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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 42 restaurants in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Mexican
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El Monte, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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326 reviews 326 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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Carlsbad, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Good food, huge outdoor patio. Order at window and they bring to you. Outdoor bar. Lots of peeps with their dogs. Lots of flys though.

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Tustin, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Made a special stop here on our golf-cart exploration of the island after reading such great reviews. My husband ordered a veggie sandwich, and I ordered fish & chips. The food was mediocre, and the atmosphere was a bit dead (understandable b/c it was 2PM). Staff wasn't particularly friendly so we were in and out in less than 10 minutes.... More

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Murrieta, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

If you are looking for a happy hour place after a day exploring Avalon and the island, the Sand Trap is where you want to be. They have tacos (chicken or shredded beef) for $1, and they are delicious. They also have $3 beers, $9 beer pitchers, and $19 margarita pitches. We ordered a margarita pitcher for the four of... More

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