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Order online so your food is ready when you are!

Hours:

Delivery Hours

Tue5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Thu11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Extra Phones:

Phone: (281) 417-0197

Phone: (713) 249-1727

Payment method:
discover, master card, diners club, visa, amex
Neighborhoods:
Southlake, Westside, Briarforest
Categories:
Spanish Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants

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09/25/2013

I spoke with the owner to place a catering order for 10 people for my father's birthday dinner. Over the phone I was told the price for the Paella Mixta (Valencia Saffron Rice, Prawns, Shrimp, Mussels, Calamari, chicken and home-made chorizo) is $18.95 per person, but he would give it to me for $16. I thought I was getting a decent deal, until I looked at their catering prices online and it showed $17.95 per person, ... view more

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11/27/2010
Best Tapas in Houston by far!

I have been to Mi Luna, Tintos, and Andalucia in Houston and all have disappointed. Riojas is the best place for tapas in Houston. After spending a summer in Spain, this is the only place in Houston that I have tried that serves genuine Spanish cuisine. Great sangria too – not the water downed sangria they serve at the other places. Great place to celebrate with a large party, I had a table of 12 and the staff was ... view more

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04/08/2010
WOW tapas!

The lunch tapas selection is great! the wine selection incredible, and I have yet to experience brunch here. Check out pictures of the patio on Facebook-""Around the World in 80 Restaurants"". \r Great for families. Live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

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01/23/2010
Welcome to Spain. The Best Dining in Houston

I received celebrity treatment from the moment I stepped into the door all the way until I left. Bravo! I had the brunch which was superb! I have never had such an elegant brunch as such a reasonable price. A bonus was the FREE bottomless mimosas and sangria. I was in heaven. I have never received such great service. The waitresses were a great team, and you could tell that they genuinely liked working there. They ha... view more

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11/13/2009
Nice night out in the West of Houston

Went on a Saturday night with my father. We shared 3 tapas and an entree, the paella. The food was really good, though the paella was a bit heavy on the chorizo. The house wine was only $15 per bottle and only $5 for takeout! I had both the white and the red and they were both great. My dad bought a mixed case!\r It was a beautiful evening so we sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful patio. Check it out...

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02/28/2009
Great Girls Night Out

I called same day for a party of 15, after some confusion with another restauarant.\r The owner was attentive and helpful, and my wife and her friends had a great time.\r The Tapas were delicious and they loved the atmosphere and attentive service.\r \r I'm the wife and had a whale of a time!!! Myself and my friends.\r We were in a lovely room off to ourselves which was probably just as well for everyone else a... view more

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01/15/2009
Excellent food, the best wine menu, great service and relaxing amotsphere

I have eaten at some of the most renowned Spanish tapas restaurants throughout the United States and Spain. Rioja truly stands as one of the best tapas I have ever eaten at. Anyone who says otherwise does not know what good tapas food is. I stumbled upon Rioja while on a business trip in Houston. The food was so good I went back four times in one week! They serve an excellent breakfast on the weekend also! The pork t... view more

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12/14/2008
San Francisco Treat

Crab Empanadas = Flavorless Grease\r Custard/Creme Brulee = sugarwater with blowtorch\r Paella = Rice -A -Roni with a bucket of seawater on top \r Sangria =welch's grape juice with water and a splash of box wine

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11/21/2008
Mediocre Food ... Services as Average

After watching Mario Batali and Gwyneth Paltrow travel through Spain, we had major cravings for tapas. So of to Rioja we went on a Friday night. We were greeted with a ""Do you have a reservation?"" Little mifffed, but I let it go. We were offered a drink and chose a sangria. After we were seated, it took a few minutes for the staff to bring a menu. We ordered a bottle of wine, an asparagus appetizer, the choriz... view more

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10/04/2008
Great Customer Service

Excellent Service, casual dress, great atmosphere. The gazpacho was really amazing; it was a great mixture of several fantastic flavors. The mushrooms cooked in garlic and red peppers were another really wonderful treat. The grilled Angus beef was a culinary delight, the knife went through the beef like butter and the taste was just astounding. This is a place I would definitely return to over and over again.\r ... view more

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