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El Sol Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
18 S 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2103
+1 717-901-5050
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“chips and salsa” (39 reviews)
“enchiladas” (31 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 1 week ago

The menu seems to have been downsized. There is not much to order for a vegetarian. Service was very good, though. Very cold when seated by the door.

Thank slizzie
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Mexican Food. Seriously. Every time I travel, I look for a Mexican Food Restaurant, and so El Sol was my choice during a Harrisburg, PA conference. First HUGE props to the staff. THEY were excellent!! I saw them handle a huge table of...More

Thank Brett W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is Mexican Food and there is Americanized Mexican Food. I prefer Mexican Food, and that is why I REALLY LIKE El Sol. Fresh ingrediants, real cheese, and a very good menu. I enjoy the margaritas and sangria also. You might pay a little more,...More

Thank craiglV4811UB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here on a friday night, the atmosphere was enjoyable, the food was amazing, it was authentic & they used homemade foods, and also stuff from mexico, very good margaritas!

Thank Kurt H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was very tasty and attractive. We had Tres Sopes (special), Baja Ceviche, Guacamole, Carnitas (pork), and Quesadillas. Our server, Fernando was great, friendly and helpful. The only thing we wished to be better were our entrees were barely warm (it was quite busy that...More

Thank KirkinPA
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

The food was very good. I did ask the waitress if I could sub one of the enchiladas verde for ground beef, she flat out said no. Those little things really bother me. Would have made for a perfect experience.

Thank CtUSAMom
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Atmosphere was nice. It was crowded on a Saturday night, so reservations are a must. We all had a special, which was shrimp tacos and they were tasty, but the filling was a little skimpy. The margaritas, chips and salsa were great.

Thank SABTravels
Reviewed 7 January 2018

This place has really good food, a great menu selection, and a nice atmosphere. Good drinks, too! Easily one of the best Mexican places in the area. All of their locations are good, but the downtown spot is the best.

Thank Stacey P
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This is a wonderful restaurant. The specials were fresh and delicious. Margaritas were large and wonderful!

Thank Jessie G
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

I had the eggs benedict for Sunday brunch and it was outstanding! Ask for their two house made sauces - a savory green one and a smoky spicy red. The green one goes great with the eggs benedict. Chips and salsa excellent too! Great service,...More

Thank FinallyFlying
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Alicea R
22 December 2017|
Response from lalatina326 | Reviewed this property |
Call and ask.
Nancy V
8 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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