El Serrano - Lancaster

4.6
752 reviews
$31 to $50
Latin American
The El Serrano Family of Restaurants has come a long way since its humble beginnings in the 1980s as a food trailer at the York Fair--and while it is thousands of miles from Owner Manuel Torres' native Peru, stepping though its hand-carved mahogany doors is like entering a Latin-American hacienda.
Come and discover why we have been in Lancaster since 1993...enjoy Tex-Mex favorites like chicken fajitas or Peruvian specialties such as Lomo Saltado.
Explore our new tapas menu with dishes like Chicken Empanadas and if you are over 21, ask for a sample of our own Finca de Torres selection of wines from our vineyard and winery in Spain.

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What 752 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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QianaW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Everytime I visit I get the same dish. This time I was disappointed because there barely was any meat. Just a bunch of onions and tomatoes. For the price of the meal I'm expecting a nice quantity of meat. I didn't order a vegetarian dish

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and good service.

JB
JoanB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food was served hot and tasted very good. Portions were plentiful and well presented. We all enjoyed our dinner.
Server was also very helpful and attentive, we didn’t feel rushed or ignored. Kudos.

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vipDiner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Salmon entree was bland. Passionfruit cocktail was very good. Our server was lovely.

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience was incredible. Beautiful environment and food was delicious!

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Tammy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This has to be one of the top Peruvian Restaurants in the country. I have never seen such an expansive, intimate, rustic establishment that takes you back to old world Peru. The food was amazing, the drinks were well-made, and the service was outstanding. The server even took the time to tell us about the owner's journey and the history behind his restaurants while giving us a tour of the open air courtyard. The woodwork throughout the place is top notch. This is a must visit if you're in the area and you love Peruvian cuisine. It was truly an unforgettable experience.

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JackL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food, good service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service.

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vipddda
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great! Lomo Saltado is my favorite dish and it always tastes Great!! I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Matt was our waitor and he is very professional and provides excellent service!

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NJNMBJerseyLady
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We have been going to El Serrano for years but hadn't been there for a while. It was as we remembered. This time we dined with 2 other couples who had never been there. They also enjoyed the evening.
Our waiter was very attentive and always appeared when needed.
My husband had fajitas which are his favorite. I tried the El Serrano combination and brought home enough for another meal. We split a liter of Sangria and it was excellent.

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vipTravelingTom
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This a local favorite. My wife, adult son and I went there for dinner. Food was great as always. The portions are large and the service was excellent.

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Johnny
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was phenomenal and always lives up to the expectations. Love the ambiance.

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FrancesI
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent attentive server who helped with selections. Food was delicious and service was wonderful!

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vipEllen
Philadelphia
147 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We have enjoyed dining here in the past and this time was no exception. The food and service, as in the past, was very good.

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RyanA
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

El Serrano continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in Lancaster County. The food is delicious, the service efficient and friendly, and the venue atmosphere is sublime.

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vipAncoraImparo2
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food from appetizers to the main course.
Anthony our waiter was one of the top three servers of all time!!!
He orchestrated 2 tables of 14 people in total absolutely eloquently. Bravo!
Definitely one of the best restaurants in Lancaster!
Our family will be back!

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DavidN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Third time dining here, and it was great every time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We gathered a group of nine as a birthday party/going away party. The space was private and perfect and the food was wonderful. Micah provided great service too!

JA
JoAnnS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and delicious food for a great value. Highly recommend for any size group.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Short staffing everywhere & seemed so @ restaurant. Waiter was nice guy but seemed very rushed (& likely so!) & zipped in & out in a hurry. 21st birthday celebration w us (grandparents) is a big deal. Dessert was less than past ( been to restaurant multiple times but some time ago). Just grateful open ,staffed, good food, nice seating. Will try again.

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vipMaryG
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The restaurant states it is Peruvian. However, it is more Mexican than Peruvian. They do have some Peruvian dishes. The lomo saltodo was good but the chips were stale and the fried yucca was small. Some of the others in my party did not like their food. Overall, okay.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Food wasn’t too great this time!

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LaurenceG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere matched with excellent service and food.

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SalomeH
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Food was great. Beautiful restaurant. I hope to come back again.

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LynnM
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Place to celebrate my 50th Birthday and Amazing Food!!!! Fried Ice Cream was amazing!!

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vipKlow2
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a wonderful time. Great service and respectful of the virus. Food always yummy!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. Will be going back again for sure.

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viplmelko
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love going to El Serrano - the drinks, food & service are always excellent.

JM
JohnM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always. Been going for almost 20 years. It keeps getting better.

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Susan
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal for the price
Service was timely. We were seated as soon as we arrived.

KC
vipKimC
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

As always there good was great as was the service. Our only complaint was the horrible little chairs they sat us on outside. Most of us are over 6 feet tall and the chairs were the tiniest woven ladder back chairs I ever saw. It made our meal less satisfying due to the lack of comfort.

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OwenR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very satisfied with everything we ate, the service we had . Definitely eat there again.

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SteveH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

El Serrano always makes a quality experience. Food is delicious and the service is very friendly.

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JaredH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unique ambience great place for entertaining guests with great quality food. Highly recommend!

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Stephie
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love, love, love El Serrano. A must when visiting Lancaster!!!

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vipFoodie1
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good experience. Very flavorful food and drinks. Lovely outdoor seating.

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vipSharonW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit to Lancaster, and El Serrano’s was an absolutely top notch choice! Service was outstanding and the food and cocktails were amazing!!

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GilmaG
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service provided by Micah was absolutely amazing. He was very helpful and made great suggestions. The food was fantastic.

FAQs

El Serrano - Lancaster offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 397-6191.

El Serrano - Lancaster is rated 4.6 stars by 752 OpenTable diners.

El Serrano - Lancaster does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.elserrano.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.