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Tempranillo

4.5
4.5
816 Reviews
$31 to $50
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"

Please note that we can not guarantee indoor or heated patio seating. Thank you.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 17 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (970) 927-3342

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Javier Gonzalez-Bringas

  • Catering

    Tempranillo offers on and off site catering for parties of 10 to 250. We customize all catering menus and formats for each client. On site catering includes lunch parties for 10, dinner parties for 20 at our community table, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on the patio or in the garden and formal dinners for up to 100 in the dining room. <br />Tempranillo currently caters all of the food for the Spain tent at the Aspen Food and Wine Festival which requires providing food for up to 5,000 people per day.

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next party at Tempranillo! Call us to review your entertaining plans and we will work with you to make your event extraordinary. We offer a variety of options for your entertainment needs from reserving the whole restaurant, a private dining room or a lawn party. Off-Site Catering and Catering Delivery also available

  • Private party contact

    Javier Gonzalez-Bringas: (970) 927-3342

  • Neighborhood

    Basalt

  • Cross street

    Two Rivers Road

  • Parking details

    Private parking for Tempranillo restaurant is located on the south side of the building, next to Alpine Bank. There is also parking directly in front of the restaurant and street parking adjacent.

  • Public transit

    RFTA bus stop from Aspen, Snowmass and Glenwood Springs is located less than 1 block from Tempranillo Restaurant. From the bus stop, follow Midland ave 1 block and Tempranillo Restaurant will be on the right hand side in the big yellow building.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 816 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Mountains

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. JD

    JamesD

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We joined some family members from Ohio that we hadn’t seen for years. We’ve eaten there many times as a local. They loved the food, and the service was great
  2. MB

    MBoop

    St. Louis

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was very good and the service matched. My only complaint is that when the waiter shared the specials he didn't give us prices; we assumed that the tosatada special was about the same price as most ($10-$20), it was nothing special, apples, with onions and mushrooms. However to our surprise after we paid the bill, the tostada was $30, more than most meals on the menu. And Honestly I didn't even like it!
  3. PH

    PaigeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had an amazing meal. It is so wonderful to have the owner stop at the table throughout the meal to check in. Our food was as good as it always is. The staff was very accommodating with a food allergy (nuts) and checking with the kitchen for safety.
  4. MB

    MargeB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We always enjoy Tempranillo. Come when we are in the area.
  5. JJ

    JanetJ

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food, great atmosphere and great service.
  6. MW

    MarshallW

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was excellent.
  7. e

    ewk2018

    Kansas City

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Every trip to Carbondale requires a visit to Tempranillo. We love the food!! This time, the waiter misunderstood and brought all food (appetizer, small plates and entrees at the same time a little bit over an hour after we arrived). It may have been difficulties in the kitchen. But food was outstanding. We will be back.
  8. CS

    CandySwenke

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Tempranillo and always try to make a reservation when we are in town.
  9. G

    Gregory

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a great evening at Tempranillo! Great food and service, fine wines. Laura! Awesome! GAF
  10. m

    mreverest

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants in the lower valley and it consistently provides a great experience for locals and visitors alike.
  11. ED

    EstebanD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    No service at all, we had a reservation and we waited for 10 min to be at least seen by a waiter , never said hi and never offer anything! We left !
  12. B

    Basaltine

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    This restaurant is consistantly very good. Romantic atmosphere with large open fireplace. Service was very slow this time as I think they are quite understaffed. This was on a Monday evening before Thanksgiving.
  13. BS

    BethS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Once again, Tempranillo was amazing! The food is always always fantastic and cocktails are delicious. Our waitress seemed to forget about us a few times despite it being a slow night - but all else was amazing.
  14. TS

    ThomasS

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a delightful meal with an excellent wine. We have always had good service at Tempranillo but on this evening our server, Luke, was outstanding. He was attentive but not intrusive and did everything he could to make our evening enjoyable. Our visitor from Sweden was suitably impressed with what we regard as the best restaurant in our area.
  15. ZD

    ZoeD

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Love this restaurant! Always great service and amazingly delicious food! At times the music seemed a little louder than normal but otherwise great atmosphere as well. Definitely give this place a try especially if you like Tapas!
  16. D

    Danieldemure

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great food and an excellent service
  17. j

    julis

    Dallas

    26 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Everything about it was awful. Ambiance - all of the red leather chairs are peeling. The place is in need of a major overhaul. Service - no one knew what they were doing. Food and beverage - the meatballs tasted frozen. The olives were swimming in some sort of sauce. The calamari was chewy. The Caesar salad had way too much dressing (even though we asked for light dressing). And after the first mess up on my drink (old fashion), and waiting 10 min for the right one, it was hands down, the worst old fashion I have ever had. It looked and tasted like sweet punch. And the bar manager made it because the bartender didn’t know how. I only had one sip. But no one seemed to notice. Couldn’t wait to leave. Worst dining experience I have had in a long time.
  18. SS

