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El Korita

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251 Harris St, 218 E Valley Road, Basalt, CO 81621-8408
(970) 277-4500
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Dallas, Texas
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76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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14 reviews
11 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
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39 reviews
28 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
Aspen, Colorado
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

El Korita is a favorite of ours. The food and service are always consistent. The mix of the clientele is usually half caucasion and half latino. It is a very family friendly restaurant. The food is always excellent. We go here at least once a month and love it everytime! It is truly authentic Mexican food. There Margaritas are awesome... More 

Thank Cindy M
Basalt, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

The service was bad. I asked for "salsa verde" because I can't eat tomato salsa and the waitress said just a minute and switched waiters. Never got any other discussion. Ordered appetizer of nachos and they were literally black burned around the entire edge of the dish. Asked if we wanted more chips and practically threw them at us. No... More 

Thank madaboutfood3825
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Very busy restaurant (we went on a friday night) the service is good and quik. The food is good and the portions are big. If you wanna eat good mexican food go here to baselt and not to aspen where the price is too high and the service is bad.

Thank Ellenour86

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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
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?