10 Restaurants You Might Be Surprised To Find In PA Dutch Country

Although Lancaster County is most associated with
traditional Pennsylvania Dutch tourist attractions
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and eateries, it may
surprise you to know we’ve got much more than buggy rides and shoofly pies. If
you’re in the mood for food with international flavor during your stay in
Lancaster County, here’s a list of ten restaurants that feature cuisines from
various cultures across the globe.

Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen
Located in Columbia (about a half hour drive from the Historic Smithton Inn), Prudhomme’s Lost
Cajun Kitchen
has been bringing the tastes of New Orleans to
Lancaster County since 1990. It also offers guests the opportunity to
experience unique, southern-style entertainment from bluegrass to Motown
scattered throughout each month. The menu and a list of this month’s
entertainers can be found
on their website
.
La Borimex
La Borimex offers
outstanding authentic Mexican dishes such as costillas fritas, chicken and
steak chilaquiles, and more. The restaurant also has various taco and quesadilla
options among others. For dessert, guests can delve into a dish of fried ice
cream or consider other menu
options
. Located in Ephrata, La Borimex is less than a ten-minute drive
from the Historic Smithton Inn.
Aromas del Sur
The welcoming and friendly staff add to the genuine
Colombian atmosphere at Aromas del Sur,
where you can order authentic Colombian fare in the Borough of Ephrata.  Just a three -minute ride from the Historic
Smithton Inn, Aromas del Sur welcomes you to bring your own alcoholic
beverages, as well. To peruse the menu, which includes gluten-free options,
stop by or check out the restaurant’s
website
.
Addisu Ethiopian Restaurant and Grocery
If you’re in the mood to try something completely different,
you may want to consider Addisu
Ethiopian Restaurant in Lancaster
. This restaurant serves real Ethiopian
dishes, many made to be eaten with your hands. Or, if you know someone who
would love an Ethiopian dining experience, the restaurant also offers gift
certificates.
JoBoy’s Brew Pub 
If you’re searching for southern charm, look no further than
Joboy’s Brew Pub in Lititz.
It’s the perfect spot for southern-style barbeque and handcrafted beer. The
menu features various smoked masterpieces, and there’s always a variety of
unique beers on tap.
La Costeña Peruvian Restaurant
La
Costeña Restaurant
brings seaside recipes of the Peru to Lancaster City,
giving guests a unique Peruvian dining experience. The menu features a large
selection of Peruvian specialties from causa rellena to lomo saltado.
La Dolce Vita Courthouse Bakery
Located in downtown Lancaster, La Dolce Vita is a family-run
Italian bakery and pastry shop. In addition to its breads, cakes, and other
sugary treats, La Dolce Vita also offers Italian sandwiches and salads that
make ideal lunches for those on the go as they take in the many sites of
Lancaster City.
Upohar Ethnic Cuisines
Upohar Ethnic
Cuisines
specializes in international vegetarian and vegan food with a menu
that varies daily. The restaurant takes pride in providing employment
opportunities to refugees in the Lancaster community and often features menu
items related to their cultures and heritages. To see the latest menu, visit the Upohar Ethnic Cuisines
website
.
Himalayan Curry & Grill
Another unique restaurant located in Lancaster City, Himalayan
Curry and Grill
is an excellent spot for Indian cuisine and Nepalese food.
With a buffet option, guests are able to try a taste of nearly everything the
restaurant has to offer. This quaint restaurant also has takeout options and
options for vegetarians.
Ma(i)son
Established in 2011, Ma(i)son  is a family-owned, “old country” inspired
urban cookery located right in Lancaster City, featuring a unique name that
blends the French word for “home” with the family name, Mason. The family
utilizes Lancaster County resources in all of their meals, with a menu that
changes weekly due to the availability of those resources.
So the next time you’re staying in Lancaster County, do
yourself a favor and take advantage of what at least one of these unique,
inspirational eateries has to offer.
Happy dining!

By Rebecca
Gallagher, Innkeeper
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