Review: Barbed Wire Reef in Denver plays with wild game

Colorado is home to its fair share of wildlife — elk, deer, bison, bears, rattlesnakes. The list is long. You’ll find many of them (bears not included) on the menu at 10-month-old Barbed Wire Reef. The Berkeley restaurant, which originated as a bright orange food truck back in 2011, is known for its exotic surf-and-turf-inspired menu. Beyond the locals, owner Rico Aragon’s menu features a selection of far-flung wild game, such as kangaroo, wild boar and alligator, plus an array of seafood. While beloved joints such as Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs and the Buckhorn Exchange have been satisfying Denverites’ palates for unusual bites for, well, forever now, Barbed Wire’s laid-back, coastal vibe adds something new to those offerings. (If we’ve learned anything from the proliferation of poke restaurants, it’s that there’s room for quite a few spots within the same genre in this town.) Star Rating Guide: Ratings range from zero to four stars. Zero is poor. One star, satisfactory. Two stars, good. Three stars, very good. Four stars, excellent. Barbed Wire’s brick-and-mortar, which took over a former auto shop, brings some color — quite literally, with its blue and red brick exterior — and p...

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