- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
artichoke-goat cheese mousse, white truffle brodo, aged Manchego, chervil
Colorado Lamb Burger*
house made mozzarella, spicy aioli, oven roasted tomatoes, sweet potato fries
Brined Pork Belly
Lovely as always!
Food, service and ambience... outstanding, as always!
Best restaurant in Denver!!
We had a very good time! Food was phenomenal! Probably one of the best places I have been in quite sometime! Would recommend!
We had a very nice lunch. The hostess was very accommodating in that the first table she gave us seemed to be right under the air conditioning. She moved us to a table where it did not blow right on us. We had an excellent waitress who made good suggestions about our choices from the menu. We were not rushed at all, which was nice.
It was also very nice to have the advantage of Valet Parking…much appreciated.m.
Fantastic experience everytime I go there. The prices are a tad hard to swallow, but the food on the menu never is. Food is unique, delicious, and a perfect portion
Every single employee takes pride in what they are doing. Everyone greets you, chats w you, makes you feel as if you're their favorite guest.
It is my go to place for out of town guests
Overall, everything was great as usual.However the house salad was very salty both my friend I agreed.In retrospect I should have said something.
Food was amazing, service was okay our waitress didn’t check on us but maybe it was super busy. Went there for my birthday and told them and saw everyone else getting special birthday desserts but mine came and there was nothing said and no candle like everyone else was getting but overall the food was fantastic.
Food was outstanding. Of course now that restrictions have been lifted, tables are once again crammed next to each other...that's a bummer. No private conversation possible. Oh well!
Nice looking restaurant. Service was not good. Waitress wore a mask. None of the other servers did. Food fusion was trying a little too hard. Not a great experience.
Whenever I’m in Denver, Rioja is a must, thank you again for another delightful dinner..
The food tonight was absolutely on point, as well as service. Food came out in good timing and perfectly spaced out. This is always my husband and I's go-to.
Unbelievable food, great atmosphere (outside patio), interesting people watching and excellent service. We loved it so much we went back for lunch the next day!
Excellent food and service, accentuated by serving staff replacing dishes when a couple of small issues arose. A seamless, wonderful experience.
Very intimate and excellent food.
Food was good. Nothing crazy. Service was not on point. Good ambiance but it was very hot in the restaurant.
I took my bestie on a date and the food was so good. The service was beyond perfect.
Excellent service, friendly and knowledgeable workers and management, food was impressive.
Had tasting menu. Everything was amazing, but I loved how vegetables were in every dish. I have been to several Top Chef restaurants and this is my favorite, hands down.
Octopus was chewy and lacked flavor.
Hawaiian crab with gnocchi was disappointing. Crab should have been the star but it paled behind the sweet creaminess of the corn.
Amazing XO sauce on the wagyu steak. Singularly the best part of the whole meal.
Waiter was great to offer something to replace the octopus but decided to eat just the two of the three edible pieces. The couscous and sausage was probably the better dish than the main protein… sad.
We were so disappointed because we wanted this meal to be the last one we remember Denver for. Unfortunately, it was not very good. Overall, seafood has been extremely disappointing here, and I’m partly to blame. “Fresh” seafood in the middle of the country seems ironic, but hey… so is Las Vegas, but that city has extremely amazing seafood.
Absolutely delightful dining experience on a beautiful Colorado evening. The service was impeccable and the meal was delicious. We had the trout and the lamb, which we highly recommend.
Our 4th time at Rioja. Always a stop on our way thru Denver. Everything was as expected… delicious.
This is a beautiful restaurant and the food was outstanding. The cocktails are pricey but overall a great experience. Our waiter was newish but did a great job and if he didn't know something, he was willing to go above and beyond to find out the answer. All in all, a great place. Will definitely return.
Service was great! Food was terrible.
sat outside. wonderful dinner. fantastic setting
Fantastic experience, excellent food and service
This restaurant was such a pleasant surprise. The food was absolutely amazing. We shared the hamachi, pork belly and charcuterie. All were outstanding. We had the halibut and tortellini with truffles and manchego. We were not disappointed. We will definitely be back.
*Travis Scott voice* it’s lit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Beautiful outside dining in Larimer square. Lovely greeting and wonderful servers. Food was amazing. Both the chicken and pork chop were great. I also had the watermelon cocktail that was perfect.
Excellent service and pleasant outdoor seating but limited menu and average quality food preparation and presentation.
It was a great night for date night :)
Excellent service and delicious food!
Very nice dinner, enjoyed the octopus dish and the wine, and coffè corretto which I mixed myself (it was not on the drinks menu).
The only disappointment was the very loud outdoor music. I originally had an outdoor table, but the loud music did not make for an enjoyable dinner. I asked to move indoors, and luckily was able to get a table.
Great food great staff great Spanish wine list.
One of the best dining experiences in Denver. The service was incomparable…the dining and kitchen staff go above and beyond to make guests feel special, heard and cared for. The amount of love and attention to detail that is put into the absolutely incredible food and service shines through during your entire dining experience. I could truly not speak more highly of the staff, service and quality of delicious food! Rioja definitely sets the bar high and we look forward to having another girl’s night there in the near future!
Great food, staff and ambiance. What else can you ask for?
Exceeded expectations! We had a wonderful evening on our anniversary...
The food was excellent, ambiance was amazing and the service was superb
Rioja was a great experience. The service staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. I highly recommend the Ricotta Gnocchi and the Colorado Lamb T-Bone.
Still my favorite restaurant.
Rioja offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 820-2282.
Rioja is rated 4.7 stars by 8909 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.