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El Serrano

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Thu., 01-24
20:00
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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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Menu

Each table starts w/ one complimentary serving of nachos & salsa. Additional servings are 2.00 each
Chicken $6.95
Beef $9.95
Shrimp (5) $9.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Ensaladas
Mixed greens & vegetables topped w/ your choice of grilled marinated chicken breast, beef tenderloin strips or grilled shrimp, Monterey Jack cheese, served in a crispy flour tortilla basket.
$6.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Quesadilla
A grilled flour tortilla folded & filled w/ chicken & cheese.
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Enchilada Special
A soft‏ corn tortilla stuffed w/ your choice of filling, served w/ Spanish rice, refried beans, lettuce, pico de gallo & sour cream.
Ground Beef $6.95
Shredded Beef $7.95
Chicken $7.95
Crabmeat $8.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Minichanga
A smaller version of our chimichanga, a flour tortilla stuffed w/ cheese, choice of one meat & grilled, served w/ Spanish rice & refried beans.
$7.95
Chicken $7.95
Beef or Shrimp $9.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Fajita Special
Grilled chicken breast, beef tenderloin strips or shrimp, onions, green peppers & tomatoes, folded in a single tortilla & served w/ Spanish rice, cheddar cheese, lettuce & pico de gallo.
$6.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Vegetarian Fajita Special
Grilled mix of vegetables & French fries, folded in a single tortilla & served w/ Spanish rice, cheddar cheese, lettuce & pico de gallo (a smaller portion of our Vegetarian Fajitas).
$6.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
El Serrano Chicken Salad
Chicken salad prepared Peruvian style w/ celery, green peas & crema blanca, served w/ fresh vegetables.
$Market
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Guacamole
Made from fresh ingredients daily.
$1.50
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Picante
Homemade jalapeño sauce.
APPETIZERS‏
Each table starts w/ one complimentary serving of nachos & salsa. Additional servings are $2.00 each
$7.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Gambas al Ajillo
Shrimp sautéed in garlic sauce, served w/ French bread slices.
$7.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Ceviche
Tiradito style, slices of Tilapia cooked by contact w/ chilled citrus juices
$8.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Nachos Supremos
Corn chips‏ layered w/ beans, ground beef, cheddar & Monterey Jack cheese, Pico de Gallo & black olives
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Quesadillas
Grilled flour tortilla stuffed w/ cheese & your choice of filling...
$8.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Crabmeat
$7.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Shredded Chicken
$8.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Pollo
Marinated & grilled chicken pieces
$8.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Pizza
Crispy flour tortilla topped w/ beans, red sauce, Monterey Jack cheese & shredded chicken, topped w/ sour cream
SALADS
Each table starts w/ one complimentary serving of nachos & salsa. Additional servings are 2.00 each
$7.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Taco Salad
Crispy flour tortilla basket w/ lettuce, chili, cheese, house dressing, Pico de Gallo, sour cream & your choice of shredded chicken or ground beef
Chicken $8.95
Shrimp (5) $11.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Ensalada
Our Ensalada Verde topped w/ your choice of grilled marinated chicken breast or grilled shrimp, Monterey Jack cheese, served in a crispy flour tortilla baske
$4.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Ensalada Verde
A fresh mix of greens & vegetables
$7.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
El Serrano Chicken Salad
Chicken salad prepared Peruvian style w/ celery, green peas & crema blanca (mayo/sour cream/lemon juice) served w/ fresh vegetables
FAJITAS‏
Beef Tenderloin $19.95
Chicken $14.95
Shrimp $16.95
Fajitas
Grilled strips of meat w/ onions, tomatoes & peppers served w/ a house combination (Lettuce, Pico de Gallo, Cheddar cheese & sour cream) & 3 flour tortillas
PERUVIAN CUISINE
Each table starts w/ one complimentary serving of nachos & salsa. Additional servings are 2.00 each
