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“great food, not service”
Review of Tempranillo

Tempranillo
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Ranked #7 of 36 Restaurants in Basalt
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
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 September 7, 2012

i have been going to tempranillo since it first opened. the food is excellent, always. the closest to madrid that i've been able to find in colorado. but the service stinks. we are treated like 2nd class citizens for whatever reason, maybe because we don't live in nearby aspen or come in regularly. i don't know the source of the problem, but i can only assume it starts at the top.
there are times you get the feeling that being a consumer there is more of a bother to them than being their lifeblood.

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Thank denverchucko
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

We wanted to check out Basalt, Co and used TA to find Tempranillo. It has a really nice patio. So we were sold on it.

We asked about the fried fresh organic artichoke dish, and the server was honest and said the artichokes were not fresh, but from a jar. Not a good start. No restaurant should say they have fresh organic product, when it isn't False advertising..

So we skipped that. What we did order was excellent. The 3 Spanish sausage dish was flavorful and had tomato sauce and red peppers.l. My wife got the Misto Bosco (mixed bruschetta) and it was VG.

The desert of berries with Zambione was great.

VG food at less than Aspen prices.. Highly recommend you try Tempranillo. Wine list is good, try the Juan Gil Monastrell.

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Thank LorenzoLorenzo
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Really enjoyed the food here. Everything was very fresh and i had a Halibut special which was amazing. Love the long tapas table in the bar area and the porch looks like a hopping spot. I ate in the restaurant and it was great.

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Thank David S
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

The food at Tempranillo is quite good, and the setting is lovely. But no one has trained the staff to be friendly or welcoming. Whether you are a local or a tourist, the feeling is that they could not care less that you are there. I do not think this is the waitstaff's fault, but rather that management has not trained them or set the example of being welcoming and gracious.There is never a feeling that they are happy or honored to have your business.

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2  Thank Grandbob&grandmom
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

great spainish wines, great location and simply good food loved the calamari and the Tapas dishes. Out side on the porch is the best place to sit on a summer night

Thank Portypl
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