    StuartS

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food and excellent service with good ambience.
  19. TS

    ThomasS

    London

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Arrived early & went straight to table. Food, as always, very good with hot dishes served hot. Server forgot one of the dishes we ordered but otherwise very good.
  20. MS

    MarkS

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had a wonderful time! The selection of tapas and main course were incredible. Everyone in our party was very happy.
  21. S

    Steve

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    This restaurant is rundown and I sure need of being cleaned and updated. Service was very slow and arrogant. I’m not going back.
  22. A

    Allen

    Memphis/West TN

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is excellent! It is a must dining option when in Aspen Snowmass or basalt
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Could be my favorite place in the valley. Three times in last couple of months. Each was outstanding!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Slow service.
  25. SH

    SkipH

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always professional staff, delicious food, and good wine selection.
  26. KJ

    KJL1

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been here three years in a row in late September. Tempranillo is a wonderful restaurant and keeps getting better. Thank you!
  27. D

    Dswesson

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it always.
  28. DT

    DawnT

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jody was great! Was attentive but not overly so. Food is consistently good.
  29. JM

    JasonM

    Salt Lake City

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    I’ve been coming to Tempranillo for a number of years, and have generally enjoyed it. Unfortunately, it’s really just an average tapas restaurant these days. The dishes don’t impress and the service is marginal — they try, but I usually leave regretting the time and expense. There are no special efforts that make us feel welcome or that the kitchen and management appreciate the business. Beautiful location and it does offer some variety, and it can be glorious sitting outside when the weather is nice…
  30. TH

    TheHat

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Spanish food and ambiance. Excellent service and sangria too!
  31. DT

    DTor

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome - as always - thanks again!
  32. RA

    RAD1973

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food was excellent and wonderful waiter!
  33. RW

    RonaldW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    The service and food were typically good. The atmosphere on the outside deck was so loud that I could not hear and understand the waiter or my partner. Extreme high volumes were almost painful. It entirely ruined what would have been a nice experience. We have been to this restaurant many times over the years, but this was the only time it was painfully loud. I would recommend only seating out on the lawn, not on the deck. Inside is probably fine, we just have never eaten inside at this restaurant. We boxed our meals and left rather than enjoy the meal with such a racket.
  34. W

    Wildbluesky17

    Houston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Settings is nice. Our waitress was more timely than the usual we’ve had there. Food was mediocre, Chicken piccata was tough. Not first in my list of restaurants to book.
  35. TG

    TomG

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very nice evening
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Had a great meal served by an informed and gracious waiter.
  37. SK

    SamuelK

    West Palm Beach

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Like others understaffed made inexcusable wait times waiter was hustling however.
  38. WC

    WyneeC

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner and service were fabulous as always!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All very enjoyable
  40. CG

    CatherineG

    Amarillo

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant- we often bike from Snowmass to Basalt just so we can have a delicious meal they provide! Love the tapas - cerviche, gazpacho, fried artichoke, calamari- pasta, risotto- you name it… it’s great. Plus the service is wonderful! Basalt is a unique & special town too!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

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

Tempranillo is rated 4.5 stars by 816 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Tempranillo

165 Midland Ave, Basalt, CO 81621

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Two Rivers Road

  • Neighborhood

    Basalt

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private parking for Tempranillo restaurant is located on the south side of the building, next to Alpine Bank. There is also parking directly in front of the restaurant and street parking adjacent.

  • Public transit

    RFTA bus stop from Aspen, Snowmass and Glenwood Springs is located less than 1 block from Tempranillo Restaurant. From the bus stop, follow Midland ave 1 block and Tempranillo Restaurant will be on the right hand side in the big yellow building.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Javier Gonzalez-Bringas

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (970) 927-3342

  • Catering

    Tempranillo offers on and off site catering for parties of 10 to 250. We customize all catering menus and formats for each client. On site catering includes lunch parties for 10, dinner parties for 20 at our community table, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on the patio or in the garden and formal dinners for up to 100 in the dining room. <br />Tempranillo currently caters all of the food for the Spain tent at the Aspen Food and Wine Festival which requires providing food for up to 5,000 people per day.

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next party at Tempranillo! Call us to review your entertaining plans and we will work with you to make your event extraordinary. We offer a variety of options for your entertainment needs from reserving the whole restaurant, a private dining room or a lawn party. Off-Site Catering and Catering Delivery also available

  • Private party contact

    Javier Gonzalez-Bringas: (970) 927-3342

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