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“Culturas - El Serrano's Tapas Bar (located upstairs)”
Review of El Serrano

El Serrano
Ranked #24 of 578 Restaurants in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish, Peruvian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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."
Lititz, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Culturas - El Serrano's Tapas Bar (located upstairs)”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Went there last night with my daughter. Celebrating another test completed for her nursing degree. It was by far a wonderful experience. The male servers were perfect. We had three cold and two hot tapas. The fired avocado and little crab wraps (Paquetitos de Cangrejo) were two of my favorites. Actually I liked everything we ordered. It wasn't busy when we were there on a Friday night- which made it nice for us, but sad for them. Downstairs in El Serrano's- it was packed. It was a bit confusing to know where to go when we first arrived. We went in thru the main entrance for El Serrano and they graciously took us upstairs on the elevator. Everything was really nicely done... great atmosphere... courtyard. I would highly recommend Tapas for anyone that is a Foodie. They compare to NYC quality easily.

  • Visited June 2013
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Scituate,ma
Level 6 Contributor
222 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Fabulous Food, Excellent Service”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

My wife and I stopped by here after a spending a day in the Amish Country. The food was fantastic.Start with the nachos and go to the fajitas.My wife says the wine was great.The service was outstanding. Thanks Felix !

  • Visited June 2013
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Lancaster PA
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Love it!”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Took my folks there for anniversary dinner. First time for them, and they loved it! I've had lunch there many times, and it's always perfect. You'll never find a better margarita.

  • Visited February 2013
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Ronks
Level 6 Contributor
237 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great food.”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

the only problem you might have is if you try to go in on a weekend...they get long waits because their food is good. They have three types of restaurants but we like the normal one best especially their fajitas. Best anywhere!

Visited April 2013
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Thank birdbreeder
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Gentinnes
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere for a good table”
Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

Nice and warm ambiance for this restaurant. The menu is basic and good, just a little bit of creativity to become marvelous.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Paul C
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