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Global Carnevale Happy Hour!
Inspirations from Brazil, Venice, and New Orleans !
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Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: March 4, 2019
Ends: March 5, 2118
Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM
Get Your Prix Theater Fixe!
Come join us between 5:00pm and 6:00pm for a special 3 course prix fixe menu complete with your choice of appetizer, entree and dessert! Guaranteed to have you in and out in just an hour, this is the perfect way to have the complete Rioja experience before your next play, concert, or symphony.
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: November 26, 2018
Ends: November 27, 2117
Availability: Daily 5:00PM-6:00PM
Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers
Come help us celebrate our 2nd Annual Summer of Patron by drinking a hand-crafted cocktail featuring our very own custom barrel of Patron Añejo Tequila selected by Yours Truly!
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Mother's Day Menus & Specials
We have a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you are within the cancellation policy, or completely no show for the reservation you will be charged $25 per person
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations
Come celebrate Easter with your family at one of Denver's premier brunch restaurants. We will also be featuring some wonderful Spring-forward specials for dinner as well! We look forward to having you and your family in very soon!
Sunday, April 21, 2019
What Insiders Are Saying
There aren't a ton of compelling reasons to go downtown for dinner these days, but Rioja is still one of them.
We loved everything about Rioja! The ambience is delightful, service was attentive and prompt, and the food was amazing.
Reviews said the tasting menu was amazing but I only found it to be meh
Entire experience was fabulous. Impeccable service by entire staff, incredible food and our server made great recommendations. Being from Chicago another foodie city, our standards are high...we were wowed!
Food was good. Expensive for pretty small portions
Outstanding atmosphere with terrific food. Fun vibe and really, really attentive staff.
Fantastic service and the food was delicious! Especially loved the bass and sunchoke tortellini!
My husband and I took his mom and her husband to dinner while they were visiting from Pittsburgh. Everything about the night was outstanding. Our waiter was so attentive and the food was out of this world. We have been coming to Rioja for several years. It is always amazing. Thank you for never letting us down.
This dining experience was memorable. The service was exemplary, as was the display of the food, and the taste, originality and quality of the food. Thank you for making this such a wonderful evening for us.
Our food, the ambiance, our waiter Scott, and the whole experience was fantastic!! I will go to Rioja as often as I can!
Quiet table. Excellent service and food.
The best restaurant in Denver, and I have dined at many, many others.
Plain and simple, the Rioja experience was first-rate from beginning to end. Can't recommend them enough!
Great as always, but same as usual lately too, we fell in love with Rioja due to new/innovative means but menu has been pretty much unchanged for what seems to be a long time.
Food and service were amazing as always! One of my favorite brunch spots!
The food and service were fantastic!!!!
We were seated 45 minutes after our 9:00pm reservation, which was disappointing; they obviously need to be better with their reservation management. And the bar is small and packed so don’t expect to be able to get a drink while you wait. But the food was worth the wait.
I chose to try Rioja while visiting Denver thinking I would have a chance to sample some version of tapas, based off the name. Though slightly disappointed, as this wasn’t the case, Rioja still delivered with incredible food. The staff was friendly and attentive, and did everything to make sure se had a great experience. I would definitely recommend and will probably be back again.
Delicious as always. Try the scallops and the beignets!
LOVED it! We’re picky about wine & were going to a concert afterwards. So we only wanted one glass. The waitress still let us try one before we decided on it. We didn’t like it so she recommended a Boudreaux which we loved. The salad, entrees, & dessert exceeded our expectations. The atmosphere was inviting & fun.
Outstanding, as usual. The food is always great (we had the duck and lamb) and the staff is caring and attentive. Could live on their rosemary & goat cheese biscuits, and would never dream of leaving without an order of beignets. Excellent!
An amazing diverse group of staff who were all friendly and nice!
Food was excellent, service was irregular and slow. The couple sitting next to us were loud and he was all over his date - they should have gotten a room. Made sitting side by side very uncomfortable.
Great service and interesting menu. Never felt rushed. Nice environment for socializing.
Food and service were wonderful as usual! Only complaint was the noise level.
I celebrated my birthday at Rioja. LOVED the counter seating as we could watch the cold dishes being prepared. The evening was relaxing and the food spectacular. I ordered the theater menu and enjoyed the three courses. The duck was perfectly prepared and beautifully plated. The desserts were tempting and delicious...lemon tart and coconut mousse!
If you don’t order the donuts you are missing out! So delicious!
One of my favorite restaurants. Excellent food. Love the goat cheese biscuits!!!
The brunch was outstanding. The service was outstanding. The staff were outstanding. I honesty can’t say 1 thing that was wrong with my experience at Rioja. Can’t wait to go back.
Had an outstanding visit to Rioja for our anniversary. We were well taken care of by all the servers and hosts, and our specific was friendly, fun, and very helpful. At the end they gave us a happy anniversary card that they had all signed, so sweet! They offered to comp dessert for us which we were too full for, so instead they took care of our drinks which was probably $30. Great experience, highly recommend for special occasions or just for a regular nice night out as well.
Outstanding in every way!
We love Rioja - it never disappoints! Food is delicious, service excellent.
This was my second dinner at Rioja. The food was incredible. The service was fantastic. Highly recommend the Artichoke Tortelloni and Petaluma chicken.
We had our anniversary here and they did such an amazing job! They gave us a card and a beautiful dessert ❤️
The experience was not so good as expected: bread was not fresh, entree was slightly cold ( I have asked lamb: me too plate presentation). High Price for food and service quality.
Outstanding food and service. I went to dinner before theater with two couples and my wife and everyone agreed this rest is a gem.
Had a yummy brunch
Amazing food and the server was very great. The only thing that took more time than should have were drinks, the bar wasn't very busy but seemed to take quite a while to make anything that was more complicated than champagne. But in the end we loved it!
Another fabulous dinner at Rioja! This has become our go-to special occasion spot because they always provide one of the best meals we’ve ever had. Start to finish excellence with the perfect coursing to make it a true experience. The lemon and goat cheese gnocchi was a particular highlight this time around. We can’t wait to go back - total fangirl over here!
scallop portion way too small. food too salty. It felt chaotic. I have had exceptional meals and experiences there so I am trusting it was just an off night for them.
This was our first visit to Rioja but it definitely won't be our last. We were there for brunch...best eggs Benedict I've ever eaten. The lamb burger was exceptional, albeit a bit spicy. :) I ordered the Orange Cannoli for dessert....there are no words. It wasn't too sweet, barely sweet at all, the orange sauce was mixed with Brandy and it was served with edible flowers. Almost too pretty to eat. The service was excellent, the ambiance and noise level were perfect. I highly recommend Rioja.
So good we went there two nights in a row.