Tempranillo

4.6
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384 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Welcome to Tempranillo Restaurant, where internationally acclaimed Chef Javier Gonzalez-Bringas, along with his partner and wife Laura, offer a daily menu of drinks, tapas, dinner and lunch. Gonzalez-Bringas, a Madrid Native, combines an old-world style with a new-world flair in his signature cuisine. The name Tempranillo, itself, pays homage to one of Spain's premier grape varieties, and true to its name the restaurant features a selection of over 100 hand-chosen wines and a hearty blend of fruit filled Sangria. The atmosphere at Tempranillo is notable for its rich colors, dual fireplaces, and community gathering table-all reflecting the equally rich depth of flavors and influences which are at the heart of the restaurant's origins. "Our desire is to create a brilliantly charming place in the community where people can gather and enjoy the dance with exists between the flavors of Spain and Italy"
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.6
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D
Denver
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food was terrific especially the cioppino.

TD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

I would tell them the food and service are excellent, however, I will never come back The noise level is HORRIBLE!!

JT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had a very good dinner with a quiet table, and reasonable service.

LC
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous food and Sabina is the BEST!

K
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food choices and flavors outstanding. Friendly and helpful staff. Well preserved old building with charming ambience. Weather permitting prefer outside.

CD
San Francisco
74 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The best things about Tempranillo are interesting tapas and starters, a unique wine list and outstanding servers. Our server Kara the other night was friendly, efficient and funny

BG
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday celebration

M
Denver
48 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service & ambiance. Loved chatting with the owners as well!!! Highly recommend this restaurant for a casual or very special occasion.

JJ
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a excellent dinner and our wait staff Craig was so much fun.

CG
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always enjoy dining at Tempranillo. Lovely evening in the porch with yummy food and attentive service.

l
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great as usual - love tempranillo
love the paella hooray

T
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very lovely evening. Great service. Wonderful and interesting tapas meal. Realistic prices. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

CH
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Maybe they were having an off night, but there didn’t seem to be a host available to seat guests. A harried server seemed put out, but told me to choose a table on the lawn, since we had our dog with us. We did as instructed, until we noticed aphids crawling all over the table and ourselves. Once we finally got reseated and we’re taken care of by a very accommodating server, all was well. The food was good, but not special. I would be willing to give them the benefit of the doubt and try again, as the restaurant is Iovely

JG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was wonderful. Went back next night, just two of us. Got the same waiter, same experience. Good experience. Thanks.

N
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a great place, ambience, atmosphere, dining experience, wines. I was introducing new friends in the area to the restaurant and Basalt. They had a blast and will be back on their own.

BG
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambience and energy in the venue is terrific and the service was very good. We enjoyed a 2 tapas plates to start and a salad, for our entree, we decided to enjoy a paella dish for two, but the paella that was served was a little dry and not quite what we had hoped for.

This was not our first time dining at Tempranillo and it will certainly not be our last, as it is one of our favorite restaurants in the Roaring Fork Valley. There are plenty of other outstanding entrees that we have enjoyed previously.

TL
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we enjoyed our meal very much the only drawback was that they seated a couple next to us when there were at least 6 open tables of the same size in either direction

AB
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Food was delicious and the outside ambience was really nice.

m
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Never disappointed, creative menu, delicious food, charming setting

j
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was very slow and not friendly. Was rushed to order even though we wanted to have a drink first. Food was not prepared fresh seemed to be microwaved ! Fun menu but overall a poor experience.

Tempranillo
Responded on August 21, 2019

We are sorry you did not enjoy your experience. Just want to let you know that there is NO microwave in our building. Thanks

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LF
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Server was surly and unpleasant the entire night. She seemed harried and easily annoyed. She literally rolled her eyes when my teen & tween made special requests on their orders. When I asked if I could have a side of parm while she was spooning it on my plate, she basically dropped the dish & spoon on the table with a “fine, whatever “ attitude. Food was good but this was not the kind of friendly local service we expected in a cool little town like Basalt.

HF
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Tempranillo and make it a point to go anytime we are near Basalt, CO!

F
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the valley. Tempranillo is a welcome treat anytime, especially after we have ride our bicycles over Hagerman Pass. Can't wait until we get to visit again next year.

BP
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! My husband and I honeymooned in Spain and the food was very comparable. It was nice to find a true, authentic Spanish food restaurant- they are hard to come by in the states! We had a great date night here and could reminisce on our honeymoon over our meals. Beautiful location and lovely patio and staff. Would definitely recommend. Can't wait to come back to Basalt and eat here again!

DD
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We really appreciate the extra effort made to get me the Pistons Ginger cocktail, even though it was no longer on the drink menu. Our food was soooo very delicious! Thanks

J
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and solid wine list. We stop in here every time we’re fly fishing in the area.

AG
Houston
80 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio and had excellent service and delicious food.

PM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Outdoor dining on the veranda in a perfect Rocky Mountain town...delightful. Our tapas were delicious, especially the grilled shrimp and clams in wine sauce. Even more memorable was the flan, not to be missed!

EE
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very special and great time! We will be back again and again!

E
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio area, nice town to explore, tapas style menu great for sharing

MD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food and experience was excellent! Great spot. Very popular for people watching, great food and a local vibe!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was superb, even my picky son was happy. And a superb Roja!

l
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The patio was extremely loud so we ate inside. Marcelo was outstanding. We had several taps and a great pallella. Great wine, great service.

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience5

The service continues to be extremely slow.

CH
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was horrible. The table next to us arrived after our group and yet they got served before us. Food and wine were not up to our standards or expectations

OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We especially chose Tempranillo for my husband's birthday this year. As always, the food and setting were wonderful. However, the service was terrible! We sat for 20 minutes after finishing before our plates were cleared. The waitstaff was unattentive! I asked for the check 2 times and when it was brought to me I received a quick apology for the delay "but we've got a full house tonight." Extremely disappointing experience!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner on patio

PT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Tempranillo is amazing. Alot of variety, excellent flavors. My favorite small plate is mussels in a saffron lemon cream sauce. I dream of these. They also have some well priced delicious wines. Service has always been terrific. They have nice outdoor eating in the summer. This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Roaring Fork Valley.

RN
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great place to meet with friends and family. Outside in the summer evening is a beautiful setting.
Good food and good wine

TS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. Atmosphere soothing and quiet on a Wednesday night. Food was very delicious and the wine our waiter helped us picked was perfect. Love this quaint restaurant.