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.
A portion of each of the three ceviches.
Choose 4 - salsa, guacamole, spicy sour cream dip, refried beans, pico de gallo and salsa ranchera. Served with fresh, warm chips.
Business lunch for six folks. Excellent Service and treat food. All person very satisfied with their selections.
Great pick for a place we went into blind. Wish we weren't from out of town so we could come back again.
Everything was splendid!
I highly recommend the trio ceviche!
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.
Excellent food, drink, and service. Overall excellent experience for my group.
We were seated quickly, the drinks were good and the food was great as was the service. Would highly recommend.
Visiting the city and it was close to the hotel. It was quite good overall! Happy that we chose here.
The services is great and the food is always delicious!
The hostess seemed a bit overwhelmed, our server forgot some of the items we ordered
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.
Consistently excellent food and service... Start w/the chips/salsa and guacamole... Ceviche a good choice... shrimp soft tacos...
Great experience. Fun setting.
Great service. Food was amazing.
Aleays great food. Waiter did a wonderful job considering he had so may tables.
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!
The food is very, very good. Excellent menu and the waitress was very professional. This restaurant is worth a trip to Harrisburg, PA.
My family came into town from NC. Had to take them to their favorite restaurant!! Shaq was awesome!!
Excellent Mexican food and loads of choices. Well done!
I heartily recommend the Bistek Guadalajara to any meat eaters. It is wonderful.
Very good meal
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.
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.
The food was excellent and presented very well. The house margaritas were awesome! Great overall dining experience!
Excellent food and drinks - always a great dining experience.
To noisy for a catch up and waiter Randall accommodated requests to turn down piped in music. Only complaint.
Great food and good atmosphere
It was great
will go there again. very friendly staff as well.
Everything was fantastic. Never disappointed here
Authentic food. Super service from Cassidy. Would definitely come back.
Came here on our visit to Hershey park. Delicious, authentic Mexican food! A must have if your on the area.
Great food, great service, great value!
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!!
Excellent food. Best mexican in area. Love the selection. Food very fresh. Taste exceptional.
Business lunch with downtown associates. Server was efficient and attentive. Food came out in a timely manner and was excellent for all attending.
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.
Really good food, service and incredible value!
Food, service, atmosphere are ALWAYS consistent for a wonderful night out!
We were on a family vacation and found this gem of a restaurant on open table. It was the most delicious Mexican food we have had in a long time. The guacamole, ceviche, pitcher of margaritas, grilled salmon and molcajete were superb!! The highlight of the dinner was the tres leches dessert which we devoured in minutes with 4 forks! If you’re looking for a delicious Mexican dinner in a warm family-run setting, we highly recommend this place!
A very enjoyable dining experience. The positions were large and the service was excellent. The fajitas portions are large and full of a great mix of chicken and fresh vegetables. The nacho sampler is a great choice . Looking forward to the new location opening in Mechainicsburg, PA.
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 4.7 stars by 1039 OpenTable diners.
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.