- 1431 Larimer St Denver, 80202 LoDo
- 303 820 2282
- fax: 303 825 2588
- mains $22-29
- 11:30-14:30 Fri-Wed, 10:00-14:30 Sat & Sun, 17:00-22:00 Sun-Thu, 17:00-23:00 Fri & Sat
Lonely Planet review for Rioja
This is one of Denver’s best restaurants, lauded in foodie media and patronized by the city’s glitterati. Smart, busy and upscale, yet relaxed and casual, Rioja features select regional wines and an interesting menu of cocktails. Starters include a superb fresh bacon and a flight of artisan goats cheese. For mains, try the plump, juicy, seared nori-wrapped scallops or the sublime handmade artichoke tortellini.