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Catalina Cantina

££ - £££Mexican, Latin,
313 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-0100
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good35%
  • Average28%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (7 reviews)
“nachos” (7 reviews)
“chicken” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30All hours
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub
££ - £££
313 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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1 - 10 of 80 reviews

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This was our first stop on our weekend Journey on Catalina Island. We were happy to have a few margaritas and some Mexican food to fill the void. I had a very good shrimp salad and enjoyed the chips and salsa. I also enjoyed a...More

Thank JJBlondie
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Good food, not great but good. We had Mexican food and it was good not delicious but good and filling.

Thank Triker T
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We stopped in twice during our trip for a couple of drinks. The bartenders were very friendly. We will stop by again on our next visit to the island.

Thank Katherine D
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This Mexican Restaurant is very near the port and has outdoor seating if you want to people watch. The food is acceptable - we had quesadillas and nachos and the drinks are a bit pricey, however considering you're on Catalina - it is line with...More

Thank Syllyt01
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

I had a type of open faced steak sandwich. Good but not outstanding. My only gripe is that I see a fair amount of restaurants that do not show the price of alcohol. Most places will charge around $3 for a soft drink and that...More

1  Thank zavalaphilam
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

The only thing good about this restaurant was the view. Otherwise, it was terrible. Both the food and service left a lot to be desired. I had nachos which, by the time they got to the table, were so cold that the cheese had congealed....More

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We needed a quick and yummy lunch between excursions when the lines at the restaurants were long. To the left side of this restaurant there is a simple take-out counter. The tacos were excellent and fresh!!!

Thank Yankeerev
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Catalina Cantina is an adorable restaurant located right on the promenade with great views of the harbor. Catalina is notoriously expensive, so relatively speaking, Catalina Cantina is a bargain. Good food, huge portions and reasonable prices. Even after a calorie-burning day on the island, we...More

Thank rharch
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Mexican cantina with an ocean view. They had a couple of vegan options, but they were nor special, nor labelled. Pros: ocean view, entertaining decor Cons: no vegan options labelled, food ok

Thank Catalina C
Reviewed 10 June 2017

First time in this bar and ordered a Heineken (bottle). Didn't know that there is an open container law in Avalon, so when I stepped outside to enjoy the beer with my wife across the street by the beach, I was called over by the...More

Thank Anthony W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 313 Crescent Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-0100
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