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El Serrano

2151 Columbia Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-4332
+1 717-397-6191
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2151 Columbia Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-4332
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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

Thank Bobbi L
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

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.

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

Thank Gr8Eater123
Reviewed August 19, 2018

My wife and I haven't been here for a few years, so we went there for our wedding anniversary. The atmosphere is great, but we weren't impressed with the food which was very bland. My wife and I both had Mexican entrees, and would not...More

2  Thank Dave and Kriste... R
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Was there for a 50th birthday celebration. The staff was amazing... Drinks, apps, dinners all arrived quickly and exactly as ordered! Was amazed how well they all worked together to make it a fabulous party! Food.... The food is amazing and if you love Peruvian...More

Thank Tracy H
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We visit this location frequently. Never been disappointed. Very good food! Service can be slow depends on how busy they are. Also beware hours are odd.

Thank Heather F
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Have eaten here multiple times and the quality of the food is consistantly good. Just the right amount of seasoning so that the ingredients can interplay nicely. Service is typically friendly and attentive.

Thank Chris L
Reviewed July 22, 2018

First time going to El Serrano at the recommendation of the couple we dined with, it being one of their favorites in Lancaster. The restaurant is a visual feast for the eyes, with so much detail put into carved wood benches, chairs, etc. Heck, even...More

Thank Anonymous2_10
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April 3, 2016|
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Response from Todd B | Reviewed this property |
This place is very loud - that could be a challenge.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2151 Columbia Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-4332
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-397-6191
  • E-mail
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."
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