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El Five, Denver, CO
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El Five

4.8
4.8
3465 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Hello!

El Five and the Edible Beats Family (Root Down, Linger, Ophelias, Vital Root and El Five) are very grateful to welcome you into our restaurant.

Located on the fifth floor at 2930 Umatilla, El Five boasts spectacular, unobstructed city views of the Denver skyline, with an unrivaled sunset mountain vista overlooking the Highlands. The large open-air patio sits high above its big sister, Edible Beat’s concept Linger, and the vibrant Lower Highlands neighborhood below.

Drawing inspiration from the rich, diverse, export culture of the Mediterranean Sea, and its gateway, the Strait of Gibraltar, El Five is a melting pot of all the Mediterranean regions, creating dishes without a home country that taste like favorites from each one: Tapas De Gibraltar.

We look forward to seeing you!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 102 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Spanish, Middle Eastern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 524-9193

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Justin Cucci

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands

  • Cross street

    On Umatilla St. between 29th and 30th.

  • Parking details

    Please note that our normal Valet offerings are not available at this time. Street parking is available for free on a first come, first served basis.

  • Public transit

    W 32nd ave and Tejon street - Bus station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,465 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Mediterranean

  • Denver / Colorado

    Most Booked

  • Denver

    Best Ambiance

  • Denver

    Hot spot

  • Denver

    Great for scenic views

  • Denver

    Most Booked

  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tapa place with an amazing view! If you’re visiting Denver you need to go!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    After spending $200 for 2 people we left hungry and had to go somewhere to eat. I don’t mind spending money in restaurants but portions were small, spicy, and overpriced.

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  3. JenniferM

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant has such a cool vibe with great views of downtown. Everything we tried was delicious! Plates are very small as is typical with a tapas restaurant. The seafood paella was delicious, but it took 45 minutes to fix and prepare. I would definitely return!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anything and everything on the menu is worthwhile. If you don't know, ASK! Our server, Drew, let us know the ins and outs of every dish.

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  5. ChattyCathy1

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a very nice place to have our 42nd anniversary!

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  6. LisaS

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We dined at El Five for my husband's birthday and were not disappointed. This was our third time (over the last 4 years) because we enjoy the Mediterranean flavors of this amazing menu. We'll be back.

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  7. Madeline

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El Five had fantastic food and great staff! It made for the perfect date night.

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  8. GwenM

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cocktail and food was delicious. My friend wanted a diet pepsi/coke, because he is diabetic. I think it was weird that none was available.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated with a mountain view at sunset, which added to El Five’s convivial ambience. We enjoyed tasty starters, croquettes, Turkish pizza, eggplant fries (not to be missed), and lamb and hummus dip. The starters were timed nicely, so that we finished them before the seafood paella (also excellent). The only disappointment was the matzo ball soup dumplings—too doughy and no soup. We enjoyed cocktails before dinner but make sure everyone in your party has photo identification.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and food. Looking forward to visiting again!

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  11. Graham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, stellar service, and a great environment. Surprisingly affordable given the sharing element. Highly recommend!

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  12. Michael

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second visit to El Five and my girlfriend’s first. We had an amazing experience! The views are breathtaking, the food, drinks and presentation is always next level and the service was excellent! Everything on the menu is so good we wanted to try it all. We will definitely be coming back again.

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  13. Vanessa

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff accommodated our request for a party of 2 at 5pm for my husband’s birthday when there wasn’t availability originally. We were excited to try all the tapas, but could only fill up on 3. We recommend the patatas bravas, goat cheese croquettas, matzo ball soup dumplings, as well as the carne paella. The Moroccan spice cake was well worth the wait. Food was unique and delicious! Bailey was an attentive server. Hosts and other staff were welcoming and helpful. Kudos to the chefs and cooks for making an excellent meal! We will be coming back!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience!! Beautiful atmosphere, food was spectacular (the carne paella was incredible), and the service was fantastic. Our server Tyler was remarkable. He made all the right recommendations, and made sure we were always comfortable and our drinks were never empty. 10/10!!

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  15. ZachD

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambience as per always. The cocktails are worth the price of admission

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  16. JamieR

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, service top-notch, and he views spectacular.

