Tempranillo

4.6
541 Reviews
$30 and under
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"

Support Tempranillo during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 541 people are saying
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vipkentp
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. Can’t wait to go back.

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KellyV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent wine. It felt spacious and safe amid COVID restrictions and this was our first time eating out in quite some time. I ordered the Parpadelle con Setas which I would highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had the salmon tempranillo and a mahi mahi special, both of which were excellent. The desserts weren't as good. Our server was very attentive,

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Gambas al ajillo were on point, Batatas a la Brava could've been more spicy and the Albóndigas were unimpressive. Specialty tapa with Octopus and Scallops were flat, need to be more creative with the flavors there.

Osobuco, Gnocchi and carrots were good as a combination, the meat alone was a bit dry.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the restaurant's atmosphere is warm and welcoming we arrived a few minutes late but we were very well received, the delicious food our fantastic wine and the attention of Marcelo who made our New Year's Eve night the best we received, thank you very much we will recommend it to our friends and we will surely return

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cena de Año Nuevo 2021. La comida deliciosa como siempre y el servicio muy amable y atento.
La pasamos increíble!

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vipKelly
Oklahoma City
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful. Won’t return. They are acting like COVID doesn’t exist. Operating at full capacity. Crowded.

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vipMichelleL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here is always excellent as is the food. The staff are kind and helpful. So is the management/owners. We have been coming here for years whenever we are in town and will continue to do so. They did a great job this new year's eve with masks and keeping tables apart.

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JeffreyC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unlike some of the negative reviews on this restaurant, this review is nothing but positive. Not sure why folks write bad reviews on this establishment (probably because they are all Karens). Great food and beverages and service. One of the best restaurants in the area.

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vipDenverDiverDown
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The name would indicate a focus on Spanish/Mexican cuisine but this is misleading. There are dishes from many areas including a great pasta selection. The bartender made a great Manhattan and the calamari was a different presentation than I have had but I really enjoyed the combination with chorizo. The restaurant and staff do what they can to reduce the spread including wearing masks and gloves. If you are looking for something out of Aspen and much more affordable give Temporanillo a try.

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vipkdur
New England
28 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

23rd birthday dinner for my son and his roommates. Everything was excellent, food, service and atmosphere.

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GabrielaG
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was AMAZING! Every single thing we tried was very good. Even the kids menu food. The black paella wow. The goat cheese tapas were super delicious. We will be back.

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vipMikeV
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent , creative menu combining Spanish tapas and Italian cuisine. Great atmosphere and great service

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vipKiley
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

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vipWorldtraveller
Denver
52 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had reserved outdoor table. They were not serving outside. I changed the time to 2pm and we were told the chef left early. No communication between site and establishment

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vipEstherK
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was a bit of a hiccup with our reservation but the bartender saved the day. We had the end of the communal table right in front of the fireplace with plenty of distance from other diners. We shared the excellent fried artichoke and the calamari, then branzino,lobster ravioli and penne. All of us loved our food and the ambiance.

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vipLuvColorado
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a Covid Friendly ladies lunch today! We all agreed that this will be a once a week thing with our “bubble”! Only here because the food, the service, the everything is absolutely perfect! Ask for Bob the server/bartender. And the owners Laura and Javier are the best! You will be taken care of each and every time! We will be back next week! Thanks again! SO much fun! And the food is always on point! Yum!!!

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DianaBB
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was exceptional! Loved our table near the fireplace. The gluten-free fried calamari was a real treat for me. (I have severe reaction to gluten.) There are many gluten-free options available. Highly recommended!

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JenniS
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tempranillo is our favorite restaurant in the valley- hands down. We bring our young kids and they love it too. We are always welcomed and the food is always 5 stars!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really nice night at this establishment. Our waiter was fun and energetic and the food was great. Staff did a good job respecting social distancing and spreading us out. Frankly, the food is better than almost all of the the food in Aspen, where we live. Thank you to waiter Robert C.

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Archie
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! And we appreciate how conscientious Tempranillo is during this Covid situation! Table distancing and mask wearing was welcome!

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service! It is always a good experience ! .


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vipAllysonP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere

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SandyK
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Grilled octopus, chiopino, and spaghetti vongole...all were fantastic! Definitely the best restaurant in our area for Mediterranean food and wine. Also, special evening prices for locals, couples, etc.

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ChristopherC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great the service was great the nice waitress could not have been better love the restaurant will be back again soon

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BeaL
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To me, Tempranillo is the best place in the valley. Everything is just delicious, interesting flavors, extremely well prepared. There are also some fantastic vegan options. Highly recommend!

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sawolf
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding food, service and wine selection.

Might be the best veal marsala ever had - world wide!

Excellent staff, attentive service, but not intrusive.

Highly recommended.

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Tim303
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have been better. Wonderful service at the bar. The variety of Tapas we’re excellent and very tasty. Lovely meal altogether!

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Aegeria
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating area, servers were kind and attentive to COVID protocols. Wine list is a delight, we had two wines that were exceptional. Also very good cocktails. The fried artichoke hearts were an excellent start and we really enjoyed the other tapas we ordered. What a gem!!

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vipBajaazul
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My first time dining at Tempranillo and it was terrific. We all had different dishes and everyone enjoyed their meals: paella, grilled tuna filet, Osso Bucca. We were able to eat outdoors.

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Kq23
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful find! We drove over from Aspen to check out Basalt and couldn’t have landed better! Our server, Patrice, guided us to a yummy dry white Basque wine to start and then a very tasty Tempranillo red for dinner (much better value than the $$$$ wines at some Aspen places). We went the Tapas route - all delicious. Def a return visit in store😁😁!

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LindaL
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Tempranillo. It was amazing. Our server, Adam, was personal, professional and fun. He added to the positive experience for sure. We had the Carpaccio Salad, which was the evening special salad and several tapas choices. All were excellent. My husband lived the Ahi Tuna and the grilled shrimp tapas. We also had two of the calamari choices. All great. And, not to forget, the excellent drinks. I had two Manhattans and my husband had a gin and tonic. Great food, service and ambience.
Can’t get back soon enough.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always good food and service. Try to have dinner at Tempranillo every time we are in the area and it never disappoints. I usually have a pasta dish which is always prepared in a creative way.

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viplily122
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our food was delicious - the paella was rich in flavor, could be divided by 2. It was a busy night and a little short staffed, so patience is a virtue. Just relax and enjoy the atmosphere.

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Kristin
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I got engaged on the patio
The whole Resturant clapped and engaged in the celebration
No one from the staff or even our waiter acknowledged that it even happened
That was kind of disappointing

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Kristin
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I got engaged and it was very special on the patio

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything here. Delicious food. Fabulous, attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great and I love supporting a local business

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vipPaulaB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best Resturant in the area. Everything is just like having a burst of flavor in your mouth. Could go every night the menu is extensive. Fantastic flavors it’s hard to choose what to have so you’ll want to go many times to try different delicious things.

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vipjaybart
Dallas
63 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy this spot!
Awesome menu!

FAQs

Tempranillo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 927-3342.

Tempranillo is rated 4.6 stars by 541 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.