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El Five

4.7
2521 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

Featured specials

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

El Five will be offering a special New Year's Eve menu to ring in the New Year! Menu TBD.

What 2521 people are saying
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Jess
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most spectacular time with the BEST spot outside overlooking the city whilst watching the sunset into the mountains! Justin our server was absolutely superb! We will definitely be back!

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Jesseekalee
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my sister to El Five on her first visit to Denver since Covid hit. The food was excellent, service awesome and the view insane.

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Alex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

celebrated our anniversary and a birthday here and they gave us free sparkling wine and birthday caramels with a candle! everything was so delicious, and the ambience is hard to beat anywhere in Denver!

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NatalieR
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was slow. But everyone was nice and the food was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were vacationing in Denver and celebrated a birthday. El Five was so fantastic and a great way to end the last night of our trip. Will definitely recommend to anyone I know visiting Denver and hope to come back again soon!

AR
vipAlexisR
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful servers and information about the dishes to order. Tasty delicious food. Clean and great views of Denver. Will be back soon. healthy choices too.

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Shiao
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really worth the money you spend! My date and I had a great time and our waiter was awesome! My boyfriend and I talked about how usually high end dining was disappointing in portion and quality of food, but ElFive was the exception. I would totally come back!
As for food specific critique, we got the patata and it was very crunchy and went well with the sauces. The garlic dip was flavorful, but I think I want to try the Moroccan lamb next time. As for the paella, it was good! I think I personally don’t enjoy the texture of rice that much, but they did not skim with the seafood. As for the dessert, the baklava was missing the sweetness I usually like and the crème was an interesting choice. However the caramels provided for his birthday was delicious. Very happy we chose this place!

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MikeM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Disappointed. Took 3 weeks to get a reservation and then found the food to be… ok. None of the dishes were memorable but premium pricing. Will keep looking - haven’t been impressed with any of this group of restaurants (Linger).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Except for nobody answering the phone it was a good spot. But somebody needs to files calls.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic views, great ambiance and delicious food! Plus the staff was friendly & attentive!

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StephanieRios
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing service. Went here for my 1 year wedding anniversary and requested a view of the city. We got the best table overlooking the city of Denver. The food, incredible. Our waiter was more than accommodating. Due to traffic we were late to our reservation and they still kept our table. I can not recommend el five enough you must visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday Party very late reservation. Our server Corey was really great .

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful vibe and views

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came from out of town! Staff was knowledgeable and good vibes all around!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we arrived we had to wait for a table despite our reservation and that was the ONLY gripe. We were give free drinks and an appetizer for our wait. The SEAFOOD PAELLA was AHHHMAZING! The service was superb and the experience and view was sensational. There was a steak small plate and omg!! The flavor was unforgettable!! Such an amazing experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful service. Highly recommend.

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Denver
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fabulous experience! Food was delicious. Elevator was down & five flights of stair would be a deal breaker for some.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The view is really beautiful, but the food was below par and very mediocre. Got the seafood paella and was greatly disappointed. The peas they used in the dish were not great and could taste the freezer burn on it and the rice in the dish tasted like something from a box meal. Would have appreciated if they also didn’t over cook the seafood and also use better shrimp as what they provided was not the best quality. Our waiter Brandon also only came to our table once and we wanted to order more food and drinks, but sadly he never came by. Would not recommend unless you go for the view. Food is over priced for the quality you’d expect to receive. Drinks are also really small, so not worth the price.

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rogue342003
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were fortunate enough to snag a late evening reservation to kick off our visit in Denver. Everything was delectable and our server, Luke, was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends anniversary!!!
Tim , our waiter is super nice

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for our two year anniversary and Alisha was our server. This was our first experience at El Five and both of us were absolutely blown away by everything from the food suggestions to the table side conversations! We will make this our newest date spot!! Yay!!

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KateM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Atmosphere was amazing, food was mediocre, portion sizes were very small(even for a tapas restaurant) and service was okay, we frequently had to flag down our waiter to put in more food. Would go again to enjoy a drink or two and the view but not to eat.

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AJAJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful location. Our sever unfortunately had limited personality. My drink was quite overpriced. More expensive than the specialty ones and I chose a basic vodka. Food also could have been a bit more reasonably priced. $68 seafood paella was delicious. 1x only visit overall.

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JenniferS
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent EVERYTHING - food, ambiance, view, service. HIGHLY recommend for casual or special occasion. Amazingly creative and delicious flavor combinations.

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JJMendez
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. The location is great, awesome view of the city and the mountains. The service was fantastic, the drinks and appetizers delicious and the dinner was superb.

This will be a go to place for my wife and us. Great find.

Definitely recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I worked with Katie and Aiyana to pull off a special surprise for my Fiancé and they absolutely NAILED it. So great to work with true hospitality professionals, from front of house to the kitchen. Really too notch experience. Thank you!

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SaigeM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, incredible food, fantastic views!!

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JackieR
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

I booked this place for some late night drinks and snacks for my birthday around 10pm and our server would hardly attend to us and we saw our drinks already made and sitting at the bar top for nearly 30 minutes before we just canceled them and asked for our check. We got the goat cheese croquettas which were good but an insanely small portion and the butter poached lobster, also the smallest piece of lobster, which came out cold and the asparagus was way undercooked. The manager was polite and offered to take care of the ticket, but the damage was done and I don’t see us bothering to go back in the future.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great drinks, awesome views and fantastic service. What else could you ask for?

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vipMark
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was decent, pretty small portions for the price. For tapas priced at $19+ a plate I would expect more. This place is more about the scene than the cuisine IMO.

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RachelV
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Why the heat was set to 80 degrees I’ll never understand.

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VirgilioS
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place food was great too

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Elle
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food (even accommodated well to dietary restrictions), and incredible rooftop view!

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CalVinny
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at El Five is exceptional. If you're a meat and potatoes kind of person, don't let the menu scare you. We tried three of the tapas made from things we don't normally eat. Everything had tremendous flavor. The paella was exceptional as well. Staff is attentive and knowledgeable. And the view, amazing. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I liked el five a lot when I first moved here. The drinks and views are great. I just don’t think the dishes are big enough or a strong enough value for the cost. I like foody restaraunts and small plates and don’t mind spending a little on great quality, I just think this is a little overpriced for what you get.

They also had the huge bay window open and it got too cold for us both after sunset and I was dressed for fall and run hot. Not a factor in my review, but would’ve been nice being comfortable without holding each other.

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vipTZH77018
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must. Our group shared five tapas plates and two small paella’s and we were full. And we’re not small
Guys.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, amazing service and I would definitely return!!

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JeanS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Recommend this restaurant and plan ahead. Took 2 months to get a 7:00 Saturday night reservation. Lots of selections, we liked the fried cauliflower dish and the cheesecake for sure! The paella takes an hour to prepare so if you like that, order it right away. Service was good and the view of the city is nice as well.

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MattJ
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic sat on the patio and saw fireworks downtown definitely worth a reservation wait

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around! Food was absolutely amazing

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 4.7 stars by 2521 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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