Taking the family, including rather fussy 10 year-old, to Santa Cruz for Labor Day weekend. Need recommendations for restaurants that are family friendly. With junior in tow, cannot do, unfortunately, exotic or pricey places. More than willing, as a Chowhound family, to patronize the downhome establishments(read:dives) that serve up the really yummy stuff. Mexican or Italian always a hit with this family. Also, looking for places that serve items that are hard to find elsewhere.
Thank you very much.