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El Sol Mexican Restaurant

18 S 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2103
717-901-5050
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Ranked #7 of 452 restaurants in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Santee, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

the food was greta- Real mexican not the typical Joses' off a standard menu. Amenities very pleasant and the staff were very professional, attentive and kept up a nice conversation. We had a good time and the food filled us very well. The price was very good and they have a happy hour. Check it you will like it

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SYRACUSE
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We were staying around the corner for a conference and this was one of the recommended restaurants -- so, of course, there was a stampede over there in a Friday night! We got there just before 6:30 and the place was already bustling. We didn't have a reservation, but the hostess said, "If you don't mind sitting in the bar…"... More

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Toronto
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We went to El Sol after craving some Mexican food on a recent road trip. We were across the street from a different Mexican restaurant, but went to El Sol after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor. Everything was delicious and tasted wonderful. The service was great and our waiter Pedro was very attentive and friendly. Satisfied our craving 100%!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Atmosphere, Staff, Food are wonderful! Always recommend this place. Please leave room for Tres Leche Cake:)

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

El Sol is hands down the best Mexican Restaurant in central PA. They actually know the difference between red and green chilies. The huevos rancheros we had at brunch on a Sunday were excellent. Everything we've eaten there has been excellent. Lovely service and atmosphere too. But it can be challenging to to park as it is downtown. Still, eminently... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I enjoyed my experience at El Sol Mexican Restaurant. I went on a Friday night, and there was a bit of a wait. I waited about 20 minutes, but I went over a Cinco De Mayo celebration and called ahead. They had many food choices, tons of delicious looking drinks, and the wait staff was friendly. The only reason I... More

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We went to dinner with 6 of us. We all complained. The chips were very salty, but we over looked that until dinner came and it was so salty most of us could not finish our meals. With the parking meters cost going up, and obviously less attention to meal preparations, this will be an easy restaurant to stay away... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This was our 2nd time time to El Sol. The food was vary good both times and we enjoy the Atmosphere. The restaurant was very busy last night so we did experience longer that normal wait times for our food. Once the food came it was very good, but again if the waiter needed to bring some extra toppings or... More

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Middletown, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My fiancée and I went with his mom for dinner. It was our first time there. I was really looking forward to it because of all of the positive reviews. We were seated at the bar because the rest of the tables were reserved. I ordered the mahi mahi tacos. When it came out the tacos were so overloaded with... More

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Middletown, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Fantastic food & service with a beautiful decorated atmosphere. Will highly recommend this place to family & friends.

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