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Aromas Del Sur

548 S State St, Ephrata, PA 17522-2301
+1 717-738-0101
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“empanadas” (71 reviews)
“chorizo” (14 reviews)
“arroz con pollo” (11 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Latin, Spanish, Colombian, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
548 S State St, Ephrata, PA 17522-2301
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

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...More

Thank Kevin B
Joshua B, Owner at Aromas Del Sur, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

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...More

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
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
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...More

Thank thecooks2016
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...More

Thank flyingmg
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
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Don't judge a book by its cover! Aromas del Sur is located in what used to be a dive/dance bar in an awkward part of this small city, but the food is WELL WORTH any trepidation. The customer service is wonderful; we were greeted openly...More

Thank FoodieWriter13
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit. We will definitely be back! Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Great find in our small town. Very clean, very friendly.

Thank cozyvonne
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic staff - great portions - cozy atmosphere. Had the special coconut chicken and shrimp. Empanadas we're also a great appetizer - as we're the yuca frita.

Thank Josh N
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Bern here many many times and return with new friends a family. The food is EXCELLENT. Authentic south america COLOMBIAN food. The service its superior. Always trying to please and make you feel welcome. Its the best keep secret in Ephrata, Pa. If you are...More

Thank Ibrand
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
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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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