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Authentic, 150-year-old family recipes meld ingredients into award-winning paella, calamari & homemade chorizo served inside or alfresco

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Promotional value expires Apr 8, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Dine-in only. Not valid for private parties. Not valid on 11/24, 12/24, 12/25, or 12/31. Not valid for Sunday brunch. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Like voluntary tasings and constructive criticism, some meals are best when delivered in small doses. Snack in stride with today’s Groupon to Rioja. Choose between the following options:

  • For $7, you get $15 worth of tapas during lunch.
  • For $12, you get $25 worth of tapas during dinner.

Rioja's chefs draw upon 150-year-old family recipes to forge small-plate fare that has filled a trophy case with awards including a commendation from the Houston Press for Best Tapas. In the evening, taste buds tango with cold tapas including the serrano-ham-topped baguettes of pa’amb tomaquet ($7.95) or samba with hot tapas such as sweet-pear purée resting atop fried black spanish sausage ($7.95). Diners on an outdoor patio tear into paella mixta, which mingles prawns, mussels, calamari, and homemade chorizo ($17.95). On Friday and Saturday evenings, the rhythm of live music wafts out into the cool air, augmenting Spanish ambiance as miraculous as a nest of bullfighters.

The lunch menu showcases bocatas, sliced foot-long french baguettes that accommodate potato omelets, grilled sardines, or chorizo ($7.95+). Three-course tapas lunches ($13.95) combine small plates of patatas bravas, baby green asparagus, and sushi-grade salmon to form a trio as powerful as the Three Stooges' personal injury lawyers. Although not covered by this deal, Rioja’s wine list fills glasses as clinking toasts punctuate cheery chatter.

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.