Houston, TX 77077
- Sun 11am-9pm, Tue-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri 11am-12am, Sat 5:30pm-12am
- All Major Credit Cards, cash
- Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Delivery, Private Party, Catering, Fireplace
- Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
- Recommended, Accepted
- Lot Available
Houston Press' Description
World-class paella made with housemade chorizo is the main attraction at this Memorial Spanish restaurant. At dinnertime, Rioja turns out another giant pan of fresh paella every 40 minutes. But there's also a great selection of hot and cold tapas and some interesting Spanish wines on hand. Live entertainment is offered on weekends.
Serving classic tapas and sangria, Rioja is a standard among Spanish restaurants in Houston. It is pretty much a no-brainer that when you go to Rioja, you're going to get some pretty badass tapas, like the house-made chorizo or the fried shrimp with smoked paprika. Rioja serves good-size proportions of authentic, well-made tapas, reasonably priced and made with fresh ingredients.... More >>
Serving classic tapas and sangria, Rioja is a standard among Spanish restaurants in Houston. It is pretty much a no-brainer that when you go to Rioja, you're going to get some pretty badass tapas, like the house-made chorizo or the fried shrimp with smoked paprika. Rioja serves good-size proportions of authentic, well-made tapas, reasonably priced and made with fresh ingredients. But the kicker is you can wash them down with an amazing sangria. In a nutshell, this place is perfect for getting borracho and having some handy snacks to take care of you.
Tips from foursquare
It's all in the name. This west side tapas spot has great paella as well. Check out the patio in the fall and spring for a great little getaway dinner. [Eater 38 Member]
The dates wrapped in bacon are amazing!
Good food, okay service.
the calamari steak is to die for
I love the tapas and Spanish rice "Paella"
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