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El Five

4.8
2188 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 capacity and health practices, including temperature checks and the wearing of masks while moving around our space or engaging with staff.

We look forward to seeing you again, we MISSED you!

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
What 2188 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKrizzle303
Denver
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We requested outdoor seating when making the reservation and it was not available when we arrived. This was a disappointment.

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vipHollyG
Denver
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good menu. Expensive, but enjoyable. Great views.

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StephanieJ
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing views and great food. Probably could have ordered half of what they recommended, but leftovers are nice..

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food👌🏼

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun! Great food, great views, great atmosphere. Lamb sausage tappa was out of this world.

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EvanB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was hands down the best dining experience we've had in the longest time! Edible Beats just does not disappoint. We are foodies and love a good time and the meal, the ambiance, the views, service and vibe at El Five were all exceptional.

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Annie77
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely date night. I have been wanting to try El 5 for a while now and was able to get a reservation for an early dinner on a Friday night. We were seated in one of the individual pod/greenhouses on the balcony. It was supposed to be heated, and there was a heater, but it was pretty chilly still. The we got 3 plates of tapas, the Lebanese dip, the papas and the goat cheese fritters that were all delicious. We also got the seafood paella and the rice was dry and the fish (with the exception of the scallops) was overcooked and dry, so that was a bit of a bummer. BUT the waitstaff was lovely and had really good cocktail and wine recommendations and the grappa and port with the cheesecake was a really nice way to close out the night. I think we'll likely visit again after the weirdness of the pandemic is over to get a better sense of what the ambiance inside actually is since we were really removed from other people - which is a good thing during this time, but not exactly the "real full" experience.

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KimtheFox
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A great spot with brunch favorites and great views of the city!

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viptxpeach
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a surprise treat. We had been to other restaurants owned by the same group but this was superior. We made a last minute reservation and were pleasantly surprised by the wonderful food, service and atmosphere. The staff was friendly and attentive and the view from the top over Denver was spectacular on a beautiful day. We were there for brunch which usually ends at 3 but we were graciously served, even as things were changing over to dinner. We had the special pork dish which was pulled pork over polenta and a subtle but spicy sauce, a few vegetables and a beautiful egg to top it off. We started with the savory pintxos platter of 3 types of small bites which are delectable. One meat, one veg, and one fish. All little morsels which were devoured instantly as was our main meal. This is billed as Mediterranean, but leans in the Spanish direction. At brunch, the menu is abbreviated, but I can’t wait to return for dinner—In addition, the wait staff was very knowledgeable about the short but well curated wine list. It was truly an afternoon of delight. I would return in an instant.

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NatalieK
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!!! Great food & great vibes!!!!!!!

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vipAnnaT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and incredible views! We had great service. Highly highly recommend any of the paellas!

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GloriaC
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was great! My friend can be a little demanding so I'm thankful for the great service!

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MilWill
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND El Five any day of the week for any occasion. We went to celebrate my 31st birthday and the entire experience was immaculate! I will be visiting again & I would highly recommend everyone else to as well! The lamb sausage & seafood paella was EVERYTHING!

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TyTink
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very accommodating! We showed up on valentines day, but they hadn't told us when we made our reservation that the only menu option was the $200 valentines day special. However, the chef was able to give us an a la carte ordering option, saving us the unexpected expense. Other than the mixup, we had a phenomenal dinner and enjoyed the ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great night! We celebrated Valentine’s there and loved every bit of the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We booked our reservation for Valentine’s Day, which we all know to be busy for most places. We went at 3pm, which we found out upon arrival that it was a brunch menu only. It was not busy. The host who greeted us wasn’t very informative when we asked about parking. She told us to “park at our own risk” when we asked about the designated “guest parking” area. She told us last call was at 3:30, and wasn’t very clear on what that meant, being that the restaurant began it’s dinner menu at 5pm. We ordered our dishes, to then have our server bring out two entirely different dishes 30 minutes later. Reminder, it was not busy. He eventually brought out the correct dishes, which were actually pretty good. Unfortunately, the food did not make up for the service. Low quality service for the price.

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bleh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

the food was good but i don’t understand why let people make reservations for 3pm if y’all close at 3pm to then reopen at 5 with dinner menu. this wasn’t mentioned when i made my reservation. so we had brunch food at 3 and were basically rushed out by 3:46pm. barely any options for food or dessert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always know I am going to have a wonderful and tasty experience at El Five. This was my first time trying their brunch and I will certainly be back to try everything else on the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Valentine’s Day brunch

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MichaelH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic view and the food was great. We had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was lovely in spite of the freezing cold temps that they couldn’t seem to control.

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Kimbee
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The indoor dining was too cold as the outside dining

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Ted24
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was good but pretty standard tapas. The sangria was awful and tasted like a thick V8 Juice which was extremely disappointing. I understand why people recommend which is for the ambience and view but it was overrated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Slow service, loud party next to us, got out on the west side

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the opportunity to sit outside in igloo at night. It was warm and intimate and had an amazing view. The food was amazing from the hummus to carne paella. Great service, highly recommend for a great evening of fine dining!

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vipShimmy
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great food, atmosphere, and drinks! Highly recommend.

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vipMichelle
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Five is one of my top 3 favorite restaurants in Denver. The ambiance and the view from the rooftop is amazing. The food is incredible and the service is always great. The mood and lighting in the restaurant is romantic and great for a date night or celebratory dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paella was great

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vipLanceM
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in an awesome atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views of the city and excellent food. The steak was our favorite.

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abigail
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It was really nice, we had a good seat with a nice view but our server had a bit of a lack of urgency much at all. Our food came out before the bottle of wine we ordered before placing a food order which was a bit strange to me considering there was no time required to make a cocktail or anything. Just a bottle of wine. Overall the food is so delicious. The other times I had been there our servers were much better than this time. Also I’m 99% sure the server was ignoring me on purpose and only talking to my (male) counterpart. She preferred to chit chat with rather than actually work. He had to tell her that another table was trying to get her attention.
I was paying, stop working men for tips & take care of both of your guests equally.😂

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LarryW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary, and we were given a wonderful first taste as well as prosecco to end. Every tapa was wonderful and well presented and explained. Nice music and wait staff.

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ChristyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Great ambiance! Food was mediocre and wait staff was a little disorganized

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and great ambiance

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MingusF
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Made a reservation for 2 over 2 weeks in advance. Only to show up and to be told they didn’t have a table for us because others were “dining past their reservation” then tried to sit us at a tiny bar table with hardly enough room for drinks and sitting side by side. After I said that this was unacceptable they seated us directly next to a full table! No masks no distance. And we were told to stay as far away from the others as possible. This would hardly be ok in normal times. This is especially unacceptable during a pandemic. This all was super disappointing as I was super excited to try out el 5 and had been waiting a long time to go. Made the whole experience sub par.

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Beej
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it!!!

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vipNoname
Denver
471 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good COVID-19 precautions throughout which is, by far, the most important factor these days (perhaps adding it to the star rating is something that Booking/Open Table should consider) but beyond that, the cuisine, taste and presentation along with the magnificent view (somewhat obscured by the temporary "greenhouses" on the patio) make it totally worthwhile. However, as with most tapas-type of places, the prices can add-up quickly. In better times, going with a larger group would allow for tasting of more dishes too but as it was, of the four we had, each was better than the previous and the seafood paella was the best we've ever had (my spouse having lived in Madrid for a few years and my having spent extensive time throughout Spain as well).

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Steph
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!

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vipMadison
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Cant wait to come back!

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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 2188 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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