El Serrano

★★★★★
  • 2151 Columbia Ave

    Lancaster, PA 17603

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  • 717-397-6191

About El Serrano

Hours
Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

Food

Food
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My absolute favorite restaurant! I've never had a bad meal here and the service is always good. Love it - hope you're in business forever. Excellent if you're in the mood for something different but not outrageous. Love the Pollo Fundido! The atmosphere is fantastic - I love the little booths and sitting in one always heightens the dining experience when I'm there.

2
★★★★★

My absolute favorite restaurant! I've never had a bad meal here and the service is always good. Love it - hope you're in business forever. Excellent if you're in the mood for something different but not outrageous. Love the Pollo Fundido! The atmosphere is fantastic - I love the little booths and sitting in one always heightens the dining experience when I'm there.

Pros: Never ever had a bad meal here!

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I've lived in lancaster for ten years and El Serrano is still my all-time favorite restaurant here. The authentic mexican cuisine is always fresh, hot, and delicious. The atmosphere is perfect for either a quiet, romantic dinner, a fun lunch reunion with friends, or a lively scene on the bar side. It is a classy restaurant with even classier food, yet jeans are always appropriate! The complimentary chips and salsa are homemade and always warm, and the salsa is fresh and perfectly spiced. The price is also reasonable. I recommend El Serrano to anyone looking for a fun and amazing meal!

5
★★★★★

I've lived in lancaster for ten years and El Serrano is still my all-time favorite restaurant here. The authentic mexican cuisine is always fresh, hot, and delicious. The atmosphere is perfect for either a quiet, romantic dinner, a fun lunch reunion with friends, or a lively scene on the bar side. It is a classy restaurant with even classier food, yet jeans are always appropriate! The complimentary chips and salsa are homemade and always warm, and the salsa is fresh and perfectly spiced. The price is also reasonable. I recommend El Serrano to anyone looking for a fun and amazing meal!

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We went upstairs and tried a variety of foods that was fantastic. The fish of the day (rockfish) mixed with cucumbers and assortment of other veggies had a burst of flavor that was quite refreshing. Also, the packets of crab meat with a dip of avocado was also delectable. The fried avocado was a little bland, but the dessert and other options made the price worth it. Lastly, the building is unique and makes dinning there extra spectacular.

2
★★★★★

We went upstairs and tried a variety of foods that was fantastic. The fish of the day (rockfish) mixed with cucumbers and assortment of other veggies had a burst of flavor that was quite refreshing. Also, the packets of crab meat with a dip of avocado was also delectable. The fried avocado was a little bland, but the dessert and other options made the price worth it. Lastly, the building is unique and makes dinning there extra spectacular.

Pros: Unique atmosphere, great variety, different types of food

Cons: pricey

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Food and service are always great, always consistent. Fun atmosphere. If you like mexican, you need to go.

2
★★★★★

Food and service are always great, always consistent. Fun atmosphere. If you like mexican, you need to go.

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I really loved the atmosphere in this restaurant. The service was great and the food was really good too. I would return.

2
★★★★★

I really loved the atmosphere in this restaurant. The service was great and the food was really good too. I would return.

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I went to El Serrano on a crowded Friday night with my girlfriend and was seated immediatly in a private booth right next to a nice little water fountain. The place was packed but the service was great. Chps and salsa were very good but i feel the salsa needed a little more kick. We ordered drinks (sangriarita) which was a mix of a margarita and sangria, and let me tell you... two of these and i was good to go. Well made and delicious..the drinks were bad@ss. She ordered the taco salad, i ordered a combination plate and everything was excellent. If i have one thing to complain about it would be that my food came too fast, it litterally took about 7 minutes from when we ordered to get our food. Everything was hot, spiced right, and before i knew it, it was all gone. After drinks we took a walk into the bar area where there was a 3-man jazz band jammin out for a small crowd, seating was immediate there as well. Overall i thnk this place is awesome and i will be coming back for at least a few more dinners in the near future. I reccomend this place to everyone.

