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El Five

4.8
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1992 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Nestled high above LoHi on the fifth floor of 2930 Umatilla, El Five boasts spectacular unobstructed city views of the downtown Denver skyline. The large open-air patio sits adjacent to its popular big sister Linger; a sought-after seat come warmer nights. With its beautiful vistas, El Five will offer a relatively underrepresented cuisine here in Denver—a menu focused on traditional Spanish and Mediterranean tapas with influences from North Africa and the Middle East. El Five—the sensual, understated addition to Edible Beats.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1992 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.8
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Requested outside table weeks in advance for birthday, instead got a table inside by the kitchen waiting over 10 minutes for every round of drinks ordered. Watched drinks on the bar waiting forever to be delivered so was not a bartender issue. Got dessert wine 10 minutes after we finished actual dessert. The service is so disappointing, could never recommend.

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IvyB
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing view of the city with excellent tapas. Highly recommend for date night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was amazing. we ordered a few tapas and the seafood paella. the plates were so colorful and fresh. need to go again and try the rest of the menu

JJ
JJNA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch experience. Helpful, respectful, and friendly service. We had a back room table with a view of the Broncos stadium. Although not as nice as the front view it had great ambiance. The food was delicious and the drinks were great although portions were small. We really enjoyed our visit and got a nice group photo on the front patio after.

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vipTSHOT
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The view is what got us there... The GF and Vegetarian options are what keep us coming back.

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AllisonL
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Tasty bites. Cheese croquettes, garlic dip plate and the lamb sausage are all excellent choices.

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Mommasimbo
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our delicious dinner at El Five sitting on the patio. Our server was great and made wonderful suggestions of things to try. We look forward to eating there again!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First year anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great option for a dinner in Denver as an out of tower. Unluckily, we didn’t get a seat by the self-proclaimed view...But, we still had some above average food!

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KeyataL
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

I went here for my birthday this past Monday expecting great views and a great experience but left disappointed. Low expections we’re set right when I walked up to the hostess who barely acknowledged us because she was too busy talking to her coworker in the back. I told her about my reservation to which she responded “ I don’t think they have a table ready for you but I’ll check”. She phoned someone up stairs and asked if we’d be ok sitting outside, it was really windy that night so I said no. She then said it’d be awhile so I reluctantly agreed to the outside table. The sun was just setting so initially the view was great but after the sun went down there was no lighting at our table and we couldn’t even see the food. On top of that our waiter almost refused to serve me any alcohol because my id was set to expire at the end of that day. The server also didn’t give us any silverware until after the food had been on our table for at least 15 minutes. Also, the only acknowledgement of the occasion (which I put down on the reservation), my birthday, while we were there was when the waiter noticed my I.D was set to expire on my birthday which kind of sucks experience wise. It was so windy glasses started falling off of the table next to me so when the next waiter (who was not my original waiter) came by I promptly asked if my party could be moved inside, to which they obliged. I never saw my original waiter after that which was probably for the best. The second waiter was kinder which is why I’m giving two stars overall but by that time the damage was already done. I wish I had picked somewhere else to celebrate my birthday.

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NikitaP
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience!!! We were celebrating our engagement weekend and the service was great!

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vipDeAnnaK
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Five was perfect!! It was our first visit to Denver and our last night there. El Five was the perfect place to go. The view is outstanding. The service was amazing. The food. Wonderful!! It was the perfect place to wrap up our trip! We completely recommend dining here!!

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DoubleDate
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The "pandemic" menu was a little smaller, so some of our favorite items weren't available to share with the friends we brought... guess we'll just have to come back again!
However, everything we ate was delicious, and the bartender even made one of their cocktails for me that was recently removed from the menu!
This is still one of our favorite restaurants and we'll be back.

JD
JenD
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails were outstanding. We especially enjoyed the garlic dip and seafood paella. The service was wonderful as always. We've been to El Five several times and this was the first time we were able to enjoy dinner on the patio. The view is as promised, spectacular.

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JordanW
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

With the current pandemic I would not recommend. The service was very delayed and atmosphere not worth the original value.

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vipDavidH
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As everyone knows it has the best views of any restaurant in Denver. As for the food we can honestly say the Harissa Eggplant Fries is by far one of the best things we have ever ate, ever! Awesome experience and great service.

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BaronVonDank
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great place. Already recommended it to my co workers and boss!

I would suggest anyone in the Denver area that wants great drinks, service, food, and views should check out El Five right away!

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kelleys
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing. Lamb sausage was a table favorite

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MandyP
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bigger portions than expected. Ordered 3 tapas and a small paella and had way too much leftovers. Femme Fatale cocktail was a delicious treat. Great skyline views!

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vipbeakir
Denver
41 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view to the west was beautiful. Our server Josh was perfect and attentive. The food was ALL delicious!

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JCCCC
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded my expectations. We got a great table and everything from the service to the food was incredible. The server was very knowledgeable and welcoming. The food was amazing. View is best we have experienced in Denver.

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AliceB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday - everything we ordered was fabulous even the drinks. Our server was amazing. The restaurant took all the precautions. Overall it was a great experience for our first time back at a restaurant.

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StephanieR
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Food was delicious and service was great.

LD
LDFJDF
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks! Best way to start your Sunday.

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vipmicheleM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time .....won’t be my last!
Loved everything ❤️

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AmyH
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it as a great place for paella and bday

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Made the reservation two weeks in advance and went here because of the advertised “view”. Ended up seated in the back of the restaurant which felt like a hallway. Server was shy and impersonal.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant in Denver!! The seafood paella was absolutely incredible. Highly recommend the lamb ribs too!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view with amazing food! Wow!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipalylang3
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love their paella and the med appetizer.....those are my faves. Can't beat the views. SO happy they are open!!!!

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vipDesigner11
Portland
43 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible bin every sense of the word. Food was out of this world, service impeccable and the ambiance is amazing. The views!!! My favourite Denver food establishment. Thank you to our waiter Justin for making the best suggestions!

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EmmaH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was fantastic! We tried 4 of the tapas in addition to the appetizer special, that was plenty of food for 2 hungry people. Each dish had a unique flavor profile and was thoughtfully prepared and served. We will definitely go back and would highly recommend! Our only displeasure was that we were sat in this tiny corner table which had nice views of the Denver skyline, but felt like we were missing out on the rest of the restaurant ambiance.

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Chels
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was definitely a wonderful experience for my friend's birthday. The food was incredible. The drinks were well made and presented. And the views were breath taking! We had a great time and will definitely be back.

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MollieW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon are arrival they did not have a table which we requested but asked if inside would be ok. Initially we said yes but after being seated we noticed that our actual table was ready outside. We talked it the host and she politely asked us to wait while it was being cleaned. OMG!! That table was everything for us. This is my fifth time being at El Five and the fist time on the patio. WOW! We were celebrating a very special occasion and with everything going on in the world right now it was the perfect 2 hour escape. Our waitress was friendly and engaging and the food was perfectly coursed out so we didn’t feel rushed. I am floored by our experience and can not wait to share more memories there with friends and family. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing as always!

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ClaytonH
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic evening here! Wonderful food and the server was great!

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viperinm
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service; best views in denver and perfect for large parties.

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AlexR
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jamil was exceptional and even when incredibly busy made sure we were well taken care of.

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Aaron
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Views, Food, and service. All around a good place to enjoy some tasty food and good drinks!

FAQs

El Five offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 524-9193.

El Five is rated 4.8 stars by 1992 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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