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El Sol Mexican Restaurant

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18 S 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2103
717-901-5050
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Doing business

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pathetic Bar Service

We went out for ladies night and found out Happy Hour was from 4:30 til 6:30. We made reservations for 6:30 for a table, but arrived at 6:00 for the Happy Hour specials. My friend ordered a Margarita Pitcher for $15. The waitress thought she said a Margarita with Patron. When the waitress brought... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
RachelRocks2014
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Doing business
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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178 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We went out for ladies night and found out Happy Hour was from 4:30 til 6:30. We made reservations for 6:30 for a table, but arrived at 6:00 for the Happy Hour specials. My friend ordered a Margarita Pitcher for $15. The waitress thought she said a Margarita with Patron. When the waitress brought the big pitcher, the bar tender... More 

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Liberty, Maine
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We planned to go to El Sol but saw its new sister restaurant, LA Niche Cantina next door. Since it was a bitter, cold evening, we went to the first one we came to. What a treat. Food was gourmet quality, reasonably priced. Service was very good, decor lovely and unique.

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Williamstown, PA
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant is delicious! I've loved everything I've ordered! The guacamole is wonderful, the drinks are tasty, and the atmosphere is quaint and charming. I have been here several times in the past and will continue to go.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The food is good, have visited several times. Really like the carnitas and the fish tacos. The sangria is good, too. It's a tight fit though, especially at lunchtime.

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Washington, DC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

At the recommendation of a hotel employee, I tried this place out and I was not disappointed! If you are in Harrisburg, make this a must do, especially if you are a fan of Mexican. The guacamole with goat cheese is delicious. Stuffed peppers were awesome. The cheese enchiladas are delicious. They have a really nice margarita selection, even offering... More 

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allentown, pa
Top Contributor
246 reviews 246 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I guess it was good...all four of us cleaned our plates! We enjoyed decent mojitos ( not enough mint for my taste) and excellent chips and salsa. One of us ordered wonderful corn soup, which was a large serving, beautifully presented, and quite spicy. Two of us ordered entrees from the evening specials. Mine was a filet ( 3 pieces... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Awesome Quac...Great drinks...Good fresh food. Service as always friendly. Can get loud but not so loud the you can't hear the people at your table.

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North East, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

It was nice to find a good little Mexican eatery close to the hotel. The food was quite tasty. The fire-roasted jalapeno salsa was incredible!

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State College, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Really fresh guacamole and chips. Fajitas were excellent. Service was very attentive and quick. Server did not get cranky when we told him at the end of the meal it was 8 separate checks. He even evenly split the appetizers. Only bad item was the mix used for margarita tasted bottled vs fresh. Easy walk from Hilton.

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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This was a nice place we went for lunch. This service was okay, I thought it was a little slow. The food was pretty good. I got the chicken taco salad and my chicken was very tasty although the rest was a little bland. I would not have a problem going back again, but I would probably try somewhere else... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 S 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2103
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: 717-901-5050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?