El Sol Mexican Restaurant

4.7
983 reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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Casual
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 983 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DaivdK
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Great food!

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JayeD
1 review
Dined on 3 November 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 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipGMAC
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on 30 October 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
26 reviews
Dined on 29 October 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 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place best Mexican food. Excellent El Pastor.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food as always

MB
vipMeganB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 17 October 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 16 October 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
9 reviews
Dined on 14 October 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 25 September 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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Jill
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

delicious food, friendly service, covid measures

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vipscott
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 August 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 22 August 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 19 August 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 11 August 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 17 July 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 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience with plenty of social distancing!

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hootie
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved it!

MG
MeredithG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 June 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 10 March 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 8 March 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 7 March 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 7 March 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 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dining experience.

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Sabrina
1 review
Dined on 1 March 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 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good Mexican food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great drinks and great food

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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CarolynF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, fast service, and excellent food.

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RaymondG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The food was good as usual but the service seemed "rushed" even though the crowd had not yet quite set in for the evening.

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vipVMIDAD
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

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GailG
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first time at El Sol and I loved it. The décor, service and food, all wonderful. I'll return and bring family and friends.

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Reddvldiner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have always enjoyed El Sol, and will definitely be back soon.

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JoeS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great meal, waiter was very helpful and attentive throughout the meal. Heard we had a birthday at the table and surprised us with a desert with candles. Guacamole is the best I’ve ever had, excellent Mexican food.

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viphaed
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been going there since it opened around 2005. Never once have we left disappointed. The food is excellent and authentic. Service is always good and friendly. For locals it's been a mainstay in downtown Harrisburg since the beginning of the downtown renaissance.

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Poolgrl
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was an enjoyable evening with great food and great service!

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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 takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 901-5050.

El Sol Mexican Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 983 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.