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El Five Restaurant
El Five Restaurant
El Five Restaurant


restaurant | denver, co


March 2017


3,000 SF

150 Seats


BOSS Architecture


Denver Eater's 2017 Design of the Year

El Five, the fifth addition to Justin Cucci's celebrated restaurant collection in Denver, graces the vibrant LoHi neighborhood. This culinary gem is a playful tribute to Spanish cuisine, weaving beloved classics like tapas, gazpacho, and paella into its menu. While rooted in Spanish traditions, the menu also features an unmistakable Mediterranean influence, incorporating flavors from Greece, Turkey, Istanbul, and more, artfully blended into every dish. It's a culinary adventure that goes beyond boundaries, introducing you to unique creations such as matzah ball soup dumplings, shawarma-spiced lamb ribs, and 'Diablos,' an enticing dish starring lamb merguez sausage, serrano ham, and piquillo peppered feta fondue.

El Five's dining experience is designed for sharing, encouraging a communal and unforgettable gastronomic journey. As you step into the restaurant, you'll find yourself in an eclectic open dining room that's nothing short of captivating. Dark tables and chairs provide a grounding contrast to the abundant natural light streaming in from the floor-to-ceiling windows. These windows serve as picturesque frames, offering breathtaking views of both the dynamic Denver skyline and the majestic Rocky Mountains. In the heart of it all, an exposed finishing kitchen takes center stage, where expert staff slice generous portions of jamón ibérico, craft group cocktails with flair, and artfully prepare delectable hummus.

The story of El Five is not just one of culinary excellence but also an ode to its remarkable setting. Perched on the fifth floor of a building in Denver's bustling LoHi neighborhood, the restaurant's panoramic views are nothing short of spectacular. Each visit to El Five is a journey that unfolds against a backdrop of both city life and natural beauty.

The fusion of Spanish and Mediterranean flavors creates an immersive dining experience that truly transcends borders. It's a celebration of culinary traditions, a fusion of cultural flavors, and a feast for the senses. El Five, the fifth jewel in Justin Cucci's crown, stands as a testament to culinary creativity, stunning vistas, and a commitment to unforgettable gastronomy. Whether you're a local food enthusiast or a visitor seeking an extraordinary dining adventure, El Five invites you to savor the diverse and memorable culinary journey it offers


Denver Eater, El Five Isn't "Pretty" - But It Will Take Your Breath Away, February 13, 2018
Restaurant Development & Design, El Five Is A Vibrant Feast for the Senses, November/December 2017 
Modern in Denver, A Refined Disruption, Fall 2017
Eater Denver, Sneak Peek into El Five, the Newest LoHi Tapas Destination, April 26, 2017
303 Magazine, First Look - Justin Cucci's Mediterranean Tapas Bar Opening Spring 2017, October 21, 2016

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