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The Sandtrap Restaurant and Bar

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Mexican, American, Hamburgers
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501 Avalon Canyon Rd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310-510-2505
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Local Bar!

My boyfriend and I came upon this local bar on our way to the Botanical Gardens and I was really happy we found it. It's a great local spot - away from the main boardwalk in Catalina and because of that's it's cheaper than the other eateries/bars. It's happy hour from 2PM-7PM ($1 tacos - both... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
KCarag
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We stopped for lunch after touring the Wriggly Garden. Best tacos i have ever had. We saw a sign about $1 tacos during happy hour so came back a few nights later and had dinner ~ along with margaritas.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My boyfriend and I came upon this local bar on our way to the Botanical Gardens and I was really happy we found it. It's a great local spot - away from the main boardwalk in Catalina and because of that's it's cheaper than the other eateries/bars. It's happy hour from 2PM-7PM ($1 tacos - both soft and hard shell... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Asked locals for recommendations and several sent us to The Sandtrap. It was close to our hotel. The beer was cold and cheap. The dollar tacos were filling. Nice stop after the hike to the Wrigley Memorial.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This was close to our hotel at Catalina canyon resort, the food is very reasonably priced and whilst it was noisy with kids and the bar, if you don't mind that it's very good value and a quick easy meal.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is easily my favorite place to take a lot of kids to dinner. Every night is dollar taco night. Seating is entirely outside and kids have a lot of opportunities to move around without bothering other guests--very family friendly. Some notes: -Dollar taco bar gets you meat (chorizo and carnitas are the best), salsas, cilantro, and onions. I recommend... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Very reasonably priced and delicious Mexican food, especially is you make it there for Happy Hour which starts at 2pm. Went twice in our two days there, once for the Happy Hour--$1 hard or soft shell chicken, beef or chorizo tacos with all the fixins plus $5 margaritas in a really fun atmosphere. Went back again for a huge plate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

One dollar tacos are delicious. You can find cheaper margaritas than $5.00, but heck, the tacos can't be beat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I went during happy hour and their $1 tacos were delicious as well as their margaritas. The staff was very friendly and the outside seating was great with the weather. They also had inside seating with cartoons for the kids

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Burbank, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My boyfriend and I came across this little place while taking a walk up to the botanical garden. Happy hour prices can't be beat! Great homemade chips and salsa too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I was recommended by local people to go to the Sandtrap. The food was tasty, yummy. Their Margarita was just perfect to me. Spent some time with friends & enjoyed Mexican food.

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Additional Information about The Sandtrap Restaurant and Bar

Address: 501 Avalon Canyon Rd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310-510-2505
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican, American, Hamburgers

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 Avalon Canyon Rd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: 310-510-2505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Hamburgers
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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