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Rioja, Glasgow,

Rioja

4.4
4.4
904 Reviews
£26 to £40
Spanish

Rioja are delighted to introduce our new restaurant concept, headed up by Catalonian Michelin-starred chef Miguel Angel Mayor. Our 60-seat restaurant in the heart of Finnieston, will keep it's focus on tapas dining, but it's sense of fun and mischief will remain. Chef Miguel will showcase a gastronomic vision that is-ever expanding and knows no borders. The menu will constantly evolve and Miguel and his team will use innovative techniques in respect of the produce sourced.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    0141 357 3277

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Miguel Angel Mayor

  • Neighborhood

    Glasgow

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Exhibition Centre (Glasgow)‎ train station a short walk away<br /><br />Bus 100 stop Finnieston

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Wine night with 8 tapa tasting menu

    £49.95 per person

    Aug 25, 2022 only
    Wine night with our supplier Enotria & Coe and a beautiful menu designed by head chef Miguel. £49.95 per person 7 tapas and a dessert paired with 6 wines including white, rosé, orange, red and a sweet wine.

What 904 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Notable Wine List

  • Glasgow

    Notable Wine List

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  1. JD

    JayDub

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd visit, Just like the first.Outstanding again, Staff very friendly and the food was excellent!
  2. FG

    FionaG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Delicious tapas and nice size portions. Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff.
  3. SI

    SamI

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It like being in a tapas bar in Spain (minus little bits of paper on the floor, old men eating at the bar and shouting at the football on the TV). Aubergine & salmon tartare was a revelation, venison meatballs with almonds were delicious and we kept going back for more crocetas. Lovely choice of wines and very friendly service.
  4. BC

    BevC

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relaxed atmosphere, lots of chat, well explained food and wine, huge thanks to waiting staff who did a stellar job. Will be back
  5. GC

    GraceC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting since Covid-19 and just a good as I remember.
  6. FM

    FMcM

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lovely decor, nice and light, beautiful refurb, food incredible, small menu but beautifully executed
  7. D

    Davidn

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I enjoyed the food, and even though I selected carefully I found it too rich. There was no option for a simple salad to cleanse the palate, and no e.g. lemons to cut through some very rich dishes. Further to this churros with white chocolate mousse was clawing. Just my oreference though.
  8. NW

    NiallW

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st class as always been here a few times now, never fails to impress. Staff are excellent too
  9. AC

    AudreyC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Service and food were very good. Our only negative would be a few tapas were warm and not hot but still delicious
  10. JB

    JoyB

    Glasgow

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal in lovely surroundings Excellent service - could not fault anything
  11. SM

    SusM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    It has been a long time since I have eaten in Rioja. The menu was different and I struggled to select what I wanted. I felt a lot of the dishes were fried and missing a fresh element. I really wanted a tasty veggie dish but struggled to find one on the menu. The dipping sauces were bland and the presentation was style over substance. The service was good but the food missed the mark, I was very disappointed.
  12. AD

    AndyD

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food great service we will be back for sure
  13. RW

    RebeccaW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and sangria was good. Great value for money. Will definitely be back
  14. E

    Emma

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic, staff so friendly. Can’t wait to return.
  15. CB

    CatherineB

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, food & atmosphere, will definitely be back.
  16. LO

    LORRIM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked this place due to word of mouth and we weren't let down. Food was AMAZING! We will return and bring more family members :)
  17. S

    Shandonli

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a nice meal, but felt that flavours could have been stronger
  18. NM

    NatashaM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for being so accommodating for my two children under 2.
  19. RH

    RichH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed Rioja, had heard good things from a friend so was keen to try. The food was genuinely fantastic. Nice atmosphere and very friendly staff. Will definitely be back.
  20. S

    Snowboardinglaura

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love the new decor in Rioja. We had a lovely meal. Service was a bit slow (we were going on to a concert) but it was a very busy night. I will definitely go again and recommend to friends.
  21. S

    Samantha

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food and beautiful decor in the restaurant. Fish dishes in particular - divine. Highly recommend.
  22. a

    alans

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service great drinks menu and lovely tapas
  23. ED

    EllieD

    Perthshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you like tapas you will love this. Every dish was excellent, standouts the lamb skewers, the boneless chicken wings and the patatas bravas. Lovely sunny afternoon, Spanish music warming the background and gorgeous jugs of sangria floating past.
  24. JN

    JillianN

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff & phenomenal food. Will definitely be visiting again soon. Highly recommend for a relaxed evening with great atmosphere. Thank you
  25. S

    Sandra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I dined in Rioja pre refurbishment and loved it then but now it’s 10 times better. What lovely knowledgeable and personable staff too. Get the patatas bravas!!!!
  26. MG

    MalcolmG

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully presented Spanish tapas. Very flavoursome and good variety. Excellent orange wine!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience3
    Food was okay. The portions were extremely small, they suggest 2-3 tappas per person but they were 8-12 pounds each and were super tiny. We only ordered one round for the three of us and they were good just small bites, bill was up to over 35 pounds already. If you want to try small bites of different things if you have hundreds of pounds on hand without the intention of getting full, then this would be for you.
  28. LB

    LewisB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, atmosphere and service - perfect for group sharing.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I have eaten in Rioja before the pandemic and the atmosphere and food was outstanding, that is why I suggested it to my son when we were going to a show. On arrival I noticed it had been totally renovated which was lovely but took away the whole Spanish atmosphere. My mocktail was very sour and looked like it had been an after thought. The food was delicious but for the prices the portions were very very small. £12 for two sticks (twigs) of lamb and not even pieces of lamb but a patty. Very disappointed and I will not be visiting again. I used to rave about Rioja but not any more 😢
  30. T

    Tapas

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, attentive service and a lovely venue. We loved it :)
  31. JJ

    JJH1

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very pleasant lunch, Staff were courteous, professional and knowledgeable on food. Will definitely be back soon!
  32. GP

    GabriellaP

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Only disappointment was only 2 of the 3 desserts available and when that came was not same as described on menu and server did not make us aware or would not have ordered it .
  33. GF

    GabyF

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and me went to have dinner. We enjoyed to much the food and the ambient. the guys who work there were very nice and attentive. We will back for sure and try the other food.
  34. CM

    ChristopherM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and wonderful service. Couldn't do enough for us, one dish was put through wrong and we were given replacement free of charge. Manager heard me say I wished I could have a Kalimoxho as a single drink and had one prepared for me off menu. Menu had ample gluten free options and offered really interesting choices. 10/10.
  35. GA

    GillianA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Rioja and we’ll definitely be back. The food was delicious - the best mussels we’ve ever had! The waiters were friendly snd the atmosphere was lovely - we felt as though we were on holiday.
  36. E

    Emma

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great authentic tapas and super service. Girls were lovely and so attentive!
  37. SC

    SubhashiniC

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    A wonderfully contemporary twist to tapas. Really delicious food and the staff were very friendly and attentive.
  38. MP

    MarionP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Service fantastic. Very good value for money in a really lovely restaurant. I will definitely return.
  39. E

    Emma

    Glasgow

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never had a bad experience here. Food, service and staff are great. Highly recommend it if you like tapas. I will be returning again soon.
  40. D

    Daniel

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Some relatively "simple" dishes that are taken to another level. The staff were very friendly and it was a good atmosphere. It's not cheap but you get very good quality!

FAQs

Rioja is rated 4.4 stars by 904 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Rioja

1116 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8TD

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Glasgow

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Exhibition Centre (Glasgow)‎ train station a short walk awayBus 100 stop Finnieston

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Miguel Angel Mayor

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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