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2009 Winner

1. Esthers Taco House

Voters Love

"I have been going to Esther's in Downey, since I was 16...I am now 52. I met Esther herself and in fact we ate there every..." 

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2001 E Orangethorpe Ave Placentia CA 92870
2009 Runner-Up

2. Taqueria Zamora

Voters Love

"Taqueria Zamora has the best authentic Mexican food you'll find in Orange County. The staff is nice, friendly and they make..." 

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Multiple Locations
2009 Runner-Up

2. Chronic Tacos

Voters Love

"We have been eating "Chronic" since day 1 in Newport Beach. We eat at the Dana Point store all the time..my family loves it..." 

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Multiple Locations
2009 Finalist

4. Cantina Lounge

Voters Love

"The atmosphere is hip and comfortable, the food is consistently outstanding, they are very generous when pouring drinks and..." 

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2736 Nutwood Ave Fullerton CA 92831
2009 Finalist

5. Rose Canyon Cantina & Grill

Voters Love

"quick story: I have a good friend of mine that works down in the canyon there. one day she called me up and said "lets go..." 

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20722 Rose Canyon Road Trabuco Canyon CA 92678
Contest Overview
  • 31,054
    Total Votes
  • 25,496
    Voters
  • 139
    Winners

The 2009 Best of the OC HOTLIST awards are based on more than 31,000 votes from local Orange County-area experts.

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