La Sirena Clandestina

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488 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Nestled west of Chicago's Magnificent Mile and east of the United Center, La Sirena Clandestina recalls the sneak-away beachside joints of coastal Brazil that inspires its name ‘hidden mermaid.’ Chef John Manion serves Latin-local fare with influences that draw on his childhood in Brazil as well as two decades cooking in Chicago. Established in 2012 and given the Jean Banchet Award by the Chicago Tribune for Best Neighborhood Restaurant, La Sirena Clandestina has reviewed in publications such as Men's Journal, Food & Wine and Michigan Avenue Magazine. Its charming atmosphere with candlelit tables makes it an ideal setting for a date.

La Sirena Clandestina serves lunch, brunch and dinner.
Guests can try a variety of freshly prepared dishes like la bomba rice, grilled hanger steak with chimichurri and head-on prawns. This Fulton Market gem has a full bar that offers various drinks, including wine.

Specials

$9 Caipirinhas, $3 Empanadas

Every Wednesday, join us for $9 caipirinhas and $3 empanadas all night

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 6, 2019

Ends: June 7, 2118

Availability: Wed 5:00PM-10:00PM

Super Deluxe Churrasco

Churrasco platter for 2 for $45 -- Chef's selection of grilled meat and seafood.
Pair with a bottle of Argentinian Malbec for $45.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 6, 2019

Ends: June 7, 2118

Availability: Tue 5:00PM-10:00PM

Happy Hour(s)

$9 Caipirinhas and sparkling rosé. $3 Brazilian beer. $3 empanadas. The best Happy Hour(s) in the West Loop. Seven days a week.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 6, 2019

Ends: June 7, 2118

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-7:00PM

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM 7:45PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 9:00PM - 10:30PM

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.8

La Sirena Cladestina is serving up Brazilian food in Fulton Market. It's small but always buzzing.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 488 People Are Saying
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JA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The empanadas are excellent. I'll definitely be back for happy hour.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place did not disappoint! The food, service, and ambiance were excellent. Highly recommend!

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BJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Very good service, nice interior. The food was fantastic! We had the whole fried fish and Empanadas which were delicious. I recommend their Pisco Sour, too.
Can't wait to go back and try other food on their menu.

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LM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had 815pm dinner reservations but didn’t get seated until 835 and there were open tables. They compensated for it by giving us free dessert and apologizing so that was appreciated. Service during dinner was great, food was delicious.

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RD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Whole fish should be larger for the price. Food otherwise very good, as was service.

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G
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food and cocktails were great. Our server inadvertently forgot to put my order in, which delayed my food about 15-20 minutes. While that was unfortunate, the waiter was very apologetic and comped some of our meal. Overall, good experience.

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AN
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Quality of the food was ok, but nothing really stood out except for a rice dish which we were only learned after the meal was finished contained cheese. My partner has a dairy allergy and it’s very disappointing that a restaurant which charges so much for so little couldn’t be bothered to list cheese as one of the dish ingredients on their menu. The sirloin had good flavor but was small for the price and had several pieces of gristle which is low quality. Overall very underwhelmed. Doubt this place will still be open 12 months from now

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AZ
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and outstanding Brazilian original food

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c
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It's a better place to meet for small eats and drinks because the menu is rather limited and eclectic. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

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P
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my partner’s birthday and everything was amazing!

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r
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good, not fantastic. For starters, the pork empanada was better than the cheese empanada. Grilled chicken hearts were flavorful and delicious. Kale salad was good, and the octopus entree was only okay.

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MH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional. We arrived early for our reservation and the restaurant did everything to accommodate us so we could sit and eat. Food was exceptional. Love this place

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CC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loves our dinner experience. Loud and lively restaurant with amazingly flavorful food.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I’d been wanting to eat here for a while, and it didn’t disappoint! Food was delicious and sizzling hot; drinks were very tasty and appropriately strong. Overall, slightly more pricey than I’d say was fair for the amount of food. I’d definitely go back for drinks and maybe a snack.

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D
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good with large portions. Service was attentive and the drink menu was substantial. Enjoyed the experience and would go again.

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KS
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch! Wonderful food and outstanding service!

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A
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go on date night or with a few friends, it is small. The food was outstanding, would recommend and will be back!

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OT
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had my birthday dinner there with 6 people. Service and food were outstanding! The kale salad lives up to its reputation. Be sure to check in on yelp for an extra discount.

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S
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Expensive for what is was. Tired of expensive small plates

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RB
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love the Happy Hour snacks and caparinhas! All the food was excellent. The service was about the best I’ve had: the servers worked together well and were attentive but never interrupted our conversation. Decor was simple and relaxed. The noise level was good for conversation.

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SS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and some of the best service I have ever received!

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CB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this place - all the dishes were outstanding, the service was impeccable, great cocktails (try the pisco sour). We took friends from Switzerland and they were equally as enthusiastic- they were looking for something different to what they knew from Zurich and this placed delivered. Will be back.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

consistently pleasant experience

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Z
New England
22 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food-drinks and service. Loved it!

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WL
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Allergies were cared for. Flavors were special and vibrant. Happy Hour wine was super. Love it!

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CB
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was lovely and the drinks were nice, and the hostess was excellent. However the wait staff felt a bit pushy like they were really trying to rush us to order, pay our bill, and get out of there, even though there was really no rush as there were plenty of open tables and no one waiting to fill them.

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RD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great dining experience! would definitely go back

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding and fun menu. Don’t miss the empanadas.

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DS
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was my first time here, and we went to try out the Easter brunch offering. We started out with cocktails (Mexican mimosa pitcher, their frozen slushee of the day, and a Cha Calmante), as well as the Breakfast empanada and the bananas foster french toasties. Both of the apps were delicious. For entrees, we all chose either the pork eggs benedict or the steak and eggs -- I would do the benedict again, but the steak was overly charred for my tastes. It was perfectly cooked, just a bit too smoky/charred in flavor. Service was great, the space is very warm and enjoyable for a long meal, and I'll be back for happy hour/dinner soon!

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MG
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Attended for one of their first Sunday brunches in a very long time. They should continue to offer this. It was a great place for Sunday brunch.

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I
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great! Took my mom who likes it enough to want to come back!

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CB
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delish, good recommendations. Great experience.

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F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service as ALWAYS!! Love this place

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KB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We chose this place based on location and the fact it is reasonably priced and we were not disappointed. We shared the cheese bread, the octopus, the chicken hearts, the kale salad and some unmemorable dessert. All of the dishes were delicious!
Our only issue was that the noise level made it very difficult to hear our soft spoken server. We were seated in the back corner near the kitchen, so maybe a table closer to the front would be quieter.
Summing it up, we would go back again!

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K
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great staff, the Brazilian cheese bread is amazing (& gluten free)! I have been here a few times and both times the good was great and the staff is courteous and not pushy at all. It’s a small place so it fills up.

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c
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great taste of Brazil! Perfect for family style sharing. Get the whole fish- delicious and table service carving included.

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L
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is wonderful! Unique and flavorful... cocktails are great! Marco is the Best!!! If he is behind the bar... his are the perfect cocktails ... if your waiter... detailed and attentive! Our to go place!

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S
Chicago
88 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

All our dishes were excellent with vey full robust flavors.

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P
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was pretty tasty, but a little bland, especially for Brazilian food.
The actual restaurant was extremely loud, not a good place if you want to talk to your date.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First experience here and it lived up to the hype. We will be back!

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