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“No water view but the margaritas were terrific”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of El Galleon

El Galleon
Ranked #19 of 49 Restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Riverside, California
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75 reviews
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“No water view but the margaritas were terrific”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2011

My wife and I stopped in at El Galleon to have drinks. We had their house margaritas. They use Cuervo Gold as their 'well' tequilla. This was a great drink - better than most.

The bartender was not the most forthcoming when I asked questions about local activities so I just left it alone. The drinks made up for any concern - they were very good. Trust Uncle Hubie, he knows a good margarita when he has one. And this one, was darn good for a 'well' drink.

My favorite margarita is simple: Don Julio Anejo, fresh squeezed lime juice and Cointreau - served straight up (stirred in ice and strained) with salted rim.

  • Visited September 2011
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Corona
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“Great Cadillac Margaritas!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2011

We went to the El Galleon three times during our 3-day visit. Since we were there for a big family wedding, we were in the partying spirit! The El Galleon has a perfect location and front bar/patio area very condusive to people-watching and relaxing on the boardwalk! Food was delicious. If we go back to Catalina, we will definitely go back to El Galleon!

  • Visited September 2011
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Upland, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Quite the hot-spot”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

Went on a Saturday night. The place was PACKED. (not sure how it could be safe) The food was mediocre and the service was understandably at a snail’s pace.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank Cristy M
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Camarillo
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Good food good fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2011

Service was great our Mango Margaritas were tasty and out of the six meals ordered I think only one person complained that the chicken on the caesar salad was dry everyone else was happy. Our waitress was a trooper since we dined upstairs she trekked up and down those stairs all night and didn't miss a beat. Shortly after dinner the downstairs filled up quickly as everyone prepared for a little karaoke, so we hung out and enjoyed the entertainment.

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank rpiohia
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Florida
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239 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Good shish kebobs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2011

We had a table by the open window. For an appetizer we tried the roasted artichoke; it was different but good. The shish kebabs and bbq ribs were flavorful and very good. We were not disappointed at all. The prices were reasonable.

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank alwaysfun2travel
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