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About Tempranillo

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"

165 Midland Ave
Basalt, CO 81621
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Lunch and dinner served every day. 11 am to 10 pm. Closed Thanksgiving day and Christmas day only

Cross Street:
Two Rivers Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 927-3342

Website:
http://www.tempranillorestaurant.com/

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.
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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Javier Gonzalez-Bringas

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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Tempranillo Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (19)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
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Good for a Date (9)
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Neighborhood Gem (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Authentic (8)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Business Meals (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (4)
Cozy (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Scenic View (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Fun (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Spicy (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our waiter Paul was awesome. Friendly and personable, and knew the menu well. Enjoyed our meal and will be back, soon!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Simply Outstanding!! Great menu and comfortable setting! Nothing missing on the service side of things and terrific drinks from the bar! Fresh bread and oils, too many fabulous tapas to eat as much as you would like! Great specials and unforgettable main entree items. You have given “yum” an exceptionally higher meaning with eating excellence!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We shared the bruschetta mista, and then started with a Caesar salad for my husband and caprese salad for me. For our mains, I had the Pasta Genovese and my husband had the veal Marsala. The food was excellent and Luis provided exceptional service, taking very good care of us while giving us time to relax and talk. Robert, our young busser was personable and friendly, while obviously working very hard. Overall, it was a very lovely evening. We make it a point to have dinner at Tempranillo every time we visit the Carbondale/ Bassalt area and it never disappoints!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Romantic, Tapas, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Tapas were amazing, creative and fresh! Service was excellent as well, it was a totally wonderful night....thank you!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great service, including hostess, server and busboy. Cocktails and wine was good, and so were tapas and entrees. Noisy but what good restaurant that is packed isn't noisy ? Good ambience, will come back.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The restaurant was very noisy. We had a tiny table for two. We order two tapas dishes and salads. The bruschetta tapas was not very good and consisted of three tiny bites. The shrimp was delicious but when we got the bill it was $25! More expensive than many of their full meals. Since their tapas prices were in the $12-$14 we were shocked at the expense and feel the waiter should have given a price when he was describing the special. I got the beet salad which had four tiny bites of beets. Both salads were small. We would not recommend this restaurant.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This is tough. I've loved Tempranillo for several years, having enjoyed some fabulous lunches on their porch and dinners inside their lovely rooms. But lately we've been turned off by a waitress who reminds us of Colonel Rosa Klebb from the James Bond movies. She's probably very sweet, but tends to grate. The paellas and black rice remain their best and most generous dishes. The wine list is all Spanish, so unfamiliar to most customers. Service really seemed to lag on past couple of visits. We'll keep trying, but hope they spiff up their act.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

As always, wonderful food, service and ambiance. A great restaurant for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great food excellent find!

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Wonderful experience. We're big small plates fans. Very authentic Spanish tapas with a contemporary American flair. Great service. Loved the outdoor veranda.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We went to Tempranillo to celebrate my wife's birthday. We got there and the table was ready for us. Service was awesome and the food was served in a decent amount of time. The taste was phenomenal, we ordered tapas and an entree and overall everything was outstanding. Definitely on our list of places to come back to when visiting the town of Basalt, CO.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Found this restaurant by chance last year and was impressed with the staff and food that we made it as a destination for a short trip. Both our server Luis and Jennifer the bar tender were very personable which enhanced our experience. Nice wine list and menu. If we lived closer, we would dine there more often....but it is worth the drive if you are staying in Aspen or driving through from Glenwood Springs.

My husband and I both had Veal Picatta...it was very good, but would be better if if was pounded thin.

It was our anniversary as noted in the reservation, so was a little disappointed that the manager/owner who checked us in, did not read the reservation notes; thought they would have sent us a token something for dessert.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Enjoyed our evening. Basalt is wonderful alternative to the Aspen buzz. Tempranillo dinner was well paced. Lovely tapas, and main course. Service was spot on. Recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 11, 2017

What a pleasure to find such a great restaurant in Basalt. There were a number of vegan and gluten free options, which i appreciate. I'm looking forward to my next visit!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Once again we return to Tempranillo and it was wonderful. Took my family and grandkids and no complaints. The service and food was outstanding. Veal scallopini, lobster ravioli, paella and salmon tasting fish. The house wine was also good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great service, food and atmosphere. The server was very friendly and attentive and the food is incredible

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 23, 2017

As always, this is the perfect spot for any kind of lunch or dinner, but we so enjoy bringing out of towns friends to enjoy the ambiance, menu selections, wine selections and terrific wait staff at Tempranello. And no a wonderful summer evening the outdoor porch could not have been a better or more perfect setting. Those of us who are locals realize what a jewel Tempranello is, but for those first-time guests, it is a real fine! Kuddos to the entire management and staff at
Tempranello.

