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“FANTASTIC!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aromas Del Sur

Aromas Del Sur
548 S State St, Ephrata, PA 17522
717-738-0101
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Ranked #1 of 66 Restaurants in Ephrata
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.
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“FANTASTIC!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

There is nothing I can say negative about this place. the food is outstanding- always freshly handmade...never greasy...pleasing to the eye and pallet...wonderful selection which I have now had 3 spectacular meals and am hard pressed to say which was better than the other...although- the tongue was AMAZING- tender, huge beef flavor, wonderfully spiced!!!!...the portions are huge which is great because then I can have my favorite meal again the next day for lunch!!! AND, the service is excellent- attentive, helpful, and relaxed!!!! This place is a MUST for authentic Columbian food and a MUST for FANTASTIC food in general!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Joshua B, Owner at Aromas Del Sur, responded to this review, May 23, 2014
Hola!

Thank you for such a spectacular and in-depth review and superb ratings! I am happy to hear you have stopped in about 3 times and have tried a couple dishes, especially the Lengua! We liked that you pointed out our generous portions and wonderful spices as well as our attentive staff. We hope you try many more dishes and enjoy them all!

Gracias!

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  • English first
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English first
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Delicious and authentic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Service is prompt and friendly, food is flavorful and plentiful, prices are reasonable. Can't wait to come back! Byob

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Joshua B, Owner at Aromas Del Sur, responded to this review, May 23, 2014
Hola!

Thank you for so many great compliments and great ratings! Can't wait to have you back! And yes BYOB of course.

Thank You!

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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“Colombian fare in the heart of Lancaster County!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

I am so happy to have tried this place and wish I had tried it out sooner! This family run business had great service and so much delicious food I was literally stuffing myself. I tried the more unique dish featuring cow tongue which was fresh, tender and so very worth it! My friend tried the breaded pork and was not disappointed either. I wi definitely be back again with friends.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Joshua B, Owner at Aromas Del Sur, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Hello!

Thank you for such great ratings and a fantastic review! I am happy to hear you enjoyed the Lengua a la criolla one of our more adventurous dishes. The Chuleta Empanizada is a great dish as well. Can't wait to see you back with friends!

Gracias!

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Sellersville, Pennsylvania
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Outstanding, by any measure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The food is truly amazing! Great food, prepared by people who know what they are doing. Service was top flight, friendly, knowledgeable people to help with the ordering process and legitimately nice.

Tremendous portions...and makes it hard to leave room for dessert, but you MUST LEAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT! The house made cheese w. Figs and caramel beggars belief. Sweet and salty in the best way. It's a small bite, but you'll be quite full from dinner, unless you've been stranded on an island. I shared the dessert and made my gf as happy as I was.

So.. value, service, food quality, interesting cuisine, and outstanding every area! We WILL be back.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Joshua B, Owner at Aromas Del Sur, responded to this review, May 1, 2014
Hola!

What a lovely and insightful review! We appreicate you compliments and are glad you enjoyed your entire experience. We seek out to give quality food, service, and a great cultural encounter. You chose a great dessert and we are happy it was to your liking! Hope you come by again during next couple months!

Gracias!

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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“AAA+”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Best Spanish food around
Good sangria too
Plenty of parking
Lunch specials
Quiet place to eat and relax

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Joshua B, Owner at Aromas Del Sur, responded to this review, May 1, 2014
Hello,

Thank you for a clear and consise review and good ratings. We appreciate all reviews and hope you come back soon again!

Gracias!

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