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Aromas Del Sur

548 S State St, Ephrata, PA 17522
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Ranked #1 of 65 Restaurants in Ephrata
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Colombian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Description: This restaurant was opened in October 2010 by a group of three Colombian sibilings. We like to say we serve Spanish food but most of our dishes are cooked and prepared with Colombian influence. We wanted to bring a little part of South America to the Ephrata and Lancaster area and educate people on our lifestyle. Please come by and enjoy something we are very passionate about. We have delicious appetizers which come out fast and are filling along with our plentiful entrees. We serve your typical dishes such as pork, steak, and chicken which are usually always accompanied by their rice and beans. These dishes are prepared with Colombian spices and seasoning, but are not spicy as many believe just flavorful. We have options for reservation, take out, BYOB, and large parties. TAKE A LOOK AT OUR NEW WEBSITE!!!Please feel free to call during business hours.
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110 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
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English first
sarasota florida
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were in Ephrata for a day on personal business. We had been there before and had a very pleasant lunch at a small pizza restaurant- and were disappointed to see that they were closed for vacation. That turned out to be lucky for us. We checked with Tripadvisor and saw the #1 rated restaurant was AROMAS... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We checked out Aromas based on a stack of favorable reviews and the #1 rating. The food was just OK. Both the pork and steak were tough and the flavors were sort of bland. While we enjoyed the Empanadas, the rest of the fare was just average. Service was great, the place was clean and the prices were reasonable. Maybe... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

What a wonderful experience. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Make sure you start out with an empanada ( they are so good ). I have eaten here a few times for lunch and loved it so much I took my wife for dinner. We both have enjoyed this restaurant very much. Everything on the menu is excellent and... More

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Authentic Columbian/ South American food, friendly, knowledgeable staff, and generous portions, come relax, enjoy! the jucca and plantain are amazing

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Four of us out for dinner. Started with Emannadas. (Colombian Meat Pies.) Will be ordering some these for takeout. I had the Chuleta. Empanizada. It is a pork version of a German weiner schnitzel. The big difference weiner schnitzel is veal. I even squeezed lemon on it! It came with a side of beans, rice, salad and fried plantains. My... More

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We live in Ephrata and I was not even aware of this restaurant until I saw the reviews on trip advisor. Used to be a tavern in this building and I didn't realize it had changed hands. Not the best appearance from the outside, but they have done a nice job of fixing it up inside. Sort of quaint. I... More

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Depoe Bay, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

After reading other viewer comments, we wanted to judge for ourselves. This place will not disappoint. The food was excellent, plentiful, and beautifully presented. The service was top notch. A real gem in the small town of Ephrata. If you're wanting a most memorable dining experience, give this delightful restaurant a try.

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful Columbian meal and excellent service. The four of us had three different meals and two different appetizers all of them excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

You don't just eat authentic Colombian food. You get great service and a lesson on how to eat the right way. Apparently, empanadas are eaten by hand with a napkin rather than with a fork. Good to know! Don't be fooled by the shag carpet at the entrance or the bare walls and floors. This place is an affordable gem!

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newark, de
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My husband had the paella and I had the cazuela - both were delicious. We have lived in Spain and were really pleased with the quality of the food. Our waiter was very helpful and friendly. This would be a great place to go after touring the Ephrata Cloister.

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