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1431 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202-1704
+1 303-820-2282
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1431 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202-1704
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Love the menu offerings at this restaurant. The lamb burgers at lunch are out of this world! The service is friendly and timely. Dinner is also good with good presentation and delicious food. One of my favorite restaurants in Denver.

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a "foodie" then don't miss Rioja when next visiting Denver. This is a total dining experience! We had the tasting menu with the wine pairings and one course was better than the next! They were happy to accommodate minor substitutions (i.e. my...More

Thank ritab981
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was okay, not too friendly, but attentive. Setting was nice, especially the patio. The location in Larimer Square was great, twinkle lights above and surrounded by old brick buildings. The great: jalapeño margarita (off the menu), bread basket, artichoke pasta in truffle brodo. I...More

Thank notaworldtraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is on the high end of what I'm willing to spend on dinner, but its great for special occasions or before a show at the Buell theater. (if you tell them you are going to a show, they'll make sure to keep the...More

Thank Runningonadream
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rioja is one of those rare restaurants that truly deserves its ranking as the best restaurant in the city. Sometimes I get frustrated with rankings on TripAdvisor because exceptional restaurants don't rate as well as restaurants that appeal to a wider audience but don't have...More

Thank Conor C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favorite Denver restaurant did not disappoint. Alex provided great service. We especially enjoyed the celery soup, egg yolk ravioli, artichoke tortellini, and diver scallops, although every dish was wonderful. Do not miss the new deconstructed rocky road dessert. It was fabulous, but we've never...More

Thank nbjb
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my colleagues here for a nice business dinner, and Rioja delivered! Firstly, the neighborhood is charming - twinkly lights and butterfly kites line the whole street, making for a great photo opportunity! Valet was quick and easy - I definitely recommend if you...More

Thank Colleen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Each time we've dined at Rioja it's been an exceptional experience. My wife has tried new things and loved every one. On one trip she remarked, 'This is as good as The French Laundry' - our all time favorite restaurant in the Napa region. I...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place should be considered fine dining. They server "Tapas" style portions, which means that they are small plates. They are a bit pricey, but the tastes are definitely really good. Would recommend for special occasions, the staff was extremely polite and friendly. Their wine...More

Thank stefannava
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was perfect, from the beginning to our departure. Wait staff is punctual, friendly but not overwhelming. My water glass was never empty and a friendly smile accompanied every refill. It was a busy night but the staff handled the crowd with ease. Everyone at...More

Thank Maggie C
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25 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.
5 January 2017|
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Response from jim1946no | Reviewed this property |
No idea. Suggest you contact Rioja
19 May 2016|
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Response from WarriorChick516 | Reviewed this property |
There is metered street parking, as well as parking garages within walking distance, ask of which will charge to park there. There is also a valley, but if I remember correctly they are only available for dinner service.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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