reservations

Although we might not show an available table at your preferred time, we suggest you call the restaurant at 303.820.2282 to take advantage of possible chef counter seating or last minute cancellations.

winner of the James Beard Foundation award for best chef southwest 2013

semifinalist outstanding chef 2016

reservations

Although we might not show an available table at your preferred time, we suggest you call the restaurant at 303.820.2282 to take advantage of possible chef counter seating or last minute cancellations.

Parties of five or more should call us directly for reservations. 303.820.2282

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menus

carryout

Just call ahead or order online and we’ll have it ready for you to pick up.

lunch

dine in or takeout lunch is available through Flavor Dojo 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

dinner

dinner is served sunday-thursday 4:00 pm – 10:00, pm friday and saturday 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

brunch

brunch is served saturday and sunday 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

happy hour/cocktails

happy hour at Rioja from 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm every day

wine list

The Rioja wine list features a broad selection of Spanish wines by the glass and bottle complemented by selected bottles from around the world.

dessert

dessert is served whenever we are open.

people

passion, creativity and attention to detail are the engines that drive any restaurant. Executive Chef/Owner Jennifer Jasinski and General Manager/Owner Beth Gruitch lead the team at Rioja. Read more about them below:

Jennifer Jasinski

Cooking started at a young age out of necessity for Jasinski. Growing up in a single-parent household with two siblings who all took turns cooking, Jasinski developed a knack for following recipes and creating her own, until eventually, it was always her turn to cook.

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Beth Gruitch

When people say the restaurant business is in your blood, Beth Gruitch is a believer. Her great grandparents, three generations before her, must have passed down the gene.

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Tim Kuklinski

Denver is lucky to be the last stop for Tim Kuklinski. A peripatetic childhood took him back and forth across the country.

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Matthew Brooks

Born in Montrose, Colorado, Matthew Brooks is the Director of Operations for Crafted Concepts working alongside Beth Gruitch and Jennifer Jasinski since 2015.

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about rioja

cuisine | featuring a menu inspired by Mediterranean ingredients and influenced by local and seasonal products.

ambiance | copper-topped bar, exhibition kitchen, simple decor that allows the food to shine.

location | between 14th & 15th streets in Historic Larimer Square – perennially one of Denver’s top 5 tourist attractions. Just blocks from the Denver Performing Arts Complex and Pepsi Center