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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 457 Restaurants in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
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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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

First I would recommend making reservations otherwise they seat you in the bar area with the small tables. Our server happened to be the bartender and he knew nothing about the food they served but he did ok. Anyway the food was ok, nothing to brag about. The restaurant itself was nice. Attitude of the staff seeming to be a... More

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baltimore
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I was in Harrisburg for my bachelorette evening after spending the day at the Hershey Spa. I had planned on going to dinner at El Sol, but my friend made reservations elsewhere. I definitely wish we had stayed at El Sol. Although, our dinner was good, El Sol would have been better! There were 5 of us girls, and we... More

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wilmington, delaware
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The lady that gave us directions from Hershey Park was great! We didn't get lost. The food was average. The chivche was dry. The margarita's had little to no alcohol. Just ok Mexican food

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Naperville, IL
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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140 reviews 140 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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