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Rioja

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#3 of 9375 places to eat in Denver
Open now 11:30 - 14:30, 17:00 - 23:00
$$$$ Average price: $31-60
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1431 Larimer St, 80202
Denver, Colorado, USA
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If you feel hungry after visiting Larimer Square, have a meal at this restaurant. If you have never come across Mediterranean and Spanish cuisines, you should reserve a table at Rioja. Perfectly cooked belly pork, tortellini and cheese salads can make a deep impression on you. Don't forget to try good biscotti, cannolis and lemon pie at this place. Delicious champagne, beer or red sangria will make your meal even more delicious and you'll surely come back. At this spot, clients may drink great espresso, ponche or lemonade.

At this restaurant, you can invite colleagues for a business meeting or business lunch. The nice staff works hard, stays positive and makes this place wonderful. The fine service displays a high level of quality at Rioja. Prices are found attractive here. At this place, guests can enjoy the enjoyable atmosphere and spectacular decor. Frommer's experts like this spot, because they gave it 3 stars.

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Perhaps this is a good place for the ostentatious foodie, but overall the food was just ok.  Some really good, and some really bad.    Appetizers were "interesting" and not to my taste, but that's ok and is NOT a reason for the ding.   The bad aftertaste came from a wait staff dripping with hipster pretension that was unwarranted, while the endless instruction on how to eat everything, the waiting 10 minutes to get a drink, and the jet blast from the air conditioner vent rendered everything rather sad. That said, the pasta dish (tortellini) was very good, well prepared and extremely tasty.  Getting 5 totellini for $20 seemed a bit excessive.  But they were good. Overall, when in Larimer Square, I will find other places.  This place would earn back some stars if it just dropped the self-importance that made it feel as if we were privileged to be allowed to eat there versus being welcomed as customers.
Unique, but delicious food.  Spanish Fusion is what we'd call this back east.  It's not tapas and Paella like most traditional a Spanish restaurants serve.  It's new age cuisine: octopus and olive oil, tomato soup and lots of interesting foods.   Great service, outdoor dining and on a "restaurant row"- 15 other dining choices within a block. Wish they had a broader menu- only negative.
God damn. This food was amazing. Service was legit. Jessica liked the duck head with goggles in the bathroom. Nice place to eat for a special night since it's pricy but the food is noticeably next level
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Address
1431 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado, USA, 80202
Features
Delivery Outdoor seating Vegetarian options Сredit cards accepted No Wi-Fi Takeaway Parking Booking No TV Wheelchair accessible
Opening hours
SundaySun 10:00-14:30, 17:00-22:00
MondayMon 17:00-22:00
TuesdayTue 17:00-22:00
WednesdayWed 11:30-14:30, 17:00-22:00
ThursdayThu 11:30-14:30, 17:00-22:00
FridayFri 11:30-14:30, 17:00-23:00
SaturdaySat 10:00-14:30, 17:00-23:00
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