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Rioja

94
TripExpert Score based on reviews in 10 publications
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    Summer Radish Salad
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    Grilled Colorado Peaches
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    Pea Ravioli
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    Photo: Beignets
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    Muscovy Duck
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    Seared Sea Scallops
Badge@2x 94

Outstanding

say expert reviewers

#1 in Denver About the TripExpert Score

10 expert recommendations

44

Denver Post 3.0

Yes, you can order calamari and octopus, and olives have a revered place in the Rioja universe, but you can also find Skuna Bay salmon lomi lomi with macadamia-ginger pesto. Full review →

6

Fodor's Tick@2x Choice

Chef Jennifer Jasinski's intense attention to detail is evident in her tribute to Mediterranean food with contemporary flair. Full review →

1

Frommer's 34

With a copper-topped bar and an atmosphere that’s formal without being stuffy, Rioja is the perfect vehicle for Jasinski’s menu of contrasting flavors and textures. Full review →

21

Gayot 15.0

The simple décor---crisp white tablecloths, mango-colored walls, exposed brick and warm golden-brown booths---creates a pleasing play of textures. Full review →

16

Insight Guides

A polished downtown spot for American cooking that includes house-made tortellini or Colorado lamb sausage. Full review →

2

Lonely Planet Tick@2x Top Choice

Smart, busy and upscale, yet relaxed and casual – just like Colorado – Rioja features modern cuisine inspired by Italian and Spanish traditions and powered by modern culinary flavors. Full review →

10

Rough Guide

Creative and hugely enjoyable Mediterranean cuisine, with robust meat, fish and pasta entrees from around $20, and some tables outside. Dinner daily, lunch Wed–Sun.

49

The Infatuation 8.3

Strung lights and handsome brick buildings are a fitting backdrop for Rioja, one of the pioneers of the Denver restaurant scene. Full review →

12

Travel + Leisure

The small patio invites those walking through the LoDo neighborhood to stop for a Rioja “picnic” of artisan meats, cheeses, nuts and olives. Full review →

19

Zagat 4.7

The “passion” of chef/co-owner Jennifer Jasinski shows in every “meticulously thought-out” Mediterranean-inspired dish her “courteous” staff “presents like artwork” alongside an... Full review →

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