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1431 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202-1704
+1 303-820-2282
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (119 reviews)
“bread” (180 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1431 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202-1704
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Celebrating my wife's birthday at Rioja was one of my better decisions from the house made cheese biscuits to the house salad as well as our two entrees--scallops for my wife and I chose the octopus--we couldn't have asked for any better dining opportunity. The...More

Thank Doufin
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We followed a recommendation and were not disappointed. The Rioja is an excellent restaurant downtown Denver. The atmosphere is stylish with an open kitchen (which smells from time to time). The service was very friendly and helpful- we received recommendations and explanations when asked for....More

Thank Kaichen
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Table available despite Opentable listings. Service wonderful and informative. Started with housemade bacon!!! Fantastic! Everything down to the fresh mint leaves that were candied were great!

1  Thank Emilie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The title of my review pretty much says it all. This place is the real deal. Fine food, a great selection of wines, beer, cocktails. We were offered our selection of a nice variety of breads - that was certainly out of the ordinary few...More

Thank Steve-from-Nashville
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I ate in this restaurant on foot of a third party recommendation and we were not disappointed. We had made a booking and were seated at the counter where we could see all the food being prepared. The setting worked out far...More

Thank toruairc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a Sunday night, I guess a bit spur of the moment, as our friend who invited us early in the week didn't make reservations until 3:30! the night we were planning to go! They seated us in the bar at a pretty...More

Thank Mary Ann E
Reviewed 1 week ago

This used to be a wonderful restaurant, great food and friendly. This visit found much has changed. Greeted at door by pretentious woman who silently acknowledged our reservations when told about them. No hello or greeting. She arrogantly and wordlessly led us to our table....More

Thank Debby M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were visiting my aunt in Denver and she said this was a must try place, . We had appetizers and cocktails ( I had a bottle of wine..it was great and it was a recommendation form the server, I always ask...More

Thank BSchurr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in trendy Larimer Street, it is certainly popular. We were kept waiting outside for quite a while even though we had made a reservation and arrived on time. We were slightly taken aback when we ordered Cava and the waiter brought red wine glasses...More

Thank rsitman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rioja completely lived up to our expectations and hopes. As top chef fans we enjoy eating at competitors restaurants. Chef Jen has 4 incredible places in Denver (yes we tried all 4). Rioja is the flagship in our opinion!

Thank Doug C
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Sally D
1 August 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
24 March 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.
4 January 2017|
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Response from jim1946no | Reviewed this property |
No idea. Suggest you contact Rioja
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1431 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202-1704
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 303-820-2282
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