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El Five

4.7
2210 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 2210 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WeekendWanderer
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good and so was the service.
We had the paella , both veg and non veg and it was superb.
Drink was ok, i tried the “Slow Down Suzie”.

The view is really great and if it wasn’t that windy would have made a great outdoor seating.

The place doesn’t have its own parking, so have to park on the street. Valet service has been discontinued due to the pandemic.

Overall a good place for occasions. I was there on a Sunday so there wasn’t a big crowd and we found parking nearby.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely great! Other than the light bulb outside above our table was out & made it a lil rough to see what we were eating it was still such a beautiful view. Service was great!

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OC998
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience2

I told them before I booked the reservation and again that night that it was an incredibly special occasion. We didn’t get a great table and no mention was made of the special occasion or offer to do anything above and beyond. Was pretty disappointed as I’ve normally had great experiences there and it would have meant so much if they even did 5% more to make us feel special.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special thank you to McKenna, Lauren, and Nicole! They were so accommodating and loved the team service! Other than arrival process with Hostess who was a bit rough, once upstairs it was incredible and won us back and then some. Thank you!

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RobW
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First meal in a restaurant in six months! Just as wonderful as we remember. Thanks El Five!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Easter brunch was unique, tasty and what a view! We have lived in LoHi for a long time but have never made it up here. Definitely worth it for a date night, special occasion or celebration. Funky and artsy vibe meets Mediterranean.

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LaurenR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and service was outstanding! Can't wait to go back again!

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vipBethH
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at El Five. The views of downtown and the mountains are the best around and the food is delicious. We started with the Lebanese Garlic Dip with was delicious. We also had the Burrata, Chickpea Pancakes, Pork Loin and the poached Lobster. All were very good but the pork loin was our favorite, followed by the chickpea pancakes. The vibe is upscale and a great place for a date.

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RayD
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, beautiful looking over the city, excellent service, great food

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dinahl
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

I had the shakshura for brunch. It was disappointing because it didn't match my expectations based on the menu's description of the dish. It turned out to be a blenderized combo of all the listed ingedients. The one and only egg was smothered by the thick sauce, and the only thing you could taste was spicy tomatoes, not artichoke, not feta, not olives, not chickpeas. It's served alongside bruschetta, and if this dish were an appetizer I would have been pleased. It simply isn't a breakfast dish in my opinion just because of one egg. But you can't beat the great eclectic atmosphere overlooking downtown. Right now the little enclosed dining areas set up on the patio obscured the view from my table. Demerits to the hostess for not offering the patio seating as an option. I thought it was closed but other people were seated there after we were settled at our table. Our server was really great and the overall experience was fun.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks were incredible

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TonyS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been a little while since I have been here. Food and service was outstanding as always! Such a unique mix of ingredients resulting in very tasty food!

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KaliF
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Five is still one of my all time favorite restaurants in Denver. They not only have amazing food, but their service is exceptional. They have taken great care of me every time!

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vipMelissaL
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always exceptional experience when we visit El Five

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place and I loved the ambience. They have a great view of the city.
El five is a part of ‘Edible beats’ and I’ve tried their other 3 restaurants and have never been disappointed.
Food was amazing here. It’s a different modern take on Mediterranean cuisine. Really recommend trying the eggplant fries. Femme fatale was outstanding.
I’d say I’ve had better cheesecake.

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Foodie
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is a little hard to find, but the space and food were outstanding. Menu is Spanish/Mediterranean inspired, so a little “exotic”, perfect for a foodie.

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SQWW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here is unbeatable! Not only was our waiter extremely attentive and knowledgeable about the menu, but we were lucky enough to be seated at the bar where one of the chefs was prepping food. He gave us 3 extra dishes throughout the duration of our meal, and everything was so delicious! Can't wait to get back here to try more of the menu!

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vippfludzinski
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Been to El 5 several times. Never disappoints.

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ErnieT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite and varied food with smooth service meant an excellent meal for us with my sister from Chicago. The paella was superb, down to the scraped caramelized rice on the bottom of the pan.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Had this reserved for our anniversary for quite some time. From Denver, so not new to any of the food scene there. Was quite disappointed with the level of service as well as the quality of food for a place as advertisingly “sophisticated” as El Five. Food was so-so, service pretty sub par. Felt like we were imposing on staff by even being at the restaurant, which is interesting. Would not go back again, would certainly not invest in this location as a special occasion. Stick with the restaurants that continually prioritize your experience, rather than lacking because they are a hot/trendy location. Also— city views are blocked with the bubbles they have installed on the patio.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get-together

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vipMichelle
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was wonderful, as was the food!

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ChristianoD
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had half of the restaurant to ourselves and our waiter was incredible. The food was top notch and well worth our great night out. Thanks El Five and Open Table for having the slot for us on a snowy Saturday night. Perfect.

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wizdaddy
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good! Date went perfectly!

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HaleyW
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Stellar, unique food combined with a funky, fun vibe and a stunning view.

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OpenTableDiner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We booked this place solely for the views of the city (there was no option to select a certain room/table) however upon arriving for our reservation, we were told we couldnt sit at the front of the restaurant and were taken to a linear room in the back of the restaurant away from everyone - with a view of a residential street. This was quite disappointing. We figured the food would make up for the awful view. We asked the server which dishes were the most popular/specialty of the restaurant and ordered all 4 that he recommended (eggplant fries, sea bass, lamb sausage, and cauliflower yufka) Each dish was mediocre. Nothing great in our opinion. Definitely wouldnt recommend going here for the food and if you plan to go for the view, maybe call and request a table at the front - they never answered the phone when I called twice but maybe theyll return your message?

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vipJoey
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic place for drinks, food, desserts, and views!

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ECB2011
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch menu with delicious cocktails and incredible views. We had an attentive and friendly server. Highly recommend and will return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience4

The Covid charge was unnecessary 👎🏻.

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NickVic
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We have loved this restaurant so much in the past. I know it has been a tough year for all restaurants but, we were sad to see the service has gone down hill and the food was not nearly as good as we have raved to others about. With a $350 final bill, we feel we should have left feeling WOWED.

We asked for daiquiris, one of the oldest cocktails in history and our server let us know they “do not serve frozen drinks” 😳 An alarming way to start the evening at a high end restaurant that we love.

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vipKrizzle303
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

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

HG
vipHollyG
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good menu. Expensive, but enjoyable. Great views.

SJ
StephanieJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
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👌🏼

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
30 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.

EB
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
43 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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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 2210 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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