El Sol Mexican Restaurant

4.6
1024 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Redefine the way you think about Mexican Food...
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.

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What 1024 people are saying
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vipJeannieB
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good carnitas and tacos. Service was super fast! Drinks were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been there many, many times over the years. Consistently excellent food, service and ambiance. One of my favorites and the by far the best Mexican restaurant in the area!

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vipAnonymous
Salt Lake City
15 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Some of the worst Mexican food we’ve eaten.

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vipJohnF
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Business lunch for six folks. Excellent Service and treat food. All person very satisfied with their selections.

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SenaP
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great pick for a place we went into blind. Wish we weren't from out of town so we could come back again.

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vipStephanieF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was splendid!

I highly recommend the trio ceviche!

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Gemini916
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent customer service. Great Cocktails. Sangria is excellent. Goat Cheese Guacamole appetizer is incredible. Highly recommend a stop. Nice restaurant serving Mexican cuisine. Nice location in downtown Harrisburg. We try to go there at least once a month. Convenient on street parking or valet service for a small fee. On street parking is free after 6 pm.

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MichaelB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drink, and service. Overall excellent experience for my group.

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KarinK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated quickly, the drinks were good and the food was great as was the service. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting the city and it was close to the hotel. It was quite good overall! Happy that we chose here.

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ChristineC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The services is great and the food is always delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The hostess seemed a bit overwhelmed, our server forgot some of the items we ordered

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vipBrianC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very busy on Saturday evening and the staff appeared rushed, but doing the best they could. That left little time to provide the extra touch we all sometimes enjoy. However, El Sol sets a high bar for itself, as my dining experiences have always been very good to excellent. As always, the food was excellent and the menu selection wide-ranging.

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wiggleglass
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently excellent food and service... Start w/the chips/salsa and guacamole... Ceviche a good choice... shrimp soft tacos...

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MichaelV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Fun setting.

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vipHBGLUV
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was amazing.

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PamH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Aleays great food. Waiter did a wonderful job considering he had so may tables.

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DrJJ
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ate at El Sol Express (Lindle Road) the night before & the food at Express was better than the full service restaurant. The Guacomole was good. The Chile Rellenos (cheese stuffed) were a little soggy and they were not hot enough to keep the cheese melted. The fondue was a big blob of melted cheese with small particles of mushroom, green onion and pepper. We were hoping to love our experience but the food was not that good. Our server was great!

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vipDonaldW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is very, very good. Excellent menu and the waitress was very professional. This restaurant is worth a trip to Harrisburg, PA.

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Foodie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family came into town from NC. Had to take them to their favorite restaurant!! Shaq was awesome!!

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LoveEating
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent Mexican food and loads of choices. Well done!

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WilliamC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I heartily recommend the Bistek Guadalajara to any meat eaters. It is wonderful.

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vipBrianM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good meal

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ShamikaH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had reservations and people without reservations was seated and served before us. Then we waited an hour food our food and our oder was wrong. When we did receive our food we didn't have silverware. We wait for 10 minutes for the silverware but decided to leave without eating.

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AndyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere are authentic. The quality and taste of the food is outstanding. Our waiter, Steve, was very helpful and courteous. We highly recommend El Sol for an authentic Mexican dining experience.

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BobD
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and presented very well. The house margaritas were awesome! Great overall dining experience!

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JLashea
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks - always a great dining experience.

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BettyJane
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

To noisy for a catch up and waiter Randall accommodated requests to turn down piped in music. Only complaint.

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DebraF
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and good atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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donb
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

will go there again. very friendly staff as well.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Never disappointed here

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MelissaG
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic food. Super service from Cassidy. Would definitely come back.

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SusanV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here on our visit to Hershey park. Delicious, authentic Mexican food! A must have if your on the area.

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FrancineF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great value!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations for our “family date night”…2 parents & our 19yo son. I’ve heard how good the food is here, and hearing they were getting ready to open a west shore location, I figured it was time to check it out. (Well, that & the San Diego native in me is always looking for good -truly good- Mexican food. I have to say that I was more than happily surprised! The food was really good, and authentic to what I remembered having at home…and to my many adventures into Mexico! I would highly recommend to anyone!!

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vipjhorgan13
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Best mexican in area. Love the selection. Food very fresh. Taste exceptional.

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vipJohnF
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Business lunch with downtown associates. Server was efficient and attentive. Food came out in a timely manner and was excellent for all attending.

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vipRiley
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dinner on Saturday night. My wife and I tried the Birria specials...tacos for her, a burrito for me. Both were delicious. El Sol is one of our favorite restaurants in the Harrisburg area based on always meeting expectations, friendliness of wait staff and value.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really good food, service and incredible value!

FAQs

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 1024 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.