El Sol Mexican Restaurant

4.7
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961 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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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 - 2013 and Central PA magazine 2008-2011 ...including awards for our margaritas! We also boast Harrisburg's largest tequila selection.

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OT
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.

OT
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.

F
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

M
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience.

S
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.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Mexican food

OT
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
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and great food

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RG
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.

VM
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

GG
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.

R
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JS
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.

h
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.

P
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

C
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We are BIG fans of El Sol. Being going there for years. This go round it was very busy. Farm Show! Noise level was high. Food was FAB!

TG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere, good service, lots of menu options.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Randall our server was awesome, would request him in the future

JB
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, drinks and service. Highly recommend!

R
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Margaritas were very good. Fun date night~

DJ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and margaritas!! I highly recommend dining at El Sol for the beat Mexican food and drinks!! We loved the guacamole appetizer with the goat cheese and corn. So delicious!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and Bev friendly service

OT
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and drinks.

R
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good. Drinks and food.

JW
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, great atmosphere, attentive wait staff

R
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent, all the way around.
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ML
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Amazing service. Great atmosphere!

KH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite lunch spots! Food is always delicious! Guacamole with goat cheese is the best!

PB
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were seated promptly and the server was very attentive. Ordered two house margaritas with the chips and salsa sampler to get us started. I love trying their different flavors for dipping. The food was very good, it was hot, and as described. This was not our first time nor will it be our last!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

CS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious - many creative options. The staff was attentive without being intrusive.

DD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! It’s a must try if your downtown Harrisburg!!

K
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sons birthday

EA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Sol is a wonderful Mexican Restaurant located in a convenient part of Harrisburg. The margarita selection was very nice and the food was excellent. Our server was friendly and attentive and never pushy.

d
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food,Great Service,Great Atmosphere...been here many times....will continue to come here...The Food is over the top crazy good

AL
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We loved our waiter! My only wish is that there was something special done for my best friend's birthday! The waiter did say happy birthday and he was AMAZING!

OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great decor, nice atmosphere and fabulous food. The lobster enchilada was amazing!