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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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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 31
    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
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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
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Norfolk, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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San Francisco
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?