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El Sol Mexican Restaurant

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$$$
Mexican
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18 S 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2103
717-901-5050
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Outstanding Cuisine!

I went here for the first time and ordered the Mahi, absolutely delicious! Everything had plenty of flavor. The salsa and margaritas were delicious as well. I have been to La Noche next door and I highly recommend that location also. You must try both restaurants.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
island_day_dreamer
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Delaware
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  • Doing business
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Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

I went here for the first time and ordered the Mahi, absolutely delicious! Everything had plenty of flavor. The salsa and margaritas were delicious as well. I have been to La Noche next door and I highly recommend that location also. You must try both restaurants.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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109 reviews 109 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Some of what we ordered was very good, some was... meh. I don't care for their guacamole, but their chips and salsa were good. The chicken was pretty salty and the waitress we had disappeared for long periods of time. Maybe I'll go back, if I can find a place to park without a meter.

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Gardners, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Another couple took us to dinner at El Sol in Harrisburg two weekends ago. My wife and I really like good Mexican foods, so this was our friends suggestion. I must admit, this was the very best Mexican food that I have ever experienced in PA. Everything was so very fresh and had lots of herbs and spices. Excellent! I... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I got the shredded chicken tacos and they were very good. Met up with friends for lunch. Service was fast and so was food delivery. I will return.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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
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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
23 helpful votes 23 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
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252 reviews 252 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?