Our annual pilgrimage from Boston to LA will run from 12/31 to 1/10. During our stay, we always dash up the coast to Santa Cruz to visit with old friends. Finding a good lunch place going north and dinner place coming back south has been a yearly challenge that we've never dealt with all that well. As the best Mexican in Boston is equivalent to your barely average, we are always up for good Mexican. (Unfortunately, the people at La Superica are always on vacation when we pass through Santa Barbara). Any ideas for a couple of memorable and unpretentious places -- the funkier the better -- in SLO, Paso Robles, or elsewhere between LA and Santa Cruz will, of course, be greatly appreciated.