What do you ask of a restaurant to be up to your expectations? Good product? good serviceSublime mix of flavours? a local An extensive and varied WINE LIST?
Below, we present 4 restaurants in La Rioja that comply with all of the above and stand out for their know-how in the kitchen. Some of them have been serving customers for decades, others for only a few years.
Of course, the 4 will surprise you.
1. La Vieja Bodega in Casalarreina a restaurant in La Rioja with 3 decades of history.
At 1994 opened its doors La Vieja Bodega in Casalarreina. Since then, thousands of people have tasted his menu every year, which has never stopped innovate and reinvent.
This former wine cellar dating back to the XVII reconverted by Ángel Pérez into a restaurant, it has 5 dining rooms (Two large dining rooms, a glazed terrace and two private rooms), which can accommodate up to 200 diners. It also has 2 draughts where the best wines rest. And the fact is that La Vieja Bodega has more than 600 references on the wine list.
Throughout its 30 years of history La Vieja Bodega has become one of the most popular restaurants in La Rioja. known and respected.
Outside you can enjoy a large gardenideal for celebrating events and weddings.
La Vieja Bodega also has own car park for the convenience of its customers.
Open in mealtimes except Tuesdays for weekly rest, and dinners on Fridays and Saturdays.
2. Allegar | Restaurant of the Hotel Santa María Briones
At 2022 opened its doors for the first time the Boutique Hotel Santa María Briones with its Allegar restaurant.
Allegar is located in a 16th century civil house and offers a gastronomic proposal that ranges from enjoy the food as it is done in La Rioja, with top-quality raw materials from the most important Riojan orchards and local producers.
Also from treat the product with techniques that elevate itand to savour it in a idyllic setting where the different gastronomic areas of the hotel acquire their own personality, creating an authentic and complete gastronomic offer.
Reach It means to fill up the plate, to make the most of the food, drink and good memories. That is the experience you are invited to enjoy in the restaurant.
Closed to the public during the months of January and February, you can enjoy Allegar the rest of the year in timetable: Monday and Tuesday from 20h to 22h, and Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 13.30h to 15h and from 20h to 22h.
3. Casa Javi the gastronomy of several generations in Rincón de Soto
With 35 years of experience, the restaurant Casa Javi in Rincón de Soto is a place of reference for meals and celebrations in the area.
With a capacity of up to 130 diners is ideal to celebrate events or to try the daily menu that varies according to the season. seasonal raw materials making the most of the exquisite Riojan vegetable garden.
Nacho is the second generation at the helm of this emblematic restaurant that never ceases to adapt to the needs of the moment.
Approach from tuesday to sunday during 13h to 16h to savour the riojan cuisine in one of the best known restaurants in La Rioja Oriental.
4. Meraki Gastrobar in Nájera and its innovative ración de oreja (ear of pork).
Meraki Gastrobar opened its doors in August 2022 in full historic quarter of Nájera in front of the Monastery of Santa María la Real.
Just a few months after the opening Kike was collecting the Gold Apron as winner of the Pinchos de La Rioja contest with his creation ".Don't eat my ear!" an innovative way of cooking such a traditional product as pig's ear, which made him the winner of the competition.
"My obsession has always been to get my neighbours to try out elaborate, different and quality cuisine at an affordable price. so that everyone who wants to can come and enjoy it.."
So don't be we eat the ear moreThe opening hours are from Tuesday to Friday from 9h to 16h and from 19h to 23h. Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 24h.
At Meraki they are pets welcome.
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