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1431 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202-1704
+1 303-820-2282
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (118 reviews)
“farfalle” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1431 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202-1704
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Reviewed August 19, 2015

It's good for a special occasion. The staff was professional, the atmosphere pleasant. Although the dishes seem interesting, the squid ink angel hair was a little bland.

Thank Ben K
Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

We were lucky to get in without a reservation but we're so glad we did. Both the food and service were wonderful.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed August 17, 2015

Well, this is interesting. My wife would have given this place five stars and I would have said three so in the end we compromised on four! She felt that the food and service overall were excellent I took a different view and, since this...More

Thank davidhchess
Reviewed August 16, 2015

This place could not be more perfect! The service, atmosphere, and most importantly the food was amazing! I can't wait to get back to Denver to dine at this incredible place.

Thank roro2528
Reviewed August 14, 2015

I was in Denver for business and tried Rioja for the first time at the recommendation of a friend. OMG! We were so pleased that we returned for lunch three days in a row! We would have dined again on the fourth day, but they...More

Thank Lapsaroundtheglobe
Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

The bread service was a fun eclectic start. The salads were unique and tasty and we split several of the fabulous pastas. The service was second to none, the drinks were fun and refreshing and it was quite affordable!

Thank SarahCW
Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Yes, the concierge at our hotel told us Rioja was her favorite in downtown Denver, but my satisfaction threshold wasn't too high. Surprise, they had decent craft cocktails, a good selection of wines (especially Spanish varietals) and interesting menu with appealing salads (I had salad...More

Thank Jonathan J
Reviewed August 12, 2015

My daughter treated me to an early birthday dinner and this place was awesome. The food was wonderful, the staff was very attentive (even noticing and fixing the wobble on the table) and the atmosphere was sophisticated. I do highly recommend this restaurant for a...More

Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great food! Fun atmosphere. Interesting and tasty tapas. Went here for a date night and loved it! Everything was delicious. Prices were reasonable. On our list of must do repeats. We've recommended it to several friends and they have all loved it too.

Thank Kn3Js
Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Perfection. Service delightful...but make sure you're not a food snob and talk down to the waiters- they know more about food than you do. Trust me. Chef is brilliant. Still dying to meet her. Ambience is metro and sexy. Just GO! Xx

Thank Anne Marie P
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do they offer valet parking?
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.
Will people be able to order off the regular menu on Valentines day or will the Set Menu be the only choice?
January 4, 2017|
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Response from jim1946no | Reviewed this property |
No idea. Suggest you contact Rioja
Do you have parking? Or is there valet/ meter/garage?
May 18, 2016|
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Response from WarriorChick516 | Reviewed this property |
There is metered street parking, as well as parking garages within walking distance, ask of which will charge to park there. There is also a valley, but if I remember correctly they are only available for dinner service.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$41 - $80
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, Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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