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El Sol Mexican Restaurant

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18 S 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2103
+1 717-901-5050
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When you are looking for really good Mexican food in downtown Harrisburg, this is the first stop you should make. The drinks are very good and creative and the food is always fresh and exhibits true authentic Mexican flavors.

Thank miller665
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In Harrisburg with my daughter (vegetarian and very "selective"). We agreed to give El Sol a try even though we had to drive to downtown from the convenient comfort of our hotel near the Harrisburg Mall. Glad we made the trip! Server, Kat, was fantastic and extremely attentive. She offered us some good advice regarding the menu. Guacamole, chips and... More 

Thank colderthanyou
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We went here for dinner but started with a margarita. It was done perfectly. They brought chips and salsa to the tables as we were looking over the menu. Our entrees were very good. I would recommend this place.

Thank HBURG1061
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I've been here a few times and have never been disappointed. Most recently I brought my wife here for a date night. We both ordered the tacos and we're impressed. The portions are good and it's worth visiting. Lunch is great as well but it can get busy so reserve a table or get there early.

Thank Brandon T
Millerstown, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

My wife and I actually had a chance for a date night, so we took advantage of it. When she said she was hungry for Mexican we surfed tripadvisor and found the great reviews for El Sol. They were all right on. It is a quaint, comfortable restaurant with great food. We had the Queso Fundido as our appetizer, which... More 

Thank jbwiney
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

My wife, daughter, her husband and myself recently went to El Sol while in the mood for Mexican food. We arrived about 20 mins. early of our reservation, there were at least 3 empty tables but we were told that it would be at least 15 mins. We decided to walk around the city a little. Upon coming back we... More 

Thank BoyertownMusik
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82 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Stop for dinner, had the shrimp cocktail appetizer with ceviche and it was incredible! Had the carnitas for main coarse and loved it. 2 margaritas and I was stuffed. First visit but would return and highly recommend!

Thank john m
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Party of five on a Tuesday night. Staff were friendly and attentive. Food was quick, and (unlike most Mexican restaurants I've been to) presentation was important to them. And very tasty. We had guacamole and queso fundido for our appetizers, members of our party had the mixed taco platter, sopes trio, and a salmon special. We were in and out... More 

Thank KirkinPA
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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189 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

When my office was downtown Harrisburg I ate lunch at El Sol at least once a week or I did take-out! They are great at getting your lunch out quickly so you can enjoy it with your friends without having to hurry back to your office! Their Chicken Quesadillas and Mahi Mahi Tacos are AWESOME! If you are coming into... More 

Thank Donna S
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We had dinner for two on a Saturday night and it was perfect. You will need to make a reservation during busy times. Well staffed and excellent food. Highly recommend!

Thank Todd S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 S 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2103
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-901-5050

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?