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Rioja Wine Country Restaurants - Best Lunch Options

As you go for your wine tours and tastings in La Rioja, take a note of the restaurants to stop for lunch.

Choose among gastronomic restaurants, wine bars with views of vineyards with Sierra de Cantabria mountains as a backdrop, wine and food pairing options at wineries or simple tabernas with excellent hearty riojan food. 

Tip: Many wineries in Rioja offer tour packages that include a tasting menu that pairs well with their wines. Wine tour fee is often included in a lunch package.

Rioja Winery Restaurants

Several wineries have onsite restaurant and catering facilities.  When booking your wine tour, see if any of the wine and food pairing options appeal to you. 

These experiences are usually by appointment only.  Often you need to book them at least couple of days before your visit.  

Bodegas Vivanco

The restaurant is open for lunch and offers wine and food pairing packages with breathtaking views of vineyards and mountains.  Book in advance with the winery hospitality office.

Bodegas Baigorri

This winery restaurant is offering lunch tasting menu in combination with 4 wines of the Baigorri winery (55-60 euro per person including a guided visit of the bodega).  

Tierra at Finca de los Arandinos

Tierra at Finca de los Arandinos serves menus where the estate wines complement local dishes many of which are made of “KM 0” products, purchased from local producers.  

Bodegas Marques de Murrieta

The experience includes a guided visit through the vineyards and the 19th century winery, the Ygay Castle, a wine tasting paired with haut-cuisine appetizers or high gastronomy menu prepared by the chef of Marqués de Murrieta.

 

Martín Cendoya at Bodegas Eguren Ugarte

The bodega offers traditional riojan pre-fixed menu on a terrace overlooking vineyards and mountains.

30 to 60 euros per person.

David Moreno

The restaurant at David Moreno serves seasonal local riojan food.

25 to 43 euros per person with winery visit and tasting included.

Rioja Wine Country Restaurants A La Carte

Besides pre-fixed tasting menu at bodegas, a la carte options are available at these top Rioja restaurants.

Marqués de Riscal Restaurante Gastronómico

Overseen by Francis Paniego, and awarded a Michelin Star, this restaurant offers a fusion of traditional cuisine and the ultra-modern style. You can choose between à la carte or 2 tasting menus.

You can combine lunch with a visit to the famous Marques de Riscal winery.  Even if you are not doing a full wine tour, this restaurant as well as the next one, are worth visiting to see the remarkable architecture of Frank Gehry.

1860 Tradición

1860 Tradición is another restaurant at the Marques de Riscal iconic winery.  The restaurant focuses on traditional, seasonal cuisine. 

From its terrace, 1860 Tradición offers stunning views of the village of Elciego with the Cantabria mountain range as a backdrop.

Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Casa Toni

Creative and traditional cuisine of La Rioja.  Casa Toni’s wine cellar has 3,000 bottles in it.

Alameda

Traditional cuisine. Grilled seafood and meat dishes are the highlight of the menu at Alameda.

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