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Review of El Serrano

El Serrano
Ranked #20 of 639 Restaurants in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$24
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish, Peruvian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations, Takeout
Description: 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."
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We visit this location frequently. Never been disappointed. Very good food! Service can be slow depends on how busy they are. Also beware hours are odd.

Thank Heather F
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Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Have eaten here multiple times and the quality of the food is consistantly good. Just the right amount of seasoning so that the ingredients can interplay nicely. Service is typically friendly and attentive.

Thank Chris L
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

First time going to El Serrano at the recommendation of the couple we dined with, it being one of their favorites in Lancaster. The restaurant is a visual feast for the eyes, with so much detail put into carved wood benches, chairs, etc. Heck, even the bathroom was impressive! However, we found the food and drink to be more expensive and not as delicious as the Peruvian and Mexican food we enjoy in our hometown of Chambersburg, PA. We ordered a burrito and a chimichanga. While both of them were large portions themselves, the sides of rice and beans weren't particularly large, and none of the dishes were amazing. My peach margarita was way too sweet, and the red sangria was nice but nothing amazing. The food would earn it an "average" rating from us, but the decor pushed me to the "very good" final rating.

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Reviewed June 13, 2018

El Serrano's is the perfect setting to create beautiful memories with those you love.....I cannot express how beautiful this restaurant is.....just gorgeous in every way! I have been coming here for decades and every time they surpass my greatest expectations with the yummiest chicken fajitas you'll ever taste, perfect 10 margaritas, warm and inviting hospitality and service that is so pampering....you leave so much better than when you arrived!

So if you are looking for that perfect place to meet your girlfriends for lunch, or host a business luncheon, celebrate a special event or cozy up with your spouse for a romantic dining experience El Serrano's will totally wow you in the best possible ways!

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Thank Donna S
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

Pork chops were moist and tender well seasoned. Came out on a sizzling plate The rice was perfectly done. Our waiter was very attentive. We ment the owner Manuel very nice and allowed us to tour the upper floor where the fine dining takes place which was absolutely beautiful. We will definitely be back!

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