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El Rancho Colorado, Evergreen, CO
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This restaurant now offers Takeout

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El Rancho Colorado

4.1
4.1
19 Reviews
$30 and under
American
An iconic restaurant, brewery and music venue serving Colorado-mountain cuisine and incredible front range views since 1948.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (303) 228-1634
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Neighborhood
    Evergreen
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 19 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Denver

    Great for scenic views

19 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We got there and were seated immediately.  But then it took about 15 minutes to even get water. The lady that waited on us for the drinks. She was very quick and professional, but I think it was our waiter’s first day. The food was dry and marginal I’m so very sorry to say. every time they change owners, I go up there again just praying that they’ll go back to the way they were when the McEnroes ran it. It’s my understanding they again are having another new owner and this one is possibly from Evergreen. If so, I hope he does El Rancho proud and actually get some really good wholesome food in there. I don’t mind paying more if the food taste really good.  I had the Reuben it was very dry. I had to ask for extra thousand island dressing for it because there was just a dot on it.  couple of people got the breakfast burritos very very dry. They were huge and looked beautiful but were hard to eat.  my grandson got the buffalo burger and he loved it but that was the only one that got rave reviews 

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  2. Margie

    Denver

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server, Shane, was excellent. We had Easter brunch and the offerings were unique. As a group, we agreed that the food was good but not outstanding. However, we would return for dinner because the dining room and mountain location are outstanding and so close to Denver.

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  3. BirthdayDinner

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    El Rancho is worth the visit! We love their Rueben. We love their Royale burger. Service was spot on even without the CHP. We went when they had the CHP. We went without the CHP. Good service has far outweighed the not so good service. Give this historic place a try and keep it open.

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  4. MEV5

    Denver

    39 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    El Rancho… hell no!!! The star ratings are misrepresented because we didn’t even end up staying. There should be an option for zero stars. This was a birthday celebration and a destination event… we all drove a distance looking forward to an experience. We arrived at the time of our reservation (1pm, party of 6). It took 15 minutes to even be greeted at the hostess stand and eventually got sat (hostess told us they were on a wait but upon realizing we had a reservation she sat us immediately). We sat at our table for 15 more minutes before stopping a server and asking if he was our waiter. He pointed at someone else and said that was our server. At no point did either person acknowledge us in any way… we sat in the center of the room, a party of 6, every other table surrounding us had food and/or drink. The person who was identified as our server began bussing other tables and never once said anything to us. We sat for another 5 minutes, we never even got water. So we left. I have to say, no one was hustling - there was plenty of opportunity to acknowledge us. I have worked in the restaurant industry and there was simply no excuse to leave us hanging. 35 minutes lost. Good news is that across the parkway we discovered an excellent restaurant called Kalaka! Amazing Mexican food, great service and quick on their feet. We won’t be back to El Rancho… can’t say enough good things about Kalaka, however!

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  5. JonS

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For our first time (my girlfriend and I) we wanted to celebrate her bday at El rancho. And our experience exceeded both our expectations! First off the decor and ambience was very nice, like a newly renovated log cabin fell. It had a rustic feel while having a new and clean look like it's very upkept and modernized (without taking anything away from the old ranch wood feel). The best part about our experience must've have been the service! We were immediately greeted by Matt (aka Cap) who was the manager and he checked in on us multiple times. He was more than welcoming! He gave us a brief tour after we told him it was our first time there and didn't know where we wanted to sit. Our server was fine but we caught him when his shift was about to end and he had gotten back from a trip and wasn't existed to with that night. So Cap to over for him and he is very outgoing, boisterous and went above n beyond in helping us/ checking on us. The food was great, their beer was excellent, the salad bar offers great value and we definitely want to go back there! They have live music, happy hour, kids meal deals and even a meet the brewer monthly. We'll definitely go back!

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  6. PamO

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service. The food is OK, but not the quality one would expect from a Frank Bonnano restaurant, especially given the prices.

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  7. DaveF

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was good, Mountain View was nice, but disappointed with one of the top menu items. The honored guest’s Ossobuco was dry and tough, not much meat, and obviously not prepared properly. The sandwiches were fine.

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  8. DenverNative

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The views are spectacular, the staff was very friendly, but the breakfast burrito was almost all potatoes, and the green chile was scant (could barely taste it). Very disappointed with the mandatory 22% gratuitiy added to the bill. I'm happy to tip more than that, but I don't like the mandatory policy at all.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Always love the ambiance here as well.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Very open to multiple beer tastings.

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  11. FrazerL

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Interesting menu with exquisitely prepared dishes in a beautiful setting.

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  12. Cristine

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The atmosphere was fun. The wait staff was very friendly but was serving a lot of tables at once, so it’s a better place to go when you want to take your time with dinner. The prices were high but the portions were large. The food was good but more fried / buttered than I expected.

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  13. JohnE

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Christmas to go dinner was excellent. You just pick a time to pick up and they prepare your dinner to go. Partial cooking so all you need to do is finish cooking it. NY Steak, Roasted Potatoes, Vegies, Salad and corn bread were all homemade and tasted great. This was the easiest Christmas dinner we have ever cooked at home. Can’t wait to taste the chocolate ganache dessert tonight. Way to go El Rancho Chefs!

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  14. JohnE

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a wonderful experience and dinner at El Rancho. Had the chicken pot pie and the brisket dinner and both were amazing. Service was excellent, fast and friendly. Will be trying the Christmas to go experience this year.

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  15. DanielL

    Denver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time, the food was terrific. Overjoyed that we chose El Rancho for our lunch get together.

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  16. ElizabethF

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We always liked El Rancho but this new iteration was disappointing. Very slow and unfriendly service…the waitstaff acted like they couldn’t wait to get away from the table, even before everyone was done ordering. Several times we had to flag them down again because they didn’t stay to hear what everyone needed. It took an inordinately long time to receive drinks or food based on how many staff members they have vs how many tables were seated. We asked the guy who brought our food for something and he said “I’m just a food runner, can’t help you.” The pot pie tasted burnt and the penne pomodoro had a very strange flavor. The tater tots were good though! My mother’s trout was delicious she said but it was a teeny piece on a giant bed of fricassee lettuce with nothing else. Just disappointing as we hoped under the new management the historic El Rancho would be renewed and improved and would survive. Not much hope for that based on our visit. Not worth the drive from South Evergreen.

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  17. RamonaG

    Denver

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’re so glad this restaurant is back open! Food was great. Staff is friendly.

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  18. ArtS

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food (even the left overs the next day), generous portions, good price and very personable and friendly wait staff. Overall wonderful experