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“Delicious; wonderful service”
Review of Aromas Del Sur

Aromas Del Sur
Ranked #3 of 77 Restaurants in Ephrata
Certificate of Excellence
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.
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Seven of us stopped here for lunch today - and it was wonderful. We had the tamales and the pollo de arroz: delicious food, great service. We'll be going back. Who knew you could get authentic Colombian food in Ephrata?

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Joshua B, Owner at Aromas Del Sur, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2013

Hello!

I am really glad you enjoyed lunch at our restaurant! We really appreciate this lunch review because we do have great deals going on for lunch. Thank you for stopping by and hopefully you stop by again!

Gracias!

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We found this place through Yelp! and it was a great find. We were treated like family and had a wonderful time talking with our server and the owner of the restaurant. Our waitress was feisty in the most awesome way. She jokingly scolded us for not finishing our meal and slapped the hand of another customer who she saw stealing food from her husband. The music provides ambiance without impeding conversation and the lighting is a perfect level where you can see your food and companion but still makes you feel like it's a special night out. The food was very flavorful and portions were very generous. My boyfriend just returned from a trip to Colombia and he said the liked the empanadas at Aromas Del Sur better than the empanadas he had in Colombia. The steak dish we had was flavorful and the meat was tender and juicy. Everything was cooked perfectly. We didn't order the paella, but someone near us did, and it looked incredible. If we are ever back in the area, we will go again and try it. The added bonus is that the restaurant is BYOB with no corkage fee, so we brought in a bottle of wine we had just purchased. It was a steal of a deal, and we loved every minute and every bite.

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1  Thank sprimo11
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Joshua B, Owner at Aromas Del Sur, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2013

Hola!

Thank you for your great review! The detail of your experience is what makes other people give us a chance and we really appreciate it at. I am so delighted you had a great time and really hope to see you all again! The Paella dish will be waiting for you along with the empanadas.

Muchas Gracias por su review!

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

My wife & I visited while staying in the area and we were very pleased with the quality of food and the friendly service of our waitress. We were glad to follow the advice of others who posted on Trip Advisor. Our Inn proprietor said we would not be disappointed and she was right.

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Joshua B, Owner at Aromas Del Sur, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2013

Hola!

I want to thank you for your great review! We are glad you enjoyed everything we set out to give our customers. Quality food and friendly service are what makes Aromas Del Sur a great experience for all. I believe I know the Inn you may of stayed at and we want to thank them too!

Gracias!

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Reviewed February 11, 2013

You can't help but love the staff here. Warm and inviting. That's a good thing because the atmosphere is not so good. This used to be the Edgewater, a scruffy bar. Too bad they didn't get the liquor license- BYOB. The food is authentic Colombian. So, this could be high or low cuisine. ADS is in the middle. I had the marinated flank steak. It came out looking like my mother's Swiss steak (venison). It was much better, but the memories! My wife had the grilled pork, which tasted great but had a lot of gristle. As a Colombian diner, good. As an upper tier restaurant, it needs work. I'd start with the lighting. Better meat at smaller portions. Never the less, this is a remarkable venture and I admire all the people involved in bringing SA food the PA Dutch country.

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Joshua B, Owner at Aromas Del Sur, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2013

Dear Customer,

I want to thank you for giving us a review to help other people as yourself decide to stop in! I am glad you enjoyed your option of choices. We also thank you for your advice and comments about our establishment and will take that to mind as we try to improve our business. And we really want to thank you for your admiration of our tenacity to open a Colombian restaurant in such an unlikely location.

Gracias!

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

I'm so happy we stumbled upon this little gem in Ephrata. The wait staff is always delightful, the food is wonderful and the portions are sure to fill the hungriest of person. Certainly worth the drive down from the Reading area.

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Joshua B, Owner at Aromas Del Sur, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2013

Thank you for your response!

We are glad to have people from Reading stopping by and enjoying our restaurant! The portions are quite gracious and we are happy you noticed. Hope you stop by more!

Gracias!

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