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El Serrano

2151 Columbia Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-4332
717-397-6191
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Ranked #32 of 501 Restaurants in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
Hours:
Thu - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Buford, Georgia
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We came here for our 18th Wedding Anniversary with my wife's parents based on their recommendation and the reviews we've read on it. The food was quite good, however the service was sloooooooooooooow. We basically felt ignored the entire night despite be placed directly in front of their "live entertainment." It appeared that our waitress was assigned a different part... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

After riding the back roads of Lancaster buying everything from fresh eggs to jam to corn on the cob, to just-picked watermelon, it was time for a complete change of pace – so why not go to a Peruvian Restaurant for lunch ! As noted by other reviewers, the place is both gigantic and beautiful. It was a Saturday afternoon... More

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Marysville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

very flavorful and tender.... atmosphere was great...have dined here many times and have never been disappointed!

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Millersville, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

No problems here. Service was amazingly great for a slow Sunday evening. Our meal came out very fast. Dinner for four was very good and tasty. My wife had Chiles Rellenos and they were excellent. I had Shrimp Fajitas and they were very good but with a little too many onions and light on the peppers. Our guests had Combos... More

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South East PA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I have been there before but never tried the Tappas. I would recommend it. First you are upstairs and it is not crowded. You get table cloths and cloth napkins which is rare now. Our waiter was Justin (spells it differently) and he is excellent and personable. I would recommend to see if you could ask for him. He can... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Just had a rather mediocre lunch with a friend who was moving away. The restaurant was very busy when we walked in so I was hoping for some spectacular dish. I got a seafood dish that was nothing to rave about. My friend loved her food. We also had dessert and coffee which was good.

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Bay Village, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My wife & I joined her sister & husband for a superb meal upstairs. The chef came to our table twice to be certain he understood her pepper alergy issue. We were delighted with the many delicious choices. Life music added to the evening.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We visit El Serrano often. While the food is consistently excellent, the wait times seem to always be a problem. I do subscribe to the notion that a eating establishment that always has a wait time MUST be good, as the "secret is out". Parking is absolutely at a premium. Despite the two drawbacks mentioned, I absolutely recommend that anyone... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Loved this place! The Owner is Peruvian and has added his touch to everything, from the decor to the food. Service is good but the food is delicious! The ceviche has just enough kick to it and layered like sashimi. the carne salteada is one of the tastiest I've ever had. The seafood & rice was done in a delicious... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

In addition to Mexican food, there are several Peruvian specialty dishes. The pork chops were truly excellent, with a totally different taste due to the spices and most likely local sourcing. The nachos were as good as I remember having. Service was perfect. Not cheap, but worth the extra expense. No reservations for less than 8, and sometimes there is... More

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