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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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4.4

service

4.2

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4.3

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4.2

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Authentic (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Romantic (5)
Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fun (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

We were packed into the restaurant so tightly that the servers could not reach all of the tables. We left after waiting 1 hour and 15 minutes without even receiving our appetizer. The owners greed proved a disservice to his employees and customers. I had looked forward to enjoying a nice evening with my wife, trying some of the delicious sounding food on the menu, but will never return.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The waitress was friendly but the service was slow and the food wasn't hot, indicating it had probably been sitting in the kitchen for some time before being brought to the table.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 23, 2018

As always, food and service were very good. However, on their website they advertise Tapas Tuesday, but did not indicate that the specials only apply at the bar. Of course, the rather abrupt waitress who seated us failed to tell us this. So we missed out on any of the specials. The service at our table (courtesy of Gregory), however, was very good.

Tags: Tapas, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Enjoyed our meal very much. Nice atmosphere. One drawback for a restaurant like this-No expresso machine, coffee only.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Charming, redesigned saloon/bed & breakfast from the late 1800s. Tapas menu is well designed and balanced with a variety of vegetarian and meat items. All dishes were supremely seasoned and delightfully presented. Calamari was lightly breaded and fried perfectly. Salads were perfectly dressed. You can tell the chef takes great care in their craft.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Always good, consistent, and special. If you are visiting Basalt or if you live here and haven’t been.... then... make resos soon and have the experience everyone else is raving about!!! This is a true dining experience...

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Organic, Tapas, Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We visit here every time we visit Basalt - it's a MUST for our family!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Disabled Access, Fun, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a reservation at Tempranillo at 6:30 through Open Table, which was confirmed by Open Table. When we arrived at 6:30, the poor, confused people at Tempranillo did not have our reservation. I showed them my confirmation from Open Table and they said, "...that explained it".
That did not explain it for me and I said so. They shrugged it off, saying that they consistently have problems with Open Table. They had no table for us, and would not have one. We were welcome to eat at the bar, but they attitude they conveyed toward it not being their problem made me want to eat somewhere else. Anywhere else.

I would not recommend Tempranillo OR Open Table!

I am disgusted with their attitude and that they have obviously had this happen before and have done nothing about it. It shows me a glaring problem with Open Table as well, and I will call for reservations from now on at any restaurant I choose. Open Table is not reliable.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This was one of the worst restaurant experiences I've ever had. Don't get me wrong, the food was good. The service on the other hand was inexcusable.

6:30 reservation for 5 people. We were squished at a small circular table that was for 4 people max. It was cramped as could be and very uncomfortable. Our waiter was kind, but very slow. It took a while to get a drink order in and then even longer to get a food order in, around 30 min.

Now let's get to where everything went wrong... we didn't get our food until 8pm. ONE AND A HALF HOURS after we arrived. Our waiter avoided us during this period and apologized briefly after about an hour of this wait. We ordered appetizers and dinner. It all came at once two hours later. Meanwhile, other tables that arrived after us that had different waiters had wonderful service. Two tables that arrived around 7pm had already signed their checks by the time we received our appetizers. This was likely a kitchen error or our waiter didn't fire the order. In any case, our waiter could not have cared less about us.

The manager apologized briefly when our food arrived. At the end, we signed the check and were finishing our drinks when the waiter PICKED UP THE SIGNED BILL TO CHECK HIS TIP. The cojones. When he realized that we didn't stiff him, he thanked us profusely. This whole experience was absolutely baffling and horrible.

I will never return because of this service. I would give most restaurants a second chance but not this one. It's a shame because the food was actually quite good. As the other poor reviews have said... the service sucks.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Luis did a great job taking care of my large family and our variety of dietary restrictions for Christmas Eve dinner! Food was delicious and hit the spot for the diverse tastes in our family. Cocktails were also delicious--one of the best-balanced sazeracs I've tasted. We arrived early when the restaurant was quiet, but it was packed and hopping when we left. Overall a great dining experience!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Tapas, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Wonderful meal with great service. Very special place

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We had a delicious birthday dinner, everyone was happy with their food choices, and we just love it! We have taken friends from out of town to Tempranillo in the past and we have also enjoyed anniversary dinners... an amazing restaurant with delicious tapas!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 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 4, 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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on September 30, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 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 23, 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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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 15, 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 2, 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 22, 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 22, 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 15, 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 12, 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 10, 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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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 28, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on July 27, 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 22, 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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 (Houston)·Dined on July 22, 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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 (Melbourne / VIC)·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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 (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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vip
 (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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