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
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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 Serranos food is good, I had the shrimp fajita, great flavor, it was delicious! The rice and beans were a little dry for my liking. The mixed drinks were good. Ambiance was excellent on 2nd floor, dim lighting, great view, very clean, neat and organized. There was no bathroom upstairs, it was on the 1st floor but it wasn’t too far of a walk. The waiter was nice. Will definitely go again.
Always very good food. Less menu choices during the Covid times but that suited me. Too hard to decide when everything is tasty.
Amazing as usual! Service is excellent!
The atmosphere was very nice .
The waitress was excellent and accommodating to make sure everyone had what they wanted in food they ordered.
However all concluded food was fair.
Our waiter was good. The food was excellent.
Food and service were very good. Will definitely return.
Service was quick. Food was delicious. We love eating at El Serrano when we are in town.
Have only moved into town 3 weeks ago, and this is one of our go to places. Food is outstanding and service is excellent. Don't go without a reservation unless your ready for a long wait.
Menu had both spicy and nonspicy items which accommodated each of us.
charming decor and was very quiet on a Monday evening.
Had a great time. Always good food and service. Prices are reasonable.
We normally eat at El Serrano once a year and have always enjoyed our meals, the ambiance, etc. 6 of us had lunch here on Sunday, 4 people enjoyed their meals, however I and my daughter had steak and chicken fajitas and felt that it had been marinated too long as it had a very acidic taste. I'll go again, but if it is the same, I won't return.
Great service and great food a wonderful place for a date
It had been years since we had been here and I am so happy we went back this past weekend. The food, service, and ambiance were top shelf and we will be a frequent visitor from now on!!
The service here was perfect! They were attentive without hovering. Our food and drinks were delicious!
We were a party of 8 old friends having dinner . Our table was perfect by itself making our conversations effortless. The food was wonderful as were the pomegranate margaritas. We will definitely go back . Our server was excellent & she was very attentive to our group !!
Our waiter is great. He remembers our drink and food order.
We love El Serranos, it is our go to for any celebbrations! The food is always hot and delecious!
El Serrano is consistently a good value with good service. The food and margaritas are dependable.
El Serrano was another great experience. The food is always excellent, the service is great, their Margaritas are the best in Lancaster county. I've tried other places for margaritas and always El Serrano wins!
Excellent as always. Celebrated our 19 year anniversary at the place he proposed 11 years ago. ❤️❤️
Great place, good flavors, excellent Ceviche, our server slightly distracted. Love a well paced meal- didn't quite get there but wouldn't hesitate to go back.
We had a wonderful time with a couple of friends for dinner at El Serrano. Great place.
Delicious food in a fun atmosphere. Always recommend!
What a perfect place for a date night, family dinner, or catching g up with friends. Food was amazing, service was excellent, and the prices were more than fair. I look forward to a return trip.
We always enjoy our dining experience at El Serrano. The staff is friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is upbeat and authentic. On our last visit we were seated inside next to a window with a view of the courtyard. Even though it was a cold night, the courtyard looked inviting.
My husband and I each ordered the Pollo Fundido. It is one of our favorite dishes and we are never disappointed. The chicken is flavorful and tender. I highly recommend it. We finished the evening with fried ice cream and it was a delicious ending to an amazing meal.
Thank you to Alex and Kendall for their friendly service! Great servers make a great restaurant even better.
A bit more pricey than other places but well worth it.
Cultural was closed, but they were seating there so it was great. The courtyard was covered with snow.....so sad.
We love this restaurant, one of our favorites in the Lancaster area. Great atmosphere and tasty food.
El Serrano - Lancaster offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 397-6191.
El Serrano - Lancaster is rated 4.7 stars by 573 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 bookings at the moment.