Barbed Wire Reef
Our concept specializes in serving wild game and seafood in a fun, casual and comfortable setting. We are a full-service restaurant with a scratch kitchen and pride ourselves in providing great tasting food without a fuss!
We offer a full bar with focus on local breweries and craft cocktails.
Come see us ~ It's guaranteed to be a wild time!
Great drinks, delicious food and wonderful service. We love BWR and can't wait to go back. The prickly pear margarita and chicken tacos were particularly on point for our visit.
Great drinks and our food was delicious! We will definitely be back.
Server was amazing. Food was pretty good.
First time here but not the last! The food was amazing and for only having one server/bartender she was terrific!
Got a table on patio waited then Walked inside to get a beer and see inside, waitress said I’ll come out and get your order. Waited outside then went back inside to see if you could order a beer was stopped by male, Can I Help YOU like I was not to be inside or something, was told waitress would come outside an take order , can’t I just get a beer at bar and go back outside to patio? Others came in and got waited on inside. Rude, could of explained and not as organized as they think they are. Fifteen minutes later We got to order, and she got the wrong beer! One order of tacos were cold. Waitress was just to busy to listen and check back.
Bland food. Maybe it's difficult to succeed with wild game but I was disappointed to pay $26 for wild boar that is more than plentiful as far as wild game goes and then the sausage and pulled pork was just bland. Presentation was like a fast food place. Elk burger bland and tough. Kangaroo burger was pretty good. Sweet potato fries very good. Cold day, cold restaurant. No BBQ atmosphere - would have expected some heat, some smoke, some smells. Just a bland experience all around.
We booked a reservation a week prior to Mother's Day and they were not open for business.
Came for Denver Restaurant Week. Everything we ordered was outstanding!
Went for restaurant week. I was glad we were seated outside because it was so loud inside. Food was inconsistent for example- three of us ordered the tostada appetizer however only one of us got the mango salsa on it and two of us ordered the tacos however we got different salsas on the side. Our waitress was very short with us. Kale salad was limp.
Great menu and tasty entrees! Awesome margarita flights!
We usually love coming to this place. Great food and service. Not usually too busy. It’s been a great go to spot in 2021. We reserved a table and when we got there, there was a line out the door. The hostess was pretty stressed and did not handle to situation well. They gave our table away to someone else. What’s the point of making a reservation? We were not the only people waiting for a reservation. Will probably be a while before we try this place again.
10/10 don't recommend. Literally have gotten better food at long John silvers
The night we were there they were quite busy but the crew worked hard to get us seated appropriately. Overall service was good and food was great. Wait staff and Management were friendly and went out of their way to help. Restaurant week special of octopus was amazing and should be on the menu all the time. Salsa for the cicerones was outstanding
We went for restaurant week and enjoyed ourselves. Two of us did the restaurant week menu and the other two did their own choices. In the end the food was prepared quickly but didn’t wow us as much as we were hoping. We definitely enjoyed the Ahi Tuna Burger and the Deervastator. The fish and chips were “ok” and the carnitas nachos were decent but nothing special. We will definitely go back and give it another try. Fun atmosphere and great service!
Thank you so much for this review! Can't wait to have you back-
We came for restaurant week and the service was good but the value for food was not. We ordered a flight of margaritas and could only drink 1.5 Or 4 between two people. The food was average which would be fine if we paid for average food but $70 for food was not worth it.
JasonB- thank you for the review and do hope that you try us again.
This restaurant had been on my list for a long time. Restaurant week provided a great opportunity to go there and everything was delicious. Loved the laid back atmosphere.
So wonderful you had a great time! Can't wait to have you back!!
Come on flavors!! I grew up eating a lot of flavorful seafood so my expectations were a little high when I read their reviews. I ordered ceviche tostada, grilled octopus, ahi sandwich, key lime pie and margaritas. I can honestly say, it had been awhile since I had an awesome meal. Everything was so tasty with great flavors and I still think about that tender grilled octopus with the spicy dressing on the greens every so often. I could’ve had just a huge plate of that if they offered it. My partner got the Brussel sprouts and wild boar tacos and was equally impressed by it all. This place is a must try if you’re looking to try something exotic as they serve up other wild game as well. Theres no dressing up either unless if you really wanted. It’s a chill relaxing vibe all around like you just pulled up to a food truck. I’m definitely coming back here to try out more.
