Heading up from Orange County for dinner with relatives over the weekend. They are staying near LAX, and have a car, but we'd still like to try to meet up somewhere near their hotel. I figured our range would be from Santa Monica to the South Bay, and under $30/person before t&t. I've been told that the teen in the group isn't all that adventurous, so my options have been limited to Mexican, Italian, and burgers/steak/etc. Any Asian food is out, and even seafood may be problematic.
At first I thought of Mariscos Chente (because I haven't been and selfishly would like to try it), but the sight of fish and shrimp with heads intact while on the table may frighten the young lad. My other thoughts were Monte Alban, Guelagetza, Cafe Del Rey, 3 Square, 26 Beach, or C&O's for some Italian that won't scare the kid.
Any additional suggestions or input would be much appreciated.