Mexican in Catalina Island

Maggie's Blue Rose

This new, central spot does Mexican standards and cooking with an island twist such as ancho-chile spiced shrimp served with avocado, greens, cucumber and pickled onion presented inside a (wait for it) hollowed-out …
Desserts in Catalina Island

Lloyd's of Avalon

Like at any good seaside candy shop, Lloyd's makes saltwater taffy before your eyes and sells penny candy by the pound, but – whoa! – how about those offbeat flavors of fudge such as mint chocolate swirl and the rid…
Seafood in Catalina Island

Bluewater Grill

With an unbeatable location right over the water, Bluewater Grill is the most popular restaurant on the island thanks to dishes such as miso-glazed cod, cedar-plank salmon, lemon-pepper-seasoned mahi mahi, chicken u…
Snack Bar in Catalina Island

The Sandtrap

Across from Avalon's golf course and en route to the botanic gardens, this snack bar is nothing fancy (omelets, burgers and such served outdoors), but the authentic Mexican food at lunch is better than expected – es…
American in Catalina Island

Eric's on the Pier

Right on Green Pier is this classic waterside snack bar for burgers (including buffalo burgers), burritos, fish and chips and funnel cakes.