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.
Went there at 6:00PM on Saturday to get ahead of the busy time. Great food and service as usual.
One of the best restaurants in York. I took my mother there for her birthday and we enjoyed everything!
I eat there regularly. This time they delivered the wrong salmon dinner selection but when the correct one came out it was one of the best Salmon Serrano dinners I ever had there...
Food is very consistent, but presentation is just lackluster for the price. Charging extra for substituting vegetables for rice or whatever. Drinks were small but prices high.
A staple in York for decades, El Serrano-York delivers a worthwhile dining experience.
We enjoyed the food, but service was a little sloppy.
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!
Unassuming location in a strip mall however, Great service and food, great atmosphere. I would recommend.
El Serrano consistently has good food and margaritas! The service was excellent as well.
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.
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.
It was great as always!
Ate over 100 times here and NEVER had a bad meal . Atmosphere and service are superb.
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.
We’ve gone to El Serrano many times, this past time our waitress was not very friendly & did not check back often enough.
Server was very pleasant. 5 ladies and we all enjoyed our food!
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.
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!
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.
Excellent food and good wine. Can’t wait to return.
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.
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.
We love the cooking here and great meals
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.
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.
Friendly and efficient waitresses
This is my second visit with my extended family. As was characteristic of the first visit, our entrees were excellent! Thank you! 😊
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.
Great! As always.
Delicious food, great service, and live Latin music. Always an excellent choice!
Everything was great! Food, service was great! Nice place, can’t wait to go back
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.
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.
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.
Great food at great prices. Excellent service.
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.
The food was delicious and innovative. We enjoyed our meal and would recommend El Serrano
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!
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!
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 72 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.