Originally posted by ChucksOK:
Too often, when people ask for "local" they don't really mean "local". [...] I could recommend a couple of others but they really are LOCAL and I don't think you'd be ready for them - or vise-versa.
No, actually I do mean LOCAL, haha. I have grown up in San Jose (CA) which has a large hispanic population and I know the difference between Taco Bell, El Toritos, and a good dinner cooked by a first generation family. I am going to keep a list of all the advice everyone is giving here though and we'll decide what we feel like that day.
Thanks so much for all the advice - and thanks also to ChucksOK for the warning which I know will be helpful for others reading this board. But I wouldn't mind some more "LOCAL" suggestions!
Edited to add: how wierd that my ticker says I have left on my cruise!! I hope I haven't slept for a week and missed my embarkation day!