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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%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (25 reviews)
“lomo saltado” (19 reviews)
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 August 20, 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

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank mes3205
Reviewed August 18, 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.

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank juliesJ224OP
Reviewed August 16, 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

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Jen M
Reviewed August 1, 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

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank theshu2121
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

Date of visit: July 2017
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

Date of visit: June 2017
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

Date of visit: May 2017
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

Date of visit: May 2017
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

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank colettea314
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

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Suzette P
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, 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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