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El Five

4.7
2589 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.

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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 2589 people are saying
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vipJimC
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must preface this by saying this is our favorite spot in Denver, as we've been here several times in the 3 years we've lived here. El Five never disappoints; from the atmosphere, to the service to the amazing food. Our server from our most recent visit, Tanya, was prompt, attentive & very courteous. Go, if you haven't already, you won't be sorry.

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SarahH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every dish and amazing atmosphere. Great for date night or entertaining guests.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal. Was disappointed that our view was blocked by outdoor greenhouses that nobody was even sitting in. Had gone there specifically for the view that we didn’t see and had requested we had a view for our anniversary. The food and service were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

My guest from out of town and I were impressed with the food, drinks and ambiance, but they could not say the same about the service. The waitress was forgetful and kind of rude. We would definitely want to try this place again but with a different server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific! Very much appreciated igloo during these Covid times. CJ was a great host/server!

BJ
BethanJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great evening at El Five, everything we had was delicious

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PaulaH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and a very hip location! On the expensive side though but overall fantastic and would recommend it to family and friends

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tough to get a reservation but totally worth the wait to get in. Wonderful food with beautiful presentation. Service was impeccable. If we were staying in Denver longer we’d definitely go back. Best food we’ve had in Denver.

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MegStG
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice view and good service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Too bad to see perennial stalwart restaurants suffer from complacency with popularity. Service was awful and COVID is becoming a pass the buck excuse at this point. What was a great view is now blocked by five extra outdoor patio houses for tables. Too bad El Five, used to love you.

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vipSarabeth
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, incredible service! Enough said!

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JenniferA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service and views were great.The food did not taste good.The spices seemed off,hopefully just a bad night. The other times I’ve eaten at El Five I loved the food

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vipLouemm
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The old menu favorites from 2 years ago are still fantastic.
Disappointed by then new options.
Overall I just remember the menu being more exciting.

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ZekeI
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food. Fun vibe. Good for special occasion or date night.

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vipPaulZ
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Absolutely awful in almost every respect!
Our table - booked two months ago - wasn’t available when we arrived. Instead, we were offered an outdoor tent which was so cold as to be really uncomfortable.
The food tasted like it came from Costco on a bad day, and greasy too.
The plates were not delivered together or even close. We ordered four and while the first three came timely, there was a 15 minute wait for the fourth one.
Our server checked in with us exactly four times, twice to take orders and twice to collect payment. No one checked in to see how the food was tasting, or if we wanted a second drink, or to apologize for the serving delay.
Finally, we were there for a special occasion. El Five, however, didn’t seem to understand that, even though that was made clear when we made our reservation.
Give this place a miss!

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vipAlyssaD
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely night. Good f

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the goat cheese balls and eggplant fries both were amazing! Also has the seafood Paella which was probably the best (I have had many) I have had.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Great food and service!

SM
vipSMPH
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El FIve is back on its game. I've been multiple times over the years and El Five was absolutely superb - however, we went in March and were wildly disappointed (food, were treated poorly). We came back again last night to give it another chance with high hopes and had our best experience so far. Food was out of this world, cocktails were fun and exciting, and service was attentive and thoughtful. We will be back again. Thank you!!

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Rusty
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and good service! Overall a great experience. It’s a little pricey but definitely worth it!

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vipMark
Denver
97 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great creative food choices, awesome views of the city and excellent service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and the views of the city are spectacular! We had the paella, highly recommend!

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taylor
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing views, and great service! Highly recommend!

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vipCynthiaM
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fun atmosphere and delicious food. Tapas and paella for sharing. Our waiter Tyler was great!

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vipMaggiep
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service

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TimN
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Paella was horrible (overcooked seafood, burned rice glued to the pan. Other Tapas dishes were marginal at best, drink selections lacking. Expected a lot better for the price.

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LeahW
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

The music for a 5:15 dinner was very loud dance/pop music. We would have left except that we we re-seated outside in the bubbles on the deck. The food was average and the paella was very salty. Also, an $18 extra charge for 2 scallops seemed excessive. Service was good. We are a big fan of Root Down and wanted to try someplace new but we will not be returning to El Five.

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mojo
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We had awful service! I think our server completely forgot about us multiple times throughout the night. We waited an hour and 15 mins to even get an appetizer. Slow slow slow. Food was tasty but not worth it considering the bad experience. See you again never, El Five!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and experience!!! Can’t wait to go back.

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Danielle
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were lucky to have a greenhouse which was great but some of the food was not great. There was no ham in the corquettas, not even an oink of ham. The tiramisu was not tiramisu. No lady finger in sight. Just a pile of cardamom. Spicy to say the least and not in the way you want. The drinks were good, service was good but food seemed overall a bit overpriced for what it was. Didn’t even get a free dessert for my birthday :(

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AlekUzunovic
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the space and the very friendly staff! Cory, the waiter was super friendly and generous. Highly recommend El Five!

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Alanna
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We arrived on time and were seated immediately. Order took more than an hour to arrive to our table. The lobster we ordered was smaller than an appetizer. The waitress should have notified us of the size since it was the only thing one of us ordered. Therefore, not a filling entree. She also dropped her card when we paid and charged one card as opposed to splitting the bill. She visited our table once immediately after we received our food to check on us and we had to ask another waitress for the check due to the lack of attention paid to us. As soon as we asked another waitress for the check, she appeared and took our cards, so it was our main waitress that dropped the card to clarify. Another waitress found the card that she’d dropped on the floor. Aesthetically 5 stars, service below satisfaction.

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GRascon
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great from the host downstairs to the our server. Our server was so kind, attentive and got to know us a little and by that she was able to make some wonderful recommendations. The food was superb! Would most def come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was great.

Food was mediocre. This was our third visit. Our first visit we really enjoyed the food. The second time was off, but gave it a third try. Don’t think we’ll be returning.

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MattT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was average and overpriced. Bright friends from out of town because we’d been hearing about this place but would not recommend.

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vipErinK83
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Carl was absolutely wonderful and all of the food was incredible! Drinks were delish too. Great date night!

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KarlieH
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome spot in Denver. Highly recommend when having guests or for a special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great night out at El Five. I love brining my out of town friends here. This particular evening, we had a friend with unique food allergies. The waitstaff made sure to accommodate all her allergies, answering every question and ensuring the upmost importance of providing a dish that worked for her. So great!

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Chelc
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El five was fantastic! I’m a vegetarian with celiac and our server and the kitchen were so accommodating! And everything was packed with flavor. We’re so grateful for this wonderful experience.

CN
vipCoNative
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food is really tasty, service was just sllloooooowwwww... Taking 10-15min to make a table of two's drinks is way too long.

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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 4.7 stars by 2589 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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