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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
- Staff is vaccinated
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
artichoke-goat cheese mousse, white truffle brodo, aged Manchego, chervil
arugula, dates, gorgonzola, almond vinaigrette
Brined Pork Belly
The food was outstanding. Such a fun menu with inovative flavors & combos. The cocktails were great and the wine list was fun. We are looking forward to returning
First off, Riley was a great server, who went the extra mile.
The menu was varied and unique, and we both enjoyed our dinners, duck and vennison.
Steak was too chewy to cut with a knife. Restaurant was half empty but they sat us 2 feet away from another table I could hear they’re whole conversation. Disappointed.
This was our second time at Rioja, and it was just as dazzling as the first. All dishes are plated beautifully, and the taste is as good as the presentation. Vegetarian options were great, and the bread was superb, as always. All staff were extremely friendly and personable, which seems to be a trend here. Thank you for such a great experience!
Jess was our server and she did an amazing job. She answered all of our questions, knew the menu thoroughly, and made it a great dining experience. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was great as well.
Second time at Rioja in a month. Last time was for brunch and the place was very quiet. Last night, business seemed good for a Saturday. Or server Dajana was attentive and informative. The food was excellent. The pacing was perfect. Rioja remains one of my favorite places to eat in Denver.
We had a beautiful anniversary dinner at Rioja. Our server, Dajana was knowledgeable and personable. The food was wonderful.
Lunch at Rioja continues to be outstanding, with the lamb burger and sweet potato fries one of the best meals around.
Would have rated 5 star if the server had worn a mask. He was friendly and helpful, but didn't take cues from the mask wearing table that we'd appreciate him wearing one. Food was incredible.
Perfect day to sit outside and enjoy lunch. Food and service were exceptional. Can't wait to go back.
Food and service was excellent!
Amazing resturaunt, amazing menu, amazing staff (Justin Rocks!)
What a wonderful dinner experience we had! Wow, the service is tops!! The food and drinks were exactly what we were hoping for, excellent! Highly recommend and look forward to our next visit. Bought the Rioja cookbook too.
Top-notch service and everything tasted amazing, from the starter through dessert. Highly recommend.
Great ambiance and great tasting food! Portion sizes are small.
We celebrated our 15th anniversary here and were very happy with the experience. Will definitely return
Most of the staff were not wearing masks, even though the customers were required to. I think it should be all or nothing, and currently, the expectation is that masks are to be worn by everyone in indoor public places. Also, there was a sign at the door that vaccine cards would be checked. They weren't.
Lovely experience…excellent service and food. I would have appreciated if the hostess and waiter would have worn masks though. Also, would like to see all restaurants check vac status and ID’s like in NYC.
We had a fantastic brunch at Rioja! Service and food were excellent! The only challenge is that we had 2 handicapped people who had to walk over snow on the street and then down the block to reach the restaurant
Service was outstanding. Beautiful restaurant. I think we made the wrong choices on the food. I would try it again and go for different selections, next time I will try the duck or the venison.
One of the best meals we’ve ever had. Bread tray was great; especially the lavender/rosemary. Wait staff was excellent. Baja bass and tri-tip were superb. Thank you. We’ll be back.
As always, the Rioja experience was impeccable. The menu was titillating. The service attentive without being overbearing. The food was exquisite.
Had NYE drinks here with our friends, our friends also ordered food which they said was great. I only give the place 4 stars because our server seemed in a rush. He wasn’t rude, but wasn’t friendly either. Our friend’s food came before our drinks which was weird.
Had a party of 6 for NYE dinner. The entire experience was wonderful. Attentive staff, amazing drinks and food. Place has great energy. I will definitely be back!
Delicious, unusual food choices available nowhere else. Every visit is an experience.
Rioja is our favorite restaurant in Denver and has the best menu in town. Great food, highly recommend.
Rioja is one of our favorite restaurants, however we haven't been there for some time due to the pandemic changing out dining habits. We had a fabulous lunch at Rioja to celebrate the new year early and we were reminded how much we love this restaurant. With all that has gone on these past two years, Rioja still excels at everything. Best wishes for the new year.
It was a lovely lunch, we were well attended and the food was delicious.
Amazing! My favorite restaurant in Colorado! And a shout out to Jessica our server! She is the sweetest!
Our favorite restaurant in Denver. We've been going here many years and there have been good rotations of menu items as well as classic staples (like gnocchi). Servers are always very friendly and not rushed but still efficient. Food quality is always superb.
Food and service were excellent. We had a great evening.
Always love eating here. First time for lunch, the sukiyaki bowl was spectacular!
I wish they would have actually checked vaccine status like stated on open table. But other than that great service and amazing food!!
Rioja was delicious as ever. Sat outside in the tent for Covid purposes and was great!
Very good.Very good.Very good.Very good.Very good.
I had the Amish chicken, and it was the tastiest and juiciest I have ever had. My son loved the Octopus and my husband thought the Beef had such great flavor and very tender. Desserts were scrumptious
Got away with my husband for a nice date night. The flavors were fantastic.
Wonderful food and wine. Very friendly server and the hostess was very helpful. It is quite expensive but worth it.
Great place for late Christmas Eve dinner. Everything tasty.
One of the best dining experiences I have in quite a while. The bread service is spectacular, the pasta dishes are exquisite and the entrees were fabulous.
Rioja offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 820-2282.
Rioja is rated 4.8 stars by 8987 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 reservations at the moment.