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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” (132 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1431 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202-1704
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My girlfriend and I were in town for the Broncos game and found Rioja on TripAdvisor, and we were blown away. The fresh bacon pork belly and artichoke tortellini app we had were absolutely perfect. The lamb two ways I ordered was the most tender...More

Thank Cody Y
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very inventive food but done in a way that the tastes integrate i.e. not just inventive to show off that you can do something wild! We walked in at 9 pm on a Friday night and it was full, but we got to sit in...More

Thank Holly C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were visiting Denver and had dinner on a Friday night with local family/friends who strongly recommended this restaurant. They had loved the brunch served there, and he had recently also enjoyed a great dinner there with clients. The wait staff were very accommodating and...More

Thank RiversideDrMom
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Rioja is a special place. It's our go-to for a date night! The best dish I have ever eaten - anywhere - is the artichoke tortellini. Tastes like it was made with clouds and unicorns. No, really.. order this and have some of the lavender...More

Thank Jeannie F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place been going there when I'm in Denver since it opened. I think I'm on the 3rd generation of bartenders. I hate to say this but I go there for one dish" fresh bacon", pork belly, cardamom, curried garbanzo bean purée. My...More

Thank Phamus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For brunch I took my server’s recommendations and I was very glad that I did so. The “fresh bacon” was rich and delicious and nothing like bacon. The lamb burger a la Fausto (with egg, bacon and avocado) was equally excellent, although messy to eat....More

Thank JimBCalgary
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't know. Maybe I was just in a mood. The food seemed to be trying for new and creative and tasted OK but, to me things just didn't seem to come together. Service seemed disinterested. Maybe another night.

Thank unguidedmissal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is in a very trendy section of town with many other great places to eat/drink literally next door. We managed to eat a few others as well but while they are all great, they are all different. Rioja knocked it out of the...More

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food at Rioja is always good and interesting, but the last few times that we've gone there it's been a slight buzz-kill for dinner. The staff looks stressed and it's very noticeable in the body language and fake smiles at the neighboring tables and...More

Thank Aaron R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our experience - from the friendly and knowledgeable wait staff to the espresso. Three of us went for my daughters birthday. Yes, they even added a candle to the dessert. Started with beef cheeks and the white gazpacho. Bother very tasty beginnings and...More

Thank Edward R
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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
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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