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“Atmosphere and food outstanding”
Review of Tempranillo

Tempranillo
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Ranked #6 of 36 Restaurants in Basalt
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Two Rivers Road
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.
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Eating on the lovely front porch of this special place is one of the outstanding experiences of the summer. On a beautiful night, with twinkling lights the atmosphere couldn't be better. It is quiet enough to have conversation, and a relaxing place to dine. The food was prepared to perfection and we enjoyed all that was ordered. The service was attentive and we were able to enjoy a leisurely dinner without feeling rushed. We did not order the tapas, but rather stuck to salads, entrees and desserts. The fresh berries with saboyon sauce were delicious and our halibut cooked and seasoned just right. This is a special place to dine with friends, and while the food is secondary, this dinner did not disappoint.

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Eating outside on the front porch at Tempranillo is one of the delights of the summer. It is rarely crowded during the day - and I can only assume that people who are not familiar with the restaurant (and dressed in "outdoor garb") are put-off by its nice appearance. Don't be! You are missing a lovely, reasonably-priced lunch spot with an excellent wine list!!!

The pasta is wonderful and their lunch salads are large and oh-so-fresh!

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Thank GoBlueinColorado
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

We went to Tempranillo this past weekend with friends expecting great dining experience. We were greatly disappointed. The tapas were good, salads OK (bit small and under dressed) but we had OK to horrible entree experiences. At $25-30+ plus per entree in Basalt they should be great. My special fish was overcooked/very dry over a bed of soggy greens, the angel hair pasta/shrimp dish had lumpy pasta and bland (described as horrible by my husband who normally eats anything without complaint), the special and vodka pastas were described as just OK. The service was bad due to poorly trained staff. For every course we had to redirect them to get to correct diner, when dessert was presented the poor guy called the tirimasu creme brulee and vice versa! For $130 (for 2) we could have had a great meal in many restaurants in Aspen or gvery good meals for half the price elsewhere in Basalt or Carbondale.

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Thank jane s
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

This is such a lovely spot for summer dining and features Spanish and Italian cuisine. One of the best features of this restaurant is their patio, which reminds me of many dining spots back east along the shore that have wonderful summer patio dining. You will want to get their early or make a reservation so you can get a spot on the patio!

The food here is delicious, and features yummy pasta and Spanish dishes like paella. I chose their fresh seafood special, featuring fresh halibut topped with fresh greens, beets, and mango, served nicely on roasted potatoes with a balsamic reduction sauce. They have several good salad choices to go with you meal, including a special watermelon salad, that included a wedge of watermelon topped with mozzarella and fresh basal (watermelon caprese?) They also have a solid wine list featuring wines from Spain, and I enjoyed some fresh Spanish rose with my meal.

This spot is really worth stopping for if you are in the area! You can make a reservation with them via Open Table too!

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Thank Jaguarbeth
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

6 of us went to dinner here. We had reservations and got there before 9:00. For Starters, 2 of our party ordered the Greek Salad and one ordered the Beet Salad. When these starters came, they were drenched in salad dressings and absolutely inedible. They were sent back. For our main courses, I ordered the Pappardelle with a variety of mushrooms that was very, very good. Another member of our party ordered the salmon which also was good. The shrimp with argula and pasta as well as the Caprese Pasta with shrimp was just average according to other members of our party. One person ordered the soup of the day which was a seafood soup. That soup was so highly spiced that she couln't eat it and neither could her husband....so that went back. This was the first time any of us could remember when we sent back 4 dishes.

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Thank baloha
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