La Sirena Clandestina
May 11, 2018
The West Loop’s La Sirena Clandestina is the brainchild of John Manion, the man behind the renowned Latin eatery, Mas, but whereas the latter was polished and glossy, this is far rougher round the edges and all the more fun for it. The open-kitchened room is furnished with 1940s Toledo chairs and the atmosphere is welcoming and lively. Manion is inspired by street food and home cooking and this is reflected in the food on his menu; the cocktail list is similarly original, steering clear of the familiar for more intriguing drinks like the Punch Drunk in Buizos, a potent blend of cachaça, cognac, apricot preserves, tea, fresh lime and house-made ginger beer, and the Pistola Humeante, a wicked mix of mezcal, amaro and lime with a real kick.