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The Sandtrap Restaurant and Bar

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American, Hamburgers, Mexican
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 27
    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
good food, great happy hour!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
kevin N
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
2 reviews
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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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97 reviews 97 reviews
61 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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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: American, Hamburgers, Mexican
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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