Rioja

1431 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80202
303-820-2282
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  • Mon-Tue: 5pm-10pm Wed-Thur: Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner 5pm-10pm Fri: Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner 5pm-11pm Sat: Lunch 10am-2:30pm Dinner 5pm-11pm Sun: Lunch 10am-2:30pm Dinner 5pm-10pm
  • $$, $$$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Business Dining, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
Rioja opened in late 2004 to unprecedented fanfare -- fawned over by the press, loved up on the foodie message boards, packed from the start almost every night of the week. And it's just gotten better from there. The fare coming out of chef/owner Jennifer Jasinski's open kitchen is a jumble of Mediterranean, Spanish and loose, fusion-y concepts with handmade pastas and excellent sauces. The room is comfortable, casual and perfectly geared for the skittish Larimer Square foot traffic, full of folks who might stop in for a quick drink but wind up lingering over dinner.

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