I'll be in Santa Cruz for a week in early August and know the usual suspects on that side of the SC Mountains. I'm on a fact finding mission and am looking to check out a few upscale Mexican places nearby that are serving traditional food.
Not so much looking for Nuevo Latino, Tex-Mex, or Southwestern.
Modern ambiance is a plus, innovative beverage programs are certainly a plus.
The somewhat recent thread about this seemed largely focused on SF. Anything south of there?