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THE RESULTS ARE IN! Here are your choices for San Juan Capistrano’s best businesses, services, places and events of 2019

OUR COMMUNITY, OUR VOICE SERVING THE COMMUNITIES OF SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO AND RANCHO MISSION VIEJO

FEBRUARY 14, 2020 • FOUNDED IN 2002

YOUR NO. 1 SOURCE FOR LOCAL NEWS, EVENTS, SPORTS AND MORE


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WELCOME to the

BEST OF SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

Best Taco: Ricardo’s Place

The people of San Juan Capistrano have spoken, and the results are in for The Capistrano Dispatch’s annual “Golden Horseshoe Awards” honoring the best of our beautiful and lively community.

For the past 13 years, readers have made their voices heard on their favorite restaurants, the best spots to buy Western wear and other parts of the town and community they love. The winners appreciate the support they receive from locals and take great pride in displaying their Gold and Silver window stickers as badges of honor. We thank each of the businesses and community fixtures that make San Juan Capistrano what it is. We also want to thank everyone who voted in this year’s Best of San Juan Capistrano. Seeing the excitement that surrounds these annual recognitions makes us proud to be a part of this unique South Orange County town.


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CONTENTS EATERIES, WATERING HOLES AND MORE

Best... Ambience Appetizers Bar Bartender Beer Selection Breakfast Breakfast Burrito Brunch Burger Cup of Co ee Dinner Spot Family Restaurant Happy Hour International Eats Lunch Spot Margarita Menu for Healthy Choices Overall Restaurant Pizza Restaurant for Outdoor Dining Restaurant for Vegan Options Salsa Sandwich Spot for Take-Out Spot to Cure a Sweet Tooth Taco Wine Selection

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ocal onprofit rgani ation Manicure and Pedicure Mechanic Shop Medical Health Care Provider New Business Orthodontist Overall Customer Service Photography Studio Pilates Studio Senior Living Facility Spa for Facials Spa for Massages Specialty Beauty Service Veterinarian Yoga Studio

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GETTING OUT

Best... Camp for Kids Entertainment Venue Family Excursion Spot Historic Spot Local Annual Event Park Place to Take Out-of-Towners Riding Lesson Special Event/Wedding Venue Stable Trail

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AT THE SHOPS

Best... Antique/Secondhand Store Auto Dealer Clothing Home DĂŠcor and Furnishings Home Improvement Store Jewelry Local Grocer Nursery Pet Shop Place to Buy Flowers Shop for Equestrian Gear Shop for Western Wear Spot for the Perfect Gift

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SERVICES ON THE TO-DO LIST

Best... Acupuncturist Auto Body Shop Banking Institution Barbershop Catering Chiropractor Dental Health Care Provider Dry Cleaner Grooming/Pet Care Group Workout Gym Hair Salon Horse Training

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34932 Calle del Sol, Suite B, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624 phone 949.388.7700 fax 949.388.9977 thecapistranodispatch.com

PICKET FENCE MEDIA PUBLISHER Norb Garrett EDITORIAL & PHOTOGRAPHY Lillian Boyd Shawn Raymundo Collin Breaux Zach Cavanagh Fred Swegles Randall Youngman Andrea Papagianis Zara Flores

ART/DESIGN Jasmine Smith Chelsie Rex ADVERTISING Lauralyn Loynes Traci Kelly Debra Wells OPERATIONS Alyssa Garrett Tricia Zines

The Capistrano Dispatch (thecapistranodispatch.com) is published weekly by Picket Fence Media, publishers of the San Clemente Times (sanclementetimes. com) and the Dana Point Times (danapointtimes.com). Copyright: No articles, illustrations, photographs or other editorial matter or advertisements herein may be reproduced without written permission of the publisher. The publisher assumes no responsibility for return of unsolicited manuscripts, art, photos or negatives. Copyright 2020. All rights reserved. Printed in the USA.


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EATERIES,

Watering Holes & MORE

Best CUP OF COFFEE GOLDEN HORSESHOE

HIDDEN HOUSE COFFEE

his uaint co ee spot in the os ios District is the perfect place to stop if you re andering around do nto n ith the family on a eekend or en oying a acation in the area. Customers en oy the relaxed outdoor ibe hen they sip co ee espresso or a latte. he sta is amiable and ready to ans er hate er co ee uestions you ha e. idden ouse Co ee is an ideal spot to relax hether you re a local shopping nearby or a isitor stepping o the train. 31791 Los Rios Street, 949.240.0200, hiddenhouseco ee.com

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ELLIE’S TABLE AT EGAN HOUSE

Hidden House Coffee

cup of co ee at llie s ill al ays get you going and keep you arm during the cooler months. Some orders e en are made ith a s allo design on top of the co ee. hey also o er lattes and cappuccinos. 31892 Camino Capistrano, 949.558.5310, elliestable.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Hidden House o ee; Silver: Trevor’s at the Tracks

Best BREAKFAST GOLDEN HORSESHOE

MOLLIES FAMOUS CAFÉ

Mollies Famous Café is heralded as a spot locals ock to for breakfast. rab eggs toast pancakes and bacon from the familiar breakfast menu to fill you up in the early hours of the day. Customers appreciate the charming atmosphere and do n home cooking all for prices that on t drain your bank account. ocals kno that hen they go to ollies they ill get friendly ser ice refills on co ee a chance to see familiar faces from the neighborhood and orders deli ered on time. 32033 Camino Capistrano, 949.240.9261

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ELLIE’S TABLE AT EGAN HOUSE

llie s able has premade delicacies in the display case and a menu ith other breakfast options. his co y place is a perfect place to stop in on the ay to ork or to sit do n ith a friend. 31892 Camino Capistrano, 949.558.5310, elliestable.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Mollies Famous Cafe; Silver: Trevor’s at the Tracks

Mollies Famous Café


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Best MENU FOR

HEALTHY CHOICES

the salads, a kale bowl or cup, vegetarian meatballs or roasted veggies. “That is a trend that will not slow down,” Baird said. “To see that trend skyrocketing is good.”

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

26701 Verdugo Street, 949.493.9593, trevorsatthetracks.com

The popular downtown restaurant near the train tracks strives to use fresh and locally sourced ingredients re ected in their fresh a or and appealing aromas. erall people are trying to focus more locally and support local shopping and business more,” owner Trevor Baird said. “To be able to strategically and intelligently source ingredients is very important to us, and it’s important to the consumer.” Edamame, roasted veggie, and summer spinach salad dishes are on the menu. Baird said they aim to have fun while presenting healthy options.

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The Ramos House Café

TREVOR’S AT THE TRACKS

26701 Verdugo Street, 949.493.9593, trevorsatthetracks.com

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Best BREAKFAST

BURRITO

or others. air your brunch ith co ee or orange mimosas. The food is rich, and the sta is attenti e to your needs. 31752 Los Rios Street, 949.443.1342, ramoshouse.com

ELLIE’S TABLE AT EGAN HOUSE

Ellie’s Table has gluten-free options and is big on customer service, a family environment and sta kno ing hat customers want. They have a variety of salad options, including pear, quinoa, kale, beet and fruit.

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

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For 36 years, Las Golondrinas has been serving up some of the best and freshest Mexican food in all of South Orange County, and their breakfast burritos are must-orders. There are several choices of breakfast burritos, including a simple twoegg burrito with red or green salsa and a choice of chorizo, potato, cheese, beans or bacon. You also can step it up a notch with the achaca burrito filled ith shredded beef or chicken, two eggs, sliced onions, tomato and jalapenos.

Enjoy the Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the heart of downtown San Juan Capistrano. Eat a late-morning or earlyafternoon meal and then set out exploring the rest of downtown.

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Trevor’s at the Tracks; Silver: Cedar Creek Inn

26701 Verdugo Street, 949.493.9593, trevorsatthetracks.com

VEGAN OPTIONS

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Trevor’s at the Tracks; Silver: The Ramos House Café

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

27124 Paseo Espada, Suite 803, 949.240.3440, lasgolondrinas.biz

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BRAVO’S CALIFORNIA FRESH

here are di erent arieties of breakfast burritos at Bravo’s California Fresh, and each one of them is packed to the brim. Aside from the traditional, check out the Greek, Polish sausage and California varieties. 31722 Rancho Viejo Road, 949.487.2728, bravoscafresh.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Las Golondrinas Mexican Food; Silver: Trevor’s at the Tracks

Best BRUNCH GOLDEN HORSESHOE

THE RAMOS HOUSE CAFÉ

The Saturday and Sunday brunch menu features cinnamon apple beignets and a lentil soup cup with gingerbread croutons for small plates, as well as basil-cured salmon and fried egg BLT for the large plates. The outdoor seating at this Los Rios District eatery gives you a chance to enjoy the California weather while hanging out ith your family significant other friends

TREVOR’S AT THE TRACKS

31892 Camino Capistrano, 949.558.5310, elliestable.com

Best RESTAURANT FOR

31878 Del Obispo Street, Suite 109, 949.240.2229, thaijuanon.com

2018 WINNERS: New category

Best SPOT TO CURE

A SWEET TOOTH GOLDEN HORSESHOE

ELLIE’S TABLE AT EGAN HOUSE

Ellie’s Table has a variety of scrumptious pastries and other tasty treats, including scones and Danishes, as well as dessert items such as cookies and macarons. You can walk right up to the counter and order. ry getting a co ee iced tea or other beverage to complement your snack. After you finish ordering ha e a seat at a table inside or outside to en oy your delicacy while people-watching near the center of downtown. The inside is elegant and adorable; the outside enables you to enjoy the California weather. 31892 Camino Capistrano, 949.558.5310, elliestable.com

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Best LUNCH SPOT GOLDEN HORSESHOE

TREVOR’S AT THE TRACKS

Trevor’s has an all-day menu, so if you want to stop in and eat a filet and sip ine for lunch, you can take a seat at the bar, outside patio, or inside. Trevor’s aims to have something for everyone at any time, and some people do smaller portions of a menu item. “If you just want a sandwich and salad or cup of soup, that’s available, too,” owner Trevor Baird said. “Our biggest attribute to being a lunch-spot favorite is this patio.”

TREVOR’S AT THE TRACKS

As more people turn to non-meat options fueled by the rise of documentaries emphasizing healthy living, Trevor’s wants to deliver healthy options for locals and the visitors passing through by train. “It’s 2020 now, and we’re more focused on what we’re putting into our bodies than ever before,” owner Trevor Baird said. Try

26701 Verdugo Street, 949.493.9593, trevorsatthetracks.com

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CEDAR CREEK INN

The options are plentiful and sure to get your mouth watering at Cedar Creek Inn. The chicken papaya salad features curried chicken with cashews, onions and raisins served in a papaya half along with fruit and batter bread. The angel hair pasta has fresh basil, roma tomatoes and goat cheese. 26860 Ortega Highway, 949.240.2229, cedarcreekinn.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Trevor’s at the Tracks; Silver: Cedar Creek Inn

Ellie’s Table at Egan House

LAS GOLONDRINAS MEXICAN FOOD

THAI JUAN ON

Thai Juan On cooks a variety of vegan options, including noodles and salad. Tofu and bean sprout dishes are available and can be made spicy or a little less spicy upon request.

