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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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Goat Cheese Croquettes
Marcona Almonds, Frise, Bacon, Mastic Chili Honey
Basque Salumi, Ibrico Lomo, Lamb Merquez, Chorizo, Padron Peppers, Aioli, Salsa Verde, Bomba Rice
Crispy Cauliflower Yufka
Chickpeas, Pine Nuts, Tahini, Avocado Fattoush, Cumin Rouille
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
El Five will be offering a special New Year's Eve menu to ring in the New Year! Menu TBD.
The service, food, and patio dining were fantastic.
Incredible. So glad me and my boyfriend went for our 5th year anniversary ! Extremely romantic with food that melts in your mouth.
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.
Amazing food, spectacular service! Can’t wait to dine again
Was not pleased the 5% covid tax that is added to the bill.
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!
Great food! Went for brunch for the first time and had a wonderful experience.
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.
Amazing food, an all around culinary experience. Might have been the best meal I have ever had!
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!
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.
The food was excellent, and our server was outstanding.
It was such a great environment and experience. The food was amazing!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Beautiful views beautiful weather fantastic food!
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!
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.
It was great! The servers were great! It is my pleasure to be able to go there. I LOVE their vegetarian and vegan options!!
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.
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.
Was amazing!!! The food was outstanding, wine list was great, and the service was friendly and efficient.
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 !
Everything was terrific. We had an amazing experience.
View of Denver are incredible, service is first class and food is excellent
The hype was not met, expensive and flavors were just not there.
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.
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.
Best paella we have had! Lovely cauliflower app and something else yummy! Lovely server and service. The view is awesome. Covid protocol great. Took temps even.
Our server Lauren was absolutely the best! She recommended the perfect wine and our paella/tapas were so so good! You cannot beat the skyline view from El Five, but adding in amazing people like Lauren and delicious food, makes for a perfect experience. Great atmosphere for a date night or anniversary. Everything was awesome!
Perfect for a special occasion or romantic dinner. Amazing view of the skyline, and great food, drinks and service! Recommended by a local friend, definitely check it out if you're visiting!
My fiancé and I were visiting Denver for the first time and it was his birthday. The staff and service were professional and efficient. The view was magnificent, and to say the food was outstanding would be an understatement. We ordered a few different tapas plates and each one was well balanced and unique it it’s own way. Easily on the list of top 10 restaurants I have eaten at EVER. A must visit if you are in Denver.
There is long wait for the dishes and they are too salty to eat. The steak is acceptable though.
Loved our dinner at El Five. The lamb ribs were our favorite part, and the sangria was delicious. We loved the seafood Paella as well, but the mussels were overcooked. ALTHOUGH the flavor of the mussels (as well as the other seafood) was REALLY good, so I'm definitely not complaining.
Lovely experience, we keep talking about how delicious it was.
Amazing food and amazing service! It was wonderful to feel safe going out for a nice night out. Want to try everything on the menu!
Service was absolutely HORRIBLE. We waited over 20 minutes to get water or even be greeted by any member of the staff. When the server finally came over, she did not apologize for the wait, and asked us "What do you want to drink" with zero greeting. While the food and view was amazing, it was absolutely taken away by the lack of compassion or care from the waitstaff. At one point, the manager even looked directly at us and our empty table and simply walked away. Unacceptable.
Had a late reservation on a Sunday night. Highly recommend booking several weeks in advance if you have a large (5+) party. We had a nice large cozy booth. Perfect for our party of 6. Kathy, our server, provided us with great recommendations and great service. Food was fantastic! Presentation beautiful. If you like cheese, the croquettes are a must
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 2097 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.