Beef $19.95
Chicken $14.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Lomo Saltado
Strips of Beef Tenderloin or Chicken grilled Peruvian style w/ red onions, fried potatoes & tomatoes, served w/ white rice
$15.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Chuletas de Puerco
Two char-grilled, marinated Pork steaks, topped w/ grilled pineapple & served w/ white rice
$15.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Pollo a la Parilla
Char-grilled, marinated boneless Chicken breast served w/ mixed vegetables & white rice
$19.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Arroz con Mariscos
Scallops, Shrimp & Tilapia sautéed w/ ranchero sauce, served w/ mixed vegetables & white rice
$15.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Pescado Frito
Pan-seared Tilapia served w/ spinach, lentils & white rice
$19.95
Nachos & salsa $+2.00
Mixto Limeño
Pan-seared Tilapia topped w/ jumbo lump crabmeat & garlic herb sauce, served w/ mixed vegetables & white rice
COMIDAS‏
$12.95
Pollo Fundido
Boneless Chicken breast grilled & stuffed w/ Monterey Jack cheese, folded in a flour tortilla & grilled, topped w/ our special cheese sauce served w/ Spanish rice, beans, lettuce & Pico de Gallo
Crabmeat $15.95
Shredded Beef $12.95
Chicken $12.95
Ground Beef $11.95
Chimichanga
Flour tortilla stuffed w/ cheese, choice of one meat & grilled, topped w/ our special cheese sauce, served w/ Spanish rice, beans, lettuce & Pico de Gallo
Crabmeat $15.95
Shredded Beef $12.95
Chicken $12.95
Ground Beef $11.95
Los Burros
Two flour tortillas stuffed w/ beans, choice of one meat, topped w/ sauce & cheese, served w/ Spanish rice, beans, lettuce & Pico de Gallo
Crabmeat $15.95
Shredded Beef $12.95
Chicken $12.95
Ground Beef $11.95
Las Enchiladas
Two corn tortillas filled w/ ranchero sauce, choice of one meat, topped w/ sauce & cheese, served w/ Spanish rice, beans, lettuce & Pico de Gallo
$17.95
Salmon Serrano
Pan-seared salmon served in Chipotle sauce w/ asparagus & white rice
$18.95
Shrimp a la Veracruzana
Sautéed Shrimp‏ in a white sauce w/ onions, peppers, tomatoes & jalapeños, served w/ white rice
$17.95
El Gordo Combo
Combination of fajita chicken, pork steak & one cheese enchilada
$14.95
El Rancho Combo
Chicken enchilada, ground beef burrito, & grilled soft corn shredded beef taco served w/ Spanish rice, beans, lettuce & Pico de Gallo
$14.95
El Serrano Combo
Soft shell ground beef taco, chicken minichanga, & a cheese enchilada served w/ Spanish rice, beans, lettuce & Pico de Gallo
VEGETARIANO
$6.95
Yucas
Crispy yuca fingers served w/ Chimichurri sauce
$7.95
Papa la Huancaina
Yellow potatoes served w/ a creamy cheese sauce
$6.95
Ensalada Vegetariana
Edible flour tortilla basket layered w/ beans, Spanish rice, two cheeses, lettuce, house dressing, Pico de Gallo & sour cream
$8.95
Topped w/ Pan-Seared Tilapia $15.95
Topped w/ Grilled, Marinated Chicken Breast $13.95
Tacu Tacu
Grilled Spanish rice & beans, mixed w/ egg & Pico de Gallo
$8.95
El Grande
Flour tortilla stuffed w/ beans, melted Cheddar cheese, guacamole, lettuce, Pico de Gallo & sour cream
$10.95
Grilled Vegetable Fajita
Grilled mix‏ of vegetables
$10.95
Enchiladas con Queso
Two corn tortillas stuffed w/ two cheeses, ranchero sauce & topped w/ red sauce, served w/ Spanish rice & beans
$10.95
Chiles Rellenos
Two mild Poblano peppers (green chile) stuffed w/ Monterey Jack cheese, dipped in an egg batter, topped w/ ranchero sauce & Monterey Jack cheese, served w/ beans & rice
$12.95
Trio Vegetariano
A Chile Relleno, Bean burrito & grilled mix of veggies in a flour tortilla served w/ Spanish rice, beans, lettuce & Pico de Gallo & sour cream
SPICY!!!‏
Shredded Beef $12.95
Chicken $12.95
Ground Beef $11.95
El Bandido
Flour tortilla stuffed w/ cheese, choice of one meat folded in a flour tortilla & grilled, topped w/ Picante (homemade jalapeño sauce), served w/ Spanish rice, beans, lettuce & Pico de Gallo
$12.95
Burro de Guerrero
Flour tortilla‏ w/ ground beef, beans, & Picante sauce topped w/ red sauce & served w/ Spanish rice, lettuce & Pico de Gallo
$16.95
Shredded Beef $10.45
Chicken $10.45
Ground Beef $9.95
Guiso de Diablo
Rice & beans, choice of one meat topped w/ Ranchero sauce, Picante sauce & cheese
About
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."
PRICE RANGE
US$6 - US$24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Peruvian, Latin, Spanish
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Reviews (386)
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Reviewed January 29, 2017