3:16 BAKERY SHOP

People adore this bakery, which serves cakes pastries anishes co ee yogurt gelato and more. Bring the whole family in to satisfy your s eet tooth ith mu ns cookies and cannolis. 26762 Verdugo Street, Suite A, 949.218.6060

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Ellie’s Table at Egan House; Silver: 3:16 Bakery Shop


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Five Vines Wine Bar

Best SANDWICH GOLDEN HORSESHOE

TREVOR’S AT THE TRACKS

Whether you re hopping o the train or strolling through do nto n you can al ays duck into re or s to order one of their sand iches. ry the ltimate urkey honey roasted turkey breast a ocado epper Jack cheese butter lettuce or the ussian euben corned beef and ussian dressing on e ork rye . ou can also munch on the Seoul Style Short ib yro or the rtega Chillen Chicken. Steak fries come ith all the sand iches. Sit back relax and en oy the scenery hile you eat your sand ich.

open up a ine bar ll gi e you the recipe airchild isher said. 31761 Camino Capistrano, Suite 11, 949.800.9145, fivevineswinebar.com

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TREVOR’S AT THE TRACKS

he appeti ers cater to a ariety of tastes and moods. aybe the panko crusted mac n cheese catches your eye. r perhaps the Brussels sprouts appeal to you. ry the garlic cheese bread or reek leek dip. 26701 Verdugo Street, 949.493.9593, trevorsatthetracks.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Trevor’s at the Tracks; Silver: Five Vines Wine Bar

26701 Verdugo Street, 949.493.9593, trevorsatthetracks.com

Best TACO

S I LV E R H O R S E S H O E

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

CEDAR CREEK INN

Cedar Creek ser es hat they call the ltimate B apple ood smoked bacon and other ingredients on grilled sourdough. here s also the euben sand ich ith corned beef and S iss cheese on rye ser ed ith onion rings. 26860 Ortega Highway, 949.240.2229, cedarcreekinn.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Trevor’s at the Tracks; Silver: Juice Joint Deli

Best APPETIZERS GOLDEN HORSESHOE

FIVE VINES WINE BAR

he food menu at the family o ned and operated i e ines Wine Bar features an assortment of appeti ers made for sharing as ell as se eral atbreads. he ormor s amous Cheese Ball is a popular appeti er prepared from a recipe that o ner Su y airchild isher said came from her mom ho brought it o er from S eden. he hole deal behind this cheese ball is gre up ith it and she ne er ga e out the recipe to anybody. She said if you guys

RICARDO’S PLACE

or se eral consecuti e years icardo s lace has taken home the eople s Choice olden orseshoe for Best aco in San Juan because of the fresh ingredients used as ell as the hard orking kitchen sta ho take pride in hat they do. he si e of the tacos certainly doesn t hurt either as each one is stu ed ith a healthy ser ing of your choice of meat or fish. nlike traditional street tacos hich can be de oured in a fe bites icardo s tacos are a meal to be relished. 32082 Camino Capistrano, 949.493.4941, ricardossanjuancapistrano.com

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EL ADOBE DE CAPISTRANO

l dobe de Capistrano uses the finest uality meats and prepares all of its ingredients fresh and in house. ead there on uesdays for specials on exclusi e options such as beer battered fish and potato tacos. 31891 Camino Capistrano, 949.493.1163, eladobedecapistrano.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Ricardo’s Place; Silver: El Campeon Carniceria


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Best SALSA GOLDEN HORSESHOE

RICARDO’S PLACE

To the admiration and delight of the San Juan Capistrano community, Ricardo’s lace continually satisfies its customers expectations by maintaining the same recipe for all its salsas. For those who crave spicy, Ricardo’s has a few choices such as a traditional salsa roja or a Chipotle option. And for those who prefer something a little milder, Ricardo’s has an avocado salsa, as well as Rosa’s salsa, a customer favorite featuring a sharp, tomato base that’s very tasty and accompanies some of the restaurant’s signature dishes. 32082 Camino Capistrano, 949.493.4941, ricardossanjuancapistrano.com

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EL ADOBE DE CAPISTRANO

The ingredients in El Adobe de Capistrano’s spicy and mild salsas are part of a wellguarded chef’s secret recipe, so the only place to truly enjoy them is at the historic restaurant in downtown San Juan Capistrano. 31891 Camino Capistrano, 949.493.1163, eladobedecapistrano.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Ricardo’s Place; Silver: El Adobe De Capistrano

Best FAMILY

Trevor’s at the Tracks

RESTAURANT Best BURGER

Best PIZZA

Best DINNER SPOT

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

TREVOR’S AT THE TRACKS

Trevor’s wants to have the best burger around, owner Trevor Baird said. “Everyone likes burgers. We’re American. We built the thing. I’ve grown up with a burger, using quality ingredients and Montreal steak seasoning, for example, and high-quality products,” he said. Trevor’s uses brioche buns baked in Lake Forest, heirloom tomatoes from the Fallbrook and San Diego area, and lettuces from Southern California. “We’re trying to make a high-quality burger that’s locally sourced, where all the ingredients come together,” Baird said. Enjoy the “Burger of Burgers.” 26701 Verdugo Street, 949.493.9593, trevorsatthetracks.com

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IN-N-OUT BURGER

In-N-Out is beloved in California—the cars always lining up to order—and the San Juan Capistrano location is no di erent. he classic burger, fries, and a shake will keep you full and satisfied. he fries are prepared in sun o er oil.

SELMA’S CHICAGO PIZZERIA & TAP ROOM

Grandmother Selma’s tradition of cooking continues beyond the family matriarch’s kitchen. The Selma’s Chicago Pizzeria & Tap Room is waiting to bake you a savory, homemade deep-dish pizza made with the freshest ingredients, as well as zesty pastas, scrumptious sandwiches, and fulla ored salads. here s also a gluten free menu, lunch specials and Sunday football specials during the NFL regular season. Selma’s is located in the heart of historic San Juan and also has locations in Rancho Santa Margarita and Ladera Ranch. 31781 Camino Capistrano, Suite 201, 949.429.3599, selmaschicagopizzeria.com

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BALL PARK PIZZA

Ball Park Pizza is a throwback to the local pizza parlor you remember from your youth, perfect for large parties or sports teams to enjoy a few slices of pizza after the big game.

28782 Camino Capistrano, 800.786.1000, in-n-out.com

31654 Rancho Viejo Road, 949.493.6852

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Trevor’s at the Tracks; Silver: Ruby’s Diner

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Selma’s Chicago Pizzeria; Silver: Ball Park Pizza

TREVOR’S AT THE TRACKS

Trevor’s is the spot whether you want to catch up with a friend at the bar on a Friday night, take the family out for a weekend meal, or go on a romantic date during the eek. heir main e ent menu o ers salmon egan lasagna steak acific Coast prime filet and baby back ribs. he sta is friendly and checks to make sure your meal is going well. The nighttime view in and around Trevor’s is gorgeous, adding to the overall pleasant experience. 26701 Verdugo Street, 949.493.9593, trevorsatthetracks.com

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CEDAR CREEK INN

Cedar Creek is proud to be a part of San Juan Capistrano, serving tourists and locals alike. Rack of lamb and the Cedar Creek burger are two of the more popular items on the dinner menu. 26860 Ortega Highway, 949.240.2229, cedarcreekinn.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Trevor’s at the Tracks; Silver: Ciao Pasta Trattoria

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

RUBY’S DINER

Families love Ruby’s Diner because both kids and their parents can enjoy a juicy burger with a side of fries and one of many mouth atering milkshake a ors. nside kids also can enjoy the miniature train that circulates through the rafters of the restaurant. ocated on the second oor of the Franciscan Plaza in San Juan Capistrano’s downtown corridor, Ruby’s is perfectly situated to overlook the city, as well as o er a stunning ie to the region s most iconic feature, the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano. 31781 Camino Capistrano, 949.496.7829, rubys.com

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RICARDO’S PLACE

With 46 years in the restaurant business—he started as a dishwasher at age 14 in the same building that now houses the restaurant he and his family opened in 2003—Ricardo Beas remains committed to making guests and sta feel like family. Such a feeling is certainly on full display at the local Mexican eatery Ricardo’s Place. 32082 Camino Capistrano, 949.493.4941, ricardossanjuancapistrano.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Ruby’s Diner; Silver: Trevor’s at the Tracks


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Best INTERNATIONAL

EATS GOLDEN HORSESHOE

THAI JUAN ON

ake a turn o el bispo Street and duck into this cozy restaurant to savor some international a or. ry the ia China beef broccoli with oyster sauce) on the lunch menu or Crying iger grilled steak ith lime sauce on the dinner menu. Customers looking for smaller portions can sample the mixed egetable dishes or spring rolls. egetarians and egans can also munch on the tofu dishes they ser e. rinks include hai iced tea hai iced co ee and a ariety of cocktails. Gluten-free options are available.

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CIAO PASTA TRATTORIA

Ciao asta rattoria in the heart of do nto n San Juan Capistrano gi es customers a taste of dining from the uglia region in Southern taly. ry the fried calamari ith marinara sauce or their pi a dishes. 31661 Camino Capistrano, 949.496.5002, ciaopasta.net

2018 WINNERS: Gold (tie): Ciao Pasta Trattoria, Thai Juan on; Silver: L’Hirondelle

Best SPOT FOR

TAKE-OUT GOLDEN HORSESHOE

BAD TO THE BONE BBQ

Want to order barbecue and then take it home to eat hile you atch mo ies shows or sports in the comfort of your o n home Bad to the Bone has take out a ailable. re orders are accepted and Bad to the Bone recommends you do so hen it gets busy around holiday times or big sporting events. The full menu is generally a ailable daily for take out though that may change on days in high olume periods.

Thai Juan On

31878 Del Obispo Street, Suite 109, 949.234.0332, thaijuanon.com

activity in South Orange County combine to make Trevor’s atmosphere a go-to spot in San Juan Capistrano. People walk by with their bags after stepping o the train. he sta smiles hen ser ing food. riends gather to dine catch up and listen to li e music. The activity is lively but never too loud to prohibit con ersation. re or s is the perfect spot for a first date or a edding rehearsal dinner.

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Trevor’s at the Tracks; Silver: Five Vines Wine Bar

Best RESTAURANT FOR

OUTDOOR DINING GOLDEN HORSESHOE

TREVOR’S AT THE TRACKS

ner Su y airchild isher sums up the atmosphere at i e Wines Wine Bar thusly erybody says it feels like home. Bartender Cole airchild says he s been told that the ibe at i e ines is reminiscent of other cool bars people ha e isited.

rder some fries or baby back ribs at an outdoor table and atch the families and couples walk from the nearby Los Rios Historic District while you eat. The fresh air matches the fresh food. he train station is nearby and sometimes you ha e a chance to chat with out-of-town visitors while ordering drinks from the bar. Bask in the armth of the sun during your business lunch or atch it go do n later in the day during dinner ith an old friend.

31761 Camino Capistrano, Suite 11, 949.800.9145, fivevineswinebar.com

26701 Verdugo Street, 949.493.9593, trevorsatthetracks.com

26701 Verdugo Street, 949.493.9593, trevorsatthetracks.com

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FIVE VINES WINE BAR

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RANCHO CAPISTRANO WINERY

n the co y patio guests can en oy a seasonally ad usted menu ith regional cuisine and local ingredients. Customers lo e the atmosphere friendly sta and delicious food. ry the hummus chicken salad or seared salmon entr e. 26755 Verdu o Street, 949.481.6682, ranchocapwinery.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Trevor’s at the Tracks; Silver: Cedar Creek Inn

Best OVERALL

RESTAURANT GOLDEN HORSESHOE

TREVOR’S AT THE TRACKS

o go orders can be made for pick up by phone and for deli ery through oor ash and ber ats. et noodle chicken and other dishes deli ered right to your door. Dishes can be spicy or with less kick.

