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20 S. 2nd St. (Market St.) Send to Phone
215-928-0770 | Menu
International fare at neighborhood prices.
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Serrano Restaurant Review

: A fixture on the Philadelphia restaurant scene since 1985, Serrano, with its upstairs acoustic café, the Tin Angel, attracts an artsy neighborhood crowd to its colorful boho setting. At the lower level, the long, narrow room boasts a time-etched wooden bar on the left and a fireplace to the right. Either crystal chandeliers or colored-glass Indian lamps hang from the ornate ceiling. The lights are low, but the mood is so relaxed that crayons and paper are given to kids at each table. A diverse menu spans the globe with Guinness lamb shanks from across the pond, hummus and baba ghanouj from the Mediterranean, plus a frito misto with shrimp and calamari and Asian pot stickers, then Serrano brings it all home with a seven-pepper meatloaf and corn fritters with a drizzle of cayenne-honey.

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