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El Serrano

2151 Columbia Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-4332
+1 717-397-6191
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (29 reviews)
“fajitas” (25 reviews)
“lomo saltado” (19 reviews)
Closed Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Food
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LOCATION
2151 Columbia Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-4332
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1 - 10 of 377 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Chris_Hummerwatcher
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  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
Reviewed June 13, 2018

El Serrano's is the perfect setting to create beautiful memories with those you love.....I cannot express how beautiful this restaurant is.....just gorgeous in every way! I have been coming here for decades and every time they surpass my greatest expectations with the yummiest chicken fajitas...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed May 17, 2018

Pork chops were moist and tender well seasoned. Came out on a sizzling plate The rice was perfectly done. Our waiter was very attentive. We ment the owner Manuel very nice and allowed us to tour the upper floor where the fine dining takes place...More

1  Thank pjl4965
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Rrogers9
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
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
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."
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