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El Five, Denver, CO
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El Five

4.7
4.7
3104 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Hello!

We are open!

El Five and the Edible Beats Family (Root Down, Linger, Ophelias, Vital Root and El Five) are very grateful to welcome you back into our restaurant.

Our menu continues to feature our take on traditional Spanish and Mediterranean tapas with influences from North Africa and the Middle East.

Enjoy this underrepresented cuisine while overlooking spectacular unobstructed city views of the downtown Denver skyline and Rockies foothills.

We are open for inside dining and to-go. We are also offering limited enclosed and heated outdoor seating, on a first come, first serve basis. We sincerely apologize, enclosed outdoor seating is not available to be reserved ahead of time.

Please be aware that we continue to follow all state and city guidance regarding health practices, which at this time include the wearing of masks while moving around our space or engaging with staff.

We look forward to seeing you!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 106 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Spanish, Middle Eastern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 524-9193

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Justin Cucci

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands

  • Cross street

    Umatilla and 30th

  • Parking details

    Please note that our normal Valet offerings are not available at this time. Street parking is available for free on a first come, first served basis.

  • Public transit

    W 32nd ave and Tejon street - Bus station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,104 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Most Booked

  • Denver

    Scenic View

  • Denver

    Most Booked

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  1. DA

    DianaA

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would call El Five Edgy Urban. It is so unique that it's hard to describe. Off the charts creativity from the decor to the food and drinks. The wait staff is knowledgable, gracious and patient. We were not rushed. Of course the views of Denver are outstanding. It was an amazing dining experience that we can't stop talking about.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our anniversary here and it was way more than we could ask for. Service was amazing and the food every flavor melted on our taste buds. 10/5 must go
  3. SM

    StephanieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The fatoush salad would be more easily enjoyed if it wasn't large chunks that need to be cut up when it is served. After I cut it up so I could get a little of everything in each bite, it was delicious. Everything else we ordered was great.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls trip
  5. JS

    JayS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was unique, flavorful, visually pleasing. Our server Luke was excellent. He was well informed about the menu offerings. If he didn't know something, he was able to find the answer. The indoor dining ambience was excellent, however it could feel a little on the loud side. In the future, I would probably wait to sit outside weather permitting. The view was gorgeous.
  6. DB

    DaBunni

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The very best part of El Five was the service! Anton was amazing. We also had a really lovely cocktail called a Christopher Robbins and enjoyed the goat cheese croquettes. The rest of the food-the burrata, the fattoush…they kinda missed the mark for me. Not terrible. Just “meh”. Something about their fusion just doesn’t quite work- their Middle Eastern/Spanish combo just isn’t vibing with me. To be fair, we didn’t order the paella which they are supposedly known for. For some really good news, Anton chose a spectacular white wine for us that we adored and, here’s the best part, when a raucous party of 12 bros having a bachelor party were seated next to us in our quiet little corner he immediately offered to move us! He moved us to the other side of the restaurant just in time to see the wonderful fireworks from Coors Field. It wasn’t a date night disaster, but I wouldn’t rush back to El Five.
  7. SB

    ShellyB

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing views of downtown, great decor and delicious food! We had several tapas (goat cheese crochettes, eggplant fries, and pork tenderloin) -they were all amazing! And our seafood paella was very good! I recommend!
  8. MC

    MichaelC

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, amazing view!
  9. KM

    KelseyM

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tapas were great & they were very generous and put us in the best spot on the rooftop deck for our anniversary with complimentary champagne to celebrate!
  10. m

    miker

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food and service ! I love this place - great to sit out on the patio and enjoy the view
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    The service definitely impacted the experience overall even though the food quality was good. We ordered our paella early because we knew it would take 30-45 minutes to prepare. We easily waited over an hour for it. Table next to us sat down after us, had paella, had dessert and finished before us (different waiter). Our server was either new, overwhelmed or simply forgot about us frequently. We sat with empty drinks twice and ended up skipping dessert since the service had been so slow. I had been looking forward to this restaurant as I love Spanish food, the sister restaurants and the view is incredible. We will sadly not return.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing our server David was so nice they gave us a super cool table that was secluded.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Sydney was amazing and very attentive. The food was great, and the drinks were absolutely perfect.
  14. p

    ptowngirl

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So enjoyed our evening- food, drinks, ambience, service all top notch. Highly recommend!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El five never disappoints! One of our favorite restaurants in Denver.
  16. JE

    JeremyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a wonderful time spending my birthday here. The food was excellent and the service was as well.
  17. H

    Hannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great flavors and knowledgeable staff! Will be back again
  18. AH

