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El Sol Mexican Restaurant

4.7
4.7
985 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Global, International, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Saturday Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (717) 901-5050

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Harrisburg

  • Cross street

    Blackberry

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available, closest is on South 3rd St or Chestnut St. There are parking garages within walking distance on Chestnut and 2nd St.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 985 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Mexican

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Best Overall

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Best Food

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Best Value

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Fit for Foodies

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Good for Groups

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Great for Lunch

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. RS

    RickS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great. Hannah was great very attentive.
  2. JC

    JonC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, good service and a pleasant environment all at a reasonable price.
  3. K

    Kathy

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated without a wait. Waiter was friendly & attentive. Food was excellent & atmosphere very nice. Will be going again soon!
  4. D

    David

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We live south of HBG...about 45 minutes away...We have brought many of. ourfriends here for real Mexican Food...been coming here for years...Our server Cassidy was awesome....our friends from south York loved it....keep everything the way it is snd we will be back again...Blessings
  5. LY

    LeahY

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El Sol is one of my absolute favorite restaurants in the area! The food is delicious, the service is excellent, and the ambiance is great! I cannot recommend it enough! My favorites are the jalapeño margarita, goat cheese guacamole, mahi tacos, and the Chiles Mixtos. So good!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We were seated next to the pick up stand for phone in orders. The service was great our Waitress Leitita was wonderful! Food was great! Thanks!!
  7. CC

    CynthiaC

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff is wonderful, food is fabulous, ambiance is perfect… great respite for lunch time. Thank you!
  8. k

    kareng

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had to change my reservation. Online would only let me pick a much later time. Host on telephone was really help.
  9. ZT

    ZacharyT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food with awesome atmosphere. They did sit us at a weird table close to others, but they had to do what they had to do when busy.
  10. JC

    JoeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    El Sol is a great place to have dinner and drinks if your going to an event at the Whitaker Center or just looking for a break from a long day at work.
  11. f

    freidaluvs

    Hawaii

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best Mexican restaurant I’ve ever been to. The ceviche rivals the best I’ve ever had. Drinks were perfect as was the service.
  12. DL

    DawnL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I met 4 of my girlfriend's for lunch here. Food and service was excellent. We will definitely meet here again.
  13. MM

    MarcyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We celebrated my sister's 50th bday here. Ive been in the restaurant business for 30+ years and this was hands down the best Mexican food we ever had (and we tried everything!) Food and service were outstanding. Thank you so much for great time.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal and experience.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Thanks. Good time.
  16. DZ

    DuaneZ

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was well prepared and service was fast but not over bearing.
  17. TG

    TomG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food and service was great. Our server Shaq was friendly and attentive. We had fajitas which were plentiful and we each wound up taking home leftover portions. The prices were reasonable. The noise level was fairly high but we could still talk to each other without difficulty. Recommended.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been here a few times. Every time, it was always a great experience. Food and drinks were always delicious. The staff and services were amazing. I can't complain!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We opted to sit at the bar, and had a really great dinner! It was a fun night, the bartender was very attentive and helped make our dining service a positive night.
  20. CK

    ConnieK

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed when I go to El Sol. I highly recommend the mahi-mahi! My friend had a shredded chicken burrito and also said it was very good. House Margarita was perfect and refreshing. Had not seen my friend in almost a year and we were able to catch up with, what seemed like, perfect timing of the server coming to our table.
  21. LM

    LibbyM

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food is always sooooo yummy! And the portions are very large. Fun atmosphere with pleasant staff. We make it a point to eat here whenever we are in town.
  22. L

    Laine

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    El Sol is lovely, centrally located in a historic downtown setting, it serves great Mexican fare in a casual environment. Menu is well thought out, and flavoring is on point. We sampled the Molcajete Carnitas and Lobster Enchilada, both were delicious. Drinks, with a nod to the Gourmet Margarita was savory. Was scared to have another, that potent and lingers on your tastebuds. Tastes like more. Michelle was our server, we simply loved her, made us feel at home, great suggestions and generally decent human being, providing professional service.
  23. PP

    PetePowers

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was superior. I indicated we needed to be out quickly to make an evening event and she made sure we had everything in short order.
  24. JF

    JohnF

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service is always great. Food never disappoints!
  25. CL

    CharlyL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been here one other time before. Absolutely loved the food the service and ambience. Was a very nice dinner
  26. RR

    RRFJR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable. Will be back in the future.
  27. C

    Carol

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, prompt and friendly
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an awesome experience!
  29. TR

    ThomasR

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, especially considering how busy it was.
  30. LB

    LarryB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service and enjoyed the food. We will go again.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Solid experience. Guacamole was very good as was the taco platter and burrito. Efficient and friendly service. Recommended.
  32. DS

    DanS

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    El Sol is always a good experience. Our waitress was excellent on a very busy day.
  33. CH

    CHARLIEM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mui buen servicio y la comida tremenda los empleados un Amor lo recomiendo.. 👍
  34. v

    vrs1

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server was excellent. Valentines weekend so we weren’t sure what to expect. Service and food were both excellent. Will be back for sure!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always, my wife had a great birthday dinner!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a perfect evening. Servers were exceptional and food was wonderful! Will def be back!
  37. C

    Cintu

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience2
    Fantastic service but food was horrible. There was no taste, its all salty and sour food.
  38. BA

    BarryA

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with my kids
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily accommodated our large group. Food was delicious and service was awesome!
  40. T

    Terry

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can always count on fresh and creative menu items! My favorite Mexican restaurant in Harrisburg!

FAQs

El Sol Mexican Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. 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 985 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for El Sol Mexican Restaurant

18 South 3rd Street Harrisburg, PA 17101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Blackberry

  • Neighborhood

    Harrisburg

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Saturday Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Global, International, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available, closest is on South 3rd St or Chestnut St. There are parking garages within walking distance on Chestnut and 2nd St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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