Tempranillo

4.7
625 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. 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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Experiences

  • Outdoor Patio Dining

    Multiple dates available

    Tempranillo Restaurant's patio is available for reservations at 6:30 or earlier. Reservations for the patio after that time will be made as a request, and can not be guaranteed. Please note that we have now heated the patio for chilly nights.

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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 625 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSFDiner
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Dining outside on the covered patio was pleasant except doe the loud people right next to us. Food was just okay. It was overpriced for the quality of ingredients. Service was excellent but probably won't be back.

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vipBill1234
Miami
93 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had 7 pm reservations and was told to come back in 45-60 minutes. Decided to stay and eat on the lawn, which was better idea. Main meals took almost an hour to come out, but wine and tapas held us over, and our waiter, Adam was pleasant and apologetic about delay.

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DonA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Went with my daughter and wife for the wife's 50th celebration dinner. Made reservations in advance. Once we arrived we were informed that there was no available seating right away and we needed to wait. Fine. When we did get seated, it was on a side door patio next to a kids playset and a hissing gas meter. Not nice. We then waited for a waiter for 20 minutes (for at least water) and one finally emerged when we made a point to call someone over. We then requested better seating and they came up with something better. In truth, the restaurant was understaffed and you could see the existing staff were stretched and stressed out. The tapas were mediocre in quality and it was obvious they couldn't adequately handle the volume of patrons they were experiencing. Our waiter was fine and accommodating although incredibly busy. Was it worth the USD 250 bill in the end? No. But then again, this was Basalt/Aspen in peak season (you'd be hard-pressed to find true value anywhere here at this time of year). I'd only recommend this restaurant if they adequately staffed up and paid a bit more attention to the quality of food being served.

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vipNBFoodie
Denver
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar food, terrific service!

Can completely understand why this restaurant is so popular! From the apps to the dessert, every single dish was exactly as advertised!

the watermelon caprese salad ...so refreshing!
Of all three entrees, the winner was the penne vodka with buffalo sausage.

The TIRAMISU.

Go there, you will NOT be disappointed.

LC
LouC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall great first experience. We will go back for sure!

HD
vipHappyDiner
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. I don’t know how they have such an extensive menu…all of it delicious.

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good
New England
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food, great cocktails, beautiful historic place

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sarahv
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will be recommending to everyone! One of my favorites in the valley!

BB
BBATX
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoy bringing out of town visitors to Tempranillo. The food and ambiance is fabulous.

LW
LuluWillimon
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio dining at it's best and our dinner and the service was outstanding!

GW
GaWa
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

We love it here.. our top

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vipSfpdodd
Houston
82 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our server and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. The waiter went out of his way to perform a magic trick for our toddler encouraging her to eat. We will be back!

SS
StellaStar
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous food, beautiful presentation, considering the place was packed, service was very good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a hit!
They made my dear friend’s visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was delicious.

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Jack
New Orleans
43 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious but so crowded that made service
Spotty.

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vipPaulaB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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TeeTee
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The food was mediocre, dry with no flavor. Highly disappointing for the price. The kitchen can not keep up with the flurry of patrons who all love the fabulous ambience. I had the fish stew with rice. I've come to realize I patronize the restaurant for its lovely summer atmosphere but not for the food. I eat just a salad normally because the food has been so disappointing.

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vipJaneZ
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

We should have listened to the warning from the locals. The service and attitude were downright insulting. We showed up promptly for our 4 pp, 7pm reservation. We selected a bottle of wine, ordered our salads and entrees and then waited. 10 minutes later we had the wine, 15 more and we had salads. By 8 we were still waiting for our entrees. No mention by the staff, when we could find them, that our dinner was on the way. At 8:30 - 90 minutes after our reservation, the owner and staff sat at the table next to us and started their dinner…while we still waited. I finally found our waiter who said, “Not my fault, I am not the cook. I asked for your order to be fired 3 times.” Not once did the owner apologize for the wait even though he was sitting 1 foot away and clearly listening to our concerns. As the host, I was extremely embarrassed. Never again will we make the mistake of ignoring the advice of locals. You have been forewarned.

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vipglizs
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

What a treasure! Basalt is charming and this gem in the center of things, surpassed expectations. Creative menu, outstanding food. The wine list requires assistance as everything is Spanish but the server was knowledgeable and helped us choose. Don't miss it!

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vipSamS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great unique food very well prepared and beautiful spot to get away from the Aspen craziness.

LJ
vipLJFR
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and ambiance was amazing. Our waiter was excellent.
We had a 40th anniversary dinner and I could not think of a better place to have it .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good food with a lot of variety and attentive service!

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HTP2
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great good on a pleasant outdoor setting. Excellent service.

JJ
JanetJ
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Tempranillo lived up to its reputation. It was very crowded, but service was excellent and attentive. We are so glad they were able to staff their restaurant with the very best in servers, chefs and great atmosphere.

We will return over and over.

JJ
vipJJV1
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful anniversary dinner, loved the tapas and the seafood rice! Fantastic wine list.

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vipLuvyoga11
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dish was OUTSTANDING! I had the Salmon. It was cooked to perfection just how I like it. Everyone else really enjoyed their meal as well. The tomato sauce they use was delicious. Our waiter was very attentive. The dessert I didn’t love but it’s ok as I was so full. It was the vanilla ice cream, with honeyed walnuts and sherry. The ice cream wasn’t creamy. Had a strange texture. Will definitely go back though!!

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DavidS
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My first review was lost Let's say poor poor service No mas

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and service. Lovely atmosphere especially on the outdoor patio in the summer.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Food is overpriced. We had reservations but had to sit inside. Service was slow and not attentive but food was good.

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Ribbons
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our Anniversary meal, although we were seated on the outdoor porch with heaters. Inside is definitely nicer. We had an outstanding waitress, her name is Beatrice, but we’re not sure. She’s from France. The tapas are expensive but excellent. The crowd is definitely from all over the valley.

CJ
CourtneyJ
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat out under patio during a rarely enjoyed downpour and it was delightful, warmed with heaters, fantastic. Patrice was a repeat server that we always enjoy seeing. Enjoyed tapas for entire table, sharing and devouring.

Truly had a great time - perfect attention, great price, lovely staff, delicious meal.

CS
CandySwenke
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, food, service and ambiance. We eat here anytime we are in town and it never disappoints.

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Margiedelu
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The Caesar & the rigatoni are great. So are the Albondigas.

JD
JocelynD
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Tempranillo is always good. Last night's Taglioline Pesto was excellent. Both my husband and I had the dish and loved it.

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vipGRichardson
Dallas
90 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent selection of taps. We had several and all delicious. Pear salad was very tasty. Sat on patio which was nice. Great place. Busy even on Tuesday night so service a bit slow but nice server. Make reservations.

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vipArthjr
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covered porch seating wonderful / more front lawn seating has been added as well - servers very knowledgeable and attentive - great spot!

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NancyD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Arrived at 5pm seated on the patio it was nice and quiet. Then about 6 more and more people started to arrive and noise level went up. Food and Wine was Great; Patricia our waitress was Awesome!

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vipDiner
Denver
45 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great as usual. We had a lovely table outside on the expansive patio. Very pleasant evening enjoyed with friends.

FAQs

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

Tempranillo is rated 4.7 stars by 625 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.