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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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Opens in 22 min
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1431 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202-1704
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We chose Rioja based on recommendations from two friends. We were so glad we did. The ambiance, service and the entire meal were all wonderful. Can't wait to go back again.

Thank Judith A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Recommended by two friends plus Trip Advisor. Salad, filet and ravioli where excellent. Presentation was just beautiful plus our service was excellent. Ambiance was wonderful. I highly recommend. Oh moderately expensive. Dinner for 2 with an drink each ran 120.00 including tip. I think a...More

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had to wait 1h for a reserved table for 7 pax, but the waiting worth it. The food was amazing and I risk to say this was the best restaurant I’ve ever been in the US. (Hostess gave us complimentary bubbles and this delicious...More

Thank Cibele N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for an after-show dinner, with Larimer Square a short walk from the Denver Arts Center. We scored seats at the kitchen counter and I'd encourage others to do the same. You keep all the intimacy you want - but it's great to see the...More

Thank trad864
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wanted something Deliciouse as I am only here for a couple of days and our Hotel staff at the Ritz recommended this place. We had an appetizer sampler with meats, ch, jam and chorizo and roasted seasoned almonds. I don’t remember the name of...More

Thank Cynthia G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have returned to Rioja many times with friends and family as it never disappoints. The food is always varied and marvelous, and the service is top notch. We always plan a dinner for our entire family over the holidays at Rioja. It is a...More

Thank obfam1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had brunch reservations before going to a theatre matinee on Mother’s Day. The service was possibly the worst experience I’ve ever had in a restaurant. We gave ourselves two hours to have plenty of time before the performance. After an hour and ten minutes...More

Thank Jeannie Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rioja is located on a street alive with restaurants and pubs, just a block-and-a-half off the 16th Street Mall. From big hotels like the Sheraton Downtown Denver, it's easily reached by foot or via the free electric buses that run the full length of the...More

Thank Philip W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My two sisters and I planned to visit Rioja several months before our trip to the Denver area. We were greeted by friendly staff who accommodated our early arrival, seated at the table of our choice, and then enjoyed excellent service and food. We received...More

Thank Christi R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had reservations for the first round of the evening and I don't think the chefs were warmed up yet. Our cocktails were fabulous! salad was lovely but nothing extraordinary. Wood fired pizza with morels was delicious - but read the menu incorrectly and didn't...More

Thank Julie C
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Jess W
29 September 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
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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