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Map & Directions 1431 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80202
  • European
  • Mon-Tue: 5pm-10pm Wed-Thur: Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner 5pm-10pm Fri: Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner 5pm-11pm Sat: Lunch 10am-2:30pm Dinner 5pm-11pm Sun: Lunch 10am-2:30pm Dinner 5pm-10pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Business Dining, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Highly Recommended, Accepted
  • Street, Valet


Westword's Description

Rioja opened in late 2004 to unprecedented fanfare -- fawned over by the press, loved up on the foodie message boards, packed from the start almost every night of the week. And it's just gotten better from there. The fare coming out of chef/owner Jennifer Jasinski's open kitchen is a jumble of Mediterranean, Spanish and loose, fusion-y concepts with handmade pastas and excellent sauces. The room is comfortable, casual and perfectly geared for the skittish Larimer Square foot traffic, full of folks who might stop in for a quick drink but wind up lingering over dinner.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Denver Westword on 04/11/11

    Voted Best Free Bread in Westword's Best of Denver 2011!

  • Denver Westword on 12/06/10

    Winner of Westword's Best of Denver 2010 - Best Expense-Account Dinner!

  • Denver Westword on 04/13/11

    Voted Best Local Cookbook in Westword's Best of Denver 2011!

  • DenverHappyHour on 07/17/10

    Drink: $3 house wines; $2 domestic beersMon-Fri 3pm-6pm

  • Eater on 04/16/12

    Chef Jasinski has transformed Larimer Sq. w/ her restaurants, & it all started with Rioja. This Mediterranean gem is a Denver staple, & Jasinski is constantly keeping her menu fresh. [Eater 38 Member]

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