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El Sol Mexican Restaurant

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18 S 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2103
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
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
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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great ambiance and good food. It gets crowded for lunch, so a reservation is advised. Prices are reasonable for the amount of food you get.

Thank eilingle
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108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food at El Sol is consistently good. Their staff are very attentive and prices are reasonable. I wish the chips and salsa were free, as that seems like an unnecessary cost for a Mexican meal. Otherwise this is a great place for lunch or dinner.

Thank maxpaste
Tampa, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we all ordered here was fantastic! All 4 of us were so happy with what we ordered, and the margaritas were some of the best I've ever had. If you are craving Mexican food in downtown Harrisburg, this is a must stop!

Thank Allison R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great staff is very knowledgeable nice atmosphere bar is a little small but the bar tender makes up for it definitely would return

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant with good prices and excellent Mexican food! Staff was friendly and lots of options on the menu. Easy to park. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone staying in Harrisburg.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love El Sol and will not go anywhere else for Mexican in the local area! The specials are always creative, and the Margaritas awesome!! Don't let the overpriced downtown parking meters dissuade you... go around the corner to 3rd & Chestnut St, there is a lot for $5 on weekends. Whereas you're going to pay $8 for 2hrs at the... More 

Thank Laura R
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

The restaurant is beautifully decorated & very clean. The staff was friendly. The best part? The food obviously!! The burritos could last more than one meal (depending on how hungry you are) and are "as big as your head" as my dad would say. :) The other meals were big portions as well, and I enjoyed the rice. I can't... More 

Thank Rachel H
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I enjoy El Sol's traditional Mexican food. Best Mexican food in Harrisburg, by a long shot. A friend and I went on Cinco de Mayo. The place was packed, but we sat at the bar. The house margarita was delicious with the right amount of tequila. We shared a couple tacos and we also shared the Ceviche Trio. The Seafood... More 

Thank A K
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Great food and friendly service. Small space but room for several or one or two parties. Authentic Mexican food with generous portions. I have found that it is difficult when l travel to find good restaurants with great food AND fast friendly service. El Sol meets all these qualities. Each time l visit DC in the future, l will plan... More 

Thank JoAnn J
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Our dinner group enjoyed dinner here recently. We were looking for Mexican food with atmosphere. The service was very good and we enjoyed the food. Parking is a challenge but worth it.

Thank H2675MLjan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 S 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2103
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: 17179015050

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