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El Sol Mexican Restaurant

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18 S 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2103
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing Find

Some of the best Mexican cuisine I've ever had. Incredible service. Most excellent sangria. Can't wait to come back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Some of the best Mexican cuisine I've ever had. Incredible service. Most excellent sangria. Can't wait to come back.

Thank Alw19
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner in the bar . The bartender/server was very attentive. We had Fresca Margaritas which have fruit and are different then the standard Margarita and a refreshing change. The guacamole was excellent. my wife and I have been here before and we love their chicken fajitas with flour tacos and extra veggies. the portions are... More 

Thank David R
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't let the rough end of this street fool you! A fantastic variety of food and world class service. I have had meals here several times and never had a bad one. Every experience has been positive.

Thank Reddozee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely clean and open atmosphere. Delicious reasonably priced lunch specials and delicous guacamole. The sauce provided with the fish tacos was DELICIOUS with a terrific hot kick. Prompt and friendly service.

Thank Shaashawn D
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food. Great atmosphere. Salsa is made in-house and is great! Margaritas are good but I'd like them to be a little more generous.

Thank 1776jn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and service. Waitress (Nicole) was very friendly and attentive. The food was hot and a lot of flavor. Best chips and salsa in town. Decor is also very nice. If you are looking for a quick lunch, this is the place.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Harrisburg, Pa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

That the go-to place for Mexican food in Harrisburg. The atmosphere is comforting, the food is always great. The chips and salsa appetizer is great. Great drinks, too. $5 all night parking in the lot a couple doors down. Beats plugging the parking meters.

Thank Lauren M
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I love this restaurant. The food is delicious, the service is consistently good, they have great drinks, and the atmosphere is perfect for most occasions. The only issue with a night out at El Sol in Harrisburg is the parking (pricing before 7, etc.). Parking can cost as much as a meal!

Thank DandM4090
Bloomfield, New Jersey
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is great to grab some really good Mexican food they sat us down without reservations and we had two small children everything is authentic there's a great kids menu... definitely grab some tacos here

Thank Haverick1977
harrisburg pa
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We like the tacos as they come with two soft shells. We always divide the taco and turn it into two . Great money saver and great tasting

Thank tbirney

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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: 17179015050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?