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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 #16 of 46 restaurants in Avalon
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Mexican
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El Monte, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We walked from town for breakfast. about a mile or 20 minutes. we were the only people there in the morning on both days but they had great fresh omelets with potatoes & toast. big menu, served fast & great price. nothing fancy but good. never tried the lunch there. close to the bus stop for the trolley (trolley runs... More

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The happy hour is great. Can't beat price, ambience and good eats. Just a short walk from the harbor. Nice outdoor patio and covered dining area. Lots of locals while we were there.

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LAS CRUCES
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384 reviews 384 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This is a "rustic" place, There is some inside seating, but mostly outside seating, some under a roof, some in the sun. They advertise breakfast and lunch and have "happy hour" tacos for $1 each. We were walking up to the botanical garden, but didn't quite make it, so turned around and got a coke and muffin here, while resting... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

They have $1 tacos for happy hour from like 2 - 7pm.. it's at the back of the city. Only the natives know about it so make friends! Definately the cheapest food on the island!

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Irvine, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This place is located right on Catalina Country Club golf course. They run a great happy hour with really good deals on different beers and dollar tacos that are really good. Been there many times and will be returning.

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Dana Point, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Just because it is so much fun and the tacos are great too! The this is one of our traditions and we are never disappointed.Go for the happy hour, great tacos, great salsas and go for the up grade Tequila Margarita pitchers, still a bargain and very good!

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