Everything was great. Service, food, attention to our needs was outstanding.
Ordinarily this is one of our favorite restaurants. They just couldn’t get it together tonight. Entrees took forever to get to the table and one had obviously been baking under the plate warmer as it was dried out. Then we ordered a flan, a gelato and a sorbet which took 30 minutes to arrive at the table. All in all we were in the restaurant for 21/2 hours, mostly sitting there for food. Not a good experience from what is usually a wonderful dining experience.
We reserved as Anniversary but no acknowledgement. Seated promptly. Waiter rushed and curt when we asked menu questions. Wanted our order even before we got our cocktails. Had to ask for more water. Waiter was friendly and solutions of younger couple next to us.
Tables on lawn were well spaced. On porch where we were seated a bit too close together. Food delicious.
All told we would return but specify garden area.
Appreciated the table spacing.
Waiter was very attentive.
Dinner was delicious.
We made a reservation here while visiting the area and so glad we did! Everything we ordered was delicious! The tapas were a great start, since they are small plates you can get a few. We had one of their specials (ravioli) and another entree off the menu (pesto chicken pasta of some kind). Both were superbly made, nicely balanced, and overall amazing. My friend said her taste buds were in ecstacy!
We went during the pandemic, and all the staff were wearing masks. The guests were also (until at their table, which was appropriate). We sat on the front porch area, in the summertime, in the evening. It was perfect weather, and a comfortable ambiance.
We will definitely be back!
Moving to the area. Amazing service and food in a great atmosphere!
We eat at Tempranillo often because it’s delicious, the staff is great, and the restaurant is beautiful. I have not had a bad dish there. Pretty much everything is my favorite dish. The peppers stuffed with cheese, the shrimp in tomato, garlic, ginger, the tuna with orange sauce, the beet salad...I could go on and on. You won’t be disappointed!
We like this restaurant very much but have had poor service numerous times.
We sat on the porch. It was all amazing!
Amazing! Loved the people, the place and the food!
Our second try- and my bet is our last. The service was soooo chaotic and truly nonexistent that even good food couldn’t make up for the service disaster. If I were the chef I would quit and go work for management that showed up for the customers and the crew. Don’t know who was supposed to be managing, but they were needed.
Delicious dinner, as always!
Great place to dine while we still have COVID concerns. Huge porch and lawn makes social distancing easy and I'm much more comfortable eating outdoors given the current virus concerns. Lot's of great menu options. Food is really good but service is a bit slow, which is probably due to the added complications from the required COVID precautions.
This is our last evening in the area after spending a week in Carbondale. What a special way to end our time here. Best dinner we had all week. The staff was super nice and was supportive of each other. Our server, Angie, was super awesome. Very attentive! Did not really know what to order, so we ordered seven different plates for four people and grazed, finished it all including four desserts. If we make it back, we will definitely good back. Sat on the patio, everyone was spaced out, servers were all wearing masks, felt very safe. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
Overall, this restaurant provided a very nice dinner experience. There’s an abundance of outdoor seating, and the service and food are mostly good. I ordered four tapas, and there was nice variety, quality ingredients, and good overall presentation. No fundamental complaints, but some dishes were simply better than others; a bit of a mixed review on flavors, creativity, and overall impression. For example, the morcilla bruschetta (tostada de morcilla) was quite excellent, with its combination of raisins and onions with the sausage, but the tempura eggplant, with its drizzle of honey, was less remarkable. Likewise, the dates wrapped in Serrano ham was quite good, except the particular ham used gave the impression of cardboard, although the goat cheese and sweetness of the dates overpowered that initial impression. Perhaps an ingredient issue? Finally, the service was adequate, and no fundamental complaints, but it took often 40 minutes between tapas, on a busy Friday night. I overheard my neighbors complaining that their first course took over an hour to arrive. It’s good to be busy, but not good to leave the customers waiting. Moreover, my server failed to mention the evening’s specials; I only learned later, when I overheard the same server’s presentation at a neighboring table, that there were in fact evening specials. Despite my caveats, I do recommend this restaurant, but I suggest you make plenty of time, and don’t forget to ask about the specials!
Outstanding food and service, sat outside great ambience
Great setting sit out on the deck. We ordered a bunch of tapas and everything we ordered was delicious - including the sangria and a slushie cold beer on a hot day in July. The wait staff was attentive and entertaining. The whole experience made our last day of vacation a memorable one. We will definitely be back!
Great setting, service and food. Staff is very knowledgeable and helpful guiding you to great choices on the menu.
Lovely meal outside tonight. Food was delicious, service was personable, ambiance was magnificent. We sat outside and brought our doodle. It was dog night, a Pyrenees, two greyhounds outdoors. So much fun. One of our favorites in Basalt. Thank you for an enchanting evening.
My favorite place is the RFV to have dinner. I do miss the free bread (due to cheap people only eating bread and water and taking up tables). But other then that the restaurant great!
Excellent food and service. Great outdoor seating.
Highly recommend Tempranillo! The food and atmosphere are fantastic and worth the quick drive from Aspen to Basalt.
Owners very careful in this new COVID virus world.
Had an incredible meal on the porch of Tempranillo! I appreciated how seriously the staff took precautions in ensuring covid safety protocols were being met. The food, service and ambiance were great! Can’t wait to go back.
Love the food and patio dining. Great cocktail choices as well as wine choices. So delicious
Great dinner on Saturday night. Outdoor patio was well spaced out - didn't feel too close to any other diners.
We drove specifically to Basalt from Frisco to celebrate our anniversary. We love this restaurant. Really nice menu, tasty dishes, and great cocktails and white [made to order- Sangria.
With Covid state restaurant restrictions in place to 50% capacity, i was a little surprised to have the entire 50% outside...so to me, tables were a little too close.
I noted in our reservation that it was our anniversary...and after spending $200 on dinner... it was a surprised that they did not even offer a free dessert....oh well.
All in all, we still will look forward to going back for the food. If we lived closer, we would be a frequent diner!
Very good Spanish restaurant with lots of food choices
Great environment! So glad that dining is back open
Always a family favorite when visiting Basalt. Great food. Great outdoor dining option. Will return again.
Always love Tempranillo and I think the food is better than ever.
Very nice tapas dinner in downtown basalt. Good cocktails, great octopus, the pequillos were delicious as were the gambas. Amazing tiramisu.
Outstanding food and service!
Fabulous! With an extensive tapas menu, delicious paella and the faux-Euro decor, Tempranillo will make you think you are on a Spanish vacation. Don’t miss it.
This restaurant is a delight. We've been coming to Aspen for years and the restaurant scene there is lively but it can be tiresome after a while (and expensive). A short drive to "old Basalt" (not the area you see off the highway, but on the other side) and voila! Here is Tempranillo - a charming restaurant with amazing food inspired by Spanish cuisine, with a wine list that features highly curated European wines at very reasonable prices. Try the specials - the lobster ravioli was amazing. Quiet enough for conversation, easy to park right out front, and very approachable, welcoming service. Enjoy!
Excellent food and good service. The specials were unique and delicious and the tapas was wonderful
We had a great experience at Tempranillo. It was a festive, full house, with great food, great service, wonderful wine list, and we were pleasantly surprised when the bill arrived.
Fabulous, as always! We love this place so much and it never disappoints.
Great food, friendly & attentive service - great experience.
Tempranillo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 927-3342.
Tempranillo is rated 4.7 stars by 446 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.