We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 46 Avalon Restaurants

The Sandtrap Restaurant and Bar

501 Avalon Canyon Rd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310-510-2505
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #20 of 46 Restaurants in Avalon
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Write a Review

74 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    36
    24
    8
    5
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Otsego, Minnesota
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Long Beach, Washington
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Riverside, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rosemead, CA
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
55 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brentwood, California
Senior Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
273 reviews 273 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas City, Missouri
Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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 .

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
El Monte, California
Top Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Sandtrap Restaurant and Bar also viewed

Avalon, Catalina Island
Avalon, Catalina Island
 
Avalon, Catalina Island
Avalon, Catalina Island
 

Been to The Sandtrap Restaurant and Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Do you own or manage The Sandtrap Restaurant and Bar?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing