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El Serrano

2151 Columbia Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-4332
+1 717-397-6191
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (27 reviews)
“lomo saltado” (18 reviews)
“fajitas” (23 reviews)
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Mexican, Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2151 Columbia Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-4332
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon El Serrano simply by accident and it was truly fantastic from the greeting through the whole dinner. Austin, our server was truly fantastic; he knew the menu well and had some great recommendations since he had tried them before. We would recommend...More

Thank tdudley01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, the sad truth is the fact that you have a beautiful restaurant with great atmosphere, with terrible food. My family and I returned recently to see if our last visit was an aberration or if the food has taken a turn for the worst,...More

Thank Henry P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a group of 27 for dinner in the Culturas Tapas restaurant. We has a blast and the food was very tasty. The servers were very helpful in ordering both food & beverages. The red sangria was excellent & a favorite with everyone. The...More

Thank aquadoc2000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband has come here many times when he's been in the area for business. When we pulled up I was skeptical because the building was so large. The restaurant is a bit dark and the food is so good. If I wasn't out in...More

Thank Lmc323
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

You can't make reservations the day of even if you are a party of 8! Crazy rules, never heard of this. When we arrived we were told it would e a 30 minute wait even though restaurant was half empty! After finally sitting down, I...More

Thank mes3205
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Took a Chili native friend here with me. Ceviche was great. Staff was courteous. Prices were on the higher side, not over the top, Neal was all around good.

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We went to El Serrano for dinner on a Tuesday night and everyone enjoyed their meals. My son loved his chicken and french fries, husband enjoyed his chicken fajitas, my in-laws liked their taco bowl and burrito, and I loved my Peruvian dish. I can't...More

Thank Jen M
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We were in search for a Peruvian restaurant so we were passing by Lancaster and decided to stop here. The place is nicely decorated and looks beautiful. The staff was very nice and friendly. They food was great too. Even though they don't have all...More

Thank theshu2121
Reviewed 16 July 2017

My husband and I went to El Serrano for a very late dinner after 9:00 on Saturday night. The service was very fast and the food was tasty. There was one big group just finishing their birthday party, which was a little loud. Other than...More

Thank Golfwithcats
Reviewed 1 July 2017

If you are looking for a gorgeous setting to relax, be pampered a bit while enjoying time with those you love over the most exquisite Peruvian/Mexican cuisine, El Serrano's is the PERFECT choice! It is refined fine dining but without the fine dining price tag!...More

Thank Donna S
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3 April 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
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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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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