The West Loop’s La Sirena Clandestina recalls the sneak-away beachside joints of coastal Brazil that inspired its name, “hidden mermaid.” Executive Chef/Partner John Manion serves Latin-local cuisine influenced by his childhood spent in Brazil as well as two decades of cooking in Chicago. Earning recognition as a Jean Banchet “Best Neighborhood Restaurant,” La Sirena Clandestina’s menu-defining dishes include pao de queijo (Brazilian cheese bread), moqueca (seafood stew in coconut broth) and the restaurant’s formative whole fried fish. With a lively bar program distinguished by caipirinhas, pisco sours, fortified wines and unique non-alcoholic offerings such as tepache, a sweet fermented pineapple juice, the intimate 40-seat restaurant-bar hybrid continues to retain its indie atmosphere with vibrant food and music.


National Empanada Day is April 8th!

In the month of March we hosted a contest where guests submitted ingredients they hoped to be stuffed into a delicious flakey crust.
The winner was Jenevieve Lalvinski’s Jalapeño Popper! The winning empanada is available at both La Sirena and El Che April 8th - 30th.

$1 from each empanada sold will go to her favorite non-profit, Simply Destinee, a dance troupe that promotes suicide prevention and awareness through dance.

Kitchen Hours:

Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm

HAPPY HOUR - Seven days a week, 5pm - 7pm
MONDAYS - Industry Night, 50% off Food
TUESDAYS - All wines by the glass $10



Check out our sister restaurant El Che Steakhouse & Bar, a love letter from Chef John Manion’s travels in Argentina.