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El Serrano

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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Each table starts w/ one complimentary serving of nachos & salsa. Additional servings are 2.00 each
Chicken $6.95
Beef $9.95
Shrimp (5) $9.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Ensaladas
Mixed greens & vegetables topped w/ your choice of grilled marinated chicken breast, beef tenderloin strips or grilled shrimp, Monterey Jack cheese, served in a crispy flour tortilla basket.
$6.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Quesadilla
A grilled flour tortilla folded & filled w/ chicken & cheese.
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Enchilada Special
A soft‏ corn tortilla stuffed w/ your choice of filling, served w/ Spanish rice, refried beans, lettuce, pico de gallo & sour cream.
Ground Beef $6.95
Shredded Beef $7.95
Chicken $7.95
Crabmeat $8.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Minichanga
A smaller version of our chimichanga, a flour tortilla stuffed w/ cheese, choice of one meat & grilled, served w/ Spanish rice & refried beans.
$7.95
Chicken $7.95
Beef or Shrimp $9.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Fajita Special
Grilled chicken breast, beef tenderloin strips or shrimp, onions, green peppers & tomatoes, folded in a single tortilla & served w/ Spanish rice, cheddar cheese, lettuce & pico de gallo.
$6.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Vegetarian Fajita Special
Grilled mix of vegetables & French fries, folded in a single tortilla & served w/ Spanish rice, cheddar cheese, lettuce & pico de gallo (a smaller portion of our Vegetarian Fajitas).
$6.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
El Serrano Chicken Salad
Chicken salad prepared Peruvian style w/ celery, green peas & crema blanca, served w/ fresh vegetables.
$Market
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Guacamole
Made from fresh ingredients daily.
$1.50
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Picante
Homemade jalapeño sauce.
APPETIZERS‏
Each table starts w/ one complimentary serving of nachos & salsa. Additional servings are $2.00 each
$7.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Gambas al Ajillo
Shrimp sautéed in garlic sauce, served w/ French bread slices.
$7.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Ceviche
Tiradito style, slices of Tilapia cooked by contact w/ chilled citrus juices
$8.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Nachos Supremos
Corn chips‏ layered w/ beans, ground beef, cheddar & Monterey Jack cheese, Pico de Gallo & black olives
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Quesadillas
Grilled flour tortilla stuffed w/ cheese & your choice of filling...
$8.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Crabmeat
$7.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Shredded Chicken
$8.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Pollo
Marinated & grilled chicken pieces
$8.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Pizza
Crispy flour tortilla topped w/ beans, red sauce, Monterey Jack cheese & shredded chicken, topped w/ sour cream
SALADS
Each table starts w/ one complimentary serving of nachos & salsa. Additional servings are 2.00 each
$7.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Taco Salad
Crispy flour tortilla basket w/ lettuce, chili, cheese, house dressing, Pico de Gallo, sour cream & your choice of shredded chicken or ground beef
Chicken $8.95
Shrimp (5) $11.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Ensalada
Our Ensalada Verde topped w/ your choice of grilled marinated chicken breast or grilled shrimp, Monterey Jack cheese, served in a crispy flour tortilla baske
$4.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Ensalada Verde
A fresh mix of greens & vegetables
$7.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
El Serrano Chicken Salad
Chicken salad prepared Peruvian style w/ celery, green peas & crema blanca (mayo/sour cream/lemon juice) served w/ fresh vegetables
FAJITAS‏
Beef Tenderloin $19.95
Chicken $14.95
Shrimp $16.95
Fajitas
Grilled strips of meat w/ onions, tomatoes & peppers served w/ a house combination (Lettuce, Pico de Gallo, Cheddar cheese & sour cream) & 3 flour tortillas
PERUVIAN CUISINE
Each table starts w/ one complimentary serving of nachos & salsa. Additional servings are 2.00 each
Beef $19.95
Chicken $14.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Lomo Saltado
Strips of Beef Tenderloin or Chicken grilled Peruvian style w/ red onions, fried potatoes & tomatoes, served w/ white rice
$15.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Chuletas de Puerco
Two char-grilled, marinated Pork steaks, topped w/ grilled pineapple & served w/ white rice
$15.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Pollo a la Parilla
Char-grilled, marinated boneless Chicken breast served w/ mixed vegetables & white rice
$19.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Arroz con Mariscos
Scallops, Shrimp & Tilapia sautéed w/ ranchero sauce, served w/ mixed vegetables & white rice
$15.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Pescado Frito
Pan-seared Tilapia served w/ spinach, lentils & white rice
$19.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Mixto Limeño
Pan-seared Tilapia topped w/ jumbo lump crabmeat & garlic herb sauce, served w/ mixed vegetables & white rice
COMIDAS‏
$12.95
Pollo Fundido
Boneless Chicken breast grilled & stuffed w/ Monterey Jack cheese, folded in a flour tortilla & grilled, topped w/ our special cheese sauce served w/ Spanish rice, beans, lettuce & Pico de Gallo
Crabmeat $15.95
Shredded Beef $12.95
Chicken $12.95
Ground Beef $11.95
Chimichanga
Flour tortilla stuffed w/ cheese, choice of one meat & grilled, topped w/ our special cheese sauce, served w/ Spanish rice, beans, lettuce & Pico de Gallo
Crabmeat $15.95
Shredded Beef $12.95
Chicken $12.95
Ground Beef $11.95
Los Burros
Two flour tortillas stuffed w/ beans, choice of one meat, topped w/ sauce & cheese, served w/ Spanish rice, beans, lettuce & Pico de Gallo
