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Aromas Del Sur

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548 S State St, Ephrata, PA 17522-2301
+1 717-738-0101
Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family friendly, great service and atmosphere. Laid back and happy staff. The food was authentic and absolutely wonderful every time I have eaten here! Without a doubt my favorite restaurant in ephrata. Would recommend to anyone! Try it out!

Thank Stephanie W
Baltimore, Maryland
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a recommended restaurant that was quite different. It seemed like a local place with a Colombian flare. The food was good but the service was slow especially since there were not many people in the restaurant when we arrived. It is BYOB. The staff was helpful with explaining the menu and answering questions.

Thank Sandra S
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We LOVE this place! Everything on the menu is terrific... no matter what, be sure to start out with the Empanadas & ask for EXTRA sauce!

Thank BeccaGall
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surprise choice while antiquing in PA. Colombian food and such a nice restaurant with a great staff and very good food. BYOB which is fine. has the typical dish steak was a little small but I was stuffed after the meal. Would recommend. Enjoy!

Thank Gdice
Columbus, OH
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our trip to Philly, we stopped for the night at a historic hotel and somehow found this gem a few miles away. On a Thursday night there was only one other occupied table. If this restaurant was in our home (Columbus, OH) it would be packed every night. Very reasonably priced incredibly tasty food. We will be sure to... More 

Thank KevinNancy
Joshua B, Owner at Aromas Del Sur, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful review and excellent ratings! We are glad you got to enjoy Lancaster and some of its beautiful gems. We are glad you had a great experience and are willing to take a small detour to savor some of our delicious food. We may not always have a packed restaurant but... More 

Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Aromas Del Sur is a hidden gem in the middle of farm world Pennsylvania!! I got empanadas appetizer and carne asada. The food was fresh and authentic Colombian!! Arturo was a wonderful waiter. We highly recommend this restaurant. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Cindy W
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We had arroz con pollo and lomo salteado and both were excellent. We lived in Ecuador for many years and it reminded us of the old country. Definitely worth the trip.

Thank David B
Olympia, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We ate here with a couple of very good friends one evening a few weeks ago. You bring your own drinks, which in our case was wine. The waiter had a great sense of humour and attended to every need. I ordered a tamale and it was delicious, but not Mexican. It was like a chicken and vegetable pot pie... More 

Thank thecooks2016
Beautiful PA
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Really enjoy their tasty dishes. Both steak and pork are excellent. However it is under staffed. There are about 10 tables. At times, only one server works outside. It takes 10 minutes for him to come by and take our order. Then we waited another 30 minutes to get food. Then no water refill. After dinner, we waited long time... More 

Thank flyingmg
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Very tasty and unusual food. Excellent service from a very friendly staff. Huge portions. Be sure to take home some of their delicious homemade hot sauce.

Thank Hammond O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 20
Latin, Spanish, Colombian, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 548 S State St, Ephrata, PA 17522-2301
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Ephrata
  • Phone Number: +1 717-738-0101
This restaurant was opened in October 2010 by a group of three Colombian sibilings. We like to say we serve Spanish food but most of our dishes are cooked and prepared with Colombian influence. We wanted to bring a little part of South America to the Ephrata and Lancaster area and educate people on our lifestyle. Please come by and enjoy something we are very passionate about. We have delicious appetizers which come out fast and are filling along with our plentiful entrees. We serve your typical dishes such as pork, steak, and chicken which are usually always accompanied by their rice and beans. These dishes are prepared with Colombian spices and seasoning, but are not spicy as many believe just flavorful. We have options for reservation, take out, BYOB, and large parties. TAKE A LOOK AT OUR NEW WEBSITE!!!Please feel free to call during business hours.

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