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Rioja, Glasgow,

Rioja

4.4
4.4
875 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 17 times today

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

What 875 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. T

    Tapas

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    JJH1

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    GabriellaP

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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 .
  4. GF

    GabyF

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  5. CM

    ChristopherM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  6. GA

    GillianA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  7. E

    Emma

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great authentic tapas and super service. Girls were lovely and so attentive!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. E

    Emma

    Glasgow

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 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.
  11. 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!
  12. SW

    SharonW

    Argyll

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Great food I really enjoyed it ! Would definitely return
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff. Wonderful food.
  14. JM

    JeanM

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food in a lovely place, can’t fault it!
  15. GH

    GraemeH

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing range of unusual tapas Service was quick Food was really Tasty
  16. NW

    NancyW

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were welcomed warmly. All Staff were very friendly and helpful but not intrusive. the decor was relaxing, reminded us of the seaside. The food was excellent and the dishes came with a reasonable amount of time between them. We found this slower pace much more satisfying than the previous 'hurried' nature of other Tapas Bars when all the dishes arrived virtually at the same time such that the table was overcrowded and the dishes often cold before we got to them. We will definitely be back.
  17. VM

    VM11

    Angus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit , staff were great as was the food and wine , Will definitely return
  18. a

    alisonc

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food, lovely staff!
  19. IM

    IanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    First time that we have tried Rioja and we certainly will be back. Food and service was excellent and we would recommend to friends and family.
  20. JS

    JeanS

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely customer service with food ad wine dishes explained and wine brought over to choose from The peppers were amazing
  21. LG

    LoisG

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An outstanding meal. I'll definitely be back. Best tapas in Glasgow.
  22. LT

    LouiseT

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, nice decor, good tasty menu, nice ambience, really enjoyed the meal there
  23. S

    Steve

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant lunch. Restaurant was quiet, the tapas and the white Rioja were great.
  24. GB

    GeorgeB

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Restaurant was quiet for a Tuesday afternoon - we were the only ones eating Service was excellent food top class Lunch menu is excellent value
  25. DB

    DavidB

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Incredible food as always. Some new staff as is with the majority of hospitality at present. Staff were super friendly just a little slow. Didn’t deter from a great night.
  26. DG

    DesG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very enjoyable evening, food was excellent as were the staff, who were knowledgeable, friendly, with a good sense of humour. One area, where you didn’t reach 5 stars on was the noise level near the end of the evening where the music really blasted out. Well done, see you soon :)
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was great and different, lovely experience
  28. J

    Jimboo

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    I understand that Tapas means small plates, however 2 croquetas for £6+ seems expensive. Similarly 4 pieces of Albondigas @£10.50 the same . Feel that it was overpriced for what we. Understand that it was a Wednesday, but no atmosphere as it was empty. On our way to Rioja, we passed several restaurants that were very busy. Disappointed to say the least
  29. FF

    FaithF

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We had a very nice meal the only criticism is that we booked a table of 6 we ended up being a 5 the table we were given was not at all suitable for that many diners , 4 folk maybe but definitely not 6 or even 5 , no space for all the glasses , water bottles wine , and then all the plates of food it was pretty compact !
  30. G

    Graham

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent, service a bit slow, but was very busy. No complaints!
  31. IS

    IsabelS

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit to Rioja and certainly won't be our last - delicious tapas both old favourites and some new ones. Invited our waiter to choose my 3 and wasn't disappointed at all. First class choice of wine too - obviously Rioja - we will be back.
  32. NH

    NeilH

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, nice ambiance in the restaurant, food was excellent although a bit pricey but to be fair better quality than most tapas restaurants. Will certainly be back when in the neighbourhood
  33. G

    Gord

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Food was excellent but service really slow and dishes came out 1 at a time and up to 20 minutes apart. Not a typical tapas experience at all. After 2 hours we eventually cancelled our last 2 dishes as we had somewhere to be.
  34. H

    Happy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it. Thankyou to the staff for listening to our requirements and having everything just perfect. Well done Clara.
  35. MC

    MichaelC

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time &amp; we will be back. The food was excellent tapas......very well cooked &amp; presented imaginatively. The service was quick, friendly &amp; professional. All in all a very fine lunch &amp; afternoon......no negatives, all positive. Thanks Rioja!
  36. GA

    GioA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you . As always we had a truly lovely evening. The only one surprise was no option on the menu for el chocolate caliente. We look forward to our next visit.
  37. SR

    SamanthaRP

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This place is incredible!! We absolutely loved each and every dish and would have ordered more, if we could have fitted it in! The decor style doesn’t really reflect the Spanish style of cuisine, so it’s an odd setting in some respects, not that the interior isn’t nice and clean. The food though is exceptional. The blend of ingredients and variety of choice on the menu is outstanding. If we didn’t live in England this would be a regular haunt, and we have already recommended to many friends! A memorable meal which is one of the best I’ve ever experienced. Thank you, Rioja!
  38. NO

    NeilOD

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had eaten here before and service was pretty quick. We were time limited this time so returned. Speed of service was more relaxed this time which in normal circumstances would be great. Highlighted to staff that we would need to forgo final 2 tapas ordered. They were great, removed these from the bill while still managing to deliver one of them to the table free of charge before we left. Quality of food and service both excellent. Will definitely go back for the more classic laid back tapas experience when less pressed for time. Great value for money.
  39. GD

    GailD

    Glasgow

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and we felt that we were on holiday with the vibe of the restaurant. Will Definitely be back.
  40. N

    Nikkk

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved every dish, freshly prepared &amp; liked that it came out when ready at different times. The non alcoholic cocktail was delicious. Wine a bit overpriced, small measures. Particularly liked the crab salad . We would return, great atmosphere, great staff

FAQs

Rioja is rated 4.4 stars by 875 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 17 times today
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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