El Five

4.8
2137 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
We are OPEN for To-Go Dining Thursday - Sunday 5:00pm - 8:30pm. Order via TOCK or UBEREATS or call/text us directly at 303 524 9193

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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2020

El Five will be offering a special New Year's Eve menu to ring in the New Year! Menu TBD.

What 2137 people are saying
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HayleyM
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beautiful views of the city! I highly recommend visiting when they open back up. In the meantime, they’d be a great place to order out from!

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ToukaD
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful place. Amazing views of the skyline. We enjoyed a lovely sunset with a bottle of wine and tapas

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vipTC46
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Five is a very fun and enjoyable restaurant. The food choices are unique and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came during Restaurant Week here in Denver and I’ve got to say, this was hands down the best restaurant of the week so far. Food and service were both on point!! Will be coming back here for any occasion including random weekday dining. Love love love!!

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Redvelvetlover
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was amazing but there was a COVID surcharge, I wish this was disclosed prior to dining.

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AnnetteH
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful place to dine, the food is excellent, our wait staff was very kind and helpful. She really made this special birthday dinner the best. The view is to die for, it was beautiful.

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vipRealtor
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous views, service, food, and ambiance. I felt very safe as temperatures were taken before guests entered and there was disinfectant available in a number of locations. Also, the door to the side was open so there was some air circulation.

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AmberElizabeth
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had dinner at El Five to celebrate our anniversary. We were very impressed! The restaurant has excellent ambiance and amazing views. We were lucky enough to have a seat by the window, which had an excellent view of the city. The entire wall was a big window that opened up. It was a nice evening, so the window was open the entire time. Our waitress was a very sweet and helpful woman. She told us about Restaurant Week and explained some of the most popular dishes to us. We settled on two of the specialty gin and tonics, goat cheese croquettes, a lamb dish (the name is slipping my mind), and the seafood paella. Everything had amazing flavor. We finished off our night with some coffee. We will definitely be returning!

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SarahL
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were enchanted by the allure of El Five. All the modern fusion you’d expect from elevated Mediterranean cuisine around the Gibraltar loved the North African influences. Seated in a romantic booth we had a exquisite view of the cityscape. surrounded by beautiful and exquisite decor that pays homage to middle eastern geometric art and classic 1960s Egyptian cinema we were transported! Will definitely do again!

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vipAHHA
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here for the first time during Restaurant Week. Every bite of each of the 4 courses was exquisite, as well as beautifully presented. The mixture of the food tastes and textures was unique and delicious too. And then there is that view! The view alone is worth a visit to El Five. It's the best of the skyline I've seen yet.

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AmySilver
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It's a nice place to hang out, drink some Mimosas and eat tapas with a nice view of Denver. It's perfect place for Hipsters.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible views of the city and the service to match. One of the best brunches I have had in a long time. You gotta check it out!

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annaaspnes
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat in Denver - Great food, drinks and views! Rarely are we disappointed.

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maggie
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I told my date that if he was trying to impress me, the first impression was not a good one. Parking was awkward. The only entrance is from the parking garage. It's dingy and not appealing to the eye. Once you arrive on the top floor and the elevator doors open, the atmosphere changes significantly.

We went for Brunch. It was a clear, fair weather day, so the view of downtown was pleasant. The sun was a little too bright as it sits lower on the horizon in the later months, so half the restaurant got to have the sun in their eyes. I couldn't tell if they had filtering shades that they could have pulled down and were oblivious or if they felt the view of the rollercoaster and highway were more important than the comfort of their guests. The nighttime atmosphere inside the restaurant is probably better than the daytime atmosphere, but the outdoor patio would be pleasant any time of day, weather permitting. The urban view was pleasant. Close enough to enjoy the view but far enough away to not have the unsavory scent of downtown traffic and grime.

The food was good. It was not boring nor bland. It had great flavor, for the most part. The Pintxos appetizer was delicious, though the toast was a little too crisp and the oxtail a little too salty. The cabbage on the steak sandwich was bitingly bitter. I switched meals with my date because one bite turned me off to the entree. My date didn't mind it at all. The shrimp and polenta were excellent, and the drinks we sampled were great as well. Service was adequate. No complaints nor accolades.

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Clara
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Hostess was accommodating, service was slow, food was unique and tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We were seated next to a table with 10 people. They were very rowdy and were asked to leave by management at the end of their reservation time period but they did not for at least 30 minutes after that. We were uncomfortable that the group was so large during COVID and not wearing masks when they stood up. Our waiter (who was also their waiter) did not come over to our table until after they left, so we had to place drink orders, ask for silverware, etc with anyone we could get to come near our table. We also had some serious food allergies at our table and wanted to confirm the food was allergy-free but were unable to ask our waiter. We probably spoke to our waiter 3 times while we were there, to place initial drink orders, food orders and when he handed us the check. The food was amazing but we were super bummed with having to spend so much time trying to make eye contact/flag down anyone to come near our table because of the rowdy table next to us.

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RebeccaD
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful 😍 we loved the view and not only the view the food was amazing!

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StevenI
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and atmosphere are amazing, the food is even better! They remembered that we were celebrating our anniversary and they offered champagne on the house!

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Oscar25x
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and awesome tapas! Not to mention the views of Downtown Denver!

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vipNoelle
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Denver! Food is always delicious, and the cocktails are one of the best in the city! Plus, you can't beat the views!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best paella and patatas bravas in Colorado. Authentic tapas with great taste and beautiful presentation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Requested city view but was denied. Very disappointed to hear that it is only a ‘request’ and never guaranteed. Why can’t it be? Very disappointing as this was my wife’s birthday and negatively affected the experience.

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DonR
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Food. Good Service. Great View! Sunday Brunch menu was very fulfilling.

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vipLexiK
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Five was amazing! Perfect presentation as well as dish timing. Definitely recommend!

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Angela
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend & I love El Five- we get the Carne paella every time and it is divine. For tapas we usually order the lamb sausage & patatas bravas. Desserts are rare since we are usually so full, but the tiramisu & cheesecake are amazing too. Love the drinks, and have always had excellent service when we stop by.

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michellef
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Five is hands down my favorite restaurant in Denver. Incredible Middle Eastern meets Spanish influenced food, great ambiance, awesome staff. We had a very special night!

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DRB10
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. This was our second time there for dinner. Love this place. Can't not wait to come again.

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JeffP
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Good views of the city. Service is good. Food is average, compared to competitors in the area.

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vipBBFoodie
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE El Five! Great food. Great service. Great patio. Couldn't ask for a better neighborhood spot. Highly recommend trying this place out.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent good, and great view of downtown. Looking forward to going back for brunch sometime

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience - always. Solid unique menu. Alot to like here for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience! Would recommend to friends & family.

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vipElisabethB
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was phenomenal. We will be back every time we visit Denver.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Freaking love this place! Vacation without leaving town!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great place. Taste and service was excellent. Would definitely go again.

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vipcmriker
Des Moines
24 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did an excellent job taking proper precautions to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. The food and service were both amazing. We thought everything was delicious and a great value for us (2 people celebrating birthdays and sharing tapas and drinks). I definitely would love to return with a larger group when that’s safe to do, and the weather is nicer, because I’d love to try the paella and sit on the patio.

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IsaacB
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service, food and drinks. The servings were small but good.

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vipFusdu1
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for the tapas, great presentation and flavor. We we able to sample a good variety from the menu and were not disappointed. Location and view a big plus as well. Highly recommend.

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Denverdiner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and patio dining were fantastic.

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 4.8 stars by 2137 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.

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