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The Sandtrap Restaurant and Bar

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501 Avalon Canyon Rd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310-510-2505
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Indio, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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San Diego
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank rickpluth
Palos Verdes Estates, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank WhaleTail53
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Cheryl W
Memphis, TN
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Infinity67
Riverside, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Can't beat the tacos for a dollar deal during the restaurant's Happy Hour from 2PM to 7PM. You get a choice of ground beef, chorizo, and/or chicken on a hard or soft shell. Great setting, relaxing and away from the main tourist drag.

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Thank Ernie S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Nice location across from the golf course. Happy hour dollar tacos are small but yummy and worth the dollar. If it's not happy hour you after try the breakfast meal. Whoever is in the kitchen knows what their doing. Some of the best food on Catalina is here in this small casual patio restaurant.

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Thank BluewaterGypsy
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Tried the $1 tacos and happy hour drink specials. It was good and I would go back. I liked the taco fixing bar the best with several veggie and salsa choices.

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Thank BinkNM
Laguna Beach, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We love the Sandtrap, when we visit we always stop by, it feels like being in Baja, very informal, funky, and 'genuine" and a nice stop when bicycling up to the Botanical Garden. Favorite dish is the Beef Machaca - a great dish to share for two - best breakfast in Avalon!

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Thank Edviga
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We stayed at the Hermit Gulch campground with my family and let me tell you it was nice to be able to walk down to the Sandtrap and get $1 Tacos during happy hour. They have reasonably priced food and drinks and was worth the hike back up to the campground after all was said and done.

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Thank Reyna R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
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: 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?