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“TERRIBLE FOOD AND SERVICE DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of El Galleon

El Galleon
411 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310-510-1188
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Ranked #24 of 46 Restaurants in Avalon
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Santee, California
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“TERRIBLE FOOD AND SERVICE DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Catalina goers please don't waste your time or money. Yes it was nice to sit overlooking the walkway and people watch but service was poor and food was terrible. Husband ordered ice tea and Fettuccini Alfredo. Iced tea tasted really old and you needed a straw for the Alfredo sauce. It was like they poured 2 cups of water over the dish. My salad was over priced and not very fresh or tasty. Didn't realize you could make those dishes taste bad. Instead go check out Bluewater Avalon across the street or Steve's Steakhouse. Both of those were excellent.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Orange, California, United States
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107 reviews 107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Friends day trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Lunch was great right on the avenue watching people go by. Food was great and and fast. Nice way to end are day. What a view of Avalon and the tourists.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Corona, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Ok...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant is right on the main walkway so visitors stop and drink during the day. There are lunch 'specials' and the crispy chicken sandwich was good. The children's menu was good for the kids.

Visited May 2014
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Boulder City, Nv
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54 restaurant reviews
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265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
“Great Happy Hour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Stopped By El Galleon to kill some time before taking the Flyer back to Newport Beach and had a couple of Margaritas Like $6 each but tasty. Service was kind of slow but what the heck it's Island Time. Didn't eat but if I went again they have 2 Bar Burgers for $6. I will go back again.

Visited May 2014
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Irvine, California
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Ick Ick Ick”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Okay - first, the food was good. However, the entire meal was ruined when we decided to use the restroom after our meal. The restrooms were absolutely disgusting and filthy. Makes me believe the kitchen is just as gross. I do not recommend eating here until they clean the place up.

Visited May 2014
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