This place is a favorite amongst Silicon Valleyers... At lunchtime, the line is out the door! Its very authentic, so you'll enjoy the Mexican decor and architecture, the freshly made tortilla chips and salsa, and of course, the true Mexican cuisine. I'd recommend the enchiladas.
Fibbar McGee's is one of several great Irish pubs on Murphy Street in downtown Sunnyvale. They have a good bar with decently priced drinks, and while I've never ordered food here, I've heard its good. A fun atmosphere overall.
The Winchester Mystery House is an interesting site to see, yes, but the tour is really not all that good and the whole things is way overpriced. You'd be better off looking at photographs or stories online, as you really won't get much (save a lot of commercialism) from doing the tour here.
Hobee's has a pretty good breakfast menu- it's popular amongst those who are able to come for a weekday breakfast/brunch with friends, family, coworkers, or even alone (with a newspaper, of course!). The coffeecake is especially noteworthy. The rest of the dishes are tasty, but the best deal is the BDBIT, Best Darn Breakfast In Town (which includes a slice of coffeecake!).
Most locals don't come here for the food, although it is good, but instead come here for the view and the atmosphere. The Shoreline Grille looks out at the Shoreline Bay, and you can spend your lunch hour watching windsurfers and paddle-boaters. There are lots of families who come here to fly kites or to enjoy a peaceful walk. The restaurant itself is pretty good- mostly offering healthy sandwiches and salads- and you'll certainly want to come again.
The Duke of Edinburgh is a family favorite. We especially like their fish and chips. My dad's been on a "quest" to find the best fish and chips in the Bay Area, and he thinks the Duke's are the best (that he's found, anyway). The atmosphere is very European pub-like: old booths, red velvet, and greasy (but good) smells. Would recommend for those looking for a true pub experience.
Coming here to eat is a Santa Cruz tradition for my friends and I. We love the french fries and the earth-friendly options. They specialize in making healthy vegan/vegetarian grub absolutely amazing. The vibe is awesome too. Be prepared for lots of tattoos, brightly-died hair, fishnets, and piercings. Staff is always friendly though.
Spoons Bar and Grill, at the corner of the busy intersection of Fairoaks and El Camino Real, is very much like a Chili's restaurant. The food is okay- nothing special- and the staff (mainly young people) are usually alright but sometimes frustratingly inexperienced in the restaurant business.
The Lion and The Lamb is a place where you'd find a large selection of Bibles, including special study Bibles. There is also a broad selection of Christian music, books, and decorative items.
The food here is amazing. You can tell that everything is fresh and carefully selected. The chicken kabobs are especially impressive. The restaurant itself is small but has lots of character.