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4.6 (1,866) $$$$ $$$$ American, Mediterranean


Summary: Seasonal Mediterranean cuisine, vibrant flavors.

Rioja, a gem in Denver, serves up imaginative Mediterranean dishes with a seasonal twist, complemented by a dynamic wine list, all within a high-energy atmosphere. The restaurant's simple yet elegant décor sets the stage for a memorable dining experience, where each dish is a harmonious blend of textures and tastes, ranging from handmade pastas to artisan meats. The weekend brunch at Rioja is particularly popular, featuring inventive takes on classics like sweet potato hash and chicken confit with latkes. The attentive staff, eclectic wine selection, and a variety of starter and entrée-sized portions make Rioja a standout destination for both locals and visitors in search of a culinary adventure.


4 Diamonds
2 Toques
2 Toques
Best Female Chefs in the U.S. 2017
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James Beard
Outstanding Chef - Semifinalist 2016
Best Chefs - Winner 2013
Best Chefs - Nominee 2012
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1431 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202

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