Señor Bear

4.8
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$30 and under
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Latin American
Señor Bear is a Latin American-inspired kitchen and bar in the LoHi neighborhood of Denver. We strive to marry the culinary traditions of Latin America with refined, modernized cooking techniques. Our bar program showcases classic Latin spirits, including rum, pisco, tequila, mezcal and cachaça.

For parties of 8 or more please contact our reservations team at 720 572 5997
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.6
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4.4
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CJ
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. We did the picnic basket for two of us and it was a great way to experience a wide variety of dishes. The hamachi was my favorite of the evening. I'm also gluten free, our server was very knowledgeable. Lots of options.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

They must have been short staffed the night we had our reservation. The bartender was also our waiter and it was pretty difficult to get attention from him. Our dinner took over 2 hours with big wait times between times our waiter came over. At one point I asked for a menu from the guy that delivered some food to our table. The hostess brought it to the wrong table even though I tried to flag her down. We decided not to order anything else, it would have taken way too long.

I understand this happens, I would juts have loved a heads up at the beginning of the reservation.

I have been here before with great service. This is the first time I brought my husband and I was really excited to treat him. I’m not sure we would want to go back.

TR
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We have been twice to the Bear and have had mixed results. The first visit was enjoyable enough we went back 2 weeks later, but this visit was not up to par. There are two primary issues. One, the food is pretty much all spicy, ranging from hot to really hot. It grows tiresome and is tough on the eaters that don't appreciate their mouth on fire. Two, the pacing was off. We ordered a set of appetizers and then a few plates for our mains and they came out at random orders and really fast. This made us feel rushed as the plates piled up, crowding the table and pressuring us to finish to make room. Waiter was very nice and efficient - the entire staff in fact was great. I recommend the restaurant but you may need to direct things a bit to ensure timing is right.

c
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and they didn't even blink when I needed a vegan option!

c
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Food was hit and miss. The half chicken was delicious but was difficult to cut and eat with the tools and space at the table. The roasted autumn vegetables were bordering on burnt. Bean guiso was fantastic. Patatas were well executed and great tasting. Cocktails were fun and interesting. Service was great. Noisy atmosphere, to the point of being difficult to make conversation. Overall it was good but not enough to drive me back anytime soon.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

It’s was an okay experience. The restaurant itself was great the server was just okay, a little serious. Haha. Usually have great meals here but for some reason the flavors just seemed off this evening. The ceviche was wonderful the beans and broccoli dish were average at best.

B
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We’re weren’t impressed by the food except for the empanadas.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the Bear’s Picnic Basket! It is a divine experience!

OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

get the tasting menu!!!

S
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!

B
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Senor Bear was good, but honestly, not great. Considering how hard it was to get a reservation combined with the fact that the overall experience was just "okay", I don't think we'll be returning.

l
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great time at Señor Bear! Keep in mind it is very loud; we were seated next to a very energetic 4-top and had some trouble hearing each other. However, we will absolutely the back. The food was fantastic; if you go get the asado!

OS
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Connor is the best server in Denver! He always makes my experience extra special!

E
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice presentation, nice flavors, good service. Wait staff very good.

TR
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place, food was all good. Service was attentive. Definitely recommend the Bear. Note that it could get pricey quickly.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had amazing date night, the service form dan was unreal

JB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and they took care of us well.

KA
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Both food and service was top notch. Short Rib Tamal and Churros are a must!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was very knowledgeable and the food was amazing. There was so much flavor in every bite, and I have already raved about it to friends.

M
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Didn’t love our table, but great service. Margaritas were pretty weak but Paloma was great. Amazing, unique food.

P
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went in on a Wednesday for happy hour. Delicious apps and drinks. Very friendly service

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful shared family style meal! Wonderful service from Michelle.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely dinner at Senor Bear! Service was attentive and helpful, and the drinks and food were outstanding. It is a noisy place so if anyone is hard of hearing I wouldn’t suggest it, but it was definitely a fun date night!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! All employees were nice and accommodating. Never been before but will go back!

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the drinks, to the appetizers, to the service and the price, it was another excellent night at Senor Bear. One of our favorite Denver gems! The NYE Oysters we’re probably the best I have ever had. My wife even tried her very first oysters and loved them!

AF
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've enjoyed the bar several times, but this was our first sit-down dinner. Why did we wait so long?!

BE
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and atmosphere. Would highly recommend the churros.

MC
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish is delicious. Even those ingredients you tend to avoid may impress you. This is one of the best restaurant experiences I’ve had in the United States so far.

NL
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, quality service and tasty food!

DK
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really had a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and different, the atmosphere was beautiful and our server Shannon was great. Will be back again in the future!

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Every dish was interesting and flavorful. A little noisy but the atmosphere was fun and festive two days before Christmas. We’ll definitely recommend Señor Bear to friends!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably my new favorite

BM
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food and server were excellent! Great recommendations from our waiter Dan.

BS
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Senor Bear is one of our frequent neighborhood go-to places. We absolutely LOVE the food! And....the servers have all become friends and family. Great service! Great food! Great fun! Absolutely recommend!!

N
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner. Fabulous food. Helpful waiter. Will definitely go back.

MR
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurants to meet friends from out of town. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Delicious food. Creative drinks. Festive holiday decorations.

BB
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Special Christmas drink menu was festive and fun. Service was pretty good, food was excellent!!!

l
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt like family at SB. The Host and waiter went above and beyond to make our dinner experience special. The food in the picnic basket was unique and amazing. Smokey, spicy margaritas were delicious. Thanks for a great experience, Connor and Jacob. We will be back soon!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful little gem - the empanadas were divine!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We thought food was average. Service and ambiance very good.