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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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Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2151 Columbia Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-4332
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Reviewed 3 days 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 3 days 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
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Tracy H
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Response from Tbbowser | 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
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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