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El Five, Denver, CO

El Five

4.7
4.7
3811 Reviews
$50 and over
Mediterranean
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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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 114 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Native/Indigenous, Women
  • 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, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,811 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Mediterranean

  • Denver / Colorado

    Most Booked

  • Denver

    Best Ambiance

  • Denver

    Hot spot

  • Denver

    Great for scenic views

  • Denver

    Most Booked

3,811 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food. Lovely serve I. Breathtaking views! Def a gem in the middle of Denver! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time dining at El Five. Great food! High energy atmosphere

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great view of the city and the paella was amazing!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Melissa and Dan at the bar are the BEST! Phenomenal service and drinks!

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  5. Devyn

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always! From the food, the service, the drinks and the view!

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  6. Stella

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I genuinely looked forward to El Five, but there were more misses than hits. Paella rice was burned black (I expected some crispiness, but not black char). The wine selection, burrata, and new pork loin tapas were solid. The burnt paella also came with a $10 per person small scallop upcharge (we heard $10 for added scallops), ultimately a letdown for what we anticipated would be the star of our dinner. The RRs were not well tended to either. Go for the view, drinks, and a few tapas, and skip the upsell items.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff took excellent care of my table during a meeting. I have food allergies and they were excellent at working around them without allowing the flavor to suffer. From wait staff to the kitchen: two big thumbs up.

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  8. Danachez

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and exceptional views of the city. A great place to celebrate a special occasion! Our server, Drew, was also very good and had great recommendations!

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  9. Martin

    Denver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Last minute reservation at El Five. Enjoyed both the food, the service and the views.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a fabulous dining experience. The views and ambiance have to be some of the best in Denver. The food was outstanding… and I don’t say that lightly, I’ve been to many Michelin starred restaurants and this is easily of that caliber. And lastly, our waiter was charming, informative and had perfect timing when we wanted to order and get the check.

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  11. jenniferp

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal at a beautiful location! Try the paella!

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  12. JenniferG

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing! Dumplings and croquettes were so good. Paella was best we’ve had!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was 4.5/10. Paella was Amazing but mushroom pizza was a tad disappointing as it was more of a croissant like puff pastry with tons of mushroom on top. My cocktail (femme fatale) was ok - nothing to write home about. Service was a bit slow. Vibe and ambiance was perfect!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall the experience was amazing. Great food, the drinks were good specially the sangria. The paella was amazing and the service topped it off

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  15. JohnM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and atmosphere was amazing. We will be back!

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  16. JDDD

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, had a really great time. My only complaint would be the bathrooms were not working very well and were a little dirty (water on the floor by the toilet, etc.). Otherwise we enjoyed dining here!

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  17. AndrewF

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The worst service I have had in years, not an exaggeration.

    1 person found this helpful

  18. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    More advanced notice of a prefixed menu would be appreciated as when I booked the reservation for Valentine’s Day there was no notice of that. However, it was overall a great experience and food was amazing, the pinxtos were cold and could’ve been warmer as well as the second course being not super warm. However, the main course came out super hot and was the best.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutly amazing drinks, food, service and of course views! Came for a valentines dinner and my boyfriend's birthday since his birthday is the day after and coming here made it special! We Will definitely be back!

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  20. CaseyB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The serving bar did not disappoint. Between the spreads of the med and the sea bass, we were treated to several small bites from Dave. Dave really made the night memorable. El five always comes through with great food and service

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  21. Leslie

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great for girls night out!

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  22. RebeccaR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent service and outstanding food. Highly recommend

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Don’t be fooled: the reason it’s hard to get a reservation isn’t because it’s busy; it’s because the service is incredibly slow. The restaurant was half empty when I went in and I still waited 45 minutes just to place an order for drinks. By the time the food came out I had forgotten what I ordered.

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  24. Harrison

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Inspired food, excellent service and beautiful restaurant.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing experience. From reservation to the hostess wishing us a lovely evening at the end of the night, every single person that works there was so kind and welcoming. The suggestions for vegan food and wine pairing were on point. Delicious. Thank you El Five for making our evening so very special. Cheers

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  26. stevev

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tyler made our birthday dinner amazing. Thanks tyler and El five.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very helpful wait staff, all food was EXCEPTIONAL!

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  28. Rahchacha

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, amazing ambiance, amazing staff. Corey was our server and his knowledge of each and every menu item was impressive! We will definitely be back.

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  29. Den1233

    New York City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We were seated 30 minutes late. No apologies or accommodations made for the inconvenience. Food was good but the service level has gone downhill especially after this latest experience.

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  30. KatieG

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I dined here for a pre Valentine’s Day dinner. We love El Five. The chicken soup dumplings are outstanding . The service is always impeccable.

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  31. KimH

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was amazing!! The food, there service and the view were all amazing!! Top notch on all levels!!! HIGHLY recommend!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Will be back for the goat cheese croquettes. Everything was good.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing. (Soup Dumps too doughy, not enough soup. But flavor profile is so on point!)

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  34. Gayle

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a special evening, everything was wonderful!

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  35. AliC

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food and the service is always amazing. Portion sizes are never a problem and I love sharing with everyone at the table

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  36. AnnieF

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    so incredibly disappointed, the food, service were horrible. On top of it being a birthday which was never acknowledged by staff.

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  37. AsilG

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The European Sea Bass was amazing, and the cocktails were complex and delicious. It’s pricey, but nice for a special occasion

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  38. Picky

    West Palm Beach

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service! The Mez plate appetizer was plenty for 3-4 people. The seafood Paella was great! The Cheesecake and chocolate-covered almonds were a great finish to the meal.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    had to wait close to 20 min for a table even with reservation. there was a hair in one of our dishes (the goat cheese croquettes) and all they did was give a new one without a proper apology or taking it off the tab. the food was mid and no complimentary dessert or anything for bday celebration

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  40. TirieD

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Have not been in a couple of years and was bummed out that they built a building next the restaurant that now blocks some of the city view. Sucks

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • 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 4.7 stars by 3811 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 114 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
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Native/Indigenous, Women
  • Executive chef
    Justin Cucci
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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