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“Fantastic food and service!”
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, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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.
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“Fantastic food and service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

The food is excellent! Everything is fresh and made in house and it shows. The service is attentive and friendly. We had all of our questions happily answered (we had never had Columbian food before). This place is a little hidden gem for foodies and those just looking for some darn good food at super reasonable prices.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Bootstrapcopperpot
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Joshua B, Owner at Aromas Del Sur, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Hola!

We are so grateful for your great ratings and spot on review! You really picked up everything we want our customers to notice. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our friendly service, fresh food, and reasonable prices. We hope you come back soon!

Gracias!
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English first
Lititz, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best kept secret in Ephrata”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

Best South American food I've experienced in the North East. Excellent service, huge portions, and BYOB. The empanadas are incredible. My Chuleta Empanizada, a thinly breaded, wonderfully seasoned pork cutlet was great. Highly recommend this hidden gem.

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank Dan G
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Joshua B, Owner at Aromas Del Sur, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Hello!

We want to thank your for your great ratings and uplifting review! Our idea was to introduce a different culture to Ephrata and Lancaster through our food and we loved being refereed to as a gem and hope we can become less hidden! With your reviews and ratings all of our wishes are coming true. We are happy you enjoyed the service and your Chuleta.

Thank you so much!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Spanish food-nice people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

Really great empanadas and the entrees are good too. I highly recommend the tender and tasty tamales. The flavors are amazing.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank lswAfford
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Joshua B, Owner at Aromas Del Sur, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Hello!

Thank you for fantastic ratings and to the point review! At a glance your review will entice other customers and we really want to thank you for that! Glad you enjoy our people and food!

Thank you!
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New Holland, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Spanish Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Quirky little place, reminds me of places I have eaten in Mexico and the Caribbean. The food is authentic and done well, the service is consistently excellent. We have returned about a half dozen times and recommended it to many of our friends. Don't forget to bring a bottle of wine.

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank Bruce G
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Joshua B, Owner at Aromas Del Sur, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Hola!

We want to thank you for the great ratings and wonderful review you left us! We are definitely happy to hear you have come back and that you recommend us to your friends. That is the only reason why we are still serving you today, because of people like yourself who come back and spread it through word of mouth. For all that we are so grateful and hope we keep delivering our excellent service and exquisite food!

Gracais!
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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great foof”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

This was probably the best Spanish food I have ever had an the service was fabulous! We'd just arrived in this quaint little town and our B&B had a list of restaurants in town and Aromas del Sur was among them. We perused an old menu and decided to try it out. We were so pleased we did! From the decor to the service to the food, everything was exceptional. Highly recommend asking for Xenia as your served. She is quite knowledgeable ( and an obvious foodie herself) she made it a delightful culinary experience. Highly recommend!

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank alice R
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Joshua B, Owner at Aromas Del Sur, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Hello,

Thank you for your awesome ratings and great review! We are happy to hear you really enjoyed your food and consider us the best Spanish food you ever had! We are also excited to hear you liked the service and that your B&B led you to us! Hope you come back soon!

Gracias!
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