

BEST WEBSITE
Blue Roadrunnner
Randy Kerr wins this category, not only for number of votes, but according to you voters, also for best local site for in-depth information on San Felipe and great writing.

BEST WiFi LOCATION
Fandangos
When it comes to getting online there are a few qualifications to quality Internet access, not necessarily in this order; first, its easy to connect with no login or hassles, second, its fast, high speed access, third, you have a place to sit and work. Oh yeah – must serve cold cervesa. This winner has them all! And soon they'll be serving food.