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The Sandtrap Restaurant and Bar

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Mexican, Bar, American, Pub
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501 Avalon Canyon Rd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2505
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

They have happy hour from 2pm to 7pm with $1 tacos and decent happy hour cocktail prices. We were to early for Happy Hour tacos, so we got the Carne asada nochos and they were ok. I'm from San Diego so it's hard to be our Mexican food. The service was good though

Thank Andrea R
West Hills
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153 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Love Love this place , the food is amazing. Great relaxed vibe away from the tourist vibe. If you are a visitor come experience a great bar , great food without the "tourist experience" Reasonably priced food , great happy hour drink specials and a view of the golf course. Even if you are a day tripper walk up Sumner... More 

Thank james p
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148 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

We stopped here based on a friends suggestion on a mid afternoon break from site seeing. The beer was cold and cheap, the tacos were tasty and also very inexpensive! The Sand Trap has Happy Hour everyday from 2:00 to 5:00. 2.00 Beers and 1.00 tacos! The atmosphere was layed back and very peaceful. Located several blocks inland from the... More 

Thank Harry H
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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We were all parched and hungry after hiking to the Wrigley monument so popped into the Sandtrap on our way back to town. The menu did not really excite me but the food was quite good. We had tacos, quesadilla and the steak and cheese. The margaritas were excellent. Good value as well as being a cool oasis. We were... More 

Thank Becky S
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

I can't say enough about this place....really great food, service and drinks.... If you want a quick bite or just plain greats eats...try this place.

Thank HBLocal23
Indio, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Because it is not right near the front street there are no long lines. It is breakfast plus a Mexican twist. Order at the window and food will be delivered to your table. Eggs, french toast, Huevos Rancheros and all the basics. Outdoor shaded dining. Also have great $2 tacos for happy hour. There is a playground on the way.... More 

Thank Janet B
San Diego
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Excellent place to go for food and drinks and very reasonably priced. Short walk from downtown. Roberto and Pedro are always friendly. We spend most lunches there.

Thank rickpluth
Palos Verdes Estates, California
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Coldest beer on CATALINA island! Food is good and fairly priced. Had both breakfast and lunch. Nice atmosphere. I will be back.

Thank WhaleTail53
San Diego, California
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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

We were buzzing around in our rented golf cart and noticed the big "Happy Hour" banner so we stopped. $1.00 tacos and $5.00 margaritas. Great value, not the cleanest place but the food was good! We sat outside on the patio.

Thank Cheryl W
Memphis, TN
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Not big on atmosphere or service, but a decent place to get a beer and a few tacos during happy hour.

Thank Infinity67

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
Mexican, Bar, American, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Avalon Canyon Rd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-2505

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?