The best tapas restaurant in Aspen is actually down the highway in Basalt. Here, Tempranillo combines Old World charm with contemporary twists. From bruschetta mista to grilled shrimp, the tapas menu combines the best cuisine from both Italy and Spain, bringing the rich flavors of the Mediterranean to the Roaring Fork Valley. Its wine menu does the same.
165 Midland Ave Basalt, CO 81621 (970) 927-3342
2 39 Degrees at Sky Hotel
When it comes to shared plates, a gem lies within the Sky Hotel. Here, the lounge serves small plates form morning to night, and there's something to satisfy all types of eaters. Meat-lovers will enjoy hoisin chicken lettuce wraps while traditionalists will savor the red pepper and caper tapenade. 39 Degrees is a popular stop for apres-hikers and skiers, and the food is one reason why.
709 E Durant Ave Aspen, CO 81611 (970) 925-6760
3 Element 47
When the restaurant inside The Little Nell revamped itself--and the menu--it divided the menu into small, medium and large plates. Waygu steak tartare, cured Atlantic fluke and Hudson Valley foie gras are just some of the options available for those who want to share. If that's not enough, just move onto the next course.
647 E Durant Ave Aspen, CO 81611