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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 #17 of 46 restaurants in Avalon
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Mexican
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English first
Kansas City, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW 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
47 helpful votes 47 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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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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64 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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387 reviews 387 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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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