We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

El Korita

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
251 Harris St, 218 E Valley Road, Basalt, CO 81621-8408
(970) 277-4500
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

95 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 95: English reviews
Ballito, South Africa
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

authentic mexican restaurant suitable for the whole family.......always busy but with friendly service, fabulous vibe and really good food

Thank Brian_Trip2014
Anchorage, Alaska
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Anniversary celebration site, 19 people. 3 table groupings. Family run large restaurant, colorful seating. Varied Mexican menu. Quality food. Attentive, verbal waiter. Knew family members. People outside, on waitlist.

Thank bebg42
Saint Cloud, Florida
Level Contributor
203 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like good Mexican food as well as good seafood -- at a reasonable price -- this is your place. Inside/outside seating with friendly staff and a reasonable turn on food to table We'll be back

Thank Grant H
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has been our favorite "Down valley from Aspen" destination for many years. Worth the drive. Eat outside, on front patio when the weather is nice. This may the best Mexican seafood place that I have been in the US. And I live in Texas.

Thank DevourDallas
Snowmass Village, Colorado
Level Contributor
84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Ok food, ok service, ok pricing. If you're looking for a mediocre Mexican restaurant this is the one for you. Nothing to write home about.

Thank Cougarcubkatie
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We always sit outside when weather permits. Although service slow--just go with it. Food selection is wild, you have so many tasty choices.

Thank johngX2186ZV
North Carolina
Level Contributor
83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch on the recommendation of a friend. Great tacos and amazing rice and beans. Come hungry because the portions are enormous.

Thank sugarbad
Basalt, Colorado
Level Contributor
28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I have eaten here many times in the many years I have been here. Their food is always consistently great - margaritas are wonderful (try the skinny ones). Everything is good - doesn't matter what you order.

Thank janery
Branson, Missouri
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The menu features many seafood items and some items that are unusual for the average Mexican food restaurant.for dinner one evening we shared the seafood molcajete which was wonderful. Seafood done perfectly, not overcooked. The restaurant is very busy so I suggest dining early or going for lunch (same menu). We make sure we have at least one meal here... More 

Thank mrbrenda
Basalt, United States
Level Contributor
40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Best Margis in the valley! The atmosphere is great staff is friendly and the food rocks. Make sure that you try the seafood offerings....it what they are known for!

Thank Jeffrey H

Been to El Korita? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 251 Harris St, 218 E Valley Road, Basalt, CO 81621-8408
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Basalt
  • Phone Number: (970) 277-4500

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Korita staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?