Heading into La Sirena Grill in Laguna Beach, I really had no idea what to expect. I had followed a friend there and hoped for the best. Walking in, we were somehow immediately in line to order from the counter. The line wasn’t terribly fast, though, so I had some time to figure out what to order. I was pretty impressed to see that the place used only grass-fed beef and free-range chicken. I don’t usually go out of my way to find restaurants like these, but I’m always happy when I do. Most importantly, though, the price of the food hadn’t been jacked up like it usually is when something is green or organic.
Finally, I made it to the front of the line and ordered some their Chicken Enchiladas Plate. This came with rice, pinto beans and a choice of red or green sauce. I went with green to keep with the theme of the restaurant and then made sure to order without cabbage and pico de gallo. Veggies like these can have a devastating affect on trying to eat a humane meal. After ordering, I filled up a couple cups of salsa from their salsa bar and took a seat to wait for my green meal to come.
The green sauce on the enchiladas was very flavorful, but with very little spice to it. Good thing I had been to the salsa bar and added some hotter salsa to the mix. This made the enchiladas pretty good. The rice and beans were just what you would expect and went nicely with the enchiladas.
La Sirena Grill was a pretty good stop for some reliable Mexican food, and although eating free-range chicken didn’t make the enchiladas taste any better, it made me feel better as a person. What more could an unvegan ask for?