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“Great atmosphere, food was bland”
Review of El Serrano

El Serrano
Ranked #20 of 641 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 3 weeks ago 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 and just okay. The servers were fine, but most seemed to be in high school and so the service was nothing special. All in all, we felt our food was over priced and experience was just "meh", we probably won't be back.

Thank kaitlin1029
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

The atmosphere here is beautiful, the food always tasty, and the drinks good. The service is prompt and friendly.

Thank Chris_Hummerwatcher
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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 serrano combo and it was all delicious. We really enjoyed their salsa and chips. The loaded nachos were great too. I highly recommend this spot.

Thank Gr8Eater123
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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 get them again. Not bad, just boring.

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2  Thank Dave and Kriste... R
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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 food you're in for a treat! Every dish was spot on! Try the Pisco Margareta it's fabulous!
Don't miss the chance to experience this restaurant ; you won't be disappointed!

Thank Tracy H
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