Tempranillo

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446 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great. Service, food, attention to our needs was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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.

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vipSandyG
Denver
60 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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vipKaren
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appreciated the table spacing.
Waiter was very attentive.
Dinner was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moving to the area. Amazing service and food in a great atmosphere!

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vipNeighbor
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Barb
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We like this restaurant very much but have had poor service numerous times.

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LisaH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the porch. It was all amazing!

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DanielD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Loved the people, the place and the food!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

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.

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vipElizabethE
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner, as always!

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JimmyV
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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JasonM
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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!

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vipLynnM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service, sat outside great ambience

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vipCourtneyH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic !!!

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WalkerL
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting, service and food. Staff is very knowledgeable and helpful guiding you to great choices on the menu.

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vipdalsva6630
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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SummerR
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great outdoor seating.

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AshleyV
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend Tempranillo! The food and atmosphere are fantastic and worth the quick drive from Aspen to Basalt.

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Pekoe
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owners very careful in this new COVID virus world.

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ACroz
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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TeresaS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and patio dining. Great cocktail choices as well as wine choices. So delicious

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SMVresident
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner on Saturday night. Outdoor patio was well spaced out - didn't feel too close to any other diners.

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vipdiner14
Los Angeles
125 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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!

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vipbiddy
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good Spanish restaurant with lots of food choices

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BuckheadDiner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great environment! So glad that dining is back open

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vipKelly
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a family favorite when visiting Basalt. Great food. Great outdoor dining option. Will return again.

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vipwillco
Boise
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always love Tempranillo and I think the food is better than ever.

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vipjames
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice tapas dinner in downtown basalt. Good cocktails, great octopus, the pequillos were delicious as were the gambas. Amazing tiramisu.

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vipJamesK
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service!

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vipIan62
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipGuy1000
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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!

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EricE
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and good service. The specials were unique and delicious and the tapas was wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CandySwenke
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, as always! We love this place so much and it never disappoints.

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AmyD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly & attentive service - great experience.

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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.

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