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“Nice place for a romantic dinner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Serrano

El Serrano
2151 Columbia Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-4332
+1 717-397-6191
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Ranked #33 of 510 Restaurants in Lancaster
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish, Peruvian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: If you haven't visited El Serrano along Lancaster's Columbia Avenue lately, you haven't visited El Serrano. Or, perhaps it is more appropriate to say, you haven't visited Peru. Every square inch of the Latin-American restaurant has been extensively redesigned, upgraded and refurbished authentically, with architectural details similar to those of 150 years ago--to the point that stepping through its hand-carved mahogany doors is like entering a Peruvian hacienda. As owner Manuel Torres says, "it's like going on vacation."
Warsaw, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice place for a romantic dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We had the pleasure of dining here for a nice night out. They have some seating areas where it is a little more intimate. Service was good as well as the food. Will visit again.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Real Mexico in Pa. Dutch Country”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

It is a large place with Mexican decor inside and out. Lo stucco
Amarillo throughout. The restaurant is very popular; on weekends there are waiting lines. One can have a real South-of-the-Border.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Pride of ownership.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

The servers are very good, the food is very good. It's noisy and the layout is convoluted and clumsy. But the owner is awesome and I will always be a fan.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Fun place to eat, impressive setting within the restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great Sangria, multiple rooms for different types of dining. Always have good food; never been disappointed with the food. I would recommend them to anyone coming to Lancaster looking for a good place to dine.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Service is lacking...food bland!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Lunchtime wait staff is less than enthusiastic in carrying out there functions. Food delivery is fast, but doesn't taste fresh but rewarmed. Bland is a good term to use when the food does taste like warm cardboard!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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