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“Sports bar”
Review of Sharky’s

Sharky’s
Ranked #53 of 228 Restaurants in Tamarindo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: In 2008, when Sharky’s founders Ben and Katie opened their bar in Tamarindo, it was because they saw something was missing. Tamarindo was a melting pot (sometimes literally) of locals and travelers from all over the world. Yet there was no place to come together and watch the world’s sports. Well, no place that had every game on earth. No place to gather and enjoy the victories over an ice-cold beer. No place to suffer together through the heartbreaks (and have an extra shot to ease the pain.) So Sharky’s was born. In 2010, a terrible fire destroyed the original Sharky’s and two of their neighboring businesses. It was a very sad day. But there was never a question that Sharky’s would gather its strength and rebuild. There were too many passionate and devoted fans. Too much love for the fun. Later that year, with an amazing group of friends, customers and supporters, we re-built Sharky’s into a new vibrant reef. Stronger, faster, and even more fun. Today, through hard work and good spirit, Sharky’s has become a Tamarindo standard. Whenever you’re in town, come on over to the shark tank. Pretty much every night you know it will be... OFF THE GANCHO!
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Only drank in here, so cannot confirm what the food was like. With loads of screens showing all sorts of sports, American Football, baseball, Proper Football (Soccer) this is the place to catch up on how your team might be doing. With the time difference from the UK, European evening games are on at lunch time, so perfect for a couple of cold beers and not too disruptive from your main holiday activities. Tamarindo itself is a very relaxed place, more lively than most other Costa Rica towns, but not on the same level (thankfully) as an equivalent in the Med. Enjoyed the relaxed vibe here after 3 weeks touring round Costa Rica.

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Elizabeth D, General Manager at Sharky’s, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review and for stopping by Sharky's! Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

Sharky's has a few burger options.
Their Craft Burger Cheeseburger tastes very good. The bun is fantastic as it holds it together. With all the veggies and 1/2 pound patty. it is not a dry burger. Typical cheeseburger but a good cheeseburger.
Their Craft California Burger adds avocado which makes it a little messier but also tasty.

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Elizabeth D, General Manager at Sharky’s, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for stopping by Sharky's and for taking the time to write a review! Hope to see you back here soon.

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Reviewed 23 July 2018

Took my teenage son here because I'd read good reviews. However, the food was very average, there were large screens showing soccer matches, but everything was just OK.

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Great place for some wings and beer. Great bar for sport. Not the best for kids but otherwise great!

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Elizabeth D, General Manager at Sharky’s, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thank you for stopping by Sharky's!! Hope to see you next time you are in Tamarindo.

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

This place is not impressive by any means and is surrounded by sketch balls walking the streets. I think people default to this place because there isn't much else to do. A few other bars in the area, but nothing truly exciting. Since everyone ends up here, it becomes more lively as the night goes on. Drinks are mediocre at best and they offer themed nights throughout the week (beer pong, ladies night, etc).

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Elizabeth D, General Manager at Sharky’s, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Sharky's does get more lively after dinner. Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you next time you are in Tamarindo.

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