El Serrano - Lancaster

4.7
807 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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PatriciaH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed their food, it arrived quickly and was piping hot. Matthew provided wonderful service. We were celebrating my daughter's birthday and truly enjoyed our visit. They are always happy to comply with my special requests because of my celiac disease. One of our favorite spots to dine.

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vipDebiD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had family in from out of town. we had a large group, our server was awesome and the food was delish.

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LindaR
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good, as are drinks. Disappointed that frozen margaritas were not available

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LarryA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met friends for an enjoyable meal at El Serano's. The meals were excellent and we always enjoy the ambiance of the restaurant. The only negative comment pertains to the noisy metal carts which are used to serve the meals. They sure are noisy when being pushed over the tile floors and interrupts the conversation.

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KimH
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous. Service was outstanding! Will definitely be back whenever in the area.

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Wiley
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here a few times and haven’t had any bad experiences to date
Food is very good and service was very attentive
We will be returning at some point and would highly recommend El Serrano

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MarleneR
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it there. Me and my husband goes there alot

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LawrenceR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have loved El Serranos since they first opened! We come for date nights, birthdays and sometime just because we are close by. The building is gorgeous, the atmosphere is friendly, all the waiters are attentive. The food is fantastic, what more could you ask for?

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vipEllen
Philadelphia
150 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Varied menu. Well prepared meals. We had an enjoyable evening.

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CandaceO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We wish your beer selection would improve. Warm beer served tonight.

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StephE
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love El Serrano. I highly recommend this restaurant. The food is excellent, the ambiance is magical and the service is exceptional.

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AmyG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love El Serrano! Always a go-to!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter is fantastic!

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MikeN
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was tasty and hot and service was very attentive. Enjoyable family night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted by friendly staff, quick service, the food was wonderful, and a great atmosphere for my fiancé’s birthday celebration!

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ReedKidd
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food is unlike any other food around. Really unique flavor and quality. Their sauces are made in house and I have not tasted them any where else. They make their own wine, host parties/wedding, etc. They do it all with quality every time. Been there dozens of times and I have never been disappointed. I live in DE and drive the 1 hour there to meet friends as I know it is always a unique dining experience every time. Enjoy!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience.

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Terry
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great. The waiter turned down the music a bit as requested. Carlos took good care of us as did Melody. We celebrated a friends 98th birthday and she loved it all. Thank you!

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Nita
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time since quarantine..... and we were not disappointed. Four for dinner and each meal was wonderful..... on oh wow....dessert

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NMJM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been several years since we ate at El Serranos. However, they never disappoint. Great food and service!

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JohnB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Made reservation with request for booth.
Arrived early, the host said it would be about 2 minutes before we could be seated.
After 15 minutes I went to the host and asked if my table was ready and again requested a booth, I was told booth request were first come first served. I mentioned that I made the request earlier in the day. They still would not acknowledge my request even seeing them seat several people in booths after coming in after us.
Very disappointed in the way I was treated.
Please pass this on to the manager.
Thank you
John Barnhill

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AbbyG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience on my birthday last night and the wine was amazing! Thank you El Serrano!

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Homie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delighted--
It really surprises me that your young staff can be so well versed in their jobs.
Food was delicious.
Of course we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always our experience was wonderful and the food and drinks were great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food and the best Margaritas in the area!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing and great service!

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JackO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service; Fantastic service and food. Definitely would recommend.

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BeckyZ
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We always enjoy our visit and our meal here. We love the food and the experience.

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JanetK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great chips and margaritas!

Disappointed in my combo plate. Very bland. Needed some sort of sauce or salsa or hot sauce. Shrimp, scallops and tilapia dish was good.

Waiter was outstanding, very helpful.

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AmandaM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints.
We haven’t been in years because we moved out of the area, and when we realized it was right down the road from our destination that day my husband and I knew we had to squeeze in lunch!
The service was wonderful, they really made an effort to expedite our food because we were in a rush, the service was wonderful and the food was delicious.
The chips and homemade salsa are still my favorite!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Great ambiance.

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JonathanV
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend El Serrano Restaurant to everyone Great Food, Great Staff, Awesome Environment.

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful as always. Our server was great. We were able to get reservations which was great for our large party.

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DavidL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Tasty food and huge portions for the main courses. The chocochanga and the fried "not fried" ice cream were winners

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susie
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great service was excellent chicken in taco salad sooo tender and juicy

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CarlW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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AnneM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was somewhat slow, but everyone is short staffed and we were in no hurry. Food was delicious and waiter was very attentive.

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BruceC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere was very good as usual. Our little alcove we had near the entrance was nice for our part of 9 but was pretty dark. They could use some more lighting in there. Our waiter was great (the owner's nephew). Great job!

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JohnM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Does get any better than El Serrano’s.

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Jess
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we sat outside. it was very private and quiet. we enjoyed our food and drinks.

FAQs

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

El Serrano - Lancaster is rated 4.7 stars by 807 OpenTable diners.

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.