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Tempranillo

4.5
4.5
764 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

7:00 pm


Booked 26 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

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 764 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
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. C

    Char

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was our first time at the restaurant. The experience overall was wonderful enough that we may have to return to Basalt just to eat there again. We sampled several tapas - delicious - and shared a paella. More than enough food for two people. Next time, we may stick to a variety of tapas so we can experience a greater variety of tastes.
  2. s

    stmshop

    Philadelphia

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My first time dining here, it was lovely. The service and food were wonderful.
  3. l

    lorif

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere on the covered patio. Attentive service. Will definitely be back!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat often at Tempranillo and regard it as the best, most sophisticated restaurant in the Roaring Fork Valley that is not located in Aspen. The menu is varied, the food well prepared, an outstanding wine list, especially if one enjoys Spanish wines as we do, and the service is professional. An overall outstanding dining experience.
  5. BS

    BS525

    Phoenix

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great menu and food! Spicy calamari the best!
  6. R

    Ringleader

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food, service and ambience!
  7. CC

    CamC

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The watermelon salad is great,as is all their pastas.
  8. r

    russelm

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    It took a very long time from when we sat to get water and drinks. The waiter, quite nice and spirited, knew the drink service was slow. Additionally, the drinks were not good. We had Paloma’s and Watermelon Vodka Mojitos. I don’t think there was much alcohol in any of the 4 drinks. The tapas were all very good. We had mushrooms, pan con tomate, Olives, Mediterranean salad. Three of the four of us had salads for dinner, two Tempranillo salads with shrimp, one I can’t remember and I had the Linguini Vingolo. The linguini was way too Al Dante, the clams were over cooked and there was too much salt. We chose Tempranillo because we had a fantastic dining experience last fall 2021 during late September. That night was much busier and yet we had 6 people, a great server and excellent food!
  9. l

    luvtofish

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary- fun dining- friendly diners
  10. b

    bonnie23

    Tallahassee

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome lunch on the patio
  11. J

    Jeffp

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a party of 6, and the service and food were excellent! Since we were early diners (6:30 pm) the sun was in my face for the first 30 minutes- we were on the porch outside. Everyone enjoyed their meal, and each of us had a different dish. The staff was excellent and helped us make a perfect wine choice. We will be back!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious ! We ordered all dishes family style and had an enchanted evening dining outside in the cool mountain air . Food was excellent! My favorite was the chicken picatta
  13. TG

    TerrieG

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server from Belarus was wonderful, knew a lot about Spanish wines!!!!
  14. h

    heyjj

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food & service was very good, was concerned it might not be since there are some not so good reviews lately. Was an order mix up, but was no big deal.
  15. P

    Paul

    Denver

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    A convenient stop between Aspen and Carbondale. We've eater there many times and it's usually quality.
  16. CK

    ClaudiaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places to dine. The food is delicious, the concept is fantastic, and the owners are wonderful!
  17. J

    Jaybee

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Not a good night at Tempranillo. We had a reservation and once seated it was 20 minutes before a waiter approached us. We placed our order shortly after and it took over an hour for our meal. My husband ordered seafood paella I ordered veal Marsala. The seafood paella had very little seafood in it at $39 and my veal was over cooked. Won’t be going back anytime soon.
  18. ML

    MonicaL

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience3
    For the first time ever, we weren’t completely wowed by our experience at Tempernillo. It was totally packed and our service wasn’t great. Also, the cocktails were just okay when usually they are amazing. Our food was also not as good as usual.
  19. W

    Wino

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food. Great patio. Waitress was slow, overworked, but the owners involved, hands on, helping out, making sure things went as well as possible. Such a great place
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Everything was great, except for a mixup in the kitchen for one of our guests.
  21. ES

    EugeneS

    Denver

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very interesting menu with great selections from Spanish and Italian favorites. Special salads and fish selection each day. Watermelon salad with heirloom tomatoes was a special with amazing flavors and beautiful presentation. Also had a pasta for one of us and paella for the other - truly a delight. Creative selection of cocktails and extensive choices of Spanish and Italian wines. Clearly worth the shirt drive from Aspen.
  22. DD

    DonD

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great location.
  23. H

    Houseboatsuzi

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saul was our waiter and he is fabulous. We brought my 94 year old Mom and she loved the food.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is so good!
  25. m

    mammatello

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place to eat in Basalt
  26. SL

    SherryL

    Denver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We keep coming back to Tempranillo. Everything about their dining experience is special and delightful. No matter where you eat, on the lovely veranda, or in the garden, formal dining room, or historic bar, the ambience is unique and engaging. The food is spectacular and so is the service. There's a sense of community as locals drop by to enjoy the food and visits with neighbors and owners; and outsiders are warmly welcomed.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Average to slightly above average dining experience. We found it very odd that the plates came out randomly, not all together. Food quality and taste was average to above average. Bill = high (but not quite Aspen prices)
  28. F

    Foodielove

    New England

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Outstanding dining experience
  29. A

    Abbottron

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. Cocktails were exquisite.
  30. P

    Peaceful

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really loved the food, service, and accommodation for our anniversary. These are authentic tapas and great place.
  31. PB

    PaulB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first time there and it did not disappoint! We had heard good things from locals so we gave it a try. The menu is filled with amazing options that can easily crowd please, and the drink selection is solid!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, we had a fabulous meal! Salmon for me and Chicken Piccata for my partner - tasty wine and yummy bread…Luca our server was grace under pressure (Saturday night and crowded) ensured a good time was had by all!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the champagne! And Luka!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and the wait staff was professional and courteous!
  35. l

    lily122

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eaten here many times. Love the food and atmosphere and always look forward to coming back.
  36. TC

    TerryC

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great. Our server was attentive but not intrusive. The food was wonderful & my wife’s gluten free needs were happily addressed. The old hotel ambiance was what we were looking for. Thank you for a lovely birthday meal.
  37. LW

    LennyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent value in the Roaring Fork Valley. Highly recommended.
  38. MA

    MichaelA

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience1
    The food was very good, but unfortunately the experience was spoiled by the terrible music and noise from the very raucous crowd in the adjoining bar area. It was impossible to carry on a pleasant conversation. From a previous visit we expected the noise inside and made our reservation for outside seating, but when we arrived we were told this was not an option. So I recommend waiting until summer for an enjoyable meal.
  39. JS

    JaneS

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Tempranillo; the food and service is excellent!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Pleasant evening.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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 764 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Tempranillo

165 Midland Ave, Basalt, CO 81621

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Two Rivers Road

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, 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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