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El Sol Mexican Restaurant

) #7 of 429 Restaurants in Harrisburg ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican, , Latin
18 S 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2103
+1 717-901-5050
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (45 reviews)
“enchiladas” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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18 S 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2103
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I hadn't been to El Sol in a while. Good news is, they are still on top of their game. Readily apparent by the filled-to-capacity dining room and bar area at lunchtime. One of my favorite dishes for lunch is the Flautus Zapata. Fried flour...More

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent service. Server was very attentive and paid attention. We were there to celebrate a birthday and he made sure the birthday girl felt special. Food was good and fresh. Food proportions are good as well. The homemade salsa is amazing. Nice atmosphere. Bar area...More

Thank Christina M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to the restaurant twice in two days because the servers have been so friendly and the food is good. Fresh and tasty but not overpowering or heavy like so much Mexican food in this country can be. Drinks are all very generous....More

Thank 932Charles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good is good. Some dishes are a. It over priced, but its downtown. The flautas are right on point. Sopes are good too. Skip the rice, I was not a fan at all.

Thank lalatina326
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my go-to spots for lunch meetings in downtown Harrisburg. The food is always good and the service is quick enough to get in and out in an hour. If you like Mexican cuisine and a good atmosphere check this place out.

Thank Brandon T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Convenient 3rd st. Location... wonderfully different Mexican dishes. Service was outstanding, food great. House margaritas were excellent. Great experience.

Thank JMH1146
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Sol is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is fresh and not pre-made. They have a large variety of tequila, which I enjoy very much, but there is a full bar for others who wish something else. I suggest making reservations because there...More

Thank 2004HD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

"Mexican" food has evolved over the years and el sol has definitely kept up with the trend. The fresh guacamole was good, but disappointing diminutive. We had seafood base entrees enchiladas:shrimp, crabmeat,and lobster stuffed a deliciously light wrapper supporting a delightful sauce Reservation are recommended...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We found El Sol after an evening performance at the Whitaker Center. It was almost closing time but they made us feel very welcome. My husband and I shared the chicken fajitas and my daughter ordered the shrimp tacos. We all enjoyed our meal very...More

1  Thank adjens
Reviewed 14 June 2017

this place is always good, the food is decent, priced well, and you can get a great margarita. the service is on point, and i actually wonder why i don't go here more often! i think i will now that the warm weather has hit...

Thank Jonny L
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Nancy V
8 July 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 S 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2103
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-901-5050
  • E-mail
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