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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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Sacramento, California
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84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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, they'll deliver to your table. No frills, simple.

Thank claudia b
San Diego, California
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170 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 table.

Thank baldeagle46
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 lol

Thank Jdharris717
Pismo Beach, California
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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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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
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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