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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
artichoke-goat cheese mousse, white truffle brodo, aged Manchego, chervil
Colorado Lamb Burger*
house made mozzarella, spicy aioli, oven roasted tomatoes, sweet potato fries
Rohan Duck Breast
duck gyoza, applewood smoked orange sauce, gailon, star anise-five spice red wine reduction
The food was amazing and our server was wonderful!
Excellent food and service. Comfortably distanced seating.
Great place for a birthday dinner!
We arrived at 2 for a family birthday lunch. Our server was amazing, the food delicious and we had a very comfortable table. Love Rioja!
Our server, Angie, was incredible. Best service. The food was ok...nothing amazing, especially for the price.
Rioja hits on all cylinders--perfect pastas with complexity and great balance, fantastic starters with the freshest of ingredients like hearts of palm, kampachi and a cornucopia of greens, and the best vegetarian entree in town which changes nightly. My only nit would be the pricy wine list with almost no red choices south of $60. But clearly one of the top restaurants in town. Also, phenomenal service and relaxing ambiance seals the deal.
Fantastic food, wonderful atmosphere, attentive service, covid safe!
Amish chicken, lamb loin, perogies and salads were delicious. Great wine list.
Great food and service.
The duck was tough and the salad uninspiring
Rioja offers creative menus cooked to perfection and knowledgeable, professional servers there when you need them but no hovering. Always a joyous meal!
The food was fantastic, you all made me look good for bringing my guests to Rioja. However, we did have to wait a bit for our waitress to come back to take our order. That was the only thing that wasn't smooth with our experience. Great otherwise!
Very enjoyable meal, good and creative food, friendly staff and great location!
Great service. The Avocado Toast was outstanding. We shared it three ways. The Hangover Cure was excellent with Pork Belly, while we also had a good Benny. Indoor seating was well spaced and comfortable. Always a great meal at Rioja.
Probably the best pork belly I've ever had. And service was excellent.
Food was good, but nothing great for the price. I was disappointed that even though we flagged our reservation was a special occurrence, there was absolutely no mention of our celebration by the host or wait staff. Other restaurants that we have dined with in the past for the same event have gone out of their way to recognize the event an make us feel special. Also, because the dress is typically casual, you get individuals dressed nice, and others in t-shirts and shorts. Not the best ambiance. Octopus was good. The Beef-Tri-Tip was cooked and seasoned well, but the piece of meet had a tendon running through it that made it hard to eat. Service was very good though.
Food and service are both so exceptional, it hard to decide which is most impressive. Our favorite place for any special occasion!
Had a great time!
Beautiful, elegant and delicious. Service was perfect. It was a night we were hit with a snow storm, and we were late to our reservation due to it. They were very patient and made our anniversary night truly special.
Truly excellent food. We ordered several things and all were delicious. Service was great. Really nice ambience as well.
An absolutely spectacular meal! Would definitely recommend for any special occasion.
Best restaurant in Denver. Love the atmosphere, sevice and the food is phenomenal. Don't skip dessert!!
One of the best meals I’ve had in ages. The value for the quality of the food was spectacular. GET. THE. DUCK.
The food and service is truly an experience! This is a must try!
Good service and friendly environment.
Spectacular everything! All server staff were spot on perfect, food was very unique but oh so good! Love Rioja!
Amazing food and amazing service, Rebecca is great at what she does.
We celebrated two birthdays. William was terrific. Food was, too!
It was wonderful. The food was exquisite! Very good service and time flew!
My friend got sick off of the food and it was just gross in general, she threw it up later that night.
Absolutely great place and great food. Perfect service. Thank you guys. Definitely gonna come back next time when I’m Denver.
There are two signature dishes on the menu that I get every time I come here - the pork belly and artichoke pasta. The flavors of everything we ordered were delicious!
The service and food were top notch, and is definitely a place I would recommend to others. I was in Denver on business and found Rioja due to it being one of the few places open for lunch downtown. The lamb burger was not your typical burger, it had great flavor and would bring me back again if I make it back to Denver in the future.
It took a little while to get the check to pay but the food was excellent and the service overall was good. It is expensive, though.
Innovative, flavorful and seasonal flavors. Each bite was flavorful and the soothing upscale modern ambience added to the overall experience
We had a great time and the food was delicious. The air conditioning was blowing directly on us and we were chilly to the point of being uncomfortable.
As always, a delicious dinner with a great ambiance!
Great meal great service. They gave a handwritten card to my significant other for her birthday which everyone acknowledged it was her birthday, yet the card said Happy Anniversary. The details are what makes a meal great or exceptional. I’ve eaten here numerous times and was disappointed in that lack of detail as it minimized her special day.
I have loved this restaurant from the first time I went many years ago. The Parmesan Benedict on the brunch menu is excellent! I could drink that parm. sauce with a straw! Had the Arugala, date, blue cheese salad w/ almond dressing- delicious. My only criticism would be the chairs. You can't sit back in them, or you'd be on the floor! Not good if you have back problems, like me.
Rioja offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 820-2282.
Rioja is rated 4.7 stars by 8749 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.