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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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11:30 a.m. - 11:00 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 via mobile

I joined colleagues for dinner at Rioja. The restaurant is situated on Larimer in a lovely lit street with other restaurants and boutiques. We were promptly greeted and soon seated. We enjoyed sampling the menu of fresh appetizers, salads and entrees. I enjoyed the handmade...More

Thank Deb B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the wine mark-up is outrageous. We had a glass of 2014 Termes Toro that was either $15 or $17. This is a $20 bottle in most wine shops witch means the wholesale price the restaurant pays is much less. I understand that wine is a...More

Thank honestmiguel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While the service was impeccable and the buzz palpable, I was disappointed in the food. We both ordered pasta as a main course, and the food was oversalted. Reviews for the artichoke tortelloni were great, but I found it tasteless and the sauce had no...More

Thank KLambArlington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been coming here for years and it never disappoints. Clever menu that goes well beyond its name. Explorative and not just Spanish. Great vibe. Upscale. Smaller portions, which we quite like. Don’t pass on Eric’s doughnuts!

Thank Bethparks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner here on a weeknight as a business party of 10. Didn't have to wait long to be seated which was nice, although those of us who were early spent time at the bar. Refreshing to see Flor de Cana rum which is my favorite....More

Thank KiloTango
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was really good, and the location right on the 16th Street Mail is perfect for a quick trip downtown. But the service was really slow. It wasn't bad....it was just slow.

Thank diannf680
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of friends chose Rioja as our gathering place when visiting Denver for business reasons. I was surprised that i had to put down a deposit to hold the table for our large party. When we arrived, it was pretty easy to ascertain that...More

Thank fluffy1209
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go to Rioja and you’ll always feel like a winner. Food and service are amazing. They were out of Baileys on a busy Friday night and they went across the street to trade another restaurant for a bottle. That is service!

Thank Jay S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been here several times and the food is wonderful. I love the ambiance of this restaurant but the service is always painfully slow. I hesitate if I’m bringing anyone who needs to catch a flight.

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unlike many reviewers, we found the service to be very good - perhaps even excellent. Each server knew their role and different ones explained dishes as they brought them out. The woman who first took our order came by several times to ask how our...More

Thank Stan B
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Jess W
29 September 2017|
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Response from Ian T | Reviewed this property |
There Are options. Two of our group were vegetarians.
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.
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene
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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