2
★★★★★

I went to El Serrano on a crowded Friday night with my girlfriend and was seated immediatly in a private booth right next to a nice little water fountain. The place was packed but the service was great. Chps and salsa were very good but i feel the salsa needed a little more kick. We ordered drinks (sangriarita) which was a mix of a margarita and sangria, and let me tell you... two of these and i was good to go. Well made and delicious..the drinks were bad@ss. She ordered the taco salad, i ordered a combination plate and everything was excellent. If i have one thing to complain about it would be that my food came too fast, it litterally took about 7 minutes from when we ordered to get our food. Everything was hot, spiced right, and before i knew it, it was all gone. After drinks we took a walk into the bar area where there was a 3-man jazz band jammin out for a small crowd, seating was immediate there as well. Overall i thnk this place is awesome and i will be coming back for at least a few more dinners in the near future. I reccomend this place to everyone.

Pros: awesome drinks, food, atmosphere, and live music

Cons: maybe a bit pricey, but still worth it

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Was seated quickly on a Friday night! Nice atmosphere, good and prompt service, great chips and salsa.

2
★★★★☆

Was seated quickly on a Friday night! Nice atmosphere, good and prompt service, great chips and salsa.

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I went with a Peruvian friend and drove from MD . When we arrived, the parking lot was full and the building was very attractive. We went in and they were able to seat us right away, but the restaurant was full. We ordered a wonderful appetizer and drinks. The margarita was EXCEPTIONAL with fresh juices. Unlike any I have ever had! Had to order another round it was THAT good. Then we ordered food. WONDERFUL! The service was very good and fast. THE BEST was the music! Two musicians walked from table to table, playing guitars and singing...absolutely I fell in love with El Serrano! Cannot say enough and we are going back tonight. I really wish they had reservations! Nice details throughout including Listerine in the bathroom! The LOMO SALTADO is exceptional!

2
★★★★★

I went with a Peruvian friend and drove from MD . When we arrived, the parking lot was full and the building was very attractive. We went in and they were able to seat us right away, but the restaurant was full. We ordered a wonderful appetizer and drinks. The margarita was EXCEPTIONAL with fresh juices. Unlike any I have ever had! Had to order another round it was THAT good. Then we ordered food. WONDERFUL! The service was very good and fast. THE BEST was the music! Two musicians walked from table to table, playing guitars and singing...absolutely I fell in love with El Serrano! Cannot say enough and we are going back tonight. I really wish they had reservations! Nice details throughout including Listerine in the bathroom! The LOMO SALTADO is exceptional!

Pros: MUSIC, FOOD, AMBIANCE

Cons: NO RESERVATIONS

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I really must highly recommend this restaurant. The biggest draw back is the wait, and they do not take reservations. Fortunately, there is a bar in which to wait, but that can get crowded.

The food is Mexican and Peruvian, and it is of a good quality. I do wish they would vary their menu periodically, but I guess they found something that works.

They recently remodeled, and it is a very nice atmosphere, although sometimes a bit noisy depending on where you are seated.

2
★★★★★

I really must highly recommend this restaurant. The biggest draw back is the wait, and they do not take reservations. Fortunately, there is a bar in which to wait, but that can get crowded.

The food is Mexican and Peruvian, and it is of a good quality. I do wish they would vary their menu periodically, but I guess they found something that works.

They recently remodeled, and it is a very nice atmosphere, although sometimes a bit noisy depending on where you are seated.

Pros: Nicely remodeled, Good food

Cons: Long wait

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El Serrano is truly a very good restaurant. The food is amazing. Whenever we have a choice on where to go out to dinner, El Serrano is top of mind. They have good music at times, a nice atmosphere and very good chips and salsa. You get these before your main meal. Their margueritas, all flavors are full of fruit, and for the main meal, I like to get the combo platter to sample different foods. We love el serrano! ;<)

2
★★★★★

El Serrano is truly a very good restaurant. The food is amazing. Whenever we have a choice on where to go out to dinner, El Serrano is top of mind. They have good music at times, a nice atmosphere and very good chips and salsa. You get these before your main meal. Their margueritas, all flavors are full of fruit, and for the main meal, I like to get the combo platter to sample different foods. We love el serrano! ;<)

Pros: excellent food, consistency, beautuful place

Cons: weekend waits

 

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