Wow! Thank you, so happy you had such a great time!!! Come back and see us.
Food was good. Interesting menu. On the loud side
While the food is decent, it is overpriced and service has been poor the last couple of times we've been here. We live across the street so we only return out of convenience.
I liked the elk sausage and my husband enjoyed the kangaroo burger. The drinks were interesting, service was friendly, relaxed atmosphere. I think the food is very simple and the elk sausage could use some cheese or other additions, but it was overall a nice, simple meal in a pub atmosphere.
Quiet night in the restaurant.... our bartender/server took such great care of us. The food was so tasty and the drinks were even better ! I will be back
Delicious food and great service. Margarita flight was great. Tacos are delicious. Will totally be back, already recommended to our friends
I suppose we're not their demographic. We're seniors. We do like to eat and try new restaurants. A lot of seniors eat early and it would be nice if the music could be a little lower in volume, or if there was a quiet corner or niche, so we can talk too.
This place is awesome! I lived right down the street for over a year while it was open and never went there for anything more than a drink at the bar. Of course once I moved, I made the effort to stop in for a meal with a friend when I was in the Highlands again.
Definitely try the Boar Fries, the Alligator Tacos and one of the Chicken Tacos. The food is unique, delicious and the vibe of the whole place is great. Sit near the bar if you like sports, great vantage point for the TVs.
Highly recommend this place to anyone looking for an interesting spot in the Highlands off Tennyson.
Love the ambiance the only thing I don’t like very much was how loud your Dj was, the longer we were there the louder the music got. But the food was delicious and it was so fun to try exotic meats like crocodile
Staff was great, food was quick, drinks & food were a bit pricy for what they were.
Ambiance leaves a little to be desired, but the food truck inside the wall is pretty cool. Considering That it started as a food truck, I think it’s worth the visit.
Everything was delicious and service was great!
Love the atmosphere and the food was excellent as always.
It was great all around! With Covid I was a little nervous, but it was totally safe. Thank you!
Awesome food and great atmosphere. We went in for taco Tuesday and can't wait to go back for the boar tacos. I would take friends in from out of town just for those!
Food was pretty good! We had a great steak that was cooked to perfection, and great desserts. The only knock we had on this place was the baked potato I received was ice cold. My wife received a warm one, so not sure if they forgot to cook mine?
Restaurant week at Barbed Wire Reef was great. Lovely service, awesome menu, great value. Food was delicious. Saw some of their take out dishes going out which looked equally delicious. Will definitely be back!
We visited during restaurant week. I have to say we were a bit disappointed. The soups were delicious, the ahi tuna taco was amazing, however, the main meals, the buffalo steak and salmon were average. It's a cute local meeting place but not really a date night place or romantic dining experience. The service was exceptional.
Went for restraunt week. Soup was great. Entree was mediocre. Dessert was fantastic. Great service.
Definitely not following covid guidelines with distancing and when we asked to sit outside with our servers pulling masks away and down to talk. Cold and mediocre food for my friends, mine was fine but the churros were fire
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Amazing food and incredible service. Tacos are soooo delicious. Every time we go, the service is warm and welcoming. It's not to be missed!!
Our wait staff was great. My husband received the wrong order and was willing to eat it. However, she packaged up the right order for us to take home for no charge.
What shocked us was the price of wine. I ordered chardonnay and wasn't given a choice. It was delicious but cost $14 a glass! I expect that in a fancy restaurant but Barbed Wire is a bar. Our total bill was over $80 (including tip) for two beers, two glasses of wine, a sandwich with fries, an appetizer, and an order of fancy fries. We won't be returning when we can go to a bar for dinner with wine costing less than $9 ... in some places a lot less.
Also, the week before we had a reservation, which was cancelled the afternoon of that night. It would have been nice to have some notice. Apparently, a wedding party booked the restaurant, which we would have understood with more notice and maybe an offer of a free drink or something for our inconvenience.
You can order delivery directly from Barbed Wire Reef using the Order Online button. Barbed Wire Reef also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 242-7042.
Barbed Wire Reef is rated 4.5 stars by 85 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.