L is for La Sirena Grill

Please excuse that the posts are Laguna Beach-heavy this week. My parents were in town last week and since Laguna is our original home base in OC, we went back to many of our favorite haunts.

La Sirena Grill is a great Mexican restaurant in downtown Laguna Beach. Located in a charming old house it feels like a high-class version of a hole-in-the-wall, complete with a sidewalk dining. The inside is tiny, barely enough room for a couple of people to order and to grab utensils, salsa, etc. There are only a few tables outside so if you come at lunchtime you may want to have someone save a seat while you order.  Also, this location is the only one to offer breakfast.

I highly recommend their blackened salmon (if you like spicy stuff)–I’ve had it on the salad and the tacos and both are excellent. I’ve never been disappointed with anything I’ve had here.

One of the best things about La Sirena is their use of organic food and sustainable agricultural products. Here is a great article about Scott and Janet Cortellessa, the owners of the La Sirena restaurants, and their commitment to providing a fresh, healthy, sustainable and tasty dining experience.

La Sirena uses free-range beef and chicken that are fed a vegetarian diet without the use of antibiotics or hormones.  They only use wild salmon and shrimp and albacore have been removed from the menu and they are using only sustainable seafood as recommended by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program. They are also using natural pork, organic mixed greens and organic milk, cheese and sour cream.

There are also locations in El Segundo, South Laguna and Irvine.

(The Original) La Sirena Grill
347 Mermaid Street
Laguna Beach, CA  92651

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