Salons to Pizza, Readers Choose Best of SC

San Clemente Patch announces the best businesses in San Clemente in 14 categories.

All this summer you've nominated and voted for your favorite local businesses in categories ranging from Best Italian Restaurant and Best Coffee Shop to Best Bargain Shopping and Best Marital Arts Studio.

This is our first annual Readers' Choice contest, and we only expect it to grow in the coming years.

We've tallied all the poll votes, sifted through all the favorable comments and noted the reviews and ratings in our listings to reach our conclusions, and now it's time to announce the winners. See below for our complete list of Readers' Choice winners


  • Best Italian Restaurant:
  • Best Fish Taco:
  • Most Romantic Restaurant (tie): and
  • Best Pizza: , followed closely by , and Sonny's
  • Best Mexican Restaurant: South of Nick's
  • Best Coffee Shop: , followed closely by and


  • Best Bar or Night Spot:


  • Best Preschool/Daycare:
  • Best Karate/Combat Sports Studio:


  • Best Dentist:
  • Best Jeweler: (runner up to Gino's, the owner of which is now retired.)
  • Best Spot for Bargain Shopping:

Health and Beauty

  • Best Hair Salon: , followed closely by
  • Best Spot to Work Out: , followed closely by


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