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#8 of 2,434 Restaurants in Denver
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1431 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202-1704
+1 303-820-2282
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Logan, Utah
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2015

I am from a very small town with few restaurants; therefore, when I travel, I look forward to finding fun, delicious and different restaurants to try. I found Rioja on Trip Advisor and decided to try it. My friend and I wanted to try a little bit of a few things so we asked the staff if they would be... More 

Thank Jill A
Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in between meetings for a conference. Great food, drinks and super friendly staff! Wish I could have made it for dinner. Would definitely recommend.

Thank 143jennc
Modesto, California
Level Contributor
108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2015

Rioja is consistently rated among the top restaurants in Denver and we could see why. The service was great, the food superb. The menu was relatively short which was refreshing. We really enjoyed the "Rioja Picnic" appetizer. The chicken dish was great but a little big to handle. The duck was really good as well.

Thank Mamjensen
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2015

Have eaten here for Brunch and Dinner on a number of occasions since it opened years ago. Never a bad meal. I love the breads offered and don't be shy in trying them all! I also love the casual yet knowledgeable approach of the staff. No putting on airs here. Just quality food by an amazing chef and staff.

Thank karenhampel
Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2015

It had been over a years since my last visit and the fodd and service are still excellent. If the gnochi are on the menu you

Thank Wayne L
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2015

I have been a regular at Rioja for several years. The food is always amazing and the service is friendly and laid back while at the same the servers pay attention to detail.

Thank tomtom1949
Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Went there for our wedding anniversary dinner. Food and service was amazing! Would definitely go back!

Thank JustWannaSeeTheWorld
El sobrante
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2015

Stopped in here our first day in Denver for a late lunch. Received fantastic service by professionals who know what restaurant dining is all about. The highlight of our meal was a watermelon and baby heirloom tomato salad which was thoughtfully composed with exquisite flavor in every bite. Absolutely memorable!

Thank Virginia C
Olney, Maryland
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279 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

The menu at Rioja is small but excellent. Everything about our lunch was wonderful. A nice Spanish wine list--I settled on a bubbly Rose. Fresh baked bread and biscuits. I had the ratatouille and my friend the artichoke tortellini. Both were cooked to perfection with fresh ingredients. We sat at the bar and had excellent service. The space is beautiful,... More 

Thank alliecat2842
Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2015

This is one of the best dining options in Denver. Comfortable atmosphere and the service is impeccable. The food is outstanding. The artichoke ravioli is exceptional. They have a great lavender bread with an interesting butter. The lamb loin was great. Many flavored in that dish. I highly recommend this establishment

Thank Scott S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$41 - $80
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?