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El Korita

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251 Harris St, 218 E Valley Road, Basalt, CO 81621
(970) 277-4500
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere!

This was recommended to us by my sister who was here in February. We drove from Glennwood Springs (30 minutes) to try it. Loved the atmosphere here! We did have to wait about 30 minutes on a Sunday night. It is located in a upscale shopping and restuarant area. The fajitas had a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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Aspen, Colorado
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The whole red snapper at El Karita is better then any i had in Mexico. The food is delicious, well worth the drive from Aspen. The staff work hard to cover all those tables, and the outside patio is a great place to watch the sunset over delicious house margheritas

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shepherdstown wv
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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Over the years, I have made this my number one go to restaurant when visiting the Aspen-Glenwood Springs area. Their new menu has expanded into what I would term

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I've been going here for years and have never had a "bad" experience in terms of food. Sometimes on Fri/Sat they get really busy and you might have a 15-30 wait but it is so worth it. The staff is sweet and the food is tasty- what more can you ask for!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I visit Basalt regularly and it doesn't take much to get me in the mood for El Karita. The restaurant derives from a Nayarita heritage and their food is varied and hearty, served in a convivial atmosphere of brightly painted furnishings from Mexico. On this visit I sat at the bar and had the Seafood Molcajete. This dish comes out... More 

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arkansastraveler74
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was recommended to us by my sister who was here in February. We drove from Glennwood Springs (30 minutes) to try it. Loved the atmosphere here! We did have to wait about 30 minutes on a Sunday night. It is located in a upscale shopping and restuarant area. The fajitas had a great flavor. The service was average. I... More 

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Colorado
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This restaurant is always packed. However, we've had good food and not so good food, but never great food. The service is very slow. It is also a loud seating area unless you can snag a booth along the wall. We rarely go here anymore due to the prices, inconsistent food quality, and the terribly slow service.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Our party of four had an enjoyable meal. While not the best Mexican food we have ever had, the food was well prepared, served hot and tasty. The service was fine and the food was served promptly. Two of us had enchilada plates, one had chiles relleno and the fourth had a shrimp dish that was advertised as "hot" but... More 

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Florida
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We asked a store clerk for a recommendation for a Mexican restaurant for lunch and he directed us to El Korita. We loved the food and the atmosphere and the service was friendly and efficient. There's a good variety of menu items at reasonable prices. We hope to return and bring our friends before we leave the Snowmass area. We... More 

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grumpyGrumpy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The seafood molcajete is quite phenomenal. The meat one is pretty good. I tried some of my wife's and kid's food, but those were decent but nothing to write home about. Haven't tried much else.

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McKinney, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

If you're wanting the Mexican feel, this place has it, with the colorful furniture and hanging paper flags. Oh, and the food is outstanding as well!! We went there with our family and everyone ordered something different and all were extremely pleased. I had the chicken taco salad and it tasted like a fajita in a crispy shell.

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Address: 251 Harris St, 218 E Valley Road, Basalt, CO 81621
Phone Number: (970) 277-4500
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Basalt
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 251 Harris St, 218 E Valley Road, Basalt, CO 81621
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Basalt
  • Phone Number: (970) 277-4500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene

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