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The Sandtrap Restaurant and Bar

501 Avalon Canyon Rd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2505
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (71 reviews)
“chorizo” (10 reviews)
“chicken” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, American
501 Avalon Canyon Rd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The restaurant is simple, and a short, ten minute hike from downtown Avalon. The dollars tacos are great; your choice of chicken, chorizo, carnitas, or beef. They are small street tacos, but for four bucks, your tummy is happy. There's a nice full bar in...More

Thank Nick R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here with friends and their grandkids today. Food was good. I had a double cheeseburger and it was fine. The Buffalo Milk drink looked good and our friend loved it. My wife had a patty melt and thought it was OK. Our friends...More

Thank JimW551
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We went there for happy hour and had tacos and drinks. The $1 tacos were fine. You have a choice of ground beef, chicken and pork, along with a small condiment bar to top them. The happy hour bet available is bud lite. There are...More

Thank Bryan F
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We needed to go to work in Ilwaco, WA early one morning and decided to stop by Sandtrap for breakfast first. We have been here many times for lunch and dessert, but never breakfast. We were seated in the front room by the cozy fire...More

Thank syrahgirl
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We stopped for happy hour, a few tacos and drinks. Yummy, home made tacos enjoyed on the outside patio.

Thank RememberWhenAJ
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed this place. It's off the strip but it's a short walk and worth it. It has a great happy hour. Dollar tacos and 5 dollar Margaritas. It's a cool little place if your looking for somewhere reasonable with a...More

Thank lissamarri
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This is a local, small bar restaurant next to the golf course. Happy hour is 2:00-7:00pm with$1.00 tacos. Simple, Mexican fare that is good and hits the spot. Full bar and specialty drinks. Large outdoor patio for drinks and or food. Order at the window,...More

Thank claudia b
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is about a 15 walk from downtown. It is located on the local golf course hence the name. The food is very good and the prices are very reasonable. You order at the window counter and then they bring your food to your...More

Thank baldeagle46
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This place has a great happy hour that cannot be beat. It's off the strip so it's not too busy and worth the short walk off the strip. I would recommend this place for any visitor. 1$ tacos are small but their 1$ come on...More

Thank Jdharris717
Reviewed 3 April 2017

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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Pamela B
26 July 2016|
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Response from BinkNM | Reviewed this property |
It's outsider and very informal. Should be plenty of room for your group depending on the time of day you go. There is no hostess that I saw, that would setup tables for you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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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