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Sharky’s

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American, Bar, Pub
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Main Street | Next to Pacific Park Condos, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 2653 4705
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11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place was awesome, there's a beer pong tournament on Sunday nights, it's fast and quick, you have to pay $10 to join tournament, that amount basically covers all the beer you will drink.

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Thank Rube S
Elizabeth D, General Manager at Sharky’s, responded to this review

Glad you had fun at Sharky's world famous Beer Pong tournament and thank you for the review. Hope to see you back here soon! More 

Barrie, Canada
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330 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good for sports & grabbing a drink. Good parties every night of the week. I have ate here many times and find it below average. I would come here for drinks and to watch sports. Come early for big games though or you wont get a seat because its super popular.

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Thank Byron D
Elizabeth D, General Manager at Sharky’s, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by Sharky's! Great point on coming early for big games. To get a seat, you definitely want to show up with some time to spare. More 

Brentwood, California
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116 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a place to check out that can't miss game this is it! Like all the other bars it is smaller, but the service was OK.

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Thank Snakewrangler
Boulder, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for any international athletic event, this is the local sports bar to watch. Lots of TVs with a sports bar feel....

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Thank Billy G
Elizabeth D, General Manager at Sharky’s, responded to this review

Hey Billy! Thank you for stopping by Sharky's and for the awesome review. Hope to see you back soon! More 

Naperville, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun place to watch NCAA games. Food was good. Service - like all local restaurants is very slow. I suspect it's more of a local culture and I'm used to state side service levels. Very friendly!!

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Thank Keith B
Elizabeth D, General Manager at Sharky’s, responded to this review

Hey Keith! Thanks for stopping by Sharky's and for the review. Hope to see you back down here soon. More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A traditional american sports bar that we watch a big game at during our vacation. Talked to the owner and he was a great guy. Friendly staff and good food. If you are looking to watch a sports event this is the spot. Talked to other customers during the game which made it a even more fun.

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Thank Matt W
Elizabeth D, General Manager at Sharky’s, responded to this review

Hey Matt, Thank you for the awesome review and glad you had a great time at Sharky's. Stop by again soon! More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Literally the most American place I've ever been outside of America... which I mean is great if you like that but there are plenty of better places to drink in Tamarindo.

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Thank Elizabeth W
Kitscoty, Alberta, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Kind of a middle of the road place. Good cold beer and good place to watch sports although in the evenings it's like being in a small car with the stereo base turned up. Guess we're showing our age. Enjoyable in middle of day with open air and cold beer!

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Thank BGfromWenniget
Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Pub food with a good sports vibe ... loved the hotdogs! Crowded in the evenings. Lots of televisions with various sports from around the world ... even ice hockey for the Canadians ...

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Thank Che L
Elizabeth D, General Manager at Sharky’s, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your time at Sharky's and thank you for the review. Hope to see you back here soon. More 

Canada
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We enjoyed our lunch here, the food was ok, but lots of locals hanging around, as we were in a group of 6 no problems, but I would be very careful if a smaller group. We did have a fun experience when Captian Jack Sparrow, stopped by for a visit. Lots of laughs and pictures.

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Thank FS Y
Elizabeth D, General Manager at Sharky’s, responded to this review

Tamarindo is currently playing host to Jack Sparrow, who stops by Sharky's for his rum fix. We're lucky that locals here are quite a bit friendlier than your regular gang of pirates. Glad you had a fun encounter and hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Next to Pacific Park Condos, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 4705
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...

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