The culinary prowess of James Beard award winner Jennifer Jasinski is highlighted at every meal served by the talented Rioja staff. A Mediterranean menu with local, seasonal influences is served in semi-private or restaurant-wide events from 20 to 150 handled with Rioja’s award-winning expertise.View Private Dining Details
Excellent as always. Food is delicious and the service is consistently good.
This was a truly great experience, from the service to the food. Not a step was missed on service, and the food was amazing. I had the salmon and it was amazing. Cooked mid rare and tasted amazing. The beet salad was great, and my wife’s pasta was a perfectLy cooked. The dessert really shined. There is a reason Rioja is a Denver classic.
Excellent all around: food, service, gorgeous snowfall!
The foie gras was spectacular, and the artichoke tortellini
was too! Both unlike anything I’ve had anyplace else...
My favorite Denver Restaurant. Impeccable cuisine! Amazing wine list. And, incredible service!!!! Cheers to Rioja!!!
Rioja never fails. Even after having eaten there 15-20 times, we are still amazed how the food just always impresses and is as good as ever (can't say better than ever because it is always that good). To change things up, we recently went for the prix fixe offering which had some of the most incredible combinations of flavors and unique methods of preparation we could have imagined - so creative and so good. Dinner at Rioja is just a can't miss evening.
Best restaurant in denver. By far my favorite. Jen is the best
A very solid option for a bit of European flair....mainly from Spain. Would highly recommend to couples or small groups going to a nearby show. The Valet parking is a big plus as parking can be difficult.
The only suggestion is the bread was cold and would have better warm.
My wife and I were in Denver overnight and picked Rioja for a special night out. It was fantastic in every way. The cheapest bottle of red wine (at $42.00) was really very satisfactory, and the creativity and taste of our entrees was exceptional.
Never disappointed. Amazing food and service every time. One of our favorite restaurants in the state.
good food. crowded and noisy, but quite fun. will go again.
Feasting like royalty at Rioja! We had our special Valentine's day dinner here and it was a phenomenal treat for the foodies we are and the best gift. We came from out of town and this was an exceptional foodie adventure!
I adored the picnic appetizer--fantastic charcuterie meats, flatbread crackers, and goat cheese toasted and olives. They also included spicy chorizo, so it was too hot for me but my husband liked it. There was a green salad and a orange marmalade palates cleanser. We shared the small plates of the Pork belly bacon with cardamom sauce. Imagine a delicious pork meat they roast for a day with an Indian curry-like sauce. I loved the flavors and it was unique because pork belly is typically fried when you eat it. This was more like brisket and the sauce reminded me of Indian style recipes. We also ordered the small portion of home made spaetzle pasta with beef cheeks, and an anise seasoning. Normally I wouldn't know if that combo works but I loved the unique flavors. We also shared the entree Octopus wrapped with serano ham. It was divine, salty, tender and delicious. We chose a wonderful Tempranillo wine, recommendation from the waiter. Oh and the bread basket had wonderful goat cheese biscuits that were amazing with the salted butter!! I loved our meal and I wish we lived nearby. We walked from a downtown hotel so parking was not an issue. I truly loved my dinner and the artistic presentation of the food!
Great food and impeccable service.
Amazing menu. And mixologists make the best cocktails.
The artichoke arrichiette and the broth, delicious.
Delicious meal. Very nice about splitting portions and playing separately in beautiful manner. Lamb was delicious- a real treat.
Excellent service and food made the dining experience at Rioja a pleasure. Great place.