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El Five

4.8
2106 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
We're open for dine-in!

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
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

Featured specials

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

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
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 2106 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DavidR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipElisabethB
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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
28 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.

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IsabellaNutella
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. So glad me and my boyfriend went for our 5th year anniversary ! Extremely romantic with food that melts in your mouth.

JM
JazminM
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is always my favorite place to celebrate any life occasion or to impress fellow epicureans. Our servers are always was kind. Our food is always delicious. This most recent visit, they even allowed me to order an off-menu cocktail item that had been a previous signature drink. My only “complaint” ever is that it’s always a little too warm inside and if I would just remember that and dress accordingly, it would be 100% perfect.

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Maggierose
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, spectacular service! Can’t wait to dine again

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XXXXX
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Was not pleased the 5% covid tax that is added to the bill.

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MARIAP
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was excellent! Service was very mediocre, no napkins, forgot the sugar for the coffee! Forgot the nifeto cut
The share dessert... etc! Is was a table of 12 next to us pretty much in the top of ya no social distance at all even do the restaurant supiese to be at 50% capacity. And the governor just said gathering of 5 and this was a table of millennials drinking and taking very loud! Will not be back!

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vipRamboprincess
Denver
101 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food! Went for brunch for the first time and had a wonderful experience.

AM
vipAnaM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a fantastic experience at El Five. The views are amazing, and the food was very good as well. A bit expensive for what you get though. Small portions, even for tapas. All in all, the service was great and we would definitely recommend for a special occasion or date night dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, an all around culinary experience. Might have been the best meal I have ever had!

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TimothyV
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming back here! Even as vegetarians, the available dishes are amazing. The yufka is our favorite dish, but the garlic dip is a close second!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El five is such a special experience. Epic views, well-crafted cocktails, unique food, great service, gorgeous Art and ambience. It’s where I go when I’m feeling fancy or want a cute night out.

JM
vipJulianM
Oklahoma City
35 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Covid has created a whole new situation for El Five, which would otherwise be an energetic, packed house most days of the week. They are doing their best to help patrons socially distance but it is not very well set up for giving room to other people, especially near the elevators and between tables while passing others. The most coveted deck space is packed pretty tight too.

The food was very good. We enjoyed the small plates that we ordered and would highly recommend the papas bravas. The seafood paella was worth the wait and we were satisfied with the portion and value.

Go for the views, stay for the food. Take out-of-towners there for a treat!

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El5fan
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, and our server was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a great environment and experience. The food was amazing!

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MaryR
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat outside on a rooftop patio. The atmosphere was just great with beautiful views.
The food was unusual with complex flavors worthy of foodies. We had several tapas followed by two different paella dishes. Everything was delicious. The restaurant is definitely pricey, but worth it for a special evening.

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DenverFoodie7
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our server seemed a bit annoyed about the questions I was asking about the menu. I'd never been in before and they were all pretty basic questions. The food was just OK. Burrata salad was a total miss. I was a bit underwhelmed by the food but the restaurant itself is beautiful and the host that greeted us downstairs was wonderful.

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vipSarah
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

View was amazing - we were given one of the best tables in the restaurant overlooking the skyline. We tried almost every tapa and loved them all. Portions could be a little bigger - even when splitting between only two people they weren't enough to keep us full.

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BrendaR
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love this place, this was our first time trying the brunch menu. My husband however, was a tad disappointed by the cocktails he had. Ordered the Bloody Mary and the michelada and said they were not at all what he expected.

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AlyssaW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Definitely an excellent special occasion restaurant. You're not necessarily getting a lot of food for what you pay, however you are getting excellent quality food so it balances out in that aspect. The service was good, it felt like our server was somewhat scarce at times but overall it was fine. I had only been here once before about 3 years ago, and I have to say with the restaurant at half capacity the noise level was much more bearable!

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JasonB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went with a larger group of friends and to me that’s the way to do it to allow you to experience more items on the menu.

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JackieR
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views beautiful weather fantastic food!

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davidg
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I had the best dinner experience we’ve ever had here. I’m a big fan of tapas restaurants and el five really blew me away. Thank you!

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TabithaH
Cancun
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Exceptional ambiance and awesome wait staff. Could use a bit more variety in the menu but view makes up for it. Great date night or special occasion.

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KellyL
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! The servers were great! It is my pleasure to be able to go there. I LOVE their vegetarian and vegan options!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love this place. High quality food and service. My only feedback is just the tiny tables (2-tops) make dining more of a headache than in should be. Also could do without the bright spotlight on the table- hard on the eyes.

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vipMichaelB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fantastic night out at El Five. The restaurant is one of, if not THE, coolest restaurant we’ve eaten at in Denver. The ambiance is spectacular and the food was creative and delicious. I will be coming back soon. Highly recommend.

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AlishaH
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing!!! The food was outstanding, wine list was great, and the service was friendly and efficient.

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AdrianaV
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Seriously one of the most beautiful spots in Denver . Food was ok. Ambiance was amazing. Definitely a bit on the spendy side.

Perfect place to take a date for a sunset happy hour if you want to impress !

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AnnaF
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was terrific. We had an amazing experience.
View of Denver are incredible, service is first class and food is excellent

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SergioN
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The hype was not met, expensive and flavors were just not there.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We booked a reservation through open table. It was confusing because apparently we booked bar seating, but it was the only one we saw available on this app 1.5 months in advance. It was a special occasion for us, and we did not want to sit at the bar. We also don’t know the restaurant well enough to know where exactly we were booking. Not sure if we will use the app again, will probably call to ensure we get to sit where we want to.
The restaurant itself was amazing! We love celebrating our big moments there. Food and service was delicious as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Birthday dinner. I thought we had reserved an outside table. We arrived and were told they are first come first serve. The staff was very accommodating and kind. I would have liked to know that prior which we were not told. It worked out wonderfully but had the table we sat at not been available we would have left from an outstanding restaurant after waiting weeks for our reservation. My request is an improvement in communication.

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 2106 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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