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El Five, Denver, CO
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El Five

4.8
4.8
3283 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 health practices, which at this time include the wearing of masks while moving around our space or engaging with staff.

We look forward to seeing you!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 127 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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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

    Umatilla 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 3,283 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

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  • Denver

    Best Ambiance

  • Denver

    Hot spot

  • Denver

    Most Booked

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  1. 1

    180jax

    Denver

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven’t been in awhile but it’s always the same , fabulous. Went to celebrate a friend’s birthday and the service was terrific and the food even better. Love the lamb dish so delicious with spices and texture. Need to get the signature drink with the purple orchid. Will be back
  2. k

    kaydee

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service all around was outstanding! From the Sunjoy, the hostess who greeted us, to the amazing server Heather who walked us through the menu and guided us through selecting the perfect amount of tapas for a party of 4 hungry ladies. Heather helped us choose the perfect bottle of wine by asking thoughtful questions and found the perfect bottle to meet our price point. The food was amazing and so was the staff, we will definitely be back!
  3. MD

    MaryD

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Our 3rd visit but probably our last. The flavors in the food are great and really interesting and the service is usually pretty good, but they consistently drop the ball on basic things : our shrimp and sea bass were both waaaay overcooked. The desserts were meh. And none of the 6 dishes we got really wowed us. I think they’re too big and busy to deliver the quality they need to. Surprised at the high ratings.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing! The view was fabulous! The food was incredible! Great place to go with friends from out of town or on a date!! One of my favorite places to go always!!
  5. RF

    RudiF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about this place it's was fantastic the view is worth it :)
  6. B

    Bradley

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has the best menu in denver. Seafood paella is always incredible 👍
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place! The food is really really good!!
  8. D

    Daniel

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Great view, food just was nothing impressive. We had the paella.
  9. GB

    GregB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience every time we come here
  10. LW

    LiveWell

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful. Tasty. Why go out for something you can make at home? Go to be daring, experience new flavors! It’s like opening several little packages! A kaleidoscope of tastes and textures! Our service was top shelf! We were not disappointed and you won’t be either! Epicurean delight!
  11. L

    Lili

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vegan options!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere!
  13. a

    angyl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    🤎 Spectacular Restaurant to share with couples and friends
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Didn’t get to sit on the side with the view of the city which was a bummer. Wish we would have known we weren’t getting the view.
  15. CW

    ChristopherW

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great. Wonderful time for a birthday.
  16. FH

    FHbi

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vale la pena ir. Genial, solo un poco de ruido por lo cual todos hablan muy alto.
  17. LO

    LauraO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made reservation for an intimate birthday celebration on the references of a couple of friends. Exceeded all expectations! Great food, wonderful drinks…..and our server Jac was on point with food, wine, and cocktail suggestions. She really made the night perfect with her attentiveness and lovely personality! Wonderful view….couldn’t have been better!!!
  18. GE

    GraceE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good, ambience, and service! Overall, wonderful experience.
  19. M

    Marlyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have an amazing time at El Five. Recommend to anyone! Lovely date night spot
  20. A

    Amanda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing ambience and the food was delicious and savory! Professional and helpful service as well.
  21. N

    Nick

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, good music at just the right volume. Excellent.
  22. HE

    HilaryE

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites! Always a great atmosphere; excellent service. The Lebanese Garlic Dip was spot on. The mushroom (veg) paella is a MUST.
  23. HE

    HannahE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING food! The vibes and the views are spectacular and I will definitely be back. Great service from start to finish :)
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It’s a nice spot but the food is over-thought. Some of the dishes are just too sweet or dry. The ambiance is nice tho.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    FOOD WAS DELICIOUS.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tapas
  27. LT

    LoisT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love El Five! My husband and I went there to celebrate my birthday. Very cool vibe and decor. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Our waiter Tyler was amazing! This was our first time there and we were a bit overwhelmed with the menu. He told us his favorite dishes and we ordered almost everything he recommended and he was spot on! The food was so delicious and the seafood paella was the best I've ever had. We look forward to coming back and will definitely recommend it to our friends. We're also going to be sure to have our friends ask for Tyler!
  28. CF

    CrissyF

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful celebration at El Five--the staff were attentive, helpful and kind; the food was fabulous and the setting was cozy. It was a memorable 80th birthday for my dad who remarked on the many changes in North Denver over time.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good experience and food. A bit pricy for the amount of food.
  30. g

    gotcufrogs

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spent my birthday dinner here and couldn’t have had a better experience! Very romantic, we got the best table with a skyline view. Amazing food and service. One of my top favorite spots in Denver.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had such a good time. The food and service was excellent. Also great views of Denver!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The food was just in such small portions. I mean I could have ate what all three of us had and still been hungry. I k ow your supposed to share these plates but honestly there wasn’t much to share. The food tasted good and the staff were awesome, I just think it was to much money for not enough food.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!
  34. C

    Carlos

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome date night…waitress was perfect
  35. EF

    ErikF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place one of my favorites the garlic dip.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service was amazing! Plates are small and a little pricey but overall worth it!
  37. t

    technophile

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time with my wife here for her birthday
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Gorgeous views, food and drinks were great. Loved the service as well, quick but not rushing!
  39. n

    nicole

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the eggplant fries! Great ambiance and view of part of the city, friendly servers who offered recommendations. We will definitely go back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So accommodating and friendly!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • 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 3283 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 127 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for El Five

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

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Umatilla 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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