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El Sol Mexican Restaurant

) #6 of 436 Restaurants in Harrisburg €€ - €€€ Mexican, , Latin
18 S 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2103
+1 717-901-5050
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“guacamole” (46 reviews)
“enchiladas” (27 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
18 S 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2103
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Found this place on TripAdvisor when I was in Harrisburg. Food was delicious and the service was exceptional and friendly. I ordered the ceviche which was enough for two people. If I return through the area I would definitely stop by again... this place has...More

Thank Angela G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me preface this review by saying Mexican food is not my favorite, but I always enjoy my meal at El Sol. The staff was friendly and attentive. I wasn't thrilled with the selection of beers, but that's highly subjective so I can't fault them...More

Thank traveler5432152787
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I didnt think it was any better or worse than any other Mexican place. Would I go again? Probably... I keep going back to McDonalds too and thats nothing special.

Thank Joe1211323
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the usual "Mexican restaurant" if you know what I mean. Food is nicely presented and it's not just the regular "pick one from column A and one from column B" menu. Fajitas are pretty darned tasty. Nice presentation, too.

Thank RBM1813
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the area because of a Hersheypark trip. After three days of eating gross food, I decided our last night should be something decent. When I made our reservation on Open Table I thought it was for the El Sol next to our...More

Thank ChickyDoodle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my nephew's recommendation, and I owe him great thanks for it. Our server was attentive to every detail and helpful regarding my special dietary needs. My sister-in-law ordered a beautiful concoction served in a lava bowl. I had seafood tacos. We each saved...More

Thank Nancy D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner at El Sol was a wonderful experience. Starting with the chips and salsa that were so tasty. Portion sizes are generous and the service is top notch. Not for the faint of heart as the seasonings are on the 'kick it up a notch...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really loved the food our only minor issue is that the food seems hot for kids. We had our 9 yr old daughter with us and all the food seemed have a heat that would intensify the more you eat it. She loved what...More

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I hadn't been to El Sol in a while. Good news is, they are still on top of their game. Readily apparent by the filled-to-capacity dining room and bar area at lunchtime. One of my favorite dishes for lunch is the Flautus Zapata. Fried flour...More

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent service. Server was very attentive and paid attention. We were there to celebrate a birthday and he made sure the birthday girl felt special. Food was good and fresh. Food proportions are good as well. The homemade salsa is amazing. Nice atmosphere. Bar area...More

Thank Christina M
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Nancy V
7 July 2017|
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Response from Krista B | Reviewed this property |
I did not have nachos so I do not recall if they had nachos. I'd hate to assume one way or another. I'd suggest checking website for the menu or calling them directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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