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Three Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grills on the Way

Vegan-friendly, Mexican-American fusion is almost here

Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill
Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill

California-based franchise Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill has so many fans, the brand named them "fin-addicts" and Las Vegas will host three locations to make new converts, with the first branch arriving very soon.

Debuting on May 1, Sharky’s will take over the shuttered Mac Shack create-your-own-pasta concept at the west side’s Crossroads Commons shopping center. The 2,825-square-foot site is close to intersection of Charleston Boulevard and Ft. Apache Road.

Founded in 1992 by Steve Paperno, the vegan-friendly concept serves Mexican-American fusion dishes created with "fresh, natural and organic ingredients." Created with no MSG or lard, menu favorites include tacos, stone fired pizza, craft beer and "wild-caught fish" burritos.

Already under construction is a second outpost, a 2,915-square-foot, built-from-scratch restaurant on an empty plot close to the intersection of Decatur Boulevard and Blue Diamond Road.

And now comes word that a third home will land in the northwest, at the corner of Craig Road and US-95, across the parking lot from the Kneaders Bakery. In a real estate twist, the plot is managed by J. Dapper and his Dapper Companies, a co-creator of Mac Shack.

No word on a opening date timetable for the two latest expansions.


, Las Vegas, NV 89129