I love Mexican food. Black beans, rice, tortilla and chunky salsa … you name it, I would eat it (and a lot of it). But ever since I’ve given up eating meat (except for occasional beef here and there), I don’t make a trip to Mexican joints as frequently as I once did (in search of juicy carne asadas). I’m a little more selective when it comes to which joint to go now, making sure that the place serves organic ingredients, plethora of vegetarian dishes, maybe some fresh fish plates. And don’t forgot those great pico de gallo — that’s very important.
Sharkey’s Woodfired Mexican Grill fits everything on the bill, and thank goodness for them. In a time where so many Mexican restaurants are compromising quality to keep costs down, Sharkey’s manages to provide freshness and flavor in all the dishes it serves at a very, reasonable price. Granted, it’s virtually impossible to make Mexican food super healthy but you can definitely taste the difference in the ingredients here.
My favorite here – especially when you’re in a mood for something different – is this Four Cheese Pizza made in stone fire, with diced tomatoes, four cheese blend, grilled red onion, cilantro sour cream, tomatillo cheese sauce on a thin jalapeno-cilantro crust.
The staples are as delicious. Here’s the Tempura Battered Mahi Mahi Tacos, and
Grilled Vegetarian Burrito, Ranchero Style.
Sharkey’s Woodfired Mexican Grill
In Burbank Empire Center
1791 North Victory Place, Burbank, CA 91505