El Sol Mexican Restaurant

4.7
1009 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.

What 1009 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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Food
4.8
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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LindaA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food all around. Party of 4, 3 of whole were first timers. Rave reviews by all!!

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JasonR
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and excellent service. It is always a pleasure to visit El Sol.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was DELICIOUS! Excellent restaurant to visit if you love authentic Mexican dishes. Our waiter was also fantastic. Definitely coming back soon:)

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SuzanneC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dined with my niece and her boyfriend. We all enjoyed our food very much! Our service was excellent, the food was hot, and ambiance was lovely as usual. There was noise but it was the sound of happy diners having happy conversations. Thank you for a nice evening!

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GinaZ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dinner!

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vipJeannieB
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 6 October 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 30 September 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Some of the worst Mexican food we’ve eaten.

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vipJohnF
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 15 September 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 11 September 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 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was splendid!

I highly recommend the trio ceviche!

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Gemini916
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 9 September 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 8 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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KarinK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 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 28 August 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 17 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The services is great and the food is always delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 August 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 14 August 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 12 August 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 11 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Fun setting.

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vipHBGLUV
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Food was amazing.

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Petra
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 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 7 August 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 7 August 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 6 August 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 3 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent Mexican food and loads of choices. Well done!

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WilliamC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipBrianM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good meal

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ShamikaH
1 review
Dined on 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and drinks - always a great dining experience.

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BettyJane
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on 22 July 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 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and good atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great

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donb
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

will go there again. very friendly staff as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Never disappointed here

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MelissaG
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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SusanV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 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 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, great value!

FAQs

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 1009 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.