The food here is nothing short of amazing! A visit to El Serrano is always a treat! It's an absolutely beautiful place. The service is great and prices are fair! I've never had a bad experience at this restaurant. The menu is a combination of...More

Date of visit: January 2017
1  Thank Micky K
Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has never disappointed our family. Tonight my wife and I came to celebrate my birthday. The food was awesome, service terrific, and atmosphere truly Mexican. If you are looking for a authentic Mexican feel good to El Serrano's.

Date of visit: January 2017
1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed January 6, 2017

great food, great service, good pricing. I cant say enough good things about this place. We were told there would be a 45 minute wait for a table for 6 and 10 minutes later we were seated. I had stuffed chicken in a burrito with...More

Date of visit: January 2017
1  Thank Leaner65
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Food was a disappointment. Had the special tilapia with crab shrimp and scallops. Couldn't find the tilapia, 2 shrimp, 2 scallops not sure if there was crab but there was lots of rice and shredded lettuce for 22 dollars. Definitely would not order again. My...More

Date of visit: January 2017
1  Thank dyhess
Reviewed December 26, 2016

Every time The Texas Gibersons are visiting Lancaster PA we always come to this restaurant. Great food and service and atmosphere! The margaritas are a little bit pricey but so worth it!

Date of visit: December 2016
1  Thank Wendy G
Reviewed December 21, 2016

Really nicely decorated interior and atmosphere with a good variety of food. Prices were moderate and food was pretty good.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Donna K
Reviewed December 12, 2016

We had a nice dinner at El Serrrano. It wasn't great. It was good. I had the Chuletas de Puerco. The marinade was great in combination with the pineapple, but the rice was delivered separately later, and it was cold. The guy delivering it to...More

Date of visit: December 2016
1  Thank markwake717
Reviewed November 30, 2016

Overall a great time here. Enjoyed the authentic Mexican/American food here. Salsa and Chips where home made and brought to the table right away. Had the combo meal. Flavorful and a lot of food. Margaritas where made with a good Tequila. Had live Mexican trio...More

Date of visit: October 2016
1  Thank JosephP1965
Reviewed November 27, 2016

A beautiful building that transports you into Latin America, especially Peru. Lancaster is home to many Latinos/Latinas from Puerto Rica and Central America. It is delightful to find Peru represented by this restaurant. The menu offers a variety of tasty choices. The dining area resembles...More

Date of visit: November 2016
1  Thank Rock1774
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Food was great service was good and even enjoyed our dessert fried ice cream. Will definitely go again if hungry for Mexican.

Date of visit: November 2016
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