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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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“tapas” (29 reviews)
“fajitas” (25 reviews)
“lomo saltado” (19 reviews)
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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 July 16, 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 July 1, 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
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

We've been here several times and it always amazing with food, service and atmosphere! The owner Manuel has created a work of art by transforming an old farmhouse into this magnificent restaurant, and there is art all around! The metal work, the wood carving, the...More

Thank John W
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I dined for the first time and we will definitely be back. From the courteous staff, accommodating us with a booth after we were seated at a table, to the waiter who gave us his honest favorites on the menu to our...More

Thank Karlene S
Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

My son picked this place for my birthday. If you enjoy experiencing different cuisines this Peruvian restaurant is a must go!!! We had a delicious ceviche so different yet sumptuous! We ordered a Peruvian specialty lamoto? Beef tips in a dark sauce with a fava...More

Thank Colette A
Reviewed May 7, 2017

I just don't understand why this restaurant has such good reviews. The food was not nearly as good as your average "hole-in-the-wall" Mexican place, but it cost a lot more. One small basket of chips to share and $2 for refills--really?? Service was friendly but...More

Thank Suzette P
Reviewed May 1, 2017

My husband and I stopped here for dinner since we hadn't dined here in years. We chose to sit in the outside courtyard since the weather was nice. The fountain in the middle had bees buzzing around it, as did the benches, and the table...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2017

Returning to El Serrano last week left us disappointed in the quality of the food as to compared to our previous visits. What was once one of our favorite dishes, "The Chicken Enchilada" turned out to be a lack luster effort of Mexican cuisine. A...More

Thank Henry P
Reviewed April 20, 2017

We had a Peruvian dish called Chuleta Puerco (pork chops with pineapple) and it was excellent. The service & staff were great. Would recommend this for a nice, unique experience.

Thank Teddy1081
Reviewed April 12, 2017

This was one of the most unique restaurants I've ever been to! They have options for special "private dining" rooms, located through corridors. They even have upstairs dining. El Serrano also has live entertainment and a bar. I was with a large group and due...More

Thank Faith L
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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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