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The Owners

When owners Edgar and Maria Ayala’s moved to Red Lion, PA from their home country of Peru their dream was to own a Peruvian and Mexican restaurant. They wanted to share these delicious cuisines with their local community. Their goal was to honor the customer by providing the freshest, most delicious, and authentic meal experience possible.

Rocoto team in front of Rocoto Red Lion.
Rotisserie chicken being made at Rocoto restaurant.

Peruvian Specialties

That dream became a reality on June 17th, 2019 with the help of close family members. They choose the name “Rocoto” because it is the name of a popular chili pepper used in many Peruvian dishes. Rocoto Restaurant offers some of Peru's most classic and favorite dishes including fresh baked empanadas and pollo a la brasa. They encourage patrons to try them all!

A Second Location

In July of 2023, Rocoto proudly opened a second location in the Leader Heights area of York, PA. This location focuses on the delicious flavors of Peru. Stop by and savor Peruvian empanadas, rotisserie chicken, and bowls of other Peruvian favorites.

Next time you are in Red Lion, check out our restaurant there too!

Front of Rocoto Leader Heights restaurant.
Rocoto staff preparing delicious food for a customer.
A bird drawing similar to the Nazca Lines in Peru
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