I am driving down to Santa Barbara tomorrow night - leaving San Francisco around 5:15 PM, so I'm hoping to get to the Salinas area (or maybe even farther) by dinner time. I had some great tacos during the day in Salinas a few months back, but I'm not sure where to go at night (probably between 7 and 8 PM). Tacos or burrito or anything cheap and fast would be great.
I'm planning to take 280 to 85 to 101 to best avoid traffic....will it be bad on Friday evening taking this route? Should I plan dinner in Salinas or will it be too early or too late?
Any advice would be appreciated, since I've never done this drive in the evening before!