Welcome to Tempranillo Restaurant, where internationally acclaimed chef Javier 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 one hundred hand-chosen wines.
Celebrating over ten wonderful years in historic Downtown Basalt, we have a gorgeous restaurant Patio that makes social distancing feel normal.
Open 5PM to 9PM Night
Meet the Founders
JAVIER GONZALES-BRINGAS &
A Madrid native, Javier brings a passion for fine Spanish wine and cuisine to Tempranillo’s expansive menu. Upon coming to America in 1979, Javier blended his talents for spanish cooking with inventive nouveau Italian cuisine at Manhattan’s Mezzaluna Restaurant. Javier led the expansion of a new Mezzaluna in Aspen, Espana in Aspen and Mambo Italiano in Carbondale. Laura Maine had extensive experience as the owner of her own restaurant, River Valley Ranch Golf Coarse. Once Javier met Laura they joined forces and became unstoppable with the creation of Tempranillo Restaurant in Historic Basalt in 2006 partly because of the gorgeous restaurant patio. With Laura’s extensive food and beverage knowledge combined with Javier’s passion for Spanish food, they have created the best restaurant in Basalt. Javier and Laura reside with their two children at their ranch in Missouri Heights.
Fresh Ingredients, Locally Sourced
“To carry out Tempranillo’s passion for the best ingredients, we embarked to make our Missouri Heights Ranch a productive farm raising chickens, pigs and cattle as well as seasonal organic vegetables. During the summer months, fresh herbs are grown on Tempranillo’s grounds and local produce is sourced from the farmers’ market to create authentic dishes with a rich depth of flavors. We currently raise free range Iberico Black Spanish pigs and are cross breeding with Berkshire hogs. We also raise free range chickens and harvest fresh eggs. What we cannot source locally, we hand select the best imports to create authentic Mediterranean cuisine.
Javier travels back to Spain annually to add to the wide mix of imported ingredients and flavors to the Tempranillo menu. Tempranillo Ranch affords the opportunity to integrate these flavors from a local setting. Tempranillo has won the Diners Choice award as well as Best Mediterranean Restaurant in the area.” -Laura
Tomato, Imported Buffalo
Mozzarella, Basil, Olive Oil
Imported Mallorcan Sausage
with Manchego Cheese,
Roasted Tomatoes, Piquillo
Peppers & Chipotle Aioli
Gambas al Ajillo
Shrimp in Garlic Sauce
Veal Scaloppini with Wild Mushroom Marsala Sauce
Pan Seared Free Range Chicken, Capers, Artichokes, Lemon & Spanish Olive Oil
Squid Ink Rice with Calamari, Sepia, Shrimp and Scallops
Chocolate Molten Cake
Decadent chocolate with more chocolate. Served warm.
Mixed Berries with Warm Zabaione Sauce
What People are Saying
“Thank you Jero for the great service”
“Fabulous Gourmet Dinner”
Loved my salmon with great tasting tomatoes on the top and fresh veggies like they were just picked up from the garden
My friend had FREE Range chicken and it was delicious.We literally cleaned our plates”
“Best Restaurant in Basalt”
“In my opinion the best restaurant in Downtown Basalt. Friendly staff and great food”
Hours of Operation
We are open seven days a week from
11:00am – 9:30pm
Tempranillo Gift Cards
Our News And Events
Summer Tequila drink options are the most refreshing cocktails to drink on our gorgeous patio! We created the best summer tequila drink, the Blood Orange Margarita but the previous tequila drink, the Elderflower Slipper may still be number one. We need you to...
Tempranillo Restaurant created an amazing summer cocktail list so you can enjoy the best outdoor dining in Basalt.
Tempranillo Restaurant set to reopen June 1st.
Tempranillo Restaurant staff needs your help to get through the Restaurants closure through the Covid-19 Outbreak. Please read our blog to find out how!
Tempranillo is honored to win the Best of Basalt 2020 in the Restaurant category. We are proud to be recognized for being a positive impact on our Basalt community. Come in to see what makes us an award winning restaurant.
Join us for this Wine Makers Dinner, and meet Raúl Peréz, exceptional wine maker
In December of 2006, Tempranillo Restaurant opened the doors of the historic Midland Hotel Building in downtown Basalt. As a local family-owned business, Javier, Laura, and the Tempranillo Team are passionate about sharing Spanish and Italian cuisine, known to be...
It's hard to believe it's been a year since the Covid-19 virus began in Wuhan China. From there, we have watched wave after wave of infections decimate our way of life. Tempranillo Covid restrictions have been flexing with new regulations, old closures and an...
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