Located between 14th and 15th Street in historical Larimer Square in downtown Denver is the exquisite Rioja restaurant, which delivers to its customers a blend of Mediterranean cuisine with local and seasonal products. An alluring ambiance of hand blown glass mixtures, copper topped bar, with an exclusive kitchen and a matching decor increases the authenticity of the food. These are factors which have made Rioja the top 5 tourist resort of the state. A dining room and bar that can accommodate around 150 guests and the patio up to 16, are the highlights of the restaurant.
The brunch at Rioja can be more fascinating for the food lovers who find the dinner expensive. It can be enjoyed on the weekends starting at 10:00 a.m. For all those ardent food lovers, Saturdays and Sundays can bring them an exclusive combination of Rioja eggs Benedict, Eric’s house made doughnuts, Dungeness crab creeps, and crispy potato galettes along with the regular cuisine. If the dinner is remarkable then the weekend brunch is even more splendid. The restaurant serves a systematic schedule for all its customers.
- Dinner is available from Sunday to Thursday, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
- Lunch is available from Wednesday through Friday, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
- Desserts times vary and can be purchased with lunch, brunch, and dinner
- Brunch is a special experience on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.
Reservations for tables are recommended, as the seats are limited and the restaurant usually has seats booked in advance.
The restaurant has been featured in a number of media publications and television shows. Some are the Westward Best of Denver, Zagat 2011, Gabby Gourmet 2011, Denver’s Top Chef, Chef Jen on CBS, Where to Eat, Restaurants Top Tables, Where to Go Next on Food and Wine, Where to Eat: Denver, and many more. “The perfect bite” is the Rioja’s personal release of the best cuisines and can be viewed online or at the restaurant. The gift book describes how cuisines can be prepared with the tinge of dexterity. They are just the right gifts for any occasion and suitable cooks of all regional cuisines.
Rioja offers the best dining experience and is just blocks away from the Denver Performing Arts Complex and the Pepsi Center.