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El Sol Mexican Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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18 S 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2103
+1 717-901-5050
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
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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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food, service, drinks. Parking is a pain but that is anywhere downtown Harrisburg. Enjoyed the atmosphere and eats!

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Thank ddgdiver
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love their margarita's... They have lovely dishes in hot bowls... Unique... The guacamole is terrific!

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Thank retired-traveler-now
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We had a large group of co-workers and the staff was very accommodating. The food was delicious. We recommend the guacamole and chips. The chips came out warm. The drink list is extensive and everyone enjoyed their beverages. I was the DD, so I passed. The salmon and grilled romaine lettuce was delicious.

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Thank Erin C
Greenville, South Carolina
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395 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on a Saturday night and surprisingly the restaurant was not terribly busy. Tried some of the specials- the guacamole with goat cheese was tasty and different. Large quantities of food- wanted to try dessert but could not force myself.

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Thank WadeandLori
Chester, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is a well fitted out and spacious Mexican. I thought the menu was a little more adventurous than the usual offerings. My wife’s stuffed Portobello mushroom (a starter, but ample big enough for an entrée) was exceptional. Friendly service and reasonable prices.

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Thank Loz97
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Every time I am in Harrisburg, this is the place I go to for dinner. Clean, pleasant wait staff, great food and drinks, and reasonable. Keep up the good work.

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Thank 56vicki
Scarsdale, New York
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119 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Just go and enjoy. Chips a plenty. Good salsa - not very spicy which is to my palette. Good creamy guacamole. Giant Margaritas - frozen or not. I had tamales. I was a little disappointed that they had run out of the chicken used to fill the tamales so I had a vegetable and 2 pork. The portion is too... More 

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Thank Mark B
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

My friend and I decided to come here after our previous Friday evening plans had fallen through. I had been told what a great place this was for Mexican food and we were in the area so we decided to hit it up. Luckily when we arrived we were seated fairly quickly since we didn't mind sitting in the bar... More 

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Thank ch0751
United States
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643 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Wow! What a wonderful Sunday brunch! Extensive, authentic menu of Mexican foods, really delicious. I had the chorizo eggs Benedict. Just enough spice, very filling. My friend had an omelet that had eggs, avocado and everything else imaginable, looked and tasted delicious and it was all she could do to finish it. Portion sizes are very filling. Food is so... More 

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Thank 1AnnieEliza
New York
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

In Harrisburg for one night, we tried El Sol and were pleased. There were both standards and creative dishes on the menu. The service was good.

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Thank JJ315

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?