El Serrano-York

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67 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American

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El Serrano York offers a family-run restaurant where you can enjoy outstanding tex-mex cuisine (with a Peruvian twist) in a cozy atmosphere. We hope to see you in the future.






What 67 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed the food, but service was a little sloppy.

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Winelovers111602
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent, authentic Peruvian and Mexican cuisine, served in an unassuming dining room. We went for a birthday dinner and were not disappointed! The margaritas we ordered were an great start!

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AmyT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Unassuming location in a strip mall however, Great service and food, great atmosphere. I would recommend.

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MickeySS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

El Serrano consistently has good food and margaritas! The service was excellent as well.

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PennyS
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My name is Penny not Colleen....however, everyone was so nice and pleasant, our waitress was a gem.....nice young lady. I love the Cheeseburger, I'm not wild about mexican/pervuian food, however, I love that my friends can enjoy their food and I can enjoy a cheeseburger.

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MAndrew
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My meal was excellent! Compliments to the chef who created a succulent pork chop to go with the other items on my platter. Diana was attentive and accommodating, as it was my first in-restaurant dining since CV-19 arrived.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as always!

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate over 100 times here and NEVER had a bad meal . Atmosphere and service are superb.

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TamerK
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall my experience was good but I hope they could have more vegan options and have a mark fo GF, Vegetarian and Vegan food next to the menu item. I know they have a whole”Vegeteriano” section but it didn’t indicate if it’s just vegetarian or vegan.

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KellyH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We’ve gone to El Serrano many times, this past time our waitress was not very friendly & did not check back often enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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IreneB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very pleasant. 5 ladies and we all enjoyed our food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Diana was our server. She was excellent! We wanted Peruvian fare and she took the time to thoroughly explain each entree. She was attentive, but not too much. She presented the dessert tray and gave us good feedback on the offerings. We complimented her for the fine service.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was absolutely amazing! I don't remember the names of the dishes we had. My appetizer was shrimp in a garlic sauce and was to die for! I would've loved it for a main course if it was a larger serving. My husband's main course was tilapia topped with crabmeat and was delicious! The service was pretty good. Our waitress was sweet and attentive, if a little forgetful when we asked for things. Overall I was very impressed with our first visit!

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JoeK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

El Serrano always delivers quality food and service. Dana was our server this past Monday and she did an awesome job. My favorite dish is Pollo Fundido. I highly recommend this place.

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vipNancy
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and good wine. Can’t wait to return.

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JennS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

It took forever to be seated and then the food was subpar and not the best for the prices. The Lancaster restaurant is so much better and offers a better all around experience from my experiences.

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Micha
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The food quality is always very inconsistent at El Serrrano and this time it was poor.
The serving size keeps getting smaller and the prices keep going up.

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vipStan
New York Area
244 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love the cooking here and great meals

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vipJNBLSCPE
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Tried the Lancaster location and we weren’t impressed, so we thought we’d try the original York location. We weren’t thrilled. Service was decent, but not romantic. The harsh lighting used in the main dining room is more commonly used in big box stores than restaurants. The food is more Peruvian than Mexican. The prices are a bit steep for both York County and what you get portion-wise. We’d rather drive the extra hour and a half to Philadelphia for authentic Mexican cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was on the ball. We had drink refills before we were out. She was super friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Overall great experience.

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Val80
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly and efficient waitresses

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CouplefromPA55
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second visit with my extended family. As was characteristic of the first visit, our entrees were excellent! Thank you! 😊

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Winnie
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We love this restaurant. The food is consistently good as well as the service. The seating is a little close but it adds to the atmosphere. The fajitas never disappoint and their authentic recipes are always good. One change is that they only serve their restaurant wines. Not sure what that was all about but you have to walk to a back room in the restaurant to get your wine, wait staff could not bring it to you. It’s been a little while since our visit so maybe this changed.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! As always.

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vipSteve
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, and live Latin music. Always an excellent choice!

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LisaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great! Food, service was great! Nice place, can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and impeccable service, the food was delicious, of the 3 in our party we all went different ways with our entrees so we could try everything. I personally had the Lomo Saltado with the beef and it was so beautifully done. The tenderloin all but melted in my mouth. I’d gladly order it again but there are so many other options I want to try.

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jmevball28
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great experience with wonderful food! Everything we had was delicious! I've never had a bad meal here. It was my sister's first time and she really enjoyed it as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food at a great price. I have never had a bad meal there. Service is pretty quick and the staff are personable and friendly...our drinks came quicker than our water! For a party of 2, we had 1 app, 2 entees, 2 beers and the bill with tip was $65. Oh...and the family recipes from Peru are a must.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at great prices. Excellent service.

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lorib
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was fantastic, beautiful private room which we enjoyed. Very professional staff when reserving our party online. I believe we had a server who was new, she had to ask who drank what, charged other people's drinks on the wrong orders, other then that, I definitely will be back. We enjoyed the evening.

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vipRIG1
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and innovative. We enjoyed our meal and would recommend El Serrano

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Ziggy
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Meal was amazing. Staff did a wonderful job of addressing a small issue we had with reference to personal taste options of the guacamole. Service was amazing and never had an empty glass! Food was amazing. Even with the “standard” Tex-mex combo it was totally different with unique flavors more than likely influenced by the Peruvian cuisine. The Chuletas de Puerto was absolutely delicious and just melted on your mouth. I encourage you to try this place if you have not already!

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vipJimS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very enjoyable business lunch. We were seated in a semi-private area that was very quiet and perfect for conducting business discussions. Everyone loved the food and the service was prompt and polite. Will definitely come again!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grest food at reasonable prices. Great service.

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DaveW
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was good,but we thought the meat in the varied dishes was skimpy with the amount of dough .

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bryans
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our favorite go to place. Only complaint... Don't sit bigger people in the back left ... Tables are way to close together and really don't love a view of the bar. Not enough room to move the chairs. Thanks for the padding you added to the very previously uncomfortable chairs.

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RichardR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great, and I feel everything is always very fresh.

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RebeccaJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and good service.
Table next to us was very loud. Think they were celebrating something.

FAQs

El Serrano-York offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 757-4963.

El Serrano-York is rated 4.4 stars by 67 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 bookings at the moment.