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El Sol Mexican Restaurant

18 S 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2103
717-901-5050
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Ranked #9 of 456 restaurants in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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English first
Naperville, IL
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Ate here on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Downtown Harrisburg had isolated thunderstorms in the evening and we wanted to find a place close to the Harrisburg Hilton where we were staying. Saw that this restaurant was close by and decided to try it. The outside of the restaurant just looked OK but when we walked into the restaurant, the decor... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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121 reviews 121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Three of us had dinner there last night. First the good things. The restaurant is very tastefully furnished and decorated. Service was very good, drinks were excellent and chips/salsa was delicious (which by the way is an extra charge). Unfortunately the entrees were not to our liking. I had the mole chicken which was so intense and bitter I couldn't... More

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Texas
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93 reviews 93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Start your experience with a Margarita Fresca! No packaged mix here-fresh is the name of the game here-then on to guacamole topped by goat cheese...YUM! Did I mention the great salsa? Worth a visit!

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hoco, maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

we (1 adult, 2 kids) walked in on a saturday @ 6:10 without a reservation. while it was not crowded, they did mention that they could seat us, but there was a reservation at that table for 7:30. i said it wouldn't be a problem finishing w/in an hour and 20 minutes. we placed our order and a platter of... More

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Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Have visited several times and never disappoints! Great service, great atmosphere, great food. Large portions of food. Nice choices for vegetarians as well. Now where do they get their glassware? Love it too!

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Middletown, New Jersey, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Really enjoyed El Sol. Fun casual environemnt, freindly service and very good Mexican food. If you're visiting Hershey - this is worth the drive - to get away from the amusment park crowds and have a great meal. And it's close to City Island - a great place for an after dinner walk on a nice night.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I met up with friends for a night out and this place was packed. Good food, we had the fajitas. A large variety of drinks, nice atmosphere.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great atmosphere and always crowded. The explanation is they serve great food! Without fail, each and every time. The food is always delicious! And hats off to the staff for handling the lunchtime crowds efficiently! Would recommend, have gone and would go back again.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were in PA on vacation. Decided we were in the mood for Mexican. Once again Trip Advisor and reviewers saved the day. Had the chicken tacos. They were delicious!!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My husband, an expert on Mexican food, born and raised in Texas, says that this meal tonight is definitely one of the best he has had. I agree and I'm not from Texas! Wow, from the Queso Fandido for an appetizer, it was all outstanding. I had for an entree the steak taco salad with the lime dressing. Excellent. My... More

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