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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 good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (72 reviews)
“chorizo” (11 reviews)
“chicken” (8 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Bar
501 Avalon Canyon Rd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

This place had been recommended by someone. Good asado tacos and beer. But it was a bit of a dive otherwise. Could have been kept up much better.

Thank OregonRainGuy
Reviewed April 4, 2018

My husband, son and I needed a bite to eat before heading out on a hike, and stumbled across the Sandtrap. The location is nice- much quieter than on the main streets of Avalon. The food, not so much. It was 11:30, but they were...More

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed April 2, 2018

The Sandtrap is across from the golf course and thus up and away from the bustle of Front Street and all the tourists. You sit outside in a pleasant (if worn) patio setting and order from the window. Bar options are many and the menu...More

Thank Poochkin
Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on our Cruise & really enjoyed the spacious seating & awesome $5 margaritas! It’s a small walk but worth it! Happy hour is all day — $1 tacos begins at 2pm.

Thank Kylie C
Reviewed January 3, 2018

We were in Avalon for a first-time one night stay. Walking the ten minutes up through the town to go to the Sandtrap for breakfast was a fun way to see the town, and the breakfast was really delicious. Especially good was the chorizo omelette....More

1  Thank TurkeyTravelingGirl
Reviewed November 14, 2017 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 November 12, 2017 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 July 14, 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 June 21, 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 May 31, 2017

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

Thank RememberWhenAJ
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Pamela B
July 25, 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
US$5 - US$20
Mexican, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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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