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La Rioja Restaurant, Tapas & Bar
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Ranked #52 of 616 Restaurants in Astoria
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: European, Spanish
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: La Rioja Tapas Restaurant and Wine Bar is doing something different. We are adding a new touch and taste while keeping the Spanish tradition.Restaurant, Tapas. Authentic cuisine from Spain. Gourmet store with products from spain.Iberico Jam.Weekend special:"Roasted pig Segovian style."
Reviewed July 11, 2012

We live just around the corner from here but never went in until last night when the owner approached us as we were walking by and we just had to try it after looking at the menu. The food is absolutely amazing!!- I understand tapas is to be picked on and you should not walk away stuffed but we walked away STUFFED!! We couldnt stop eating or ordering more. The paella is ohhh soo yummy, spicy chorizzo, garlic shrimp, the meats and cheeses- so so good!

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Reviewed March 12, 2012

I live in Astoria and love this restaraunt. My husband and I have been there numerous times and have never had a bad meal. The Iberico pig melts in your mouth, as do the cod croquettes. You'd think bacon wrapped dates were nothing special . . . you'd be wrong!! If you're in Astoria stop by La Rioja for a great meal!

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Reviewed January 18, 2012

This restaurant it's just amazing! excellent food, very accesible (block and a half from the subway), and excellent service.
I have tried many other spanish restaurants, it seems "Tapas" are very common nowadays, but this restaurant not only has great tapas, but salads, main dishes, desserts, wine, even the coffee is good.
If you go, I reccomend the "Lechon", and the lambchops as main dishes (paella of course too). The great tapas include: Tongue, gambas al ajillo, chorizos al vino, among others. The desserts are to die for, you should definitely save some space for it. The Cascos de Guayaba with Goat cheese, los Churros with chocolate, the flan, tarta de santiago, are worth every penny. Ask the Alex or Willie for the best wine to complement your dish, and they will make the best choice according to what you like best. Oh, and BTW, the restrooms are gorgeous, always clean and stocked...which to me says A LOT about a place. La Rioja is a definite MUST if you are in NYC!

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Reviewed November 15, 2011

We have been several times at LA RIOJA .- TAPAS : they are really tasty and made us to remember Spain where we used to live for 7 years.- PAELLAS : wounderfull, specially the fideua ( Catalan ) & the seafood .- FISH : salmon al Chef ... ! - MEATS : delicious : we strongly recommend Stake Cabrales and Skirt Stake ( Entrana con cuero )

No only the prices are really fair , but the rapport with the owner and waiters is very good.They have an small store where you can get several products ( jamon serrano , cheeses , etc) imported from Spain

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