Panama Joe’s Cantina

5100 E. 2nd Street
Long Beach, California 90803 United States
(562) 618-4445
Hours of Operation : Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri: 11:00 - 2:00; Sat Sun: 9:00 - 2:00
Price : $ (Inexpensive)

About Panama Joe’s Cantina

Panama Joe’s in Belmont Shore re-opened under the Baja Sharkeez management team in May 2009.  Sharkeez is the creation of Ron Newman- founder of the Red Onion chain of casual restaurants that flourished in the 1970’s and ‘80s- and his son Greg. After Greg graduated from USC, Ron offered him $100,000 to start his own place. Soon thereafter, the Newman’s decided to start a new enterprise as a team. They believed that their partnership would be a good fit combining the senior’s experience and expertise with the junior’s young, fresh ideas and understanding of the younger demographic and connections within the college and beach communities.

They traveled around together to Arizona, Texas and Mexico to research other restaurant and nightclub concepts and settled on a casual but cool concept and opened Baja Sharkeez in Manhattan Beach.

With the success of their first venture, four other successes followed, all in keeping with their beach cantina and restaurant concept: Newport Beach, Hermosa Beach, Santa Barbara and Huntington Beach. The Newman “growth by expansion plan” is a clear vision which all of their partners and associates understand. It is the Newmans’ operating plan to open one store a year moving forward.

Panama Joe’s is the most recent addition to the Sharkeez family and features full service dining as well as the fun cantina, high energy sports bar and cutting edge nightlife that Sharkeez has become known for.


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Dress Code: Club Attire






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