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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed June 18, 2022 via mobile

Best Mexican food in the area. Truly amazing food you cant go wrong with anything on the menu. Atmosphere is nice but make a reservation it gets busy fast especially on weekends. Highly recommend ordering an horchata!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 24, 2022

This is a popular spot, and deservedly so. Marvelous margaritas, delicious food, all served up with a smile and warm service. I only wish it was in my neighborhood. It is busy, so reservations may be in order. We did not have, but were able...to snag a table in the bar.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 28, 2022

Oh my goodness, we just learned this restaurant is now on the West Shore...I'm so excited. We had dinner here in Dec 2021, and it was amazing. I am from San Diego, and grew up on good Mexican food...this is it! So close to what...I grew up eating...so good!!!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed April 29, 2021

Ate so fast when I got home ... Delicious. I had a weird order but they fulfilled it. So late too. Yay

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 22, 2020 via mobile

On the last day of my trip was looking for a good restaurant to have dinner, after reading reviews on TripAdvisor I decided to go to El Sol. The food was amazing for an appetizer I had the Queso Fundido, from Andre I had the...Molcajete Mixto, which is a mixture of sauce, shrimp chicken, vegetables and beef cooked and served in a Lava clay pot. The food was great the next time I’m in Harrisburg I will return.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 5, 2020

I recently visited Harrisburg PA and co-worker recommended coming here for dinner. I'm so glad he did. I went with his recommendation for Molcajete Mixto. This meal is served in a volcanic rock bowl and it is sizzling and cooking the entire meal, so flavors...are indescribable delicious. it is served with tortillas and the cheese is mixing in with everything. I also had a margarita fresco and this was refreshingly awesomeness. I highly recommend this quaint downtown setting for anyone looking for a great lunch or dinner spot that will blow away your taste buds.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 3, 2020

We went for lunch with friends and throughly enjoyed the experience. Three of us had the enchiladas. One each of chicken, beef and cheese. It was just spicey enough to be good for all palates and the green and red hot sauces in separate bottles...allowed for adjustment. My wife had the house margarita and was disappointed. It simply was not very good. One person had one of their specialty drinks and it was quite good. their brunch drink menu had a build your own bloody Mary or Maria that looked interesting but we passed. I had a virgin margarita and it was fine. The food however was excellent. Parking can be a little tricky but that works out with patience. It was fairly uncrowded on a Sunday about 1pm but began to pick up by three. Prices were very reasonable.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

We stopped here on a Sunday leaving Harrisburg. We had heard the recommendations so we decided to give it a try. The food was definitely different - on Sunday there is a brunch menu, and I got the fajita omelette. It was a huge portion....I wouldn’t say it was the best Mexican meal I have ever had, but it was good. The chips and salsa were actually the star of the show...warm chips and delicious salsa. It is worth noting that the chips and salsa were an extra charge, while most Mexican places provide at no charge. I don’t think I would make a special stop here again, but it was a decent meal for brunch on a Sunday.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 21, 2020

The atmosphere and service was perfect, and the authentic Mexican dishes were delicious. Their steak is shockingly good. You will NOT go home hungry!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 9, 2020 via mobile

We just made our first trip to El Sol for my husbands birthday and was pleasantly surprised. The food was delicious with an extensive menu to choose from. The drink list was amazing. I wanted to try everything, but settled for the classic margarita, which...was so good. Our server was great and really knowledgeable.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 1, 2020 via mobile

You will not find better Mexican than ElSol. An extensive tequila and margarita list that is top notch, a happy hour that’s hard to beat and the food is fabulous, the goat cheese guacamole the stuffed portabella starters are great and all the standards from...fiery fajitas to enchiladas plus their nightly specials all make for a very fine dining experience. A must visit if your in the mood for good Mexican date while visiting HSB.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 9, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I went there for dinner and it was fanastic! Best to call ahead & make reservations. 5 +

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 8, 2019

The two person meal was outstanding. The veges were fresh and the meat was also good. The setting and ambience was excellent with great service at the center of the core. Very courteous and knowledgeable wait staff who were there on the dime for anything...you might need. Meal was very well priced and had us full through half the meal...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

I have been to Happy Hour at El Sol a few times and the food is amazing. Some of the very best ever. Also, have had dinner a few times as well and it is authentic Mexican food with more than enough to fill you...up. The staff is also friendly and helpful. I wish I could go every week.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 18, 2019

We had a little while to wait for a delayed train and decided to pop in for something to eat. On the recommendation of our nice server we had the special guacamole with goats cheese and a selection of tacos . The guacamole was spectacular...and I will be stealing the idea. The tacos were great but would have been even better if they had made their own tortillas. I am sure we'll stop by again and try some more dishesMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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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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Frequently Asked Questions about El Sol Mexican Restaurant

Yes, El Sol Mexican Restaurant offers takeout services.

El Sol Mexican Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5