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Best Mexican Restaurant: Casa Ramos

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Sizzling hot fajitas, a delicious margarita made your way and friendly staff create the perfect combination at Casa Ramos. The family owned Mexican restaurant opened its doors about four months ago to rave reviews. The menu includes all the favorites — nachos, taquitos, burritos, enchiladas and, of course, those fajitas. And diners will get an […]

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Best Dry Cleaner: Fresh Cleaners

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A stained shirt is no match for Fresh Cleaners. The dry cleaner uses the No. 1 “green” dry cleaning system to keep clients’ clothes looking like new. “We have the right solution,” said Paul Han, who owns the El Dorado Hills location with his wife Hannah. That solution can tackle anything and still carries an […]

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Best Shoe Store: Bella Talloni

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If the shoe fits … buy it (and its mate). Chances are, shoppers at Bella Talloni will find more than one shoe that makes their toes tingle. Owner Lin Stommel has filled her tables and shelves with fabulous shoes by TOMS Shoes, Born, Cole Haan, Ugg, Stuart Weitzman and other great designers. “We have a […]

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Best Bank: Wells Fargo

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Wells Fargo’s technology has changed quite a bit since the days of the stagecoach but its commitment to great customer service has not. “We strive to meet all of our customers’ expectations,” said Manjit Toor, branch manager at the Town Center location. “The first thing we (focus on) is the customer … and how we can […]

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Best Used Car Dealership: Shingle Springs Nissan/Subaru

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Where can shoppers find used vehicles that look like new and have unbeatable warranties? Head up the hill to Shingle Springs Nissan/Subaru. “We generally have about 150 used cars to choose from,” said General Manager Bryant McCarver. The dealership’s high quality used cars come with peace of mind – 150-point inspections and warranties – in a […]

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Best Lunch: Ruffhaus Hot Dog Co.

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Thinking hot dogs for lunch? Try The Ole Stand By, The Godfather or The Bomb at Ruffhaus Hot Dog Co. For nearly three years, diners have enjoyed Chef Charles Knight’s gourmet hot dog creations at the Town Center eatery. He tops dogs with everything from chili to blackberry jam to sliced cherry peppers and has […]

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Best Dentist: Aloha Family Dental

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Where can you find the Aloha Spirit in El Dorado Hills? In Wayne Tsutsuse’s dentist’s chair. Yes, you read that right. For more than seven years Aloha Family Dental has served patients well, “keeping patient care as our most important goal,” Tsutsuse said. “Patient care and patient comfort come first.” The dentist and his friendly […]

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