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El Sol Mexican Restaurant

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Mon, 9/16
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


$10 - $30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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the gringo
3 Eggs your way, served w/ ham & Mexican home fries sauteed w/ peppers & onions & bacon
fajita omelet
sauteed potatoes, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, & chorizo mixed w/ scrambled eggs & topped w/ cheddar jack cheese, salsa verde, salsa ranchero & cilantro. served w/ sour cream & guacamole on a skillet
spinach & mushroom omelet
sauteed spinach, mushrooms, & onions folded into an egg omelet. served w/ sides of garbanzo salad & home fries.
carne asada y huevos tower
a stacked tower of crispy tortillas, filled w/ separate layers of refried beans, carne asada, & scrambled eggs. covered by our homemade salsa tossed w/ spinach, served w/ a dollop of spicy sour cream, pico de gallo, & guacamole cream.
huevos rancheros
two crispy tortillas topped w/ two fried eggs, served w/ red & green salsas, refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, & rosemary garlic potatoes.
vegetarian benedict
two grilled baby portabella mushroom caps topped w/ sautéed green onions & asparagus w/ a drizzle of balsamic reduction. served w/ a side of fiesta pasta salad
chorizo eggs benedict
Two poached eggs over two English muffins topped w/ Mexican inspired hollandaise sauce, chorizo bits pico de gallo & rose mary garlic potatoes
huevos al mole
crispy corn tortilla topped w/ refried beans, two sunny side up eggs, topped w/ our homemade mole sauce. served w/ guacamole, pico de gallo & home fries.
huevos tres chiles
eggs scrambled w/ pico de gallo & topped w/ our tres chiles sauce. served w/ slices of avocado & a side of our fiesta pasta salad.
mexican’ toast
Our take on the French classic. Mexican sweet bread dredged in egg, cocoa, cinnamon, & sugar, cooked until golden brown. served w/ homemade hibiscus sauce whipped cream & a fruit salad
tres leches cake
translates to “three milks “cake. this dessert is a pound cake soaked in a sweet milk mixture & topped w/ whip cream.
homemade mexican bread pudding
sliced bolillo soaked in a sweet milk & topped w/ shredded coconut & raisins.
xango & bionico
Mexican deep fried cheesecake (Xango) surrounded by a fruit salad topped w/ a sweet yogurt lechero sauce, sprinkled w/ granola
mexican hot cocoa
milk, finely diced chocolate chunks & our homemade chocolate sauce.
fruit ponche
apple chunks, grapes, orange slices, cinnamon, & nutmeg.
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All reviews chips and salsa enchiladas chicken parrillada chorizo beans taco seafood salad great margaritas volcanic rock great atmosphere downtown harrisburg saturday night fresh ingredients spicy entrees
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is great place for Mexican food. It is delicious. I was hungry for chimichangas and was disappointed not to see them on the menu. I had the chicken flautas and theybwere delicious and big. The guacamole is on the small side and had alot...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank TheSeaSoothesMySoul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food! Good prices for the quality. A little more upscale than the typical run of the mill Spanish restaurant. The staff was on point! I would highly recommend for anyone who is wanting some really great authentic Spanish food! It is a little tricky...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank eydieb1988
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

El Sol is my go-to for lunches with friends/coworkers. Sometimes we go to dinner before a show. It’s pricier, but they do have the lobster enchilada. For lunch I always have the honey habanero chicken. I substitute Re fried beans for the bean salad. It’s...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank lyslalexander
Reviewed August 6, 2019

Dinner was delicious and my margarita was good and strong. I was not impressed with the fact that I had to pay for sour cream and guacamole for my expensive fajitas. The accompanying rice and beans was not worth eating.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Amags2019
Reviewed July 23, 2019

I love El Sol, any time i am in harrisburg we eat here. the food is fantastic and service is always good.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank lvelez250
Reviewed July 7, 2019

Great food, great drinks, great atmosphere! I've been here several times with a group for lunch and with a friend for dinner; both menus have plenty of options and the specials are always inventive and flavorful. Nice portions and fresh ingredients. Margaritas are excellent!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Laura C
Reviewed June 24, 2019

Wish we had an authentic southwestern cuisine restaurant like this in our town. Staff was great, food came out quick, in healthy portions and was delicious.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank kellykay111
Reviewed June 10, 2019

Pretty expensive for a Mexican restaurant but you get what you pay for. Nice atmosphere, good downtown location, great food. There for an early dinner on a Saturday night and they were pretty busy at 5pm, we called ahead for a table of 5. Limited...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank stevendale
Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

Great Margaritas, excellent selection. I found one without sour mix. It was delicious. Had a house lemon/lime mixture. Food and service were top notch. The Salsa was amazing. Tased fresh. There is a charge for it, but worth it. Many options on menu for anyone...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank suncrazyjh
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

The owners of this restaurant were from Guadalajara so I brought my daughter-in-law who was raised in Guadalajara to eat there when she was visiting. We all enjoyed the evening - the food, atmosphere, drinks and the friendly servers - everything deserved 5*

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank gkh2003
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December 22, 2017|
Response from TravelBug2009 | Reviewed this property |
Call and ask.
Nancy V
July 7, 2017|
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Response from Krista B | Reviewed this property |
I did not have nachos so I do not recall if they had nachos. I'd hate to assume one way or another. I'd suggest checking website for the menu or calling them directly.
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