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Aromas Del Sur

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548 S State St, Ephrata, PA 17522-2301
+1 717-738-0101
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonable prices, fair portions, flavorful food, extremely friendly staff and owners. It makes for a nice change of pace from other restaurants in town.

Thank Emily G
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting place. Nice atmosphere and decor The service here was great and very helpful with any questions you had and explained all the dishes for you. Offered to spice up any dish you wanted and accommodate you in any way they can. The food was different but good tender.and great flavor. The fruit drinks are a must have they... More 

Thank Linda W
Ridgewood, NJ
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576 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

It is unusual to find a Columbian restaurant deep in Amish country, but Aromas has been here for a few years. We went for dinner on a Saturday Evening and there were several other there as well enjoying themselves. The place has a raised area inside that could have been a bandstand and the area in front could qualify as... More 

Thank NJTravellingfool
York pa
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Visited here because of other travelers and weren't disappointed. The service was friendly and helpful and the food authentic. Make sure to try the fruit drinks. Portions were large, could have shared an entree. Owners take pride in their restaurant. We were there for lunch and even in the somewhat remote location, the restaurant was fairly full. If you are... More 

Thank Banditpet
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Went with son and daughter in-law on July 9th. Excellent South American-Hispanic-Columbian oriented dishes. Not a really big place but nicely decorated. Service was excellent and food tasty and well presented. It is a BYOB place and there is a small corkage fee for "uncorking" your own wine. Well worth the short drive from the Lancaster area. Owner very pleasant... More 

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Who knew Columbian food existed in Ephrata? The $8.99 lunch included lentil soup and one of four entrees at a generous portion. Iced tea was freshly brewed. Dessert was a three layer milk cake. We also added empanadas to sample as an appetizer. The Beef ones were our favorite. Great service and terrific food. Mama is in the kitchen and... More 

Thank Judyjim220
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

GREAT Colombian food served in a family friendly atmosphere. You will NOT go away hungry from here but you will come back for sure !

Thank Melanie W
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Wow! linen tablecloth and napkins set the mood here. The menu of South American food native to Colombia offers a dish for every taste. The chef comes to greet you to ask how you want your choice prepared-- how spicy is up to you. The wait staff are delightfully helpful to explain any menu items; they advised to order a... More 

Thank GoldieRN
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

If you want a taste of South America, this is the place..authentic Colombian food, You gotta try the empanadas & arepas. Their smoothies are awesome too and can't forget to compliment every dish with tostones. Hospitality is superb as well.

Thank Sandra M
sarasota florida
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

I have occasion to visit the Penna Dutch country a few times a year. There are some good restaurants in the area, but one I never miss is Aromas Del Sur. It is a little out of the way and maybe that is the reason it has never been crowded when I have visited. But despite no great crowds the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Latin, South American, Colombian, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 548 S State St, Ephrata, PA 17522-2301
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Ephrata
  • Phone Number: +1 717-738-0101
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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