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El Serrano-York, York, PA

El Serrano-York

4.4
4.4
140 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
El Serrano York offers a family-run restaurant where you can enjoy outstanding tex-mex cuisine (with a Peruvian twist) in a cozy atmosphere.
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 Avocado Frito 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Peruvian, Tex-Mex

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (717) 757-4963

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    York

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 140 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service, as always!
  2. JM

    JeffM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food was delicious! The kitchen is able to make orders to your liking.
  3. N

    Nissley

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Food was bland. Certainly no “Mexican” flair to it. Wife’s chimichanga and my tortilla looked identical when served and were way too doughy. Best I could say for the Spanish rice is it was yellow. Again bland…no Spanish flair or flavor.
  4. CW

    CodyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Mexican/Latin food we’ve found in the area. The salsa is fantastic.
  5. RR

    RichardR

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Table was ready when we arrived, waitress came to our table immediately, and food was great, as always.
  6. LM

    LisaM

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Generous menu selection, delicious food served freshly-made and hot, very personable wait-staff. Wonderful restaurant for Mexican and Peruvian food. Addictive chips and salsa!
  7. L

    Lougrill

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious fajitas and salads. The in house made wine is pretty good and the margaritas are made fresh.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    We had to wait far too long to get our order taken and then for the food to come out. The waitress was apologetic and gave us a free dessert but it still took too long.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day
  10. CH

    ChrisH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in town! Great Mother's Day meal!!
  11. AM

    AudieM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Pretty good enchiladas, for York anyway, and I' from El Paso, so uh, like I know.
  12. BM

    BrianM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at El Serrano. Great time. We really enjoyed the food and the mood.
  13. TG

    TanaG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    we were seated immediately and no one not one employee looked at us or came to our table for over 10 minutes until we got up and left
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleased with our evening at El Serrano. Had been several years since eating there. Enjoyed authentic Peruvian cuisine and looking forward to returning soon.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Quick service, big portion sizes.
  16. RK

    RalphK

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    A local spot with good food and excellent service. Gets crowed at times but we never lose the attention of our server, not over bearing but attentive. We would recommend El Serrano York as a nice local spot for good food and good service. We'll certainly be back.
  17. T

    Teript

    Baltimore

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were visiting our daughter in York and enjoyed our evening, delicious food, nice atmosphere, and good service. Our server got engaged during our time there which was fun to watch and her co-workers did a great job in keeping up with service. We will be back again soon!
  18. D

    David

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Amazing food and good service. The drinks were a bit overpriced for the amount and I don’t get all the bullfighting artwork. I thought bullfighting was a Spanish tradition, not Peruvian.
  19. m

    missmarym

    Baltimore

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The best mexican food to be found in York. We really enjoyed our experience.....we used to come when my son was small, and then just went back for the first time with him as an adult. We'll be back sooner than later.
  20. CW

    ColetteW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    We were seated near the door and it was very cold. Food was ok.
  21. JF

    JoeF

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Just like everywhere else there seemed to be fewer staff. Service was okay. Kind of disappointed in the food this time. It was just okay when it is normally very good…even perfect. We’re chalking it up to either insufficient staffing or newer staff…looking forward to trying again to see if this was just a one-time thing.
  22. N

    Nancy

    Philadelphia

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and wine for very reasonable price.
  23. JH

    JohnH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dining experience was perfect. The waitress was excellent. She was very attentive, responsive, professional, polite and helpful. Food was delicious. All nine people were very satisfied with their meals. No one does salmon better than El Serrano.
  24. S

    Shayna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was quick and the server was wonderful. The food was just as tasty as always! Loved the Mango-rita.
  25. A

    Angi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good place. Nice menu, yummy desserts. The flan is 5 stars! and Olivia gave us a great service.
  26. LD

    LisaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant with fresh food, nice ambiance, and great staff. We would highly recommend if you want Pervuvian or Mexican fare.
  27. SR

    SherryR

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Pervuian dishes are perfectly seasoned. Pisco drinks were exceptional! Bethany was professional, cheerful and efficient. Love the quiet atmosphere of the booths, to have intimate dinners with friends. And the owner stopped by to wish us a Merry Christmas!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    We were seated next to the front door even though the place was empty. It was 20 degrees out. But they moved us when we asked. The drinks were horrible- they use pisco instead on vodka for a martini, they should have mentioned that but again, they made it right by getting me wine. The food was bland at best, we've eaten here a few times before covid and could not believe how poor the food was, not worth the price. My husband paid while I finished my wine, as I got to the bottom of the glass there was something that resembled a spider on the bottom of the glass. Someone saw that when they poured the wine, there was no mistaking it. We couldn't even take it at this point, I will never ever eat there again.
  29. s

    sddg

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite restaurant that we Love going to❣️
  30. RP

    RitaP

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance. The service was very good. The fajitas were very tasty. Our grandchildren enjoyed their meals from the kids menu. Great fried ice cream to top it off.
  31. RB

    RobertB

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Worst dinner ever. Restaurant wasn’t honoring reservations, went on a wait list when we got there. They then stuck us in the bar. The bartender served us. Got chips and salsa, no bowl. It took 20 min for him to take our order, then we got our food 40 min later. All the time, they take out food was steady out the door. Apparently they were more important. Table and menus went clean. The food came out on hot plates but the food was not. People that arrived later than us that sat in the dining room were finished dinner and left 20 min before us. Took 15 min to get the check while the bartender went to bus tables in the dining room. 6:15 reservation and we got out at 8:30. Most horrible experience. This is usually really good , they have gone downhill.
  32. AW

    AmyW

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a very nice dinner with friends!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Server was not attentive at all with a little attitude. Food was pretty good.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious and fresh food. Very quiet and intimate.
  35. SM

    SusanM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful serving staff. They took excellent care of us - helping us celebrate my father in law's 93rd birthday.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Local business with great food, very convenient.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    -uncomfortably hot temperature, fans not running -wrong drinks were brought -stale chips -server very inattentive and hard to find -drinks not kept up
  38. CH

    CindyH

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We always enjoy having dinner at El Serrano. The salmon special was exceptional. The creamy lemon sauce had just enough tartness to brighten and enhance the flavor of the salmon. My husband loved his dinner as well.
  39. RR

    RichardR

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great as it always is! Always enjoy eating there.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It had been a while since we'd been here. We moved to a different part of town and just didn't think of restaurants in that area as much. So glad we went on open table because it popped up and we were both excited to go again. Their salsa to start is great! We enjoyed a Peruvian and Mexican lager which were both tasty. We tried shrimp chimichangas for the first time (usually go with beef or chicken) and they were delicious. But the star of the meal was the Lomo Saltado with beef! It's such a simple dish but done to perfection! It won't be as long before we return.

FAQs

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

El Serrano-York is rated 4.4 stars by 140 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for El Serrano-York

3410 E Market St York, PA 17402-2629

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    York

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Peruvian, Tex-Mex

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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