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  17. Supertramp

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Austin was great, explaining what each dish was and what to expect.

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  18. Alex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, creative drinks and outstanding view. The staff were very helpful and accommodating!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very fun. Drinks were amazing. Food is good, some underwhelming choices on the tapas, though. Paella was alright. Rice was definitely crunchy.

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  20. Erco

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks, excellent service and recommendations!

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  21. ChrisMarie

    Denver

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Our service this time was really poor. No one checked on us after we ordered. The tapass were overpriced and so so. I do not want to go here again, which is sad because we went to this place a few years ago and it was excellent.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely blown away by the skyline views & the food was incredible!! The dumplings and the Seafood paella were amazing, definitely a must try. Our server Evan was extremely patient with us while we were reviewing the menu, not once were we rushed through our experience. Really enjoyed the ambiance as well, great service all around.

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  23. BradAP

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El Five constantly impresses me. From food, drinks, service, and atmosphere, I’ve never found anything to complain about.

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  24. Celice

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We usually come here to celebrate special occasions, the service and food is amazing. If you are looking for a great place to enjoy delicious food, excellent service with great ambience, this is the place. You don’t need a special reason, “just because” is good enough!

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  25. CynthiaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. Our group of three shared the seafood paella, which we would highly recommend. Our server was attentive and friendly. The ambiance and view made dining at El Five a most pleasant experience.

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  26. JenniferC

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good experience, excellent service but not great value for the money. $200 for 3 people with 2 glasses of wine, small paella and 3 apps. Beautiful views. Eat outside if it’s nice.

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  27. Cuoco

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous!!! Next time I come to Denver it will be my choice!!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    The prices are very big and the portions are very small. $220 for 4 adults and we went away a little hungry.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food at EL five is always outstanding. The sea bass was a dream and the pineapple Collins is a must for anyone who likes sweet drinks! I had a wonderful experience

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  30. StevenO

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Overhyped. Food was good but our service declined severely when a party of 8 was seated behind our table for 2. Would have loved to try their Moroccan Spice cake but waiter did not check back with us for so long we were just ready to get the check and go.

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  31. JulieM

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here to celebrate my birthday and what a gem! I loved the vibe so much! Service was amazing and the food!!! So unique and delicious down to the last bite. This place is perfect for an intimate and magical night overlooking Denver. Gorgeous views and beautiful cocktails. Can’t wait for our next visit!

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  32. NickC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Great service. Worth it for the view alone

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  33. BuiVuitton

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great place from start to end. Drinks were great, our corner spot was the best in the place I think for overall views and semi secluded. The food was stunning and delicious definitely a different approach to tapas and Mediterranean I had the Iberico Jamon and loin amongst other such as the lamb shoulder and special of the day scallops.

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  34. PaulC

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Went in with super high expectations and was a bit underwhelmed. Its a cool setting. The wait staff is helpful. The cocktails and drinks seemed cool, but the food was just OK. It feels as if they are trying so hard to be unique and different with their options that the food being delicious is a secondary goal.

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  35. AustinM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I love this place. We come here every time we visit. Look forward to the next time!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Been here a couple of times and generally been good but this visit was a disappointment. Slow service, quiet, and felt like a Monday night not Saturday night.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant we ate at our whole trip! I cannot remember our waiters name I feel so bad but he was tall with glasses and we sat it a booth- he was amazing! I am vegetarian and he took a pen to the menu and walked me through everything!- I’ve never had that anywhere. My boyfriend also enjoyed all meat dishes thoroughly. As a picky eater I tried things I never thought I would. The service, food, chef, and views all easily 10/10

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  38. Jkrause

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Do yourself a favor and go … you will not be sad :) , outstanding

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  39. ColoradoMama

    Denver

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service, beautiful view of the city. Unique plates you would not find elsewhere!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and ambience was incredible, great service and amazing views!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 3465 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 102 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for El Five

2930 Umatilla St, Suite 500, Denver, CO 80211-3833

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On Umatilla St. between 29th and 30th.

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Spanish, Middle Eastern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Please note that our normal Valet offerings are not available at this time. Street parking is available for free on a first come, first served basis.

  • Public transit

    W 32nd ave and Tejon street - Bus station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Justin Cucci

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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