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“Worth the drive!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Aromas Del Sur

Aromas Del Sur
Ranked #3 of 75 Restaurants in Ephrata
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Latin, Spanish, Colombian, South American
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Worth the drive!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012 via mobile

Our first visit was in May, 2012. We are happy to find this place listed on TripAdvisor now and have returned without any disappointment. The staff is warm and treats us like family each time. Everything tastes fresh - even the salad is perfect. Some people might not like the atmosphere but we have dined throughout Central America and we can assure you this place is clean and safe. Don't dress to impress... just be yourself. Take plenty of red wine with you and enjoy!!!

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2 Thank TimDoubleBass
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Joshua B, Owner at Aromas Del Sur, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Hello,

I am happy to hear it was worth the drive! We do enjoy having a fun and light atmosphere and hope our customers enjoy it as well like yourself. Glad you enjoyed our fresh Colombian cuisine!

Thanks for the uplifting review!
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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Such a pleasant suprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

Who would have thought that you could find such fantastic South American food in the heart of PA Dutch Country! DELICIOUS food, wonderful & friendly service, and affordable. I agree with one of the other reviews - I hope LOTS more people discover this place so they'll be around for a LONG time!

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Becca522
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Joshua B, Owner at Aromas Del Sur, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Hola!

Thank you for the great review! Surprise! We love hearing how people would never expect an authentic Colombian restaurant to be in located in such a predominantly Dutch and rural area. But that is why we opened. We hope to be around for a long time as well to keep surprising customers as yourself.

Thank you again!
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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“so friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

i've only been to this restaurant once but can't wait to go back. it is it is spanish type food so it might not be for everyone. but the food i had was excellent. and we all got alot for our money. the prices are reasonable. the owner is deliteful. he took the time to visit with us - shared laughs & stories. it was an enjoyable time.

Visited May 2012
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2 Thank beachcat55
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Joshua B, Owner at Aromas Del Sur, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Hola!

Thank you so much for your great review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and hope you come back soon. We are about a joyful and merriment time with our customers and i am glad you spotted that.

Hasta Luego!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“You'll love it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

What a fantastic place! At first gloomy and dated on both the outside and in. So misleading. Our dinner there was the best in a long time. The menu is pleasantly short to attest that all the ingredients are fresh. All the appetizers are a must. Homemade chorizo, empanadas and fried pork rinds were amazing. Main courses somewhat large are great for sharing. Beautifully constructed Lomo Solteado was very yummy. To top it all our server/hostess, who what I gathered is the owner made the whole evening fun and very pleasant. She clearly was born to run a restaurant like this. Please don't overlook this place. You'll love it.

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Joshua B, Owner at Aromas Del Sur, responded to this review, December 2, 2012
Thank you so much for the great review!

We are glad you had a delightful night and that you did not judge a book by its cover. We love to hear these stories and it is what keeps us going. Hope you come back and can enjoy what we have to offer!

Gracias!
Aromas Del Sur
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Blue Ball, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“PLEASE GO HERE!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

Please go here. Eat wonderful, authentic, delicious food...be treated like a real guest by an amazing staff...enjoy the beautiful surroundings. We have been here 3 times in 2 months and will keep going back. It is never very busy when we are there so we want you all to go there so that they stay open!!! Please patronize this wonderful, wonderful place!!!

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank 5kulpstravelling
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Joshua B, Owner at Aromas Del Sur, responded to this review, December 2, 2012
Thank you for your amazing review and repeated business!

We are very glad to hear someone so enthusiastic about our restaurant. We are happy to see you enjoy everything and we hope to keep the restaurant open as well!

Muchas Gracias
Aromas Del Sur
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