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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
08:00 - 19:00
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Palestinian Territories
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for happy hour after hiking 4 plus miles. The tacos and margarita hit the spot and were priced right! A local recommended this place to us. It is across from the golf course and away from downtown. The taco service was great.

Thank KarenEph320
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Want to hang out off the beaten path with the "locals"? Sand trap is your place, especially for Happy Hour! Can't beat the dollar tacos and great drinks! It's nothing fancy but that's the appeal....if you are looking for casual and fun, this is your place!

Thank l0vetravel7
Upland, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Taco's, margaritas, and beers oh my! This is probably one of if not the best place for Happy Hour. You can't beat $1 tacos and $2 beers. We did find margarita's cheaper than $5 at Pete's Plaza Café for $3.50. Its a nice walk to the Sand trap and you can get a view of island life off the beach.

Thank marcuscmccray
Long Beach, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We swung by after our Inland Adventure tour to have a beer and a margarita and a few happy hour tacos with the rest of the locals! Great view of the golf course, tasty tacos and cheap drinks- who could ask for more...

Thank MySoCalTeardrop
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 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
Reviewed 21 November 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 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 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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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 October 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
Reviewed 21 October 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
Reviewed 7 September 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

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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
US$5 - US$20
Mexican, Bar, American, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
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?