Mountain View residents continue to pursue and benefit from the services of Ted Ray at Peninsula Acupuncture. Ray has earned widespread local acclaim for his relaxing approach and astute observations regarding clients’ needs. Peninsula Acupuncture offers herbal treatment that customers have said relieve both pain and stress effectively.
2500 Hospital Drive, Mountain View 650-564-9002
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Family-owned and operated and in its 35th year in business, FCC Collision has won the top praises of our readership for the fifth year in a row. Customers have raved as much about the committed and fair customer service FCC Collision provides as they have about the thorough work FCC professionals conduct on the cars being serviced.
177 E. Evelyn Ave., Mountain View 650-965-1440
Larry’s Autoworks continues to provide the best predictive maintenance in town, according to readers. Its highly trained specialists offer repairs, service and tire care, as well as a warranty that covers all parts and labor for three years or 36,000 miles. “We work with people to make their cars work over time,” owner Larry Moore says.
2526 Leghorn St., Mountain View 650-968-5202
Chiropractor Performance Center not only focuses on posture adjustments, but also educates clients regarding lifestyle, diets and exercise. According to owner Dr. Lucy Osgood, a substantial need for chiropractic therapy has arisen among 20 year olds who injure their necks and backs while hunched over computers. According to our readers, Chiropractor Performance Center offers the best chiropractic adjustments as well as some of the best advice in town.
694 W. Dana St., Mountain View 650-798-9050
Conveniently located in downtown Mountain View, first time winner Dental Fabulous offers “an excellent dental experience, in a modern, relaxed and friendly environment,” according to owner and principal dentist Dr. Huy Do. Open Tuesday through Friday, Dental Fabulous also offers Saturday appointments.
756 California St., Mountain View 650-969-6077
For 23 years, Green and Fresh Cleaners distinguishes itself for its green practices, using environmentally friendly solvent. Perhaps the biggest reason Green and Fresh Cleaners continues to win the praises of Voice voters is for its top-notch service. “We try to make customers happy,” general manager Janey Kim says.
580 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View 650-967-8899
Noted for its around-the-clock schedule, 24 Hour Fitness offers one-hour fitness classes seven days a week, starting as early as 6 a.m. The classes offer a wide variety of drills and exercises, including yoga, zumba, barbells, aerobics and martial arts. Readers say they find the instructors to be extremely effective in improving overall fitness.
2535 California St., Mountain View 650-935-9064
Perhaps the biggest reason why BookBuyers ranks as the greenest business in Mountain View is the simplest — it promotes reuse by serving as the biggest used book store in town. Co-owner Hotranatha Ajaya says BookBuyers is certified green for using appropriate chemicals and water control. But BookBuyers’ environmentally friendly approach is not the only reason why it is popular. Its warm atmosphere, extensive collection of books and friendly staff make BookBuyers a local favorite. “People come in every day and say we’re great,” Ajaya says.
317 Castro St., Mountain View 650-968-7323
The El Camino YMCA once again earns the title of best gym from our readers. It offers over 220 exercise classes as well as a free kids club that offers a fit alternative to sitting and watching television, according to executive director Elaine Glissmeyer. Glissmeyer also says the YMCA wins appeal for its status as a nonprofit as well as for the fact that it offers scholarships so that many clients don’t have to pay the full gym fee.
2400 Grant Road., Mountain View 650-969-9622
Winning best hair salon for the ninth consecutive time, Allure Salon earns raves from the community for its excellent service, relaxing atmosphere and clean and modern workspace. According to local residents, hair stylists at Allure Salon distinguish themselves for being accommodating, effective and highly conversational. Allure Salon also provides care for nails and eyelashes.
888 Villa St., Mountain View 650-938-8777
The Hilton Garden Inn offers easy access to all major highways and train stations in the area as well as downtown Mountain View and Sunnyvale. In addition, the hotel’s full-service restaurant and bar serves dinner, lunch and a full buffet breakfast that General Manager Garrett Ritter calls the “best breakfast around.”
840 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View 650-964-1700
Customers come back to Gorgeous Nails and Skin Care, according to manager Nancy Nguyen, because it provides everything from manicures and pedicures to eyebrow care and facial work. “We try to provide the best service for nail and skin care,” Nguyen says. Voice readers clearly think Gorgeous Nails and Skin Care achieves this goal, voting it best place for a manicure for the third consecutive year.
821 Castro St., Mountain View 650-428-1807
Affordable prices and well-trained, professional therapists make Massage Envy the go-to place to get a massage amongst our readers this year. Open seven days a week, the Massage Envy location in Mountain View offers clients personalized facials and sugar foot scrub therapy in addition to massage therapy.
1040 Grant Rd. #110, Mountain View 650-961-3689
Readers praise the local Jiffy Lube for its friendly service and for providing a quick and easy oil change. One of more than 2,000 Jiffy Lube stores within North America, this Jiffy Lube distinguishes itself for its cordial and accommodating staff and for getting the job done quickly.
1141 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View, 650-965-2582
While Overtime Fitness boasts pro athletes among its clients, like Mountain View-born Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Erik Johnson, it provides the latest equipment and professional training for everyone at affordable prices, according to managing partner Armando Monge. Overtime Fitness focuses on clients’ weight loss, injury prevention and athletic performance enhancement with such exercises as dance, yoga, self-defense and zumba.
1625 North Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View 650-944-8555
A mainstay in the area since 1964, Adobe Animal Hospital provides around-the-clock care and emergency services for pets. With over 20 veterinarians, and with at least one on call at all times, Adobe Animal Hospital offers both scheduled appointments and walk-in emergency support. With Mountain View pet owners praising the hospital and its doctors and staff, it’s not a surprise Adobe Animal Hospital wins best pet care yet again.
4470 El Camino Real, Los Altos 650-948-9661
For over fifty years, A Minute Man Shoe Repair has provided the community with a quick and reliable service for repairing shoes and other footwear. Run by cobbler Marco Azuela, A Minute Man also repairs belts, purses and luggage and offers a large collection for sale of boots, shoe supplies and wallets among other items.
738 Villa St., Mountain View 650-968-0358
Since 1999, Yoga is Youthfulness offers classes every weekday in Iyengar, ashtanga, vinyasa, hatha, yin, deep healing relaxation and meditation for both beginners and advanced students. According to manager Sabina Hentz, Yoga is Youthfulness benefits from teachers who have extensively studied yoga, body anatomy and pranayama in both India and the United States. “We don’t distract ourselves with anything but yoga,” manager Sabina Hentz says. “We offer pure quality yoga for all levels, and love it.”
590 Castro St., Mountain View 650-964-5277