Crabmeat $15.95
Shredded Beef $12.95
Chicken $12.95
Ground Beef $11.95
Las Enchiladas
Two corn tortillas filled w/ ranchero sauce, choice of one meat, topped w/ sauce & cheese, served w/ Spanish rice, beans, lettuce & Pico de Gallo
$17.95
Salmon Serrano
Pan-seared salmon served in Chipotle sauce w/ asparagus & white rice
$18.95
Shrimp a la Veracruzana
Sautéed Shrimp‏ in a white sauce w/ onions, peppers, tomatoes & jalapeños, served w/ white rice
$17.95
El Gordo Combo
Combination of fajita chicken, pork steak & one cheese enchilada
$14.95
El Rancho Combo
Chicken enchilada, ground beef burrito, & grilled soft corn shredded beef taco served w/ Spanish rice, beans, lettuce & Pico de Gallo
$14.95
El Serrano Combo
Soft shell ground beef taco, chicken minichanga, & a cheese enchilada served w/ Spanish rice, beans, lettuce & Pico de Gallo
VEGETARIANO
$6.95
Yucas
Crispy yuca fingers served w/ Chimichurri sauce
$7.95
Papa la Huancaina
Yellow potatoes served w/ a creamy cheese sauce
$6.95
Ensalada Vegetariana
Edible flour tortilla basket layered w/ beans, Spanish rice, two cheeses, lettuce, house dressing, Pico de Gallo & sour cream
$8.95
Topped w/ Pan-Seared Tilapia $15.95
Topped w/ Grilled, Marinated Chicken Breast $13.95
Tacu Tacu
Grilled Spanish rice & beans, mixed w/ egg & Pico de Gallo
$8.95
El Grande
Flour tortilla stuffed w/ beans, melted Cheddar cheese, guacamole, lettuce, Pico de Gallo & sour cream
$10.95
Grilled Vegetable Fajita
Grilled mix‏ of vegetables
$10.95
Enchiladas con Queso
Two corn tortillas stuffed w/ two cheeses, ranchero sauce & topped w/ red sauce, served w/ Spanish rice & beans
$10.95
Chiles Rellenos
Two mild Poblano peppers (green chile) stuffed w/ Monterey Jack cheese, dipped in an egg batter, topped w/ ranchero sauce & Monterey Jack cheese, served w/ beans & rice
$12.95
Trio Vegetariano
A Chile Relleno, Bean burrito & grilled mix of veggies in a flour tortilla served w/ Spanish rice, beans, lettuce & Pico de Gallo & sour cream
SPICY!!!‏
Shredded Beef $12.95
Chicken $12.95
Ground Beef $11.95
El Bandido
Flour tortilla stuffed w/ cheese, choice of one meat folded in a flour tortilla & grilled, topped w/ Picante (homemade jalapeño sauce), served w/ Spanish rice, beans, lettuce & Pico de Gallo
$12.95
Burro de Guerrero
Flour tortilla‏ w/ ground beef, beans, & Picante sauce topped w/ red sauce & served w/ Spanish rice, lettuce & Pico de Gallo
$16.95
Shredded Beef $10.45
Chicken $10.45
Ground Beef $9.95
Guiso de Diablo
Rice & beans, choice of one meat topped w/ Ranchero sauce, Picante sauce & cheese
About
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."
PRICE RANGE
US$6 - US$24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Peruvian, Latin, Spanish
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
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I don't know what happened to my original review of El Serrano. I must have hit the wrong button before I edited it. This is the correct review. In our search for good Mexican restaurants, we took a recommendation from friends and went to Serrano,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank vs2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to El Serrano to celebrate a birthday. The parking lot was crowded, and a couple of customers had difficulty finding a place to park. As customers were leaving, parking spots did open up. Our reservation was at 6:45 p.m. We waited about 10...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank WineGossip
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't think you can get better Mexican fare in Lancaster, even though the restaurant has Peruvian roots. Great wine list, terrific food, outstanding service, and a cool, kind of Epcot, decor.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank HTalisker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ambiance here is wonderful. The staff have always been so nice and the food and drinks are fabulous. Some tables are better than others but for the most part no matter where you're seated the place is just gorgeous.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank P J
Reviewed November 20, 2018

Went with friends last night.had an amazing meal ...we all ordered off the Peruvian menu...totally enjoyed the food...would have been 5 star except for the wait time for our food..the restaurant was not busy but it took an hour for the dinners to come out..willl...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ljc38
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Prices match the quality, but certainly weren't outrageous. Service was excellent. Found the seafood dishes to be very fresh tasting. Portions sizes were excellent.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PJHoffnet
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Went to eat with family no reservations accepted wait time at 7:30 pm was about 15 minutes. Nice atmosphere Mexican, Good food and great staff, Will return

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bobbil815
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

We visited the York location a few months ago and were not impressed but our friends raved about the Lancaster location, so we came to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We thought the atmosphere was better in Lancaster, but the food was the same - bland...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank kaitlin1029
Reviewed August 28, 2018

The atmosphere here is beautiful, the food always tasty, and the drinks good. The service is prompt and friendly.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Chris_Hummerwatcher
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Finally had an opportunity to eat here while in town. We stopped in for a late lunch on Saturday. The place is very nice inside, with an atrium like atmosphere. The service was very attentive, food took a little while to come out. Had the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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This place is very loud - that could be a challenge.
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