    AndrewH

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This place was amazing! The staff was super helpful and friendly, and the view from the rooftop is second to none. Food was superb (Spreads of the Med, Goat Cheese Croquettas, and Seafood Paella!). It can be a little intimidating walking in, but the staff is so great that you immediately feel at ease. Will visit again my next time in Denver!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner. Have been a couple times and never a disappointment. After recently moving from LA this has become my new favorite. I plan to return many many times!
  20. B

    Brenda

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El 5 is a whole vibe. The service was personable and our waiter Jason was engaging and knowledgeable about the menu and it’s offerings. Food was outrageously flavorful. We had the Pork Tenderloin, Kauai Shrimp, and Carne Paella. Served tapas style, the pork and paella were perfection. The shrimp though full of flavor were mushy but ordering Kauai shrimp in Denver was probably our mistake. The view is of course the crown jewel of this restaurant. Get reservations for sunset and you will not be disappointed. Thank you El 5 !
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Overall good dining experience
  23. EC

    EastCoastWestCoast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El Five's attention to detail on every plate and drink is what earns this place 5 stars. Justin, our server, was outstanding and should be the example for the industry. Incredible attentive service with a friendly attitude. Our group enjoyed every dish and would love to visit again the next time we are in Denver.
  24. TM

    TaliaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous! The food is so amazing and the service is top notch. Can’t beat the view either.
  25. JA

    JANNELLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Super fun place for a date, or a small group. Great view of Denver and the decor is great. The Paella and the scallops were the highlight of our food experience. The Kauai shrimp were delicious, as well. We did get the goat cheese croquettes and they were good but it isn't something I would crave again. The service was attentive, knowledgeable, but casual and kind. We are excited for our next visit.
  26. KG

    KatieG

    Denver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Double date night! We very much enjoyed our recommendations. We had the hummus platter to start. The eggplant fries and chicken soup dumplings were very tasty. The sea bass and potatoes were super yummy. We then had paella which was fabulous.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tonya was amazing. Made our day very special for our anniversary. Food was off the hook and killer views were seen from anywhere you sat! Must go!!!
  28. TC

    TC46

    Denver

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoy the tapas at El Five. The wait staff ( TJ and Tanya) were especially proficient and professional. El Fiveis one of our @ go to” restaurants.
  29. l

    lori

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always excellent, nice combo of flavors. Drinks were exceptional. I had the Femme Fatale.
  30. M

    Marie

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our server Jack was absolutely great! I had a guest in from out of town and they very much enjoyed the visit to El Five.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Nice vibe. View spectacular. Service exceptional!!! Food was hit and miss but didn't try the paella. Would go back for casual drinks at the bar area overlooking the city with maybe a nibble but not for full meal. Nothing tasted bad but wasn't a wow. Note that on-line menu may have items listed that aren't currently served.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All aspects of food and cocktails exceptional.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    hard to find better tapas than this unless you go to the iberian pennisula, sea bass and seafood paella to die for, craft cocktails cool vibe and awesome views just complete the dining experience…
  34. JS

    JayS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always El Five delivers an all around excellent experience. The food, drinks, service, and views are fantastic. The only problem with this restaurant is how busy it is, making finding reservations difficult.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Everything was good overall! Was probably recommended to get a little too much food by our server and was disappointed in the carne paella a little bit but all the tapas were great!
  36. MH

    MarthaH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely fabulous! We enjoyed every dish. Our server Jackie was wonderful and very helpful. We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed the view.
  37. MT

    MaryTruelock

    Oklahoma City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The menu is a little hard to read if you’re not familiar with Middle Eastern food or fine dining terms, however, the wait staff will not hesitate to inform you! Every dish that was brought to us was explained thoroughly. We ordered Chilean sea bass turmeric chicken Paella and the pork. Every last drop of it was delicious! I might’ve licked the plate when no one was looking.. They even brought a desert out for my daughter’s birthday
  38. R

    cvaRes

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    All the tapas was wonderful- we had a large variety and none disappointed
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was great, but service was slow
  40. SM

    SavannahM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view of Denver skyline! Perfect spot for a romantic date night. Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and cocktails which was great since it was our first time dining here. All of the food was delicious! Highly recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

El Five does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. El Five also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 524-9193.

El Five is rated 4.7 stars by 3104 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 106 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for El Five

2930 Umatilla St, Suite 500, Denver, CO 80211-3833

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Umatilla and 30th

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Spanish, Middle Eastern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Please note that our normal Valet offerings are not available at this time. Street parking is available for free on a first come, first served basis.

  • Public transit

    W 32nd ave and Tejon street - Bus station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Justin Cucci

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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