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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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“brunch” (139 reviews)
“bread” (201 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1431 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202-1704
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Hailing from the UK , I am always bowled over by the friendly service one receives in the states. Sadly, this was not the case at Rioja. The service was slow, indifferent and we got the feeling that we were sitting on the wrong side...More

Thank Malcolm L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing dinner! I just happened upon third restaurant looking at reviews and so glad I did. Casual Atmosphere and delicious food!

Thank CMD39
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow. I couldn't quit looking around the restaurant and pointing at the food. I felt like I was in an art gallery. Then the food came and was equally pleased at the taste. Buttery smooth foie gras, lamb as tender as the name implies and...More

Thank MesaMike
Reviewed 4 days ago

Rioja has been at the top of our list of favorite Denver restaurants for several years. It just got demoted after our latest visit. You still can't beat the location, but the quality of the food and service has declined while the prices have gone...More

Thank patsyayite
Reviewed 1 week ago

They made brunch so much fun. We had a great meal here and some good people-watching. We loved it. Recommended!

Thank FE123456
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I both had the gnocchi. My husband also had the house salad. The gnocchi was the most flavorful I had ever had. I told the waitress I wanted a sweet wine and there did not appear to be one on the wine...More

Thank Rainey4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The artichoke tortellini is to die for as well as the serrano ham wrapped octopus. Great Spanish & Portuguese wine list. Great staff, Robin was awesome!

Thank LUIS R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I sat at the kitchen which I asked for and was seated and oriented to the menu and introduced to the cook Mason and server Rory. Mason was a great ambassador for the restaurant and talked through what he was doing and shared a few...More

Thank j3ffr3y111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We waited 30 minutes for our reservation and 1 more h for our food which was actually not too bad although Im still wondering why I ordered octopus in Denver. In any case we were not blown away, improve the service (speed) and this might...More

Thank B V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by my eldest son, a Denver resident, based on feedback from his friends. Wide selection of unusual menu items complimented by a large wine cellar featuring Spanish/Portuguese variatiles. The four of us took a "plunge" and ordered according to our waiter's guidance, which turned...More

Thank shamsix
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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
US$41 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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