PUNTA BANDA SHARKY'S RESTAURANT
Sharky's has a Sports Bar with pool tables and satellite TV, but also a great restaurant. The new owners are
putting money into the place and you can see definite improvement. The Sports Bar is great during football
season (especially Monday Night Football). They have two pool tables that are rarely both in use at the same
You can not find anything on the menu that is not good. They offer soup or salad with all meals and you must
try the soup (they are famous for it no matter what kind). The menu is made up of gourmet steak house type
dishes mixed with traditional Mexican dishes. During the Summer, it is important to get into Sharky's early
since it will fill up quickly.
The prices are very reasonable for a restaurant of this quality (like filet mignon at $12.00). The menu is very
versatile and include bacon wrapped shrimp, carne asada plate, filet mignon, Shrimp Scampi, and even burgers
and fries for the kids. This is much more expensive then other restaurants in the area, but far less then an
equivalent restaurant in the States. You will not be disappointed and they are open much later then many of the
other restaurants in the area.
By the way, Americans are of two varieties in Mexico; those of us that tip the same way in the states as we do
in Mexico and those of us (I am ashamed to stay) that take the approach that they can tip much less since
these people will appreciate anything. Please do not belong to the second group. The meal gourmet or
otherwise cost you less. So tipping at 20% cost you less as well and will leave the people that follow you in a
much better light.
Remember, always pay in pesos if listed in the menu. The rate has changed so much lately that you never
know what exchange rate you will be given for dollars. Better to avoid the concern and maximize your money.
For restaurant dinning in the Punta Banda area, Sharky's has survived the good
and bad seasons. They are open every day. On the way to the Ensenada Beach
Houses you will wind around the mountain. At the point that the road straightens
out, Sharky's will be on your left hand side. The large sign (left) with the Shark on
it will give this one away. This restaurant is open every day and stays open late.
This is unusual for the area.