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

My second time for dinner at this restaurant 14 miles from Aspen in the town of Basalt. I remembered it well from 2 years earlier because of the ambience, cuisine from Spain, and terrific wines. Sitting on the porch on a summer evening was delightful and service was excellent without being intrusive. Great to try new food and wine!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 21, 2017

I had been here before and really enjoyed it but on my most recent visit our waiter was rude. Wouldn't take appetizer order without knowing what we wanted for dinner- said he had to submit all the orders at once???

Food also wasn't as good as I remember.

Won't be back.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We've eaten at Tempranillo several times and have always enjoyed it. The menu is broad, the wine list excellent and the setting is perfect for a warm summer's day.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Service was excellent. The tapas were amazing. The paella unfortunately was overcooked or the meal would have been perfect.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Wonderful meal on my wife's birthday. Going there for years and never disappointed. Server was knowledgeable and very pleasant. The appetizers and tapas were delicious as well as the main course. The Tempranillo house wine was very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Authentic, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We had a delicious and fun dinner with friends that were visiting from Denver. They were quite impressed with the food, a little noisy but it was Saturday night so to be expected. This is where we go for special occasions and always have a wonderful meal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Second time we ate here once for lunch and then dinner, food was excellent, outdoor seating perfect for a summer evening

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Once again, we visited our favorite restaurant in Basalt and tried the Veal Picatta which was off the charts. The server offered a great wine suggestion which everyone love and it was totally unique. Can't wat to go back again!

Tags: Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Wonderful outdoor summer seating! Food was very good, but not exceptional. Would recommend to friends

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 5, 2017

We have returned repeatedly to Tempranillo with and without children and always enjoy the atmosphere and the food and seasonal selections. It is lovely to eat on the porch and quiet enough for wonderful conversation

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Healthy, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Seasonal
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 5, 2017

What a great place to have a FINE meal in the Roaring Fork Valley! The menu, service and quality of food is what you'd expect to find in any 5-star restaurant in a large US city, but the added benefit of this place is the quaint Basalt, CO location. If you're in the area and are looking for a top-tier dining experience, don't hesitate. Tempranillo won't disappoint.

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Our waiter made every attempt to please us and although he was uncertain of some of the questions and of the special meal for one of our guests, he was gracious and pleasant.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 31, 2017

A superb basalt restaurant. Everything is done exquisitely but not intimidatingly. If in the Valley need to go there. Once won't be enough.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Each of our meals was outstanding (particularly the entrees: Tapas tasty)! We will definitely be returning....

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I had a date the night that I went to Tempranillo. We were seated outside on the patio. Even after we finished our food and paid, we ended up chatting for several hours, even an hour and a half after they closed! Neither our waiter (Scott, a really great guy!) nor any member of management made us feel rushed, even well past closing time. After a while, it got chilly outside, so we asked if we could move inside, and we were accommodated without any hesitation. Scott brought us coffee, even after closing time, and I felt like I was in my own house. Almost every restaurant in this valley closes by 10, at the latest. I have been to other restaurants, and I have felt rushed after paying at other locations, but not here. If you want a location with amazing food, great ambiance and welcome feel, this is your place! Ask for Scott!

Tags: Romantic, Tapas, Quick Bite, Spicy, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 6, 2017

We had such a great time with such wonderful service - thank you

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 31, 2017

We enjoyed a nice, quiet evening with our adult son and a teen aged exchange student. Each of us ordered a different pasta dish and split two different salads. Everything was very tasty and nicely presented. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient and added to a positive dining experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Romantic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 31, 2017

We alsways get a great meal...one of our favorites every time we're in Snowmass...it's just a 20 minute ride down valley.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Consistently great food. Strong menu with excellent specials. Convivial and comfortable atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on March 27, 2017

The food here is terrific. Everyone in our party enjoyed what they ordered immensely. Favorites were the mussels in lemon cream, garlic shrimp, and the Fuitti de Mare. And the Bolognese is terrific. The wine list is has many options, prices and countries to select from. Our server was very helpful with suggestions and very prompt, even though she was quite busy. Highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Always love Tempranillo. Great combo of good food, sevice and lovely ambiance, inside and out. Best restaurant in Balsalt.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 13, 2017

In town for a ski vacation with friends and we decided to go to this fine restaurant. Service was outstanding. Our large table 7 was no problem for the staff. Extensive wine list. Many reasonably priced. Made some nice family style accommodations for our salad and dessert. Oils not have been more enjoyable.

Tags: Tapas, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Our waiter rushed us and impatient with my wife when ordering. Also, did not offer cheese with pasta. Lastly, did not offer dessert.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic
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