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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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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (72 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 20 March 2015

I went during happy hour and their $1 tacos were delicious as well as their margaritas. The staff was very friendly and the outside seating was great with the weather. They also had inside seating with cartoons for the kids

Thank Jamie L
Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came across this little place while taking a walk up to the botanical garden. Happy hour prices can't be beat! Great homemade chips and salsa too!

Thank Victoria S
Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

I was recommended by local people to go to the Sandtrap. The food was tasty, yummy. Their Margarita was just perfect to me. Spent some time with friends & enjoyed Mexican food.

Thank Rcartajena
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Right down the hill from are hotel. had a\happy hour from like 1-5. great taco's better margaritas! Next time I might golf to so I can start at the sand trap and end there as well.

Thank kevin N
Reviewed 11 November 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely walk on the island and came across The Sandtrap. We shared an avocado and cheese omelet with crispy bacon and it was AMAZING. If you enjoy spicy Bloody Mary's I would recommend grabbing one of these as well....More

2  Thank champagnethirsty
Reviewed 18 October 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us but we found it over rated. With kids running around unattended.

Thank Catalinawalkers
Reviewed 16 October 2014

Happy Hour is from 2-7 and you won't want to miss the Sandtrap's excellent $1 tacos (soft or hard-shell), $2 draft beers, and $5 margaritas. It's the best treat after a long hike.

1  Thank Amy R
Reviewed 13 October 2014

If you love tacos, cheap drinks and are visiting the island for more than one day, I definitely recommend checking this spot out. While it is a bit off the beaten path, the walk up from the main road isn't that far (a near 10...More

Thank Heather C
Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

This did not meet my expectations. $1 tacos had no cheese and margaritas were not too tasty. For the happy hour price there are better margaritas down by the harbor.

1  Thank 2000bre
Reviewed 28 September 2014

Kind of a hole in the wall, but the food was excellent and the staff very friendly! Party of five with food and drinks was under $35.

Thank LBBeachGal
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Pamela B
25 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
US$5 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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