El Serrano - Lancaster
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.
Combination of beef and chicken, grilled with onions, green peppers and tomatoes, served with tortillas and toppings
Strips of beef tenderloin or chicken grilled Peruvian style with red onions, French fries and tomatoes, served with white rice
Mother's Day Menus & Specials
We would love for you to join us for a Mother's Day Dinner
Delicious Peruvian/Mexican served food in a delightful ambience.
The perfect meal, service, and wine. I wish we lived close enough to come back often. Loved it!
As usual, our dinner was fantastic!! Love all the food, love the wines. But please, go back to your full menu. Covid is on the way out anyhow and we miss the full menu.
My only complaint was that our reservation for 5 was very close in your cove type seating...otherwise a great evening
Food and service was excellent. We really enjoyed the atmosphere outside in the courtyard.
Birthday was fun good service and food!
Great to be back to El Serrano's. The food is always good and at a good value. Ambience is great for alone time with the wife. Service is pleasant and courteous as always. Nice to be back!
I’ve gone there several time with my fiancé and we have never been disappointed with the food, drink or service.
This is our favorite place to dine! Everything is wonderful.
Always a great meal. Absolutely one of my favorite restaurants if I want to impress a guest. I go just to get impressed myself
El Serrano has been my favorite restaurant in the area since 2005. Best food around when you need a Mexican/Peruvian fix. Will always recommend to everybody. Nowhere else compares!
Great place for date night. Food is always delicious and the service is excellent.
Matt was our server and he was a delight: efficient and informative. Fajitas were flavorful as was our Peruvian dish. ...and the picante sauce is amazing, perfect heat!
El Serrano is excellent place to eat. Everything is cooked well
The best restaurant in the
Lancaster, PA area. Great service, always accommodating, many dining choices, well presented delicious food.
I truly love El Serrano! But I believe they are terribly understaffed. All the waiters are young teens, in which I didn’t mind but it seems they naturally have other priorities. We were there for our 6:45 reservation and didn’t sit until almost 7:30. There was hardly any drinks available. Our food came almost an hour later. The waiter was spilling things off the plate and the food was cold by the time it got to us.
We always enjoy the atmosphere and food! Always a great time with our family!
Had another great experience at El Serrano Lancaster. We are always happy with our food, and Matt S took very good care of us and served us well. I had the Pollo Fundido, one of my favorites, and my wife had Mixto Limeno, which she very much enjoyed. Thanks El Serrano!
Bar seating for dinner. Wait and bar staff were exceptional. Beautiful South American decor. Good selection of drinks and Pan American food. I got the pomegranate martini, fried avocado appetizer, and Peruvian Lomito entree Everything was amazing. Def recommend.
We always go to El Serrano's for all celebrations. Love the food. the servers are wonderful and the ambiance is perfect!
Everyone was very welcoming and pleasant. Food was delicious, and the service was excellent! Highly recommend!
Perfect for our guests! Looks like they'll be returning soon.
Food was excellent as always and service was on point. Can’t wait to return for more family time
Excellent service and food quality.
Enjoyed Gordo with smoked grilled pork, and a rich guacamole side. Service staff was professional, attentive and efficient.
Always excellent service. Love the atmosphere and quality and variety of the food. You can choose Mexican or our favorite Peruvian.
Because of Covid, some of my favorite things were not available -- Pisco Sour and Chiles Rellenos. Service was quite good, however. I also like the pork chops. However, I would prefer to have the option to select the side that accompanied the pork chops as the accompanying white rice was "blah".
The most beautiful restaurant in Central Pa. Food and service are always amazing. Our go to spot for special occasions!!
The food was wonderful. My husband and I had a great time
We have always heard how great it is but for some reason never tried. They lived up to their reputation. I wish we had gone years ago. Great, friendly staff. Delicious food in a great atmosphere. We ate first floor and are excited to try the other levels!!
We had a takeout and the server did not include our entire order.
El Serrano has been on our list of Top 5 restaurants for the last 8 years. We use them as the measuring bar against which we judge all other restaurants.
Great outdoor space. Old hacienda feel.
The lomo saltado was delicious as usual, and eating in the open air courtyard was pleasant. While our server was pleasant and polite, our food took a long time to arrive.
It was a quiet night on the courtyard. The server was attentive and everyone enjoyed their meal.
WE are repeat El Serrano diners, so pretty particular. Tend to rely on chicken fajitas; excellent quality, plenty of food. Local sourced beers and wines an excellent addition. Service was excellent, server very familiar with beers and wines. Left very full and content.
We were there to celebrate our 56th anniversary and you did not disappoint!!!!
Server was efficient and friendly. Answered our questions courteously.
Looking forward to seeing you again.
Server was amazing. His recommendations were on point
My family had dinner there for the first time on Friday 3/19/21 and it was the best Mexican Restaurant we have ever eaten at.
Everything about the evening was perfect and enjoyable.
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 600 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.