1701 Wynkoop St.
Denver, CO 80202
Critics' Pick
Best Of


  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Takeout
  • Garage Parking, Metered Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
This 2017 addition to the restaurant group that includes Rioja and Stoic & Genuine exudes an elegance befitting Ultreia's location in historic Union Station. Beyond the gin-stacked bar is a Spanish-style plaza, with tables tucked around a fountain and flowers. Ornate wrought-iron stairs lead to the mezzanine, where tables perch like box seats at the opera. Walls come alive with a mural of cows and peasants adapted from a seventh-century work in London’s National Gallery. But this isn’t a fine-dining spot: Ultreia is a fun-loving gastroteka, specializing in Spanish and Portuguese tapas, pintxos and gin tonics. Settle in for wood cones of chorizo and Manchego, crispy ham croquettes, and pork ribs that fall apart on contact for delightful bites of juicy meat and cumin-seasoned bark. And don’t miss the pan con tomate, with puréed tomato that you slather on garlic-rubbed ciabatta until the juices seep ever-so-slightly into the crumb. Entrees and desserts are on offer, too, but a glass of sherry might be all the ending you need.

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