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“Nice place for a romantic dinner”
Review of El Serrano

El Serrano
Ranked #25 of 579 Restaurants in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish, Peruvian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, 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."
Warsaw, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Nice place for a romantic dinner”
Reviewed March 18, 2014

We had the pleasure of dining here for a nice night out. They have some seating areas where it is a little more intimate. Service was good as well as the food. Will visit again.

  • Visited November 2013
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Real Mexico in Pa. Dutch Country”
Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

It is a large place with Mexican decor inside and out. Lo stucco
Amarillo throughout. The restaurant is very popular; on weekends there are waiting lines. One can have a real South-of-the-Border.

  • Visited December 2013
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Pride of ownership.”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

The servers are very good, the food is very good. It's noisy and the layout is convoluted and clumsy. But the owner is awesome and I will always be a fan.

  • Visited February 2014
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Fun place to eat, impressive setting within the restaurant”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great Sangria, multiple rooms for different types of dining. Always have good food; never been disappointed with the food. I would recommend them to anyone coming to Lancaster looking for a good place to dine.

  • Visited December 2013
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Service is lacking...food bland!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Lunchtime wait staff is less than enthusiastic in carrying out there functions. Food delivery is fast, but doesn't taste fresh but rewarmed. Bland is a good term to use when the food does taste like warm cardboard!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank RBSR99
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