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Best of Coronado 2013

Here’s to the top, the ultimate, the very best of Coronado, voted on by the Readers of Coronado Lifestyle.  Votes were taken online in March and April, tabulated (only one vote per email address.)

We’ve also added a handful of Editor’s Picks to give you a roadmap to all the great finds in Coronado.  So hat’s off to our Best…

Time To Dine!

Top Chef                          Chef Robert Hohmann, 1500 OCEAN (Hotel del Coronado)

Maitre d’                          Joey Rodrigues, Primavera Ristorante

Breakfast                          Clayton’s

Breakfast Clayton´s Brittney Smith and Ginger McCalmont










Brunch                             Hotel del Coronado

Lunch                               Tartine

Dinner                              Primavera Ristorante

Hotel Restaurant             Crown Bistro











American/California       LeRoy’s Kitchen + Lounge

Best American:California ; LeRoy´s

Bagels                               Bruegger’s Bagels

Barbeque                         Lil’ Piggies


Best Food From a Cart    Mickey’s Hot Dogs

Pineapple relish, mango chutney, honey mustard, island slaw, island kraut and mango habanera… try one of those toppings on your gourmet dog or sausage at Mickey’s and you’re sure to say, “Hot Dog!”  Mickey’s of Coronado is locally

owned by the Kinzel family, who made the move to Coronado three years ago from Arizona. 

Comfort Food                   Clayton’s

Dessert                             Tartine

French                              Chez Loma

Greek                                Spiro’s Gyros

Italian                               Primavera Ristorante


Cupcakes that Dreams are made of Weincakes

Got a sweet tooth?  Then make a beeline for Weincakes!  We’re in love with the Strawberry Shortcake cupcake (with strawberry filling), but close seconds are Coconut, Salt-Caramel, Red Velvet and Karl’s Karrot…all piled high with icings where flavors pack a punch. Like all the sweet sensations at Weincakes, these cupcakes are made from scratch by  Coronado’s Toni Weinfurtner, a self-taught baker and cook extraordinaire.

 Burger                              Burger Lounge

Mexican                            Miguel’s

Pizza                                 Alexander’s Pizza

Pastry                               Tartine

Seafood                            Brigantine Seafood

Steak                                 Brigantine Seafood

Sushi                                 Yummy Sushi



Thai                                  Swaddee

Asian                                 Bistro D’Asia

Bistro                                Tartine

Wine List                          WineStyles

Caterer                             Southern Hospitality

Deli                                   Boney’s Bayside Market

Takeout                            Clayton’s Mexican

Pet Friendly                     Tartine

 Cool Stuff!

Frozen Yogurt                  Yogurt Escape

Gelato                               Nado Gelato

Ice Cream                         Mootime











Check In!

Resort Hotel                     Hotel del Coronado

Boutique Hotel (under 100 rooms)        Crown City Inn

Bed and Breakfast          1906 Lodge

Now that’s entertainment!

Bar Scene                         McP’s Irish Pub

Entertainment                 McP’s Irish Pub


Best Sports Bar                 Nicky Rottens

Hideaway                         TIE Danny’s Palm Bar & The Little Club

Live Music                        The Sundeck at the Del

Theater                            Lamb’s Players Theatre

Wine Bar                          WineStyles

Shop Till You Drop!

Flowers                             Root 75


Gifts                                  Babcock and Story Emporium

Pet Supplies                     Wag’N Tails

Consignment                   Jackrabbits

Bargains                           Pretty Please

Jewelry                             The Attic

Pharmacy                         Rite Aid

Women’s Clothes            La Mer


Work It On Out!

Gym                                      Coronado Fitness Club

Fitness Instructor            Lois Hughes, Jazzercise

Personal Trainer             Chris Foote (at Coronado Fitness Club)

Personal Trainer Chris Foote

Pilates                                 Bamboo

Yoga Studio                       Coronado Yoga & Wellness

Yoga Instructor               TIE Danell Dwaileebe (Coronado Fitness Club)

& Linda Marquez (Coronado Yoga & Wellness)

Dance Studio                   Coronado Academy of Dance


You Look Marvelous!

Barber                              Coronado Barber

Beauty Salon                    Sanctuary Salon & Spa

Esthetician                       Monica Kulacz

Hairdresser                      Deborah Pobur

Hair colorist                     Deborah Pobur

Manicurist                        Carie Ruiz (Sanctuary Salon & Spa)

Cosmetic Surgeon           William Shuffett, MD

Cleaners                           Crown Cleaners

Tailor                                Yoon

Tailor Yoon


Feeling Great!

Acupuncturist                  Gila Peled

Chiropractor                    Joe Snyder

Massage Therapist          Monique Roberts


Aah… Spa!

Best Hotel Spa                 The Spa at the Del

Best Day Spa                    Sanctuary Salon & Spa

Money, Money!

Accountant                          Charles Hayes, Hayes & Associates

Financial Institution         Wells Fargo

Dan Gensler with clients 2013


Financial Planner              Dan Gensler, The Gensler Group

Wealth Manager                 Dan Gensler, The Gensler Group




Build a House

Buy a House

Decorate a House

Repair a House!

Mortgage Professional    Kory Kavanewsky

Property Management     Lee Mather Realty

Real Estate Agent             Ruth Ann Fisher, Del Realty

Architect                             Christian Rice


General Contractor          Kraig Nicolls, Nicolls Design

Interior Designer              Bungalow 56

Plumber                               Jimmy B. Quick








Art Gallery                           Art & Frames by Wood Gallery


Hardware                            Coronado Hardware, Glass & Paint

Home Furnishings           Cotier


Auto Repair                      El Cordova Garage

Attorney                            Herring & Herring












Insurance Broker           Jack Dale, State Farm

Pet Sitter                            Doreen Tafelski, Carefree Pet Care

Photography                    Kristen Vincent












Travel Agent                    Pat Flynn

Veterinarian                    Coronado Veterinary Hospital

Wedding Planner           Amanda McPhail

CLM Starfish

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