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La Sirena Grill a thriving success

February 20, 2004

appetites. For a dollar or so more, the addition of meat, chicken,

blackened salmon and shrimp turns this into a deliciously healthy

main course. A half order, moreover, makes for a satisfying preface

to any of the a la carte selection of tacos, tortas, burritos and

quesadillas, these from $l.85 to $3.

Equally enticing starters are spicy chicken soup garnished with

tortilla strips and jack cheese for $2.50, and corn tortilla soup at


$2.25 topped with pinto beans, cabbage, queso fresco and salsa. Add

carnitas or pollo for 50 cents more, blackened albacore or salmon

with pico and aioli for an added $3.25.

Help yourself, while waiting, to additional embellishments posed

at a little corner stand with take-out containers. Refreshing

beverages in 16 ounce containers are $1.50 to $1.75 -- the latter

for a delectable watermelon/strawberry drink and a luscious

cinnamon-spiced coconut milk concoction. Special entrees for kids are

$1.50 to $3.50.


Shoreline Restaurant, which debuted at the Holiday Inn late last

summer is undergoing extensive revamping of the sadly neglected

Courtyard Patio. It will now, once again, attract the many diners in

search of refreshing al fresco ambience. Owners Tom and Susan Winch

have promised a comfortable New Orleans-style setting ready for

breakfast, lunch, dinner enjoyment within the next few weeks. Phone

(949) 494-1001.

* Dining suggestions and questions may be e-mailed to or phone (949) 494-4710. Glori Fickling is a

longtime Laguna Beach resident who has written restaurant news and

views columns since 1966.

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