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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Local Fun!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Erica F
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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San Francisco
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Atlantic City, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Right down the hill from are hotel. had a\happy hour from like 1-5. great taco's better margaritas! Next time I might golf to so I can start at the sand trap and end there as well.

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San Diego, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely walk on the island and came across The Sandtrap. We shared an avocado and cheese omelet with crispy bacon and it was AMAZING. If you enjoy spicy Bloody Mary's I would recommend grabbing one of these as well. If you have children this has a nice large deck that looks family friendly. We... More 

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Idaho
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us but we found it over rated. With kids running around unattended.

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Orange
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Happy Hour is from 2-7 and you won't want to miss the Sandtrap's excellent $1 tacos (soft or hard-shell), $2 draft beers, and $5 margaritas. It's the best treat after a long hike.

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Dayton, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you love tacos, cheap drinks and are visiting the island for more than one day, I definitely recommend checking this spot out. While it is a bit off the beaten path, the walk up from the main road isn't that far (a near 10 minute walk up a side street and slight incline), and it's refreshing to take in... More 

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Otsego, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This did not meet my expectations. $1 tacos had no cheese and margaritas were not too tasty. For the happy hour price there are better margaritas down by the harbor.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?