Lechonera Marcelo's

2151 W Meeting St, Lancaster
(803) 283-0560

Recent Reviews


Great place to get one of the best Cuban sandwiches north of Cuba! Don’t miss this. Simple and unpretentious restaurant with an excellent chef.

Virginia Moseley

Located just off Hwy 9 west of Lancaster SC. Housed in what was a convenient store back in the day. Very clean establishment. Plenty of parking. The ribs melt in your mouth. The Cuban sandwich is also a great choice. The house rice is delicious, and surprisingly, I liked the fried plantains! Thanks to Marco for bringing new flavor to my town.

Michael G

We had to do takeout tonight for our first experience at Lechonera Marcelo's. But when I walked inside to place our order and wait for our food, which was phenomenal by the way, my mind was completely blown as to how nice and incredibly clean the restaurant is. Marcelo is very charming and he and Jeff did a great job putting our amazing food together this evening. The freaky burgers were incredible and the mango cheesecake was amazing. We will be back to visit you soon Marcelo....keep up the fabulous work and Lancaster go visit this wonderful place soon!

Daniel Whetstine

I want to start off with the food was amazing. The out side of the building wasn't much to look at...However when you get inside everything is clean and the look and feel was romantic. The staff was very friendly and quick. We tried a few of the appetizers and it was all amazing. My wife got the ribye and loved it! Was very juicy and tasted perfect. I had the stuffed pork with rice and black beans. It was tender and when I mixed them all up it was the best! First visit and definitely not the last! Amazing! Oh yea and the fried plantains are awesome

Cheryl Wylie

Delicious!!!! One of my family’s favorite restaurants. Everything is FRESH, amazing food, awesome atmosphere, and most importantly some of the nicest people. They offer incredible lunch specials, BEST steaks around, and a HUGE variety of food options. Give them a try… you will be backThey also do call in orders and cateringKid-friendliness: My children love it and they are very accommodating on any changes your children may have.Parking: Huge parking lot even for big trucks such as commercial trucksWheelchair accessibility: Easy to park, wheelchair accessible, and wheelchair friendly tables

C’mor Love

Good quality of food and fair pricing! The spinach dip was ok but the chips had a unique taste that made the dip taste better! The classic burger was delicious, the meat was a little more burnt than I like but I still enjoyed it. The actually hamburger bun is really good, kinda had a semi sweet taste. The service was fast and friendly!

Abu Ahmed

The service here is supreme, and the food is absolutely amazing. And the atmosphere feels like a fancy restraunt you need reservation for. I highly recommend this amazing place to anyone who loves delicious high quality food and service. As a wing lover i wish i had more hands, so i could give these wings 4 thumbs up ?

Tammy Y.

If you have not tried Marcelo's I suggest you try them they have the best food. We have been here a few times and they never disappoint. We went there for lunch Sunday and even though it was just the owner Marcelo there (he said he can not find anyone who wants to work on Sunday) we still got great service and it did not take long for our food. I also have a Service Dog and the Marcelo has always been so accommodating and making sure I am comfortable along with my girl Phoebe. I can not say enough good things about this hidden Gem, the owner, and his work staff. Do not be discouraged by the outside as it might not look like much but once you walk in and taste the food you will think you have eaten at a Five Star restaurant.


It feels like home. They have great customer service. My waitress was attentive. The sweet tea was just right. The food was tasty. Would eat there again. They can leave out a little bit of liquid with the black beans, but other than that it was good. Would recommend.


Fantastic food! Great service! Such a little gem of a restaurant! Please go and eat!

Jesse Tucker

Great food. Great service. Hands down the best steak and potato in town. Definitely a hidden gem. Y'all go see Marcelo. You will not be disappointed.

Debra Brown

The food taste great and you want be disappointed.Me and my husband went for father's Day,and he loved it.And customer service was great.


My wife ordered the Cuban Sandwich and loved it!!! My New York style hot dog plate was excellent!!!! Every time we try a new menu item, we are pleasantly surprised. Great food, great price, well worth giving this place a try!! You won’t be disappointed.

Michelle M

Try it, you won’t be disappointed! Drive there, take the extra time to find this restaurant, even if it’s for take-out. My husband had the bbq ribs. The sauce was delicious and meat was fall off the bone, oh so mouth watering tender! I had to try ;)) My oxtail in a beef bone broth was to die for, thank you! My husband is already talking about, “the next time, I’m ordering the ribs again”. We will certainly support this Chef and his excellent creations!


Talk about a hidden gem. There were a few people getting takeout but only one other couple dining in. I would love to keep this place to ourselves but the owner/chef deserves all the business he can handle. The ribs and sauce, outstanding (fell right off the bone as previously mentioned by another reviewer). The wife loved the empanadas and our daughters cuban sandwich was great. There was a little bit of a wait which we didn't mind after reading the reviews and the owner is the chef and waiter. Well worth it and looking forward to going back.

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