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Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill Swims to the Southwest

"Fin-addicts" finally get their wish

Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill
Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill
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"Fin-addicts" alert, Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill is on the way. It took 10 months, but the California-based franchise has finally found its home in Las Vegas. Sharky’s is creating a 2,915-square-foot, built-from-scratch restaurant on an empty plot close to the intersection of Decatur Boulevard and Blue Diamond Road. A covered patio is already part of the plans.

Founded in 1992 by Steve Paperno, the vegan-friendly concept serves Mexican-American fusion dishes created with "fresh, natural and organic ingredients." The restaurant uses no MSG or lard in its cooking and in an unusual move for a casual chain, delivers dishes on ceramic plates and hands out metal cutlery.

Popular options include Sharky's quinoa salad, tacos, stone fired pizza, craft beer, "wild-caught fish" burritos and "naked" fajita bowls.

Their "Fin-Addicts" reward program awards guests one point for every dollar spent. Reach 100 points and you earn $7 to spend at your next visit.

Paperwork on a second, 2,825-square-foot location at a Summerlin retail center has also been filed. That site is currently occupied by another still-operating restaurant and it is unclear if the present staff have been notified of the future shutter.