El Sol Mexican Restaurant
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of downtown and the newly expanding area of South 3rd Street, is authentic Mexican cuisine at it's best--El Sol Mexican Restaurant. Immerse yourself in our relaxed environment, enjoy the decor, the entrees, the drinks, the experience. You just may fall in love with Mexican food all over again. Proud winners of several awards, including Harrisburg Magazine's "Best New Restaurant" 2008, Winner in the category of Mexican food for Harrisburg Magazine 2008 - 2019 and Central PA magazine 2008-2011 ...including awards for our margaritas! We also boast Harrisburg's largest tequila selection.
Chips and Salsa
Homemade salsa and freshly fried warm tortilla chips.
Choose 4 - salsa, guacamole, spicy sour cream dip, refried beans, pico de gallo and salsa ranchera. Served with fresh, warm chips.
A portion of each of the three ceviches.
We had a fabulous meal. My sister and I were having a girl’s night out and this was perfect. From the skinny margarita to the Queso fundido to our entrees, everything was wonderful and so was the service. We will definitely be back.
Food and drinks were outstanding. Considering measures given for Covid, ambience wasn't too bad.
Goat cheese guacamole was the best!
Food is amazing!!! Fresh, bright and beautifully presented!! Ceviche is top notch!
We love El Sole Mexican Restaurant. I love the grilled fish taco. The flavors are delicious. I only wish that you used wild caught cod and not tilapia.
Visited often for lunch and happy hour, but just enjoyed an amazing dinner for an early Valentine's Day. Excellent food and service.
Food and drinks were delicious. Waiter was ok. He wasn't bad, just odd. But it wouldn't keep me from coming back. Everyone's personalities are different.
Food is delicious, plentiful and affordable! Service was great too.
The food is always delicious at El Sol. They're taking the necessary precautions to protect customers during the COVID pandemic.
Great place to have a Spanish meal, friendly service and "safe" environment. Get your reservation in early.
We were waiting over 20 minutes and no one even came to our table. The restaurant is only at 50% capacity and still, no one saw us be seated?? We had to physically flag someone down to come over and speak with. No manager was ever sent over, nothing. It was supposed to be a night out for my husbands birthday (drinks, food, adult time) and nothing was even addressed for it, even though I marked on the reservation that it was a special night out. So disappointed.
The food and service are always excellent!
Food excellent, service excellent, patron margaritas highly recommend; mojahecte bowl great; I highly recommend the ceviches, great place
Food was really good. This is a little gem. The guac was on point. Service was really good. Recommend it for date night, catching up with friends, or just some good Mexican food.
Fantastic gem of a restaurant in Harrisburg. The food was authentic and absolutely delicious. We love spicy food and El Sol delivered on spicy. The spicy shrimp left a true burn on my tongue and I loved it. The margaritas were the best I've ever tasted. I don't leave near Harrisburg, but when I'm near there, I will surely go back!!
Thank you El Sol!
Our favorite place to eat in Harrisburg, great food , great staff, great ambience...
Have been coming to this restaurant for last 3 years, but they always rip us off on drinks! They charged $14shot for a $28dollar tequila bottle. This is completely rip off, please make sure what drink they are serving you before you order and don’t forget to check your bill. We love supporting local businesses but not when they fool you.
Love the grilled shrimp and Fish tacos! Everything is good here, though! Some of the best salsa out there.
Great place, awesome food and service, very fast and affordable.
What a night! Randall our waiter added an extra level! From the moment we started our meal till the end... Nothing but fantastic food and service! Great way to kick off the weekend! Again, cheers to Randall! And of course the chef!
The food was good but a little different from what I expected. The staff was very friendly but our waiter was extremely slow even though the place was empty.
Great place best Mexican food. Excellent El Pastor.
Great food as always
Great food as always. Margarita's always a hit. Always enjoy our experience at El Sol.
We had never been here before and simply picked it because we were looking for a Mexican restaurant that took reservations and we were not disappointed!
Randall was awesome! Great service ...prompt and courteous 👍 Food was phenomenal as always!
Very popular and busy restaurant; COVID hampers operations, so just be patient...the servers will get to you when they get to you. The food I received was decent; the Fajitas were not seasoned properly; a few of the shrimps and pieces of chicken were barely cooked; lacked taste. Other dish I tried was tasty (seafood with rice). Drinks was good and reasonably priced.
Best margaritas and Mexican food in the area. We always go here for our anniversary and birthdays. Five stars.
We were visiting Harrisburg and all the reviews for El Sol Mexican REataurant were positive so we gave it a try. Amazing. First, there are partitions between tables which is nice for those worried about germs. Our waiter, Cassidy, was terrific. Spot on with his suggestions. We started w a pitcher of Margaritas - delish- and a sampler. Very authentic food and such large portions for the appetizer, we had to share a dinner. We tried the volcano bowl at Cassidy’s suggestion and loved it. Wow. If we lived nearby, this would be our go to restaurant.
This place has easily become a favorite of our in Harrisburg. We dined during the COVID pandemic and found the service to be fantastic. Our server was entertaining which helped lighten up the mood since everyone was so concerned to be dining out for the first time with masks. We were afraid we wouldn’t enjoy eating out with all of the restrictions, but El Sol did a very nice job creating a new normal.
They installed plexiglass barriers between the tables and kept the front door open to create air flow.
Our food was incredible. Fresh, hot and full of flavor. The hospitality here is wonderful, and we will return again when Governor Wolf allows us to eat indoors again.
delicious food, friendly service, covid measures
I love El Sol for the outstanding service I always receive.
The outdoor atmosphere was delightful. The lights above the tables enhanced the experience.
This was a delightful oasis of great food, good service, and a quiet pleasant atmosphere for conversation. We highly recommend El Sol for a lunch place!
Hard to believe that Mexican food would be bland, but it was. Margaritas were so so, but Pedro our waiter was great.
Probably won't go back anytime soon.
Our server was very attentive. Our margaritas were very tasty. And the food was as always superb
Great experience with plenty of social distancing!
Absolutely loved it!
Everything was great until they sat a 2 top next to us and not sure if 6 feet apart. Hope they didn't have covid...
It was very consistent in every avenue like all the other visits i have made to El Sol restaurant.
You can order delivery directly from El Sol Mexican Restaurant using the Order Online button. El Sol Mexican Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 901-5050.
El Sol Mexican Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1000 OpenTable diners.
El Sol Mexican Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/el-sol-mexican-restaurant-pa/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.