Denver tops the list with some of the best restaurants in Colorado, so it can be hard to branch out from our tried-and-true favorites. But when the sister restaurant to Linger, Ophelia’s and Root Down opened in late 2017, we knew we had to try it out!

Five floors up in LoHi, El Five did not disappoint with its breathtaking views of the city, colorful décor, and fantastic array of eclectic small plates.

Although the food is on the pricier side, it’s definitely worth the splurge for a night out. El Five is a self-proclaimed Mediterranean focused restaurant and advertises their food as “Tapas De Gibraltar”. Much of the menu’s options are Spanish inspired, while the rest is a mix of countries like Morocco, Israel, Turkey, Egypt, Syria and Lebanon.

We absolutely loved the Goat Cheese Croquettes (melt in your mouth delicious!), Crispy Cauliflower Yufka (a real life taste of heaven), and the Patatas Bravas (potatoes never tasted so good!). 

In addition to their mouth-watering vegetarian options, they also have some other really unique items on their menu including Turkish Pizza (Pheasant Confit, Apricots, Raisins, Chestnuts, Bitter Greens, Chocolate Jus, Garlic Toum), Tabbouleh Lettuce Wrap (Bulgar Wheat, Medjool Dates, Preserved Lemon, Feta, Pistachios, Za'atar Crackers), and Grilled Hanger Steak (Moon Hill Chévre, Vermouth, Radish, Charred Cherry Tomatoes, Grain Salad, Quince Jam).

Have you been to El Five, yet? What were your favorite dishes? And what about those views!!