El Sol Mexican Restaurant

4.7
991 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a Spanish meal, friendly service and "safe" environment. Get your reservation in early.

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vipTerry
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent, service excellent, patron margaritas highly recommend; mojahecte bowl great; I highly recommend the ceviches, great place

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awesomefoodandservice
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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NipurnaS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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ThomasH
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to eat in Harrisburg, great food , great staff, great ambience...

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KomalB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall1food4service4ambience4

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.

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DaivdK
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food!

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JayeD
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the grilled shrimp and Fish tacos! Everything is good here, though! Some of the best salsa out there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, awesome food and service, very fast and affordable.

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vipGMAC
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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HappyLocal
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place best Mexican food. Excellent El Pastor.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always

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vipMeganB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food as always. Margarita's always a hit. Always enjoy our experience at El Sol.

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Shannon
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Carol
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Randall was awesome! Great service ...prompt and courteous 👍 Food was phenomenal as always!

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vipEastCoastFoodWarrior
Philadelphia
85 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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.

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Jennyc
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best margaritas and Mexican food in the area. We always go here for our anniversary and birthdays. Five stars.

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Pangakat
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJNBLSCPE
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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Jill
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food, friendly service, covid measures

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vipscott
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love El Sol for the outstanding service I always receive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor atmosphere was delightful. The lights above the tables enhanced the experience.

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vipCharles
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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Bland
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

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.

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michaelc
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive. Our margaritas were very tasty. And the food was as always superb

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vipWendell
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with plenty of social distancing!

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hootie
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it!

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MeredithG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was very consistent in every avenue like all the other visits i have made to El Sol restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

I’ve been here several times. It’s usually my go-to spot before a theatre show. We had a 12:30 reservation for brunch it was not crowded. The hostess greeted us and seated us in the rear by the kitchen. The music was deafening. There were two types of music playing. I can only guess one was in the kitchen and one in the dining room but we could barely hear ourselves. Turns out the hostess was also the bartender and our waitress. She was also nursing a broken collar bone. I have no idea why this would be the solution since we were seated in the back next to the kitchen. She did her best. We ended up heading to the bar to get our check and boxes then back to our table. Brunch was good.

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vipFoody
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had reservation at 8pm. People wouldn’t get up from what was to be our table. Management was great and gave us free round of drinks.

Great food. Always great service

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Mommypants
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was literally the best one we've ever had at El Sol. He was attentive and met our needs quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience.

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Sabrina
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We went during brunch. Service was slow. I ordered a drink and it didn’t get to me for 15 minutes.

All three people had chicken and all three of us ended up with stomach issues.

I have loved El Sol in the past, I hope this was a fluke experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Mexican food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very quick and courteous. The margaritas tasted exactly as expected. I had sopas which were well prepared and excellent taste.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and great food

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best Mexican restaurants I’ve eaten at. Best chorizo anywhere!

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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 991 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.