La Sirena Grill

November 25, 2007 at 11:16 pm 3 comments

La Serena Gill is a place in Laguna Beach were the locals know as a great place to hang out and get a quick healthy bit of Mexican food. About 3 months ago La Sirena Grill decided to go green. To get the restaurant “green” or more organic La Sirena Grill had to raise the prices of all the items on the diverse menu. This hasn’t effected the store in any negative ways because all the customers know that the food will only have to be better to meet the bloated prices.

There are a few dishes I would choose to have as my last meal. One of these dishes is the Carne Asada Torta. The tortas they make there are delectable. In the torta (sandwich) there are chopped up pieces of carne asada(marinaded, organic steak), fresh lettuce (not iceberg lettuce), tomatoes, big mounds of chunky guacamole (which includes avocados, chopped up tomatoes, cilantro, and lemon), and a lightly toasted bun. Normally jalapeños sit between the lettuce and the meat, but i normally get those removed before hand. I find the taste of the other ingredients overpowered by the chillies. I normally swallow the torta in about 10 minutes in response to the outstanding, fresh flavors.

The wild salmon burrito, another dish that La Sirena serves, drives my taste buds wild. The burrito is filled with crunchy iceberg lettuce , seasoned rice, smoked salmon, and a light, tangy salsa. The salmon I believe first marinated in a citrus marinade and then smoked over night. Right before being served a working high school student throws it on the grill for about 5 minutes. When you first bit into the hefty burrito you think that the smokiness of the salmon is overpowering. Then the citric acid from the salsa comes in and balances out all the rich flavors. I would have to argue this dish to be a winner at La Sirena Grill.

Smoked Samon Torta

For the drink, I would choose the horchata ( you don’t pronounce the “h”). A horchata is a Hispanic drink that has rice and milk as the based ingredients. There is rice, sugar, cinnamon, milk, and sometimes almonds. The drink delivers very rich, strong, full flavor through the taste and texture. When you’re about done with it you start to feel little grains of cinnamon coming up the recycled straw. I find this to be a prime part of the drinking experience.

I told you that the prices have gone up due to the “green” changes. This is what they went up to: $8 for the torta, $2.50 for the horchata, and $9.25 for the salmon burrito. They went “green” by only using local foods that are organic and fresh; recycled utensils; and a few other ways.

Please visit their website at

Or go Visit one of their fantastic restaurants in Laguna Beach, Irvine, or El Segundo.


Entry filed under: Restaurants.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Danielle D.  |  January 11, 2008 at 3:18 am

    you neeeeeeeeeeeeeed to up date this thing! come on i am excited to here about the holiday party cooking you did!

  • 2. Ascension  |  June 3, 2008 at 8:56 am

    Ascension says : I absolutely agree with this !

  • 3. alek Burk  |  June 2, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    I go to this place every day. You are insightful and well spoken. I wish i was as cool as you. lets get lunch ❤


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