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1431 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202-1704
+1 303-820-2282
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1431 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202-1704
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Reviewed today

This was a really good choice and a nice experience. This is an elegant restaurant. You have a nice bar when you can taste cocktails, beers or wines waiting for your table. The restaurant is really nice and the patio is great. The atmosphere is...More

Thank orso77
Reviewed 5 days ago

Popped into this restaurant on the restaurant-laden Larimer St with my team after 9pm looking for some decent grub. The food was extremely good - the service staff were very attentive and I'd strongly recommend this place for high quality cuisine. The only downside for...More

Thank trig56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was impressed. I have been to a few restaurants in the downtown area and was unimpressed until I found Rioja. Creative with good flavors and some nice wines. Add a friendly staff and this place is a winner.

Thank JNYCwriter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just ok. Trendy more pricy place. Service and food presentation was great. However food was just ok. Some of the seasoning decisions were a bit eclectic. BUT everything from the chicken to steak to lamb were cook perfectly...something you can't say often across various proteins...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The great experience started with the friendly hostess that took our reservations and ended with an amazing desert. The main menu looks great but we asked about the tasting menu that was in small print at the bottom of the menu. They had a seven...More

Thank Howard L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table here on the recommendation of some friends. We usually splurge on a very nice dinner once per vacation, but I'm often left feeling like it wasn't really worth the money. That was not the case with Rioja. Everything we had was...More

Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was worth the wait for the patio table for a lovely evening dinner. Quieter ambiance allowed collegial conversations with amusing people-watching entertainment. Fabulous food and cordial service - definitely will make a return visit.

Thank Clare C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading reviews decided to give it a try. It was delicious but very small portions. Drinks were delicious and service was above average.

Thank Funkyme1972
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us, and we booked a reservation (highly recommended) for our last night in Denver. This was, by far, our BEST dinner! We shared a bottle of rose - they have an extensive wine list. Our waiter was very attentive and...More

Thank Jane D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our only night in Denver we ate at Rioja based on TA and Yelp reviews. They didn’t disappoint. We both had a fresh pasta dish; the ravioli with Halibut and the Artichoke Tortellini which were both great dishes. They have an extensive wine list to...More

Thank Helena D
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Questions & Answers
Jess W
September 29, 2017|
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Response from cstewartDallas | Reviewed this property |
No. There is a lot of choice on the menu and the chef is always willing to make modifications to an entree.
Sally D
August 1, 2017|
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Response from hharris860 | Reviewed this property |
No men do not need sports coates. It's Denver and almost anything goes however, you will find this restaurant a little less casual than most Denver Restaurants. I have been there wearing jeans and I have been there in a... More
March 24, 2017|
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Response from andzocchi | Reviewed this property |
Yes, its for several restaurants on the street. It was fine and not expensive.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$41 - $80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1431 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202-1704
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 303-820-2282
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