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El Serrano

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2151 Columbia Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-4332
+1 717-397-6191
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Cochranville, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has never disappointed our family. Tonight my wife and I came to celebrate my birthday. The food was awesome, service terrific, and atmosphere truly Mexican. If you are looking for a authentic Mexican feel good to El Serrano's.

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Thank Michael S
Marlton, New Jersey
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174 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great food, great service, good pricing. I cant say enough good things about this place. We were told there would be a 45 minute wait for a table for 6 and 10 minutes later we were seated. I had stuffed chicken in a burrito with sauce....delicious!!

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Thank Leaner65
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was a disappointment. Had the special tilapia with crab shrimp and scallops. Couldn't find the tilapia, 2 shrimp, 2 scallops not sure if there was crab but there was lots of rice and shredded lettuce for 22 dollars. Definitely would not order again. My guest was done with her dinner before mine was served. The waiter was very apologetic.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time The Texas Gibersons are visiting Lancaster PA we always come to this restaurant. Great food and service and atmosphere! The margaritas are a little bit pricey but so worth it!

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Thank Wendy G
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nicely decorated interior and atmosphere with a good variety of food. Prices were moderate and food was pretty good.

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Thank Donna K
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

We had a nice dinner at El Serrrano. It wasn't great. It was good. I had the Chuletas de Puerco. The marinade was great in combination with the pineapple, but the rice was delivered separately later, and it was cold. The guy delivering it to the table didn't understand they needed to brought to the table at the same time.... More 

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Millsboro, Delaware
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Overall a great time here. Enjoyed the authentic Mexican/American food here. Salsa and Chips where home made and brought to the table right away. Had the combo meal. Flavorful and a lot of food. Margaritas where made with a good Tequila. Had live Mexican trio band walking around playing for everyone. Great time.

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Thank Joseph P
Willow Street
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98 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

A beautiful building that transports you into Latin America, especially Peru. Lancaster is home to many Latinos/Latinas from Puerto Rica and Central America. It is delightful to find Peru represented by this restaurant. The menu offers a variety of tasty choices. The dining area resembles a courtyard with a fountain and attractive vegetation. Alcoves provide for semi-private dining. Waiters move... More 

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Thank Rock1774
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Food was great service was good and even enjoyed our dessert fried ice cream. Will definitely go again if hungry for Mexican.

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Venice, Florida
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176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

It's been years since we visited El Serrano, but on vacation in the area, we had to try it again. We were not disappointed. Tastefully decorated, a large and varied menu, and an attentive staff made this a very pleasant experience. Our selections were served hot and fresh. Nothing prepared in advance here. We loved everything about out visit except... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $24
Cuisine
Mexican, Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2151 Columbia Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-4332
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-397-6191
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."

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?