Healthy Mexican food is not necessarily a phrase you think of when you eat burritos oozing with cheese or tacos overflowing with toppings. Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill, based in Southern California, has been flipping that script since 1992. Now it’s brought its diverse menu of traditional and contemporary Mexican fare to Summerlin (8975 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 140, sharkys.com), offering tacos, burritos, nachos, enchiladas and salads made with organic, non-GMO, hormone- and preservative-free ingredients. Appealing to carnivores and plant-eaters alike, Sharky’s is a good option for vegans, vegetarians and the gluten-sensitive.
The official opening date is May 8, just in time for its Fiesta de Mayo celebration, when Sharky’s will be offering limited-edition tacos such as slow-roasted pork (with pineapple citrus marinade and house-made jicama, cabbage and carrot slaw), steak and arugula (with grilled Angus steak, Fontina cheese, avocado salsa and cotija cheese), and grilled shrimp (with grilled fresh pineapple and jicama, cabbage and carrot slaw). Go ahead, eat up all the goodness—and none of the guilt.