Anyone who has spent a lot of time in do nto n San Juan Capistrano ery likely has isited re or s at the racks. he restaurant tends to be busy especially on riday nights and in the afternoon a testament to its popularity. he atmosphere and food keep people coming back as does the friendly and attenti e sta . re or s makes up a part of the ibrant do nto n area as it undergoes a renaissance. he ariety of egetarian and egan options adds to the appeal.

31878 Del Obispo Street, Suite 109, 949.234.0332, thaijuanon.com

26701 Verdugo Street, 949.493.9593, trevorsatthetracks.com

31738 Rancho Viejo Road, 949.218.0227, badtothebone-bbq.com

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2018 WINNERS: Gold: Thai Juan On; Silver: Bad to the Bone BBQ

Best AMBIENCE GOLDEN HORSESHOE

TREVOR’S AT THE TRACKS

he historic building ith a lo ely design the outdoor seating and the proximity to

Bad to the Bone BBQ

THAI JUAN ON

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CEDAR CREEK INN

Cedar Creek nn is a co y restaurant ser ing soup crab cakes ine and other food and drink options. he dessert menu includes cheesecake bread pudding coconut cake and a ariety of co ees. 26860 Orte a i hway, 949.240.2229, cedarcree inn.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Trevor’s at the Tracks; Silver: Cedar Creek Inn


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Best BEER SELECTION

Best WINE SELECTION

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

i e ines Wine Bar o ers a ariety of craft beer options that continually change, so customers can try, and grow to appreciate, new selections. “We do all rotating taps, so you ne er find the same thing on all the time. We only have six taps, but we keep it rotating. We keep it to the small stu bartender Cole Fairchild said. Core beers include cider, amber ale and West Coast IPA. Specialty beers include pale ale and Pre-Prohibition Lager. 31761 Camino Capistrano, Suite 11, 949.800.9145, fivevineswinebar.com

Five Vines Wine Bar, a previous winner of the Golden Horseshoe in this category, keeps a regional focus with their selection of West Coast wines. “We try to rotate the wine list pretty frequently, so whenever people come in, there’s always something ne for them to check out said o ner Randy Fisher, who handles the wine selection. Customers are welcome to sample the wines if something sounds interesting. White wines include Chardonnays and Pinot Grigios; red wines include Cabernets, Zinfandels and Malbecs.

with muddled blackberries and Nosotros Tequila Resposado.

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31761 Camino Capistrano, Suite 11, 949.800.9145, fivevineswinebar.com

31891 Camino Capistrano, 949.493.1163, eladobedecapistrano.com

Stop in this neighborhood spot to try di erent bre s on tap including canteen ale, coco tonic, or a turtleneck with ginger. Docent Brewing’s philosophy focuses on uality artisan beer o ering plenty of thirst-quenching choices.

FIVE VINES WINE BAR

El Adobe de Capistrano

Best MARGARITA GOLDEN HORSESHOE

EL ADOBE DE CAPISTRANO

El Adobe de Capistrano has a whole slew of margarita options to match your personal preferences and tastes. Made with fresh ingredients such as agave nectar, and sweet and sour mix, the margaritas go to a whole new level with the key ingredient—premium tequila. Next time you’re in downtown San Juan, be sure to stop in at El Adobe to try some the signature selections, including the Coconut Margarita, Blood Orange Margarita or even the Black Tequila, made

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SOL AGAVE

What distinguishes Sol Agave’s margaritas from other cocktails in South Orange County is its use of a signature organic skinny mix, freshly prepared fruits and vegetables, and quality tequila that’s made with 100% blue agave. 31111 Rancho Viejo Road, 949.218.1158, solagave.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: El Adobe de Capistrano; Silver: Ricardo’s Place

DOCENT BREWING

33049 Calle Aviador, Suite C, 949.767.8170, docentbrewin .com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Five Vines Wine Bar; Silver: Docent Brewing

FIVE VINES WINE BAR

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RANCHO CAPISTRANO WINERY

If you like white wines, try the Amorette, with peach and strawberry notes, or Bella, a buttery Chardonnay. For red wine fans, there’s the Matador, a Mourvedre that incorporates raspberry and blackberry a ors. 26755 Verdugo Street, 949.481.6682, ranchocapwinery.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Five Vines Wine Bar; Silver: Trevor’s at the Tracks


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Best HAPPY HOUR

Best BARTENDER

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

FIVE VINES WINE BAR

COLE FAIRCHILD AT FIVE VINES WINE BAR

31761 Camino Capistrano, Suite 11, 949.800.9145, fivevineswinebar.com

Swallow’s Inn

Five Vines Wine Bar has happy hour and specials that are worth coming in for almost every day of the week. With the chef and baker creating three new menu items and three new desserts every two weeks, there’s always variety. Enjoy delicious, discounted atbreads on uesday or if you need to wind down on Wednesday, enjoy i e ines ine ight deal. rom uesday through Friday 4-6 p.m., the reduced prices and friendly atmosphere are sure to truly make it a happy hour at Five Vines.

Best BAR

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RANCHO CAPISTRANO WINERY

Happy Hour is 3-6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Rancho Capistrano Winery has a variety of wines and local craft beers on the menu. White wines include three Chardonnays, to go along with an assortment of red varietals. 26755 Verdugo Street, 949.481.6682, ranchocapwinery.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Five Vines Wine Bar; Silver: Hennessey’s Tavern

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

SWALLOW’S INN

Swallow’s Inn is a down-home, quirky local bar to hang out, especially on Saturday nights. he bar is usually hopping ith li e music but find a seat outside in the back if you’re not into that noise and want to have a conversation with someone. Learn about the bar through news articles posted inside. People come in costume around Halloween, and Swallow’s Inn is—of course—a go-to spot for drinks and fun after the annual Swallows Day Parade. 31786 Camino Capistrano, 949.493.3188, swallowsinn.com

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FIVE VINES WINE BAR

Five Vines Wine Bar is a popular Friday night spot where locals and visitors love to hang out. he features of the family owned-and-operated venue were put together by the family themsel es. hey call us the ‘Cheers’ of San Juan Capistrano,” owner Suzy Fairchild-Fisher said. “We know so many people now. We’re a family of huggers.” 31761 Camino Capistrano, Suite 11, 949.800.9145, fivevineswinebar.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Five Vines Wine Bar; Silver: Trevor’s at the Tracks

Cole Fairchild has previously won the Golden Horseshoe for best bartender, and when you talk to him, it’s clear why. “Of the three of us that do the place, I am the one who ends up bartending the most, and I couldn’t sit down and hang out and make people feel comfortable ithout our sta he said. airchild is a history bu and is always ready to share historical anecdotes when customers hang out at the bar. “My favorite spot is Mission San Juan Capistrano,” he said. 31761 Camino Capistrano, Suite 11, 949.800.9145, fivevineswinebar.com

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MIKE FOX AT CEDAR CREEK INN

Mike Fox has been at Cedar Creek for more than years. pulled the ery first shift. We’ve been blessed with a wonderful clientele and wonderful family to work for,” he said. 26860 Orte a i hway, 949.240.2229, cedarcree inn.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Cole Fairchild/Five Vines Wine Bar; Silver: Jessie Eckhardt/Trevor’s at the Tracks


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SHOPS

Wildfire Mercantile

Best JEWELRY

Best CLOTHING

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

For the most authentic additions to your Western air e elry Wildfire ercantile has you co ered ith a stunning selection of uni ue pieces. ner Susan Stansbury sources one of a kind pieces from local artists ith necklaces bracelets earrings and more. Wildfire ercantile also o ers ati e merican e elry from klahoma and e exico ith eye catching designs that feature sterling sil er and tur uoise. Stansbury tra els all o er the country to find uni ue pieces to constantly add to Wildfire ercantile s o erings and gi e you a Western touch to e eryday looks.

ner Susan Stansbury calls the style of Wildfire ercantile upscale Boho Western. Wildfire ercantile o ers Western ear staples including Stetson hats boots and other outer ear but it also o ers plenty of looks that ork ith the modern day to day. We curate the store and carefully choose the merchandise Stansbury said. Someone can get a full outfit here. We outfit people from head to toe. hey re going to get an outfit that s elegant Western. Stansbury said the store is about Western ith upscale and designer brands.

26850 Ortega Highway, Suite K, 949.240.6770, wildfiremercantile.net

26850 Ortega Highway, Suite K, 949.240.6770, wildfiremercantile.net

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bby s ine Je elry esigns enters its fourth decade of operation o ering custom designs ith special attention to detail and uality. ll ork is done in house to pro ide the best ser ice and products for you.

n extension of the established ags Stones idia ouse is a ne hub of style in San Juan Capistrano. Whether it s a dress for a night out or your stylish eekend look idia ouse has it.

32382 Del Obispo Street, 949.493.3632, abbysdesi ns.com

26850 Ortega Highway, Suite H, 949.276.8077

WILDFIRE MERCANTILE

ABBY’S FINE JEWELRY DESIGNS

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Wildfire Mercantile; Silver: Zia Jewelry

WILDFIRE MERCANTILE

LIDIA HOUSE BY RAGS & STONES

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Wildfire Mercantile; Silver: Atmosphere Atelier

Best ANTIQUE/

SECONDHAND STORE

Best HOME

IMPROVEMENT STORE

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

LAURA’S HOUSE RESALE STORE

aura s ouse esale Store is able to pro ide great merchandise at lo prices in large part because of the generosity of those in the community ho support the organi ation s mission of helping ictims of domestic iolence. he nonprofit hich has operated in range County for more than years orks to connect clients to programs and ser ices in order for them to lead iolence free li es. t the esale Store customers are able to shop hich helps support domestic abuse sur i ors to create a ne beginning. 31878 Del Obispo Street, Suite 104, 949.218.6400, laurashouse.org

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OC GOODWILL BOUTIQUE

Shopping at C ood ill Bouti ue you ll find an excellent sta assisting the San Juan community as ell as uality products and brands priced for less than hat you d get at other retailers.

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

DENAULT’S ACE HARDWARE

e ault s C ard are is ready to help you spruce up your home. Whether you re looking for paint electrical supplies plumbing help garden materials or other home impro ement supplies e ault s ard are is a good place to shop. he store is one of fi e in Southern California that the e ault family o ns and operates all recently rebranded from rue alue to C stores for superior merchandise selection and better name recognition. 31862 Del Obispo Street, 949.493.1016, denaults.com

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SUPPLY LINE BUILDING MATERIALS

ile and stone materials architectural foam landscape lighting products and fire glass are a ailable at Supply ine Building aterials. heir ebsite notes that homeo ners designers and installation professionals are all elcome.

