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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago

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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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Really enjoyed the food and the server was knowledgeable and friendly. Tables are somewhat close to each other but a nice night out.

Thank LisaFC999
Arlington, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I thought chip and salsa were free, but that was not the case. You need to pay for them, so I decided not to get them. I got the enchiladas but they were not that good. Not what I expected but you may have better luck.

Thank kmans100
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Wanted to take my wife out on a date and decided to try some Mexican. It was a nice atmosphere and the food was on point. A lot of different Mexican dishes, nothing you would find at a normal restaurant. We liked it. It is a little more pricier than the other places but that didn't bother us.

Thank Chris B
Harrisburg, PA
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Great Mexican food. Lots of options. Parking downtown can be a problem, but it's worth trying and finding a spot. Never disappointed.

Thank Sharon S

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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?