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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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English first
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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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90 reviews 90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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266 reviews 266 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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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Kansas City, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for an authentice mexican breakfast, this is the place to go. The breakfast burrito is huge and the apparently the huevos rancheros is good as well. Don't try to do this place for dinner, they close at 7pm. Happy hour start at 2pm with $1 tacos. Haven't been for happy hour yet. Maybe next trip. It... More

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San Francisco, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Not a bad place to go for dollar tacos on an expensive island. We usually swing by one during our Catalina stay. You get your choice of meat.. And add the rest yourself at a buffet .

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El Monte, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We found the Sandtrap by asking the locals where they go to eat. We LOVE the sandtrap! It is a slight walk since it across from the driving range on the glaf course (thus the reason for the name "Sandtrap") but they have a great happy hour. $19.00 pitcher of margaritas... you will pay $10.00 for a margarita on the... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

$1 tacos & $3 beer was perfect after the challenging up hill bike ride & hike of the gardens. It was beautiful weather & a perfet ending to the adventure for that day.

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San Francisco, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This tiny local place is off the beaten path. Locals seem to know it or people with golf carts. I go for the $1 tacos and beer. It's a fun outdoor local place on an expensive island. I wouldnt say you could get a snack cheaper on Catalina. I have heard that breakfast is good too. This is a family... More

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El Monte, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

When ever we go to Catalina we stop at the Sandtrap! It really is a hidden gem. Off the beaten path but worth the walk. It is across from the golf course and on the way to the nature center and the Wigley botanical garden. If you have a golf cart it is an easy quick ride up the hill..if... More

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