31892 la a Drive, nit A-1, 949.272.0505

32821 Calle er ecto, 949.443.4404, supplylinematerials.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: The Old Barn Antique Mall; Silver: Laura’s House Resale Store

2018 WINNERS: Gold: DeNault's TrueValue Hardware; Silver: Supply Line Building Materials


Lavish Home Décor

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Best HOME DÉCOR

AND FURNISHINGS GOLDEN HORSESHOE

LAVISH HOME DÉCOR

With a full range of ser ices to fit e ery customer’s needs, Lavish Home Décor can fully outfit any room in your home. a ish ome cor sta s a team of design professionals and an interior designer to work with customers to go through a wide ariety of options and design your home to your style specifications. he sho room gi es customers a firsthand look at hat their home could look like ith luxury furnishings, a collection of samples and unter ouglas indo co erings. 31105 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite C4, 949.429.8881, lavishhomedecor.com

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WILDFIRE MERCANTILE

o complement and accent the Western style of your home Wildfire ercantile has you co ered. he store features endleton blankets, pillows and towels, as well as a ide ariety of e uestrian themed art ork from local artists. 26850 Ortega Highway, Suite K, 949.240.6770, wildfiremercantile.net

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Atmosphere Atelier; Silver: K. Zee Gifts

Best SPOT FOR THE

PERFECT GIFT GOLDEN HORSESHOE

WILDFIRE MERCANTILE

o matter hom you re looking to buy for Wildfire ercantile ill surely ha e something to fill that gift bag. egardless of ho they re shopping for o ner Susan Stansbury said they re going to find something special and uni ue. Wildfire ercantile has all sorts of Western ear staples such as boots and hats, as well as e elry from local artists. Wildfire also has items for the home, including art from local artists as ell as scar es glo es co ee

cups, napkins, cookbooks and so much more on your shopping list. 26850 Ortega Highway, Suite K, 949.240.6770, wildfiremercantile.net

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MISSION STORE AT MISSION SAN JUAN

Whether you re looking for a historical resource, a religious item, home décor or traditional e elry the ission Store has you co ered. he store also o ers chil dren’s gifts, including educational books, plushes and no elty toys. 26801 Ortega Highway, 949.234.1300, missionsjc.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold Wildfire Mercantile Sil er Mission Store at Mission San Juan Capistrano

Best PLACE TO

BUY FLOWERS GOLDEN HORSESHOE

MOTHER EARTH FLOWERS

other arth lo ers continues to be San Juan Capistrano’s favorite place to pick up o ers for t o reasons says o ner mir argar uality and ser ice. n addition to those argar says the shop is committed to ser ing the city by gi ing back to local schools churches and the community at large. ach year argar conducts a scholar ship contest in hich San Juan ills igh students are encouraged to submit essays about other arth for a chance to earn a scholarship. his year s pri e is a scholarship. 32158 Camino Capistrano, 949.493.4444, motherearth orist.net

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TRADER JOE’S

rader Joe s o ers a ide ariety of beauti ful and seasonal blooms, ensuring that e ery customer s li ing space is li ely and in season. he o er arrangements are al ays fresh and a ordable helping those ho are on a budget. 32151 Camino Capistrano, 949.496.4150, traderjoes.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold Mother Earth Flowers Sil er Trader Joes


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Best SHOP FOR

Best SHOP FOR

WESTERN WEAR

EQUESTRIAN GEAR

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

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We o er brands that no one else in the area carries o ner Susan Stansbury said. We tra el all o er the country to find uni ue lines. Wildfire ercantile o ers the staples of Western ear ith boots and hats for men and omen. With brands such as endleton Johnny Was and ouble anch Ware Wildfire ercantile gi es you an upscale Western look. xhibiting San Juan Capistrano s Western feel Wildfire also is more than a store hosting monthly parties ith li e music and line dancing.

f you can t find hat you need for your horse riding needs at merican orse roducts you d be pressed to find it any here else. We sell e erything for the horse and e erything for the rider o ner Jim Carter said. Breeches for people that ride nglish and Wrangler eans for people that ride Western. merican orse rod ucts o ers saddles saddle blankets grain and much much more. When you come into our store you re going to end up being a eekly or monthly customer Carter said.

26850 Ortega Highway, Suite K, 949.240.6770, wildfiremercantile.net

31896 Plaza Drive, Suite C4, 949.248.5300, americanhorseproducts.com

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S I LV E R H O R S E S H O E

With a ide selection of boots hats and so much more merican orse roducts can help you sho o your Western horse riding style. ou can get an authentic look and if you ish paired ith a saddle for your fa orite horse.

Wildfire ercantile has all of the products to get you looking right hen you get in the saddle. rom hats boots glo es out er ear and more Wildfire ercantile can outfit nearly any rider ho gallops in.

AMERICAN HORSE PRODUCTS

WILDFIRE MERCANTILE

WILDFIRE MERCANTILE

AMERICAN HORSE PRODUCTS

26850 Ortega Highway, Suite K, 949.240.6770, wildfiremercantile.net

31896 Plaza Drive, Suite C4, 949.248.5300, americanhorseproducts.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold Wildfire Mercantile Sil er A erican Horse Products

American Horse Products

2018 WINNERS: Gold A erican Horse Products Sil er Wildfire Mercantile


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Plant Depot

Best NURSERY GOLDEN HORSESHOE

PLANT DEPOT

lant epot o ers uality plants and materials, with a friendly and knowledgeable sta ready to help customers ith their gardening needs. They have indoor and outdoor plants, including high-quality and unique species. Vegetables, cacti and shrubs are also available. Customers appreciate the wide variety of plants and accessories such as pots and fertilizers. The large space at Plant Depot and recently renovated pond ensure a good nursery atmosphere. 32413 San Juan Creek Road, 949.240.2107, plantdepot.com

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ARMSTRONG GARDEN CENTERS

The Armstrong Garden Centers location in San Juan has an extensi e selection of roses, including Vavoom and Sugar oon. hey also o er soil and organic fertilizer. Armstrong Garden Centers pride themselves on providing customers the healthiest plants. 32382 Del Obispo Street, Suite D, 949.661.6666, armstronggarden.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Plant Depot; Silver: Armstrong Garden Centers

Best LOCAL GROCER

Best AUTO DEALER

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

First opening in 1967 in Pasadena, Trader Joe’s has blossomed into a renowned grocery store and popular destination where communities shop to get their food. When the company switched to its own private label for products it simplified operations and brought down costs, allowing the grocer to pass along those savings to customers, “because the value of Value is invaluable.” The store’s San Juan Capistrano location on Camino Capistrano is one of three Trader Joe’s in the tri-city area.

If you’re looking for a new or used Ford car, truck or SUV, Tuttle-Click is the spot. They aim to provide the best customer service possible and superior overall service, hether it s in sales financing or parts and service. You can drop by the dealership in person for a test drive or browse their online inventory. Tuttle-Click has also been active in the community with youthoriented organizations and local schools. Honesty and forthrightness are of the utmost importance to them.

TUTTLE-CLICK CAPISTRANO FORD

32151 Camino Capistrano, 949.496.4150, traderjoes.com

Pets Plus

TRADER JOE’S

Best PET SHOP

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MARBELLA FARMERS MARKET

For nearly three decades, Marbella Farmers arket has been a local fixture in the San Juan Capistrano community o ering customers prime meats, fresh produce, a full-service deli freshly baked goods and fine ines. 31109 Rancho Viejo Road, 949.248.1067, farmersmarket92675.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Trader Joe’s; Silver: Marbella Farmers Market

the supplies that fits their needs fits their budget fits their lifestyle. 32022 Camino Capistrano, 949.248.3400, petsplusca.com

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ll types of buyers can search for first rate used vans, trucks, cars and SUVs at a reasonable prices. Their website promises to deli er the best car buying experience in range County ith friendly in iting sta .

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

PETS PLUS

Pets Plus aims to be a source for local pet parents who are looking to pick up quality foods and products for their furry companions. “We’re all pet people,” manager Tom oldberg boasts about the sta . t the end of the day, we’re all animal people, so it’s about the animals, it’s about taking care of the customers, it’s about making sure they’re getting the food and the treats and

33301 Camino Capistrano, 949.240.7000, capistranoford.com

PETSMART

t etSmart its sta lo es animals ust as much as the pet parents who shop there. he passionate sta belie es pets make people better and are dedicated to helping owners get closer to their companions. 33963 Doheny Park Road, 949.443.5336, petsmart.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Pets Plus; Silver: PetSmart

PARADISE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

32592 Valle Road, 949.523.1883, jparadise.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Tuttle-Click Capistrano Ford; Silver: Paradise Automotive Group


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Services ON THE TO-DO LIST

Délice Breton

Best OVERALL

CUSTOMER SERVICE GOLDEN HORSESHOE

ANYTIME FITNESS

Whether you’re a newcomer to exercising or looking to add something di erent to your workout, Anytime Fitness has you covered. hey o er fitness consultations team workouts and personal training. Their team of fitness experts is ready to help you lift weights, practice cardio and give encouragement. Working together your certified personal trainer will keep you accountable to achieving your goals and set new ones to keep you challenged,” their website said. Fitness consultations will go over your goals and exercise history. 31107 Rancho Viejo Road, 949.481.2220, anytimefitness.com

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FIVE VINES WINE BAR

he sta at i e ines Wine Bar is kno n for outstanding customer service and treating anyone who walks in the door with care and attention. Customers tend to feel like family when they walk in and on return visits. 31761 Camino Capistrano, Suite 11, 949.800.9145, fivevineswinebar.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Five Vines Wine Bar; Silver: Brush Salon

Best NEW BUSINESS

Best CATERING

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

Best MANICURE/

PEDICURE DÉLICE BRETON

lice Breton has been ser ing up sa ory crepes and galettes in San Juan for only a few short months, but it’s already made a name for itself by continuing to bring French culture to the South Orange County community. This past September, JeanMichel Ochsenbein and his family opened the shop, moving into the location formerly held by another French eatery, Pascal Restaurant. “It was a French place here before, so (customers are) happy to have us to continue the French cuisine; we kept the French spirit.” 31451 Rancho Viejo Road, Ste. 103, 949.503.1577, delicebreton.com

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DIAMOND SALON

Diamond Salon is run by local women who love the town of San Juan and wish to highlight its beauty within the salon space. That aspect, Manager Alicia Kiernan says, has been a key to salon’s success. 31831 Camino Capistrano, Ste. 201, 949.218.2900, diamond.salon

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Attic at Five Vines; Silver: Mantra Fitness

SUNDRIED TOMATO AMERICAN BISTROS & CATERING

Sundried Tomato has a catering kitchen in San Juan Capistrano and o ers deli eries, pick-up, and full-service catering. Owner Rob Quest said they specialize in creative California and New Mexican cuisine. Sundried Tomato can cater for corporate and social events, including weddings and other large gatherings. They cater throughout Orange County and e en in ong Beach. Customers like their food, which is made from scratch and uses unique recipes, Quest said. 31781 Camino Capistrano, 949.661.1299, sundriedtomatobistro.com

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BAD TO THE BONE BBQ

As their website says, their team of “experienced professionals have been educated and specialize in the art of catering and event planning.” Their wedding and banuet menus o er classic edding bu ets and 3-course packages. 31738 Rancho Viejo Road, 949.218.0227, badtothebone-bbq.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Sundried Tomato American Bistros & Catering; Silver: Bad to the Bone BBQ

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

SALON CAPISTRANO

The nail technicians and manicurists at Salon Capistrano are warm and friendly, earning the respect and admiration of clients who love to come into the shop, says Brandy Ste ens ho has earned multiple Golden Horseshoe awards for her work. “People just love coming here, clients love coming here,” she says. Stevens says the salon maintains a clean work space while also making sure clients feel safe. What’s also important, Stevens says, is the salon’s dedication to building a great rapport with clients. 32241 Camino Capistrano, Suite A-103, 949.493.2200, saloncapistrano.com

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COLOR NAILS & SPA

Since opening in San Juan Capistrano about 12 years ago, Color Nails & Spa has been dedicated to o ering clients a clean relaxing environment and quality customer service, making sure their needs are met. 31876 Del Obispo Street, Suite 4, 949.443.0125

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Brandy Stevens/Salon Capistrano; Silver: Color Nails & Spa


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Best SPECIALTY

Best SPA FOR FACIALS

BEAUTY SERVICE

GOLDEN HORSESHOE GOLDEN HORSESHOE

The Massage Associates

SALON CAPISTRANO

The “All About the Face” facial is a European facial that keeps your face looking good. Salon Capistrano also o ers a teen facial that includes exfoliation, deep pore cleansing, and balance oil production. The signature Epicuren facial—described by Salon Capistrano as the “crème de la cream” of all facials—enhances the clearness, suppleness, feeling, and well-being of the skin. The Epicuren facial also reportedly helps speed cell metabolism. Microdermabrasions, glycolic acid peels, Vitamin C ampules and collagen ampules can also be added to facials.

