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All 46 Avalon Restaurants

The Sandtrap Restaurant and Bar

501 Avalon Canyon Rd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310-510-2505
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Ranked #22 of 46 Restaurants in Avalon
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Idaho
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Long Beach, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Kind of a hole in the wall, but the food was excellent and the staff very friendly! Party of five with food and drinks was under $35.

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Riverside, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We had breakfast at the Sandtrap and it was close to our hotel. The food was surprisingly good and a nice change.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Although I have read people raving about this place, I thought the food was mediocre even though they have the happy hour menu - $1 tacos, $3 draft beers, and $5 margaritas.

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Rosemead, CA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We thought to take the long walk over to the restaurant to take advantage of their $1 tacos during their daily 2-7pm happy hour. Such a deal given that every other restaurant was priced much higher. It's right across the street from the golf course. When we arrived at about 4:30p there were only few customers. Thinking nothing of it,... More

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Brentwood, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Yummy margaritas! My husband and I popped in here towards the end of happy hour. I had read reviews and wanted to check it out. We did not have food but the margaritas were delicious! The bar tender was friendly and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. It is a comfortable and relaxing environment which makes you feel right at... More

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Los Angeles, California
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273 reviews 273 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went twice in one week. It was a perfect after golf, happy hour spot. We enjoyed the $1 tacos and $4 draft beers. They also had $2 draft beers, but not one I wanted. You order your tacos at the window and then you get a card with the number of tacos you paid for on it and take... More

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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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Mexican

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