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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 capacity and health practices, including temperature checks and the wearing of masks while moving around our space or engaging with staff.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Seafood Paella* ***
Shrimp, calamari, mussels, clams, rockfish, bomba rice, sofrito, aioli, saffron
Basque salumi, lomo, lamb merguez, chorizo, bomba rice, peppers, aioli, salsa verde
Goat Cheese Croquettas
Crispy jamon, frisée, marconas, mastic chili honey
Loved it. Want to try more!
Great food views and service will be back
Great View on balcony.
Was Just Amazing for my wife an I.
The staff was wonderful especially Nathan and the other bartenders!
This was our first time dining at this restaurant. You must make reservations way in advance as they are alway booked! We celebrated our anniversary here and the paella was incredible! We sat inside but there are also a few tables outside and there is outside bar seating. The atmosphere is vibrant and our server was wonderful!! We had a fantastic experience and we highly recommend!
Celebrated our 35th Anniversary! Everything was PERFECT! Table for 2 at the corner of the patio to see the sunset over downtown Denver. Food was great especially burrata salad and sea bass and pasarela cocktail. Service was superb. Highly recommend!!!
We sat outside and ate delicious and aesthetically pleasing food. Our service was outstanding.
Every bite was delicious and the view was fabulous.
Bad experience. They repeatedly told us we only had 90 minutes per their restaurant COVID rules. Ok. We’re post pandemic and there aren’t restrictions anymore but every restaurant gets to make their own rules. BUT also because of pandemic they closed the kitchen and bar less than an hour after sitting. Further, the charged a “pandemic fee” of 10% that did not go to the server.
Never eat at this or any of their price gouging restaurants again. Root down, linger etc.
Love El Five.
Always amazing food & ambiance
El Five is always fantastic. My only complaint is that we had reserved a table outside MONTHS in advance, and when we got there, they told us that they couldn't seat us outside. Kind of frustrating but overall, still good.
Great place friendly staff, great views and food.
Awesome food and views
Delicious food and drinks and amazing ambiance! Best restaurant with a view!
Carl was the best server, brunch was killer!
Outstanding restaurant. We loved every dish and enjoyed the beautiful view.
My wife and I loved the seafood paella with scallops. The croquettes were also tasty. Really cool atmosphere with the view.
The food, the beverages, the service was all top notch!
We ordered the Lebanese garlic dip, Mediterranean sea bass, Iberico Pork Loin, Chickpea Pancake Tacos, and butter poached lobster. All of it was delicious. My favorite was the sea bass and my partner loved the pork loin. The view was fantastic. Service was a little slow and our waiter was hard to flag down. But, overall, it was a lovely dining experience.
Excellent service and meal. And WOW what a stunning view!
This was our second time eating at El Five and first time since the pandemic. I would say that this has now become my favorite restaurant in Denver. We love Linger (a sister restaurant) but this is better! We had the Moroccan Lamb sausage, goats cheese croquettes, patatas bravas and chicken paella followed by the tiramasu. They were all amazing. Service was excellent.
The portions are so small not worth the money
We have been trying to get into to El Five for months, so when we got this spot, we were excited. There seemed to be a lot of hype about the view and the food from friends.
I’m sad to say it didnt live up to it. The view of the city is lovely, for sure. Unfortunately, the food was salty & service was spotty. Definitely not worth the high prices.
We wont be going back.
Service was a little slow but still worth it! The view of the city is unbeatable!
We have eaten her numerous times, but this is the first time since the pandemic. Service was great, as was the food. It did appear that the menu has ben pared down a bit, but there are still many great items to choose from. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
Delicious food (the Seafood Paella and Patatas Bravas where my favorite), great view of the city skyline, very friendly staff. I had high expectations, but overall everything was even better than expected!
Four of us at El Five and three generous appetizers and the large seafood paella were ample for us. We really liked the jamon and cheese, and the lamb tapas. Great night, great view!
This was our first time at El Five, my husband and I took my mother in law while she was in town visiting. The food was amazing and they were very accommodating to my vegan diet. Plenty of delicious options and very filling food. The sauces and spices were perfect and the view was incredible. Overall, very happy and will be going back!
Amazing eclectic combination of flavors. I absolutely loved it!
Interesting, well-made food in a unique setting. The cocktails are amazing!
Our server Nathan was a total pro!
Make sure you order the lamb & hummus tapa. Everything is delicious, but this was outstanding!
The portions are intended to be appetizer-size, so maybe order a paella if you are hungry.
We were seated in the back room, but will definitely request open air bar overlooking the city next time!
Had a really enjoyable experience in all facets. Everything was outstanding. I highly recommend El Five for any occasion! Stunning views, great service, and a culinary adventure!
Small Meal Portions but Good Food, Excellent Service. Shrimp and Calamari was outstanding but small portion.
Soooo good, yummy drinks, amazing food and amazing service. And incredible views! Expensive but worth it for a nice date night.
It’s very rare to find a dining experience with great food, drinks, service and ambiance. El five was a wonderful experience. Next time I visit Denver I will definitely return!
Service was amazing. Food incredible, view amazing. Must go to restaurant in Denver.
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 4.8 stars by 2286 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.