Best SPA FOR

BRUSH SALON

MASSAGES

giving massages during summer concerts and at the town’s senior center.

S I LV E R H O R S E S H O E

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

31952 Camino Capistrano, Suite C-10, 949.489.7924, themassageassociates.com

C Skin ab o ers safe therapeutic relaxing medical-grade treatments. They provide classic facials and non-invasive skin resurfacing with surgical extractions. The curated, targeted skin-care treatments focus on results without being harmful, which clients love and trust.

On Feb. 1, The Massage Associates marked its 19th year of serving customers in the area. They pride themselves on the deep tissue therapeutic massages, as well as ontological massages in private rooms, said o ner ichelle Bryant. he sta is friendly and the business has a professional atmosphere in which therapists get to know their clients. Massage Associates works on aches, pains, and overall relaxation, said Bryant. It is also active in the community,

32241 Camino Capistrano, Suite A-103, 949.493.2200, saloncapistrano.com

OC SKINLAB

31899 Del Obispo Street, Suite 130, 949.359.6400, ocskinlab.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Salon Capistrano; Silver: OC SkinLab

THE MASSAGE ASSOCIATES

S I LV E R H O R S E S H O E

SALON CAPISTRANO

Salon Capistrano gives facelift massages to keep skin fresh and healthy, as well as massages for clients’ feet and hands. Customers tend to love the vibe right when they walk in, said owner Paula Guerena. 32241 Camino Capistrano, Suite A-103, 949.493.2200, saloncapistrano.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Taralai Thai Massage; Silver: Massage Associates

Brush Salon services include balayage, hair highlights and hair extensions. “We do a lot of weddings. We do red carpet makeup,” said owner Maureen Scafuri. “We’re a fullservice salon. We love San Juan. It’s really blessed in here, because we’ve had a lot of local business.” Customers enjoy the vibe, good energy and kind sta . When you leave here, you’re like, ‘Wow, it felt really good to be in there,’ ” said Scafuri. Brush Salon has a training program to ensure excellent quality of services. 31770 Camino Capistrano, 949.496.8800, brushsalon.com

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SALON CAPISTRANO

Salon Capistrano is a full-service salon that handles makeup, skin care and other cosmetic needs. he professional sta is highly educated and stays up on the newest styles and techniques. New customers are welcome. 32241 Camino Capistrano, Suite A-103, 949.493.2200, saloncapistrano.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Hair of the Dog Barbershop; Silver: Salon Capistrano


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detangling services also ensure hair is soft, luxuriant and easy to take care of. 32241 Camino Capistrano, Suite A-103, 949.493.2200, saloncapistrano.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Brush Salon; Silver: Salon Capistrano

Best BARBERSHOP GOLDEN HORSESHOE

Brush Salon

BRUSH SALON

Best HAIR SALON GOLDEN HORSESHOE

BRUSH SALON

The premier style, elegance and comfortable atmosphere of Brush Salon enables its sta of professionals to help their clients look their best. “(Customers) like the vibe of the salon the most. It’s just really good energy,” said owner Maureen Scafuri. “All of the sta are really nice. Brush Salon s

team of hair stylists use cutting-edge techniques, high-level equipment and attentive care to ensure clients get the best hair-salon experience, whether it’s a simple trim, a coloring treatment or a style transformation. 31770 Camino Capistrano, 949.486.8800, brushsalon.com

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SALON CAPISTRANO

Hair services at Salon Capistrano include haircuts, hair coloring, perms, extensions and special bridal style work. Their hair

Brush Salon sees repeat customers “all the time” and gets about 40 to 50 new clients a month, owner Maureen Scafuri said. Men’s and women’s haircut services are available, as well as haircuts for children. Customers can expect to lea e looking spi y. We re really doing well now,” said Scafuri, who has owned Brush Salon for eight years. “There’s a lot of people that come downtown for dinner, and they notice the salon. It’s the perfect location, and San Juan’s got a great vibe.” 31770 Camino Capistrano, 949.496.8800, brushsalon.com

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THE SEÑOR BARBER

he Se or Barber o ers haircuts and beard trims, with styles including a regular haircut, special requests, and buzzcuts. They have a big military customer base. Customers like the friendly barbers and attention to detail. 31901 Camino Capistrano, Suite 1, 949.248.4577, thesenorbarber.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Brush Salon; Silver: The Señor Barber

Best GYM GOLDEN HORSESHOE

ANYTIME FITNESS

Members of Anytime Fitness can expect to receive the utmost attention when they walk in. Having a clear path for the beginning of their Anytime Fitness journey and obtaining the results they’re looking for is the standard for this gym. Gym amenities include private showers, wellness programs, and free towel service. Pump iron with the free weights to build muscle or work on your cardio with the treadmills and rowing machines. Jump ropes, kettlebells and medicine balls are also available for functional training. 31107 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite 5, 949.481.2220, anytimefitness.com

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24 HOUR FITNESS

24 Hour Fitness has a lively and inspiring atmosphere for anyone looking to stay fit or start a fitness routine. Customers appreciate the yoga and Zumba classes, clean and welcoming environment and attentive trainers. 27124 Calle Arroyo, 949.489.9900, 24hourfitness.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Anytime Fitness; Silver: CrossFit No Boundaries


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ing and haircuts. They only use top-shelf, premium products, so your dogs, cats and other pets remain perpetually cute. Not only do they aim to make sure their pet owner clients are happy, they also prioritize the trust of the animals themselves. Pets leave smelling fresh and in a happy mood. 32423 Calle er ecto, 949.429.7222, the uripetspa.com

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ORTEGA ANIMAL CARE CENTER

he thoroughly ualified sta at rtega Animal Care Center is known for handling pets with the utmost care. Services include dental care, grooming and bathing services, pet spa care, and veterinary care.

Align Pilates and Yoga

27341 Orte a i hway, 949.487.7600, oaccpets.com

Best GROUP WORKOUT GOLDEN HORSESHOE

CROSSFIT NO BOUNDARIES

Not only do the group workouts give a personalized touch for multiple people, they also help participants stay driven and obligated hen it comes to their fitness goals. f you re ha ing an o day and don t feel like going through a CrossFit workout, you have classmates to keep you focused. Group workouts can be encouraging for everyone, as they push through the challenging exercises during class. CrossFit is also a good way to meet new people and hang with your longtime friends. 27136 Paseo Espada, Suite 1101, 949.229.8049, crossfitnoboundaries.com

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ALIGN PILATES AND YOGA

Align Pilates and Yoga instructors establish a connection to people that shines through during sessions. The small class sizes ensure a positi e fitness en ironment o ner Nicole Howard said. Classes can be done on a mat or with equipment. 31896 Plaza Drive, Suite E6, 949.481.3577, ali npilatescenter.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: CrossFit No Boundaries; Silver: Align Pilates and Yoga

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

ALIGN PILATES AND YOGA

lign ilates and oga has di erent types of yoga, including gentle yoga or aerial yoga. Individualized teaching ensures people maximize the opportunity to stretch their body and increase their exibility. erial

Best VETERINARIAN GOLDEN HORSESHOE

DR. LYNLEE FLUENT, DVM, ORTEGA ANIMAL CARE CENTER

yoga participants in the hammocks are elcome to do a number of di erent mo ements, from meditation to light stretching to vigorous strength training. Align Pilates and Yoga is ready to help you with your posture, breathing, relaxation techniques and spiritual experiences. It also schedules various events and workshops. 31896 Plaza Drive, Suite E6, 949.481.3577, ali npilatescenter.com

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SOLFIRE YOGA

SolFire Yoga aims to provide an enjoyable, safe, and supportive space as you explore yoga and its benefits. heir yoga room has bamboo oors gentle lighting and arm colors to establish an inclusive space. 32261 Camino Capistrano, 949.218.3473, solfireyo a.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Align Pilates and Yoga; Silver: Yoga Bungalow

Best PILATES STUDIO

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MANTRA FITNESS

Mantra Fitness prioritizes helping clients achie e core fitness and keeping the right form during their activities. They can also assist with keeping your cardio in top shape and using resistance training to increase your strength. 31654 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite A, 949.388.0002, mantrafitness.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Align Pilates and Yoga; Silver: Mantra Fitness

Best GROOMING/

PET CARE GOLDEN HORSESHOE

THE ZURI PET SPA & RESORT

The Zuri Pet Spa & Resort is proud to count satisfied local customers among their clientele. They aim to provide the best services for pet owners, include bathing, groom-

Dr. Lynlee Fluent has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2009 and before that had gained experience working in the field for years. Starting out as a kennel attendant and bather before moving up to receptionist and veterinary technician, she became a veterinarian and started her own practice. “I know all the ins and outs of small animal general practice, and I feel that’s hat has gi en me the most confidence in what I do,” she says. “That, and my obvious passion for animals, of course!” 27341 Orte a i hway, 949.487.7600, oaccpets.com

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DR. RANDALL BONDURANT, DVM, SAN JUAN ANIMAL HOSPITAL

Dr. Randall Bondurant leads the San Juan Animal Hospital, which utilizes cuttingedge veterinary medicine in a warm, caring and compassionate atmosphere. Bondurant has pledged to pet parents to provide the very best care and attention. 32391 San uan Cree Road, 949.493.1147, sjah.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Mark Secor, DVM/Mission Equine Hospital; Randall Bondurant, DVM/San Juan Animal Hospital; Silver: Lynlee Fluent, DVM/Ortega Animal Care Center

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

ALIGN PILATES AND YOGA

Align Pilates and Yoga is a fully equipped ilates studio that o ers classes both on equipment and the mat. Participants always get a full range of body movements in this calm, intimate space to achieve the Pilates lifestyle. Align Pilates and Yoga offers private sessions as well, and owner Nicole Howard is known for her friendly and knowledgeable demeanor when helping students. People are drawn to their studio because of the connection they have with clients, small class sizes and individualized teaching, Howard said. 31896 Plaza Drive, Suite E6, 949.481.3577, ali npilatescenter.com

Dr. Lynlee Fluent, DVM

Best YOGA STUDIO

2018 WINNERS: Gold: The Zuri Pet Spa & Resort; Silver: Ortega Animal Care Center


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Best HORSE TRAINING GOLDEN HORSESHOE

CHRISTINA CARSON PERFORMANCE HORSES

Christina Carson’s performance horse program takes you back to the Old West with her beautiful, well-trained horses that are used for lessons. Christina (nicknamed Chris) will train clients on their horses or the well-trained ones at Ortega Equestrian Center. Her years of experience and passion will help you get excited about riding. Chris believes that regardless of her students’ riding goals, they should leave the arena inspired and motivated. She trains for the center, which is located in a beautiful wildlife corridor just minutes from downtown San Juan Capistrano.

side his brother, W. Henry Walker, who serves as the bank’s president. The San Juan Capistrano branch o ers personal and business banking, youth accounts, home loans and refinancing commercial lending and more. 31873 Del Obispo Street, 949.448.8550, fmb.com

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WELLS FARGO

Wells Fargo has more than 8,000 locations throughout the world and is the fourth largest banking institution o ering mortgage, investing, credit card, personal, small business and commercial financial services. 32222 Camino Capistrano, 949.661.0898, wellsfargo.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Farmers & Merchants Bank; Silver: Wells Fargo

27252 Calle Arroyo, 559.920.0015

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THE SHEA CENTER FOR THERAPEUTIC RIDING

The J.F. Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding o ers clients a ariety of programs that include physical, occupational and speech therapies. The organization serves people ith disabilities ho can benefit from equestrian activities. 26284 Oso Road, 949.240.8441, sheacenter.org

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Matt Steelman/Ortega Equestrian Center; Silver: Cindy Forrest Performance Horses

Best BANKING

INSTITUTION GOLDEN HORSESHOE

FARMERS & MERCHANTS BANK

Farmers & Merchants Bank is a 112-yearold bank ith o ces throughout California. “Farmers & Merchants Bank is a regional bank ith o ces ha ing high tough, white glove service coupled with top technology and fulfilling the niche of California’s strongest,” says CEO Daniel Walker. He helps lead the institution along-

Best AUTO BODY SHOP GOLDEN HORSESHOE

PARADISE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

aradise utomoti e roup s magnificent auto body shop services aim to ensure your car continues looking good and operating well. The team at PAG takes great care of each car, and customer service is of utmost importance. Ser ices include oil and filter changes, brake work, and car battery work. Customers have praised Paradise Automotive Group as “fair and honest.” Drivers can enjoy peace of mind after auto body service. 32592 Valle Road, 949.523.1883, jparadise.com

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COASTLINE COLLISION CENTER

Coastline Collision Center is family-ownedand-operated and, for the most part, services car dealerships in San Juan Capistrano. They are known for their high quality of work and swiftness when working with clients. 33001 Calle Perfecto, 949.388.1555

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Paradise Automotive Group; Silver: Caliber Collision; Coastline Collision Center


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Best MECHANIC SHOP

Best DENTAL HEALTH

CARE PROVIDER

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

PARADISE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

The car service you will receive at Paradise Automotive Group is excellent and comprehensive. They can handle tire repair, air conditioning and car heating systems car belts and hoses mu ers and radiators. Additionally, they can assist you when your “check engine” light comes on or if you have an issue with the radiator. Paradise Automotive Group is even available to assist customers if they need an oil change, their brakes and windshield wipers inspected, or turn signals checked.

CAROL DADERIAN, DDS

When you become a patient of Dr. Carol aderian s you oin a dental family that cares for your entire health by giving you a healthy, beautiful smile for all the important moments in your life. Daderian and her team specialize in providing your family with comprehensive, preventative, restorative and cosmetic dental treatment in a relaxed and comfortable setting. “Our goal is to keep your mouth healthy and your smile bright,” Daderian says. Daderian pledges to give her clients the best treatment with the latest techniques and technology.

32592 Valle Road, 949.523.1883, jparadise.com

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CAARS

Since 2004, Capistrano Alignment & Auto Repair Service (CAARS) has brought outstanding auto repair and maintenance ser ices to the community. heir certified technicians are prepared to check out and fix your ehicle. 33011 Calle Aviador, Suite H, 949.240.9695, caarsautomotive.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Camino Import Auto Service; Silver: CAARS

Best DRY CLEANER GOLDEN HORSESHOE

POLO CLEANERS

Polo Cleaners has provided exceptional customer service over the past 40 years, largely because of the le el of training its sta and team goes through to give the best possible care and service to customers. The business has worked to be a leading example in the industry, sharing ideas and new concepts with other cleaners in the U.S. “Our handson approach allows our customers to know that their garments will be cleaned using the best care and techniques possible,” the company boasts on its website. 31105 Rancho Viejo Road, 949.496.7354, polocleaners.com

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Atria San Juan San Juan’s residents choose to make it. tria pro ides a fulfilling lifestyle ith a sta that residents regard as their second family. tria also o ers the latest in innovative memory care for residents with Alzheimer's or dementia. The services, sta location and amenities all add up to a truly unique senior living experience. he hour sta chef prepared meals engaging events calendar, apartment maintenance, scheduled transportation, housekeeping service, utilities and emergency alert system are all part of the Atria experience. 32353 San Juan Creek Road, 949.625.4889, atriaseniorliving.com

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BROOKDALE SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

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PRIYA GANJU, DDS AT CAPISTRANO CHILDREN’S DENTISTRY

r. riya an u s dental expertise includes 20 years of experience, specializing in extractions fillings root canals eneers crowns, cavities and regular dental checkups for children of all ages. 31103 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite D5, 949.661.3380, capistranochildrensdentistry.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Carol Daderian, DDS; Silver: Priya Ganju, DDS at Capistrano Children’s Dentistry

Best MEDICAL HEALTH

31920 Del Obispo Street, Suite 265, 949.542.7799, ocbraces.com

CARE PROVIDER

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GOLDEN HORSESHOE

ORTEGA DENTAL CARE

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Atria San Juan; Silver: Silverado San Juan Capistrano Memory Care Community

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Taylor Olsen, DDS, MSD at Olsen Orthodontics; Silver: Radiant Smiles Dental Care

MICHELLE HURE, MD, MS AT OC SKINLAB

r. ichelle ure is double board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Pathology. “I see my role as not ust as a physician but as an integral component of my patients’ health— and a supportive member of a thriving community,” she said. Dr. Hure had a vision to have a full-service dermatology practice that centers around the patient. From that ision came C Skin ab here sta s core mission is to provide expert dermatology and dermatopathology care in a warm and caring environment. 31899 Del Obispo Street, Suite 130, 949.359.6400, ocskinlab.com

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KAISER PERMANENTE SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO MEDICAL OFFICES

Polo Cleaners

ATRIA SAN JUAN

At Olsen Orthodontics, clients are provided high quality orthodontics with exceptional customer ser ice. r. aylor lsen and sta believe each smile is unique and requires a customized treatment plan. The Olsen Orthodontics team loves watching patients transform from a person who is not willing to smile into someone ho has confidence and en oys smiling. Olsen and his team always welcome customers with a warm, caring smile.

27231 Ortega Hwy., Ste. A, 949.487.0800, ortegadentalcare.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Polo Cleaners; Silver: Ortega Cleaners & Tailoring; Shine Cleaners

Each day is as active or as laid-back as Atria

TAYLOR OLSEN, DDS, MSD AT OLSEN ORTHODONTICS

31741 Rancho Viejo Road, 949.248.8855, brookdale.com

31654 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite F, 949.240.1730

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

Since 2003, Ortega Dental Care has been practicing dentistry in San Juan Capistrano. Sta is de oted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile

TOWN & COUNTRY CLEANERS

FACILITY

Best ORTHODONTIST

Seniors are able to redefine independence at Brookdale San Juan Capistrano. This luxury senior living option gives residents a place not only to live, but to socialize and receive the care they need.

Customer service is the most important aspect of Town & Country Cleaners’ operation, says owner Steve Kim, who took over the family-run business last March. “I love my customers m on a first name basis with them.”

Best SENIOR LIVING

32272 Camino Capistrano, Suite C, 949.661.3594, caroldaderiandds.com

Kaiser Permanente is an integrated, managed care consortium with a location in San Juan Capistrano that o ers family medicine pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, physical therapy, radiology and a pharmacy. 30400 Camino Capistrano, 833.574.2273, kp.org

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Michelle Hure/OC SkinLab; Silver: MemorialCare Medical Group


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Best CHIROPRACTOR GOLDEN HORSESHOE

MICHAEL NELSON, DC AT ORTEGA CHIROPRACTIC

The Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding

Dr. Michael Nelson says that good chi ropractic treatment depends on highly de eloped skills such as the sense of touch the ability to feel muscles and joints of the spine and to feel spinal movements unique to each patient. Nelson has been practicing these skills since . rtega Chiropractic o ers long term correcti e plans as ell as “pay per visit” chiropractic treatment for neck and back pain ithout any long term commitments. If you’re experiencing aches rest assured you ll be taken care of at rtega Chiropractic. 27462 Calle Arroyo, Suite A, 949.493.7070, ortegachiropractic.org

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ANDREA VIDAURRE-MENDOZA, DC AT VIDAURRE CHIROPRACTIC

r. ndrea idaurre endo a speciali es in prenatal care, sports injuries and nutri tion. She practices chiropractic care with compassion and tailors her treatment to the individual patient. 32221 Camino Capistrano, Suite B106, 714.906.3933

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Andrea Vidaurre Mendo a D Vidaurre hiropractic; Silver: elly Boshman D Bosh man hiropractic

Best ACUPUNCTURIST

specializes in natural light candid photos, family portraits, newborns and maternity.

strengthens your body, prevents disease, calms the mind, eliminates pain, enhances your health, elevates sports performance and adds years to your life.

32244 Paseo Adelanto - A1, 760.533.0580, asingleshotphotography.com

27462 Calle Arroyo, Suite A, 949.397.2407, axosacupuncture.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: San Juan hoto Digital; Silver: Accents ortraits y Diana

S I LV E R H O R S E S H O E GOLDEN HORSESHOE

JEFF CHOI AT AXOS ACUPUNCTURE

r. Je Choi s acupuncture treatments tap into the long history of the global prac tice. Choi gently inserts extremely fine sterile needles, during a typically painless procedure into specific points on your body to activate its Qi, (pronounced chee), or “healing energy,” and restore the proper o so that your body can heal. Choi says acupuncture enhances your physical, emotional and immune functions, which

Best LOCAL NONPROFIT

TIFFANY ATKINSON, L.AC., MSOM AT OCACUPUNCTURIST

r. i any tkinson is a state licensed acu puncturist who practices a Japanese style of acupuncture. Her 30 years of experience has been dedicated to helping clients man age their pain health and ell being. 32261 Camino Capistrano, Suite D-101, 949.677.2854, ocacupuncturist.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Je hoi at A os Acupuncture; Silver: Michael Nelson D at Ortega hiropractic

ORGANIZATION Accent Portraits by Diana

Best PHOTOGRAPHY

STUDIO GOLDEN HORSESHOE

ACCENT PORTRAITS BY DIANA

For 34 years, Diana Schmitt, along with her husband Scott has been orking hand in hand with her clients to get the best pho tography to capture life’s moments. “Truth fully, I want all my clients to love what they get, to love their images,” Schmitt said. hat s part of getting the photo. ccent Portraits produces a quality product for a variety of events and moments without breaking the bank and has enticed clients to return year after year. “We’re reliable, and we love our job,” Schmitt said. 32281 Camino Capistrano, Suite C104, 949.661.6465, accentportraitsbydiana.com

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A SINGLE SHOT PHOTOGRAPHY

Jeff Choi at Axos Acupuncture

eather aris barra turned her passion of photography and years of corporate experience into this small business that focuses on family photography. Single Shot

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

THE SHEA CENTER FOR THERAPEUTIC RIDING

The J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center is dedicated to improving the lives of people ith disabilities through therapeutic horse related programs. nnually it pro ides more than 15,000 hours of client services, reaching more than 1,800 children and adults with special needs. The nearly 700 annual community volunteers (ages 14 and up are key to the organi ation s success. The Shea Center is one of the largest thera peutic equestrian centers in the U.S. 26284 Oso Road, 949.240.8441, sheacenter.org

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BREAKTHROUGH SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano belie es all students deserve a great education and access to resources. The organization is determined to ork ith lo income stu dents to end inter generational po erty in the community and supports their pathway to a college education. 31641 La Novia, 949.661.0108, breakthroughsjc.org

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Brea through San Juan apistrano; Silver: Otra Mas quine Assisted Therapy


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Best PARK

Getting

rider is the top priority. 27252 Calle Arroyo, 949.661.3130, ortegaequestriancenter.com

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

OUTSIDE

LOS RIOS PARK

Located in the heart of the historic Los ios neighborhood os ios ark o ers an idyllic walk through charming cafés, restaurants and shops. Artists are often seen ith paints and an easel near the butter y garden as they try to capture the beauty of Los Rios Park on canvas. Los Rios Park celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019 and is ideal for visitors taking the train to San Juan, with the park just a few steps from the Amtrak station.

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TAR FARMS STABLES

ar arms Stables o ers horse lo ers a unique, relaxed setting within its historic community. The spacious, 23-acre, treelined property is framed with picturesque country hillsides, open blue skies, San Juan Creek and exquisite neighborhoods. 28411 San Juan Creek Road, 949.306.6755, tarfarms.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Ortega Equestrian Center; Silver: Rancho Sierra Vista Equestrian Center

Los Rios Street, sanjuancapistrano.org

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REATA PARK AND EVENT CENTER

Reata Park features gardens with native plants as well as an arboretum with sycamore and oak trees. Plan for a picnic, group event or party at the event center or explore local ora. 28632 Ortega Highway, sanjuancapistrano.org

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Los Rios Park; Silver: Reata Park and Event Center

Best STABLE GOLDEN HORSESHOE

ORTEGA EQUESTRIAN CENTER

Best SPECIAL EVENT/

WEDDING VENUE GOLDEN HORSESHOE

THE VILLA SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

When you step inside The Villa San Juan Capistrano you ll find that it s a edding venue unlike any place you’ve seen. Nestled near San Juan’s downtown district lies this turn-of-the-century home covered in ivy. There, you and your loved ones will feel the essence of time throughout the historic building that s filled ith fine anti ues. he venue’s stone courtyard will set the stage for a romantic wedding ceremony and reception, all shaded by ancient fruit trees, and enhanced by ickering gas lanterns. 31431 Camino Capistrano, 949.388.4972, thevillasjc.com

The Villa San Juan Capistrano

Best TRAIL GOLDEN HORSESHOE

PATRIOT TRAIL

The Ortega Equestrian Center is nestled in the midst of a beautiful wildlife corridor just minutes from downtown San Juan Capistrano. Family-owned-and-operated since this certified training and events facility is equipped to meet all of your e uestrian needs. he ualified sta will work diligently to bring you a rewarding riding experience. Whether you are a serious competitor, a weekend trail rider or some here in bet een you ill find a professional yet warm and relaxing atmosphere in which caring for the horse and

Best RIDING LESSON GOLDEN HORSESHOE

CHRISTINA CARSON PERFORMANCE HORSES

Christina Carson, an instructor with Ortega Equestrian Center, upholds the center’s motto: “where horses and families come first Carson belie es that regardless of her students’ riding goals, they should have an overall positive experience and leave the arena feeling motivated and inspired. Her approach is safe for both the horse and the rider, and she is happy to train clients on their own horses or with one of her beautiful, well-trained horses. 27252 Calle Arroyo, 559.920.0015

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THE SHEA CENTER FOR THERAPEUTIC RIDING

Through the broad spectrum of equineassisted therapy and activities, individuals of all ages—those with disabilities—experience physical and emotional rewards provided by The Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding. 26284 Oso Road, 949.240.8441, sheacenter.org

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Matt Steelman; Silver: Ortega Equestrian Center

The popular, short day hike to the Sept. 11 memorial in the hills of southwest San Juan Capistrano is a very doable hike for anyone, including families with children. The hike along the dog-friendly trail provides spectacular views of the South County scenery, including Mission San Juan Capistrano inland as ell as the acific cean at the top of trail on the ay to the agpole of the memorial. The entire Cerro Rebal Trail is a 3.6-mile loop with a steep start but an easy level walk throughout. sanjuancapistrano.org

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EL ADOBE DE CAPISTRANO

Built roughly a half-century ago, the original event space at El Adobe de Capistrano holds historical significance in San Juan. ent manager Jannette Gonzalez boasts the space is enormous and great for large events. 31891 Camino Capistrano, 949.493.1163, eladobedecapistrano.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Attic at Five Vines; Silver: Mission San Juan Capistrano

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SAN JUAN CREEK TRAIL

Stretching from ust o do nto n San Juan Capistrano all the way down to Doheny State Beach, the San Juan Creek Trail can be biked alked or run on its at fi e mile path to the ocean. sanjuancapistrano.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Patriot Trail; Silver: San Juan Creek Trail

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Zoomars Petting Zoo

Best HISTORIC SPOT GOLDEN HORSESHOE

MISSION SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

There would not be a San Juan Capistrano without the mission bearing its name. The seventh of the 21 California missions was founded in 1776 by Saint Junipero Serra and has been well preserved to share its history with generations of visitors. The “Jewel of the California Missions” has plenty of historic artifacts and paintings on display alongside the ruins of its Great Stone Church. The mission also houses the Serra Chapel, which is the only standing church where Saint Serra is known to have held Mass.

ZOOMARS also has horse rides, a hay maze, a corn box and a playground. 31791 Los Rios Street, 949.831.6550, zoomars.com

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MISSION SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

The town’s central icon is a great spot for day trips. There are fun and educational tours and field trips a ailable for all ages to explore and learn around the very walkable mission grounds. 26801 Ortega Highway, 949.234.1300, missionsjc.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Mission San Juan Capistrano; Silver: Ortega Equestrian Center

Best CAMP FOR KIDS

26801 Ortega Highway, 949.234.1300, missionsjc.com

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LOS RIOS HISTORIC DISTRICT

California s oldest neighborhood o ers something unique among the modern Southern California hustle and bustle. Walking through the Los Rios Historic District is a relaxing experience that transports you back to the roots of a simpler time. Los Rios Street, sanjuancapistrano.org

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Mission San Juan Capistrano; Silver: Los Rios Historic District

Best FAMILY

EXCURSION SPOT GOLDEN HORSESHOE

ZOOMARS PETTING ZOO

Fun of all kinds and for all ages can be experienced at ZOOMARS Petting Zoo. Located in the beautiful Los Rios Historic istrict S o ers a ariety of animals and attractions to take in. The zoo brings you hand-to-fur with bunnies, goats, guinea pigs, llamas and more. S also o ers the old Western town of Carolyntown, where kids can visit Miner’s Gulch and mine for gold, gemstones, fossils and other treasures.

GOLDEN HORSESHOE

THE SHEA CENTER FOR THERAPEUTIC RIDING

“(The Center) is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through therapeutic horse-related programs,” says John Caldwell, who handles media relations for The Shea Center. It was founded by Nancy and Derek Lewis for their son, Michael, who was born with cerebral palsy in 1978. The Center now serves more than 1,200 participants each year and provides more than 14,000 hours of client services annually. Kids always smile while riding, including during the summer camps. 26284 Oso Road, 949.240.8441, sheacenter.org

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LOS RIOS ROCK SCHOOL

os ios ock School o ers pri ate music lessons and group performances held at premier venues such as The House of Blues and The Coach House. Its educators take pride in both beginner and pro-level advanced students. 32124 Paseo Adelanto, Suite 5, 949.456.1081, losriosrockschool.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Ortega Equestrian Center; Silver: The Ceramics Studio


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Best ENTERTAINMENT

VENUE GOLDEN HORSESHOE

THE COACH HOUSE

Anyone in and around San Juan Capistrano should take in a concert at The Coach House at least once. The audience tables in front of the stage provide a close-up view of the night’s musical performance, and concertgoers can order food and drinks before the show starts. The Coach House has hosted legendary acts including Bonnie Raitt, Chris Isaak, and other nationally known performers. The Coach House draws in locals and people visiting from San Diego and beyond and always has something happening. 33157 Camino Capistrano, 949.496.8930, thecoachhouse.com

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SWALLOW’S INN

This downtown San Juan Capistrano spot is the place to catch live music. The James Kelly Band has played in the popular local bar, which also hosts country dancing lessons and Taco Tuesday. 31786 Camino Capistrano, 949.493.3188, swallowsinn.com

2018 WINNERS: Gold: The Coach House; Silver: Regency Theatre

Best LOCAL ANNUAL

EVENT GOLDEN HORSESHOE

SWALLOWS DAY PARADE

The Swallows Day Parade is part of the Fiesta de las Golondrinas, or Festival of the Swallows, a celebration of the return of the migratory songbird to Mission San Juan Capistrano on St. Joseph’s Day. The 62nd annual Swallows Day Parade and Mercado Street Fair will be held on Saturday, March 21. This celebration embraces San Juan’s Western and Spanish roots. It is one of the nation’s largest non-motorized parades

and is held throughout downtown San Juan Capistrano. swallowsparade.com

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THE SHEA CENTER FOR THERAPEUTIC RIDING ANNUAL BBQ & FAMILY FAIRE

The annual BBQ and Family Faire includes rider demonstrations, country faire games for the whole family, silent and live auctions, a Sponsor Saloon and a delicious barbecue dinner. Proceeds help support the center to serve those with disabilities through equestrian activities. sheacenter.org

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Swallows Day Parade; Silver: The Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding BBQ

Best PLACE TO TAKE

OUT-OF-TOWNERS GOLDEN HORSESHOE

MISSION SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

When visiting the beautiful setting of San Juan Capistrano, why wouldn’t you visit the place where it all began and where the town got its name? Beyond being a historic beacon for San Juan Capistrano and the California mission system, it’s a great spot for a day trip for locals and out-of-towners alike. There are a variety of tours to learn the history around the mission grounds, and there are also exhibitions and art pieces to view. The mission is also home to many events. 26801 Ortega Highway, 949.234.1300, missionsjc.com

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LOS RIOS HISTORIC DISTRICT

Not only do you get a dose of history with California’s oldest neighborhood, you get plenty of spots to take in culture or a bite to eat. Co ee houses and relaxing alks are big selling points. Los Rios Street, sanjuancapistrano.org

2018 WINNERS: Gold: Mission San Juan Capistrano; Silver: Los Rios Historic District


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2019 NOMINEES 24 Carrots Catering and Events 24 Hour Fitness 3:16 Bakery Shop 9Round Fitness —A— A1 Auto Repair Smog A Single Shot Photography A Stones Throw Winery A's Burgers Abby's Fine Jewelry Designs Accent Portraits by Diana Adam's Falconry Service Adorable Pet Grooming & Nutrition Ad anced Auto Refinishing & Collision Agustin Mexican Food Albertsons Align Pilates and Yoga America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses American Horse Products Dr. Andrea Vidaurre-Mendoza, DC/Vidaurre Chiropractic Anytime Fitness AR Workshop San Juan Capistrano Armstrong Garden Centers Ashlee Averill Performance Horses Dr. Ashraf G. Fahim, MD/ San Juan Pediatrics Atmosphere Atelier Atria San Juan Attic Kitchen + Events at Five Vines Auburn Excell Brady AutoZone Auto Parts Avenue Bagel & Café Axos Acupuncture —B— Bad to the Bone BBQ Ballpark Pizza Bank of America Barking Dog Trail BASANTI Battle of the Mariachis Becky Holman/Black Diamond Performance Horses Bed N' Bones Dog Ranch Bellisimo Tile & Marble Inc Bill Jensen Auto Repair Black Diamond Performance Horses Blas Aguilar Adobe Museum Boshman Chiropractic Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley Dr. Bradford Staph, DDS

Bravos California Fresh Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano Brenda Dias/Ortega Equestrian Center Bridges Equestrian Bronze by Brittany Brookdale San Juan Capistrano Brothers Auto Care Brush Salon Bueno Bueno Mexican Kitchen

Cottage Home & Garden Courtesy Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Orange County COX Communications Dr. Craig Peterson, DC CREER Comunidad y Familia Crivello's Italian Bistro CrossFit No Boundaries Curtis Michaels Hair Salon

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Dr. Dan Kim, DC/ Mission Chiropractic Dana Smith Show Team Dr. Daniel Fortmann, MD Daniel Michael Salon Dr. David Gonzales, MD/ MemorialCare Medical Group DeeDee Jo Perlas Del Obispo Dental Del Obispo Terrace Senior Living Del Taco Délice Breton Delta Wellness Group DeNault's ACE Hardware Docent Brewing Doggie Bonez Doggy Connection Mobile Pet Salon Domino's Pizza Donut Hut Dunn-Edwards Paints

CAARS: Capistrano Alignment & Auto Repair Service Caliber Collision California Bank & Trust California Desert Engines Calvary Chapel Dr. Calvin Ross, DC/ Ross Wellness Center Camino Health Center Camino Import Auto Service Camino Real Playhouse Capistrano Ani al Rescue Effort Capistrano Boxing Gym Capistrano Children’s Dentistry Capistrano Hardwoods, Inc. Capistrano Lights Capistrano Mazda Capistrano Toyota Capistrano Volkswagen Care Foundation Carl’s Jr. Dr. Carol Daderian, DDS Catholic Charities of Orange County Casa De Kathy Thrift Store Casa Recovery Casian Photography Cedar Creek Inn Charisma Beauty Salon Dr. Charles Stone, DDS/ Charles and Judy Slone Family Dentistry Chase Bank Chico's Christina Carson Performance Horses Ciao Pasta Trattoria Cindy Forrest Performance Horses Citibank Cloud 9 Bakers Coast Coffee Tea Coastline Collision Center Cold Spring Farm Color Nails & Spa Community Outreach Alliance Cook Cordova Park Costco

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—E— El Adobe de Capistrano El Campeon Carniceria El Coyotito Mexican & Seafood Restaurant El Maguey Mexican Restaurant El Molino de Oro El Nopal Mercado El Pollo Loco Eli Alexander Salon Ellie's Table at Egan House Emerald Cove Day Camp Estrella Pet Grooming Express Cleaners —F— FaceFirst, Inc. Family Assistance Ministries (FAM) FAM Hunger Walk Farmers & Merchants Bank Five Vines Wine Bar Flame Broiler Fox Chiropractic Sports Rehab Center Franks Auto & Transmission Friends Salon


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—G— Ghosts & Legends Tour Dr. Glen Alis, DC Goin' Native Therapeutic Gardens Gold & Braid Salon Golden Spoon Goods and Goats Market Gravity Medical Spa Great Opportunities —H— H&M Motors Hair of the Dog Barbershop Happy Nails and Spa Harvard Cosmetic Dentistry Hennessey's Tavern Hidden House Coffee Historic Town Center Park Homefront America Hummingbird House Café —I— In Balance Pilates Studio In-N-Out Burger Invictus Fitness Solutions Isabel's Beauty Salon —J— J Diamond Salon & Spa Dr. James Ashizawa/ MemorialCare Medical Group Dr. James Bryan, DDS, MS/ Bryan Orthodontics Jay's Catering Company JD Flannel Donuts and Coffee Dr. Jeff Choi/Axos Acupuncture John Berney Equestrian Dr. John Carruth, MD Juice Joint & Deli —K— K9 City K. Zee Gifts Kaban Dental Kaiser Permanente Karen Katzmark, HHP Karen Reuter Photography Dr. Kelly Boshman, DC/ Boshman Chiropractic Dr. Kelly Kaban, DDS/ Kaban Dental Dr. Kia Ebrahim, DDS/Sila Dental Kristin Barreto/ PepperTree Equestrian —L— L'Hirondelle La Michoacana El Rey La Mission Flowers & Gifts Las Catrinas SJC Las Golondrinas Mexican Food Las Ramblas Trail Head Laura's House Laura’s House Resale Store Lauren Ford Photography Lauren Vogel/Vogel Equine Lavish Home Décor Lesley Mitchell Lidia House by Rags & Stones

Lily Nails Lisa Renee Photography Lisa’s Kitchen at Swallow’s Inn Dr. Lizander C. Pandy, DO Dr. Lothar McMillian, MD/ OptumCare Medical Group Los Rios Historic District Los Rios Park Los Rios Rock School Lovely Nails Dr. Luis Riberos, DDS/ RW Implants and Cosmetic Dentistry Dr. Lynlee Fluent/ Ortega Animal Care Center —M— Maggie May's Grooming Spa Dr. Mandi Lynn Wilson, DDS/ Capistrano Children’s Dentistry Mantra Fitness Marbella Farmers Market Mares Mortgage Mares Foundation Dr. Mark Cianciola/ MemorialCare Medical Group Dr. Mark Secor, DVM/ Mission Equine Hospital Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery Marshalls Dr. Martha Hall, DAOM/ Acupuncture Halls Matt Gaffney Insurance Matt Steelman/ MS Performance Horses Dr. Matthew Brehmer, DVM/ Ortega Animal Care Center McDonald's MemoriaCare Medical Group Urgent Care Mercado El Rey Dr. Michael Foudy, DC/ Foudy Chiropractic Dr. Michael Nelson, DC/ Ortega Chiropractic Dr. Michael Rovzer, MD/ Paloma Medical Group Dr. Michelle Hure, MD, MS/ OC SkinLab Dr. Mimi Trinh, MD/ MemorialCare Medical Group Dr. Mitchell K. Naficy, MD Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano Mission Equine Hospital Mission San Juan Capistrano Mission Store Mission Trails Stables Mobil Service Station Dr. Mojgan Niktash, DDS/ Paradise Dental Mollies Famous Café Monaco Jewelers Morena Tile & Stone, Inc. Mother Earth Flowers Music Under the Stars Summer Concert Series —N— Nest NewStart Nutrition Nono's Mexican Restaurant NYC Café & Catering

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Ô Gourmet French Café & Bakery OC Goodwill Boutique OC Pizza SJC OC SkinLab Ocean Honda Oeeshi Japanese Grill Olsen Orthodontics Orange County Acupuncture OrangeTwist Oriental Herbal Foot Massage Ortega Animal Care Center Ortega Chiropractic Ortega Dental Care Ortega Equestrian Center Ortega's Capistrano Trading Post Otra Mas Equine Assisted Therapy

S & L Catering Company Sage Salon & Spa Sally Beauty Supply Salon Capistrano San Juan Animal Hospital San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce San Juan Capistrano Equestrian Coalition San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival San Juan Capistrano Historical Society San Juan Capistrano Historical Society O’Neill Museum San Juan Capistrano Rotary San Juan Capistrano Sports Park San Juan Creek Trail San Juan Fit Body Boot Camp San Juan Hills Golf Club San Juan Hills Sports Bar & Grill San Juan Photo & Digital San Juan Summer Nights San Juan Upholstery Sanctuary Home Furnishings by Renaissance SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union Dr. Scott Lamming, DDS Selma's Chicago Pizzeria & Tap Room Sherwin-Williams Paint Store Shine Cleaners Silverado Senior Living Silverado San Juan Capistrano Memory Care Community Sol Agave SolFire Yoga Southshores Church Southwest Barbers Specialized Motorsports St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church Star Motors Starbucks Studio Barre San Juan Capistrano Subway Sundried Tomato American Bistros & Catering Supply Line Building Materials Sushi Tai Swallows Day Parade Swallow's Inn

—P— Paloma Medical Group Panage Panera Bread Paper Annex Para Brows Paradise Automotive Group Paradise Automotive Service Inc. Patriot Trail PepperTree Equestrian Petco Pets Plus PetSmart Pho Lotus Phoenix Foot Massage Spa Pizza Hut Plant Depot Plaza Cleaner Poke & Sushi Polo Cleaners Pretty Please Lashes Dr. Priya Ganju, DDS/ Capistrano Children's Dentistry Professional Motorcar PUBlic 74 —R— Rancho Capistrano Winery Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo Rancho Sierra Vista Equestrian Center Dr. Randall Bondurant, DVM/ San Juan Animal Hospital Reata Glen Reata Park Regency Theatres Renu Facial and Body Aesthetics Revel Resale Ricardo's Place Rice Bowl Express Rite Aid Dr. Robert Faber, DDS/ Mission Laser Dentistry Dr. Robert Kluss, DDS/ Absolute Smile Dr. Robert R. Paredes, MD Romance of the Mission Benefit Gala Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park Ruby's Diner

Sweet Home Capistrano Bakery Sycamore Trails Stables —T— T-Mobile Taco Bell Taekwondojang Tannins Restaurant & Wine Bar Taqueros Mexican Restaurant Tar Farms Stables Taralai Thai Massage Dr. Taylor Olsen, DDS, MSD/ Olsen Orthodonitcs Thai Juan On The Ark of San Juan Companion Animal Rescue The Bagel Shack Restaurant & Bakery The BrewHouse The Capistrano Acting Academy The Ceramics Studio The Coach House The Ecology Center The Ecology Center Farm Stand The Hair Station The London Hair Studio The Massage Associates The Natural Nail Care Clinic The Old Barn Antique Mall The Olives Branch The Peppermint Pig Boutique The Ramos House Café The Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park The Señor Barber The Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding The Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding Annual BBQ & Family Faire The Tea House on Los Rios The Villa San Juan Capistrano The Vintage Food & Wine Festival The Vintage Steakhouse The Zuri Pet Rescue The Zuri Pet Spa & Resort Tiffany Atkinson, L.Ac. Titan's Pho Asian Bistro Tom Baker Photography Totoya Sushi & Tapas Town & Country One Hour Cleaners

Trader Joe's Training Camp Fit Tree of Life Nursery Trevor's at the Tracks Tuttle-Click Capistrano Ford Two Stepping Under the Stars —U— Union Bank UPLIFT Yoga Foundation US Bank —V— Valvoline Instant Oil Change Vasquez Studios Vidaurre Chiropractic Vincent Michael Salon VMSG Orange County Vons —W— W Salon Studio We Olive & Wine Bar Wells Fargo Wendi's Donuts West Coast Tire & Service Wig-Wag Dog Grooming Wildfire Mercantile Wow Poki-Poke —Y— Yoga Bungalow Yoon Kee Chinese Kitchen —Z— Zia Jewelry ZOOMARS Petting Zoo zpizza In Sendero Marketplace: Bagel Bistro In-N-Out Burger Nekter Juice Bar Dr. Trung Troung, MD/ MemorialCare Medical Group Sendero Animal Hospital Sendero Field Yogurtland

DEAR READERS, The nominees were submitted by our community of voters. Please note that we have done our best to review this list and to make edits such as misspellings and elimination of businesses located outside of Dana Point or non-brick-and-mortar businesses. Please be advised that there may be errors. If you have a correction to submit for next year’s Best of San Juan Capistrano issue, please email us with your suggestion at info@picketfencemedia.com. Only polite suggestions will be reviewed and considered for publishing in future issues. Thank you for your understanding and participation! —Your Friends at The Capistrano Dispatch


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