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El Sol Mexican Restaurant

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18 S 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2103
+1 717-901-5050
16:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All 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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Greenville, South Carolina
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369 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank WadeandLori
Chester, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Loz97
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank 56vicki
Scarsdale, New York
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118 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Mark B
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank ch0751
United States
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637 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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 31 October 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.

Thank JJ315
harrisburg, United States
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76 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

It is a shame that such a great food place is in the middle of our town and enjoyed by so many tourists while locals are missing it,

Thank Lewis S
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Great Mexican Food and Margaritas! Value for Money. Nice Clean place. Friendly staff & Good service. May require prior reservation.

Thank SivajiBasu
New Brighton, PA
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Went at peak time on a Friday night, got seated within 20 mins. Dinner was fabulous and very filling! Will return when I am back in the Harrisburg area!

Thank Jennifer T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?