Tempranillo

4.6
551 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

Experiences

  • Heated Outdoor Patio Dining

    Multiple dates available

    Tempranillo's Patio is now divided into two sections, each of which features high-tech infrared heaters, socially distanced tables, and soft walls that allow for fresh air circulation.

Offers

  • Bar Specials Monday through Thursday

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Fri 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Bar Specials: Monday Locals Night 25% off entire check Tuesday 2 for 1 tapas Wednesday Ladies Night 25% off entire check Thursday Date Night 25% off entire check Please note that Bar Specials seats are non-reservable and available on a first come, first serve basis. Please ask the host for Bar Special seating when you arrive.

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 551 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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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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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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robh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrice was our server and was outstanding. Can’t wait to dine here again.

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vipRWard
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a really wonderful evening at Tempranillo with some dear friends. Requested to be seated in their outdoor, heated venue. Felt nice and safe during Covid. Food/wine was great!

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vipDiner
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We had a reservation, the host sat us at the bar. I pointed out that we had a reservation and preferred a table. The host rudely informed us that everyone had a reservation. I had requested patio seating , didn’t get that either. The host did seat us at a table right next to the door to the patio. When our meals came mine was incorrect I had ordered rack of lamb and was brought steak. They did correct the mistake however my husband felt uncomfortable eating his meal while I was waiting for mine. When the check came it was the wrong check, again this was corrected. We understand the difficulties during the Covid restrictions and it was Valentine’s evening. We have dined here previously on Valentine’s evening and they have always done an outstanding job. But this particular evening was a disappointment to us. We will give them another chance on a not so busy evening. I might add that the host was rather curt with the waitstaff creating a not so relaxing atmosphere.

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RaymondP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The owner at the host stand was very rude and put us at a table next to the door. Which it was 20 degrees on Valentine’s Day. You would think since it was my fiancé and I’s 6 year anniversary that they wouldn’t have sat us next to the door. Also it was a hassle to get the owner to close the door. Luckily an older couple complained for us and they finally shut the door. Drinks and food came in a timely manner. Hernan was on top of things, but hovered over us to much and never acknowledged our 6 year anniversary. So if you come here for your anniversary just know it won’t be acknowledged.

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vipLuvColorado
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Patrice! Excellent food and time as always!

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vipJM81623
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was incredibly attentive and punctual. Food was outstanding. Price was as expected.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

We waited for over 45 minutes for a server to take our order.
My salmon was dry snd the pasta had no sauce on it. Usually very Good food but that night wasn’t.

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LeaCarbondlaleCO
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great waitstaff - friendly and knowledgeable. Two gas fireplaces inside which creates a cozy atmosphere. Quality of food fit the cost.

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vipKevinN
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and service. Well-executed. Overall, an excellent experience and worth a short drive if staying outside Basalt.

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ChrisY
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to this lovely Spanish restaurant in quaint little town of Basalt!

The whole overall experience was 5-star! The wine selection was one of the very best in the Roaring Fork Valley! The service was very experienced and knowledgeable about the food selections!

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vipkentp
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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KellyV
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
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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SantiagoL
Houston
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
11 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
54 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
12 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
22 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.

FAQs

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

Tempranillo is rated 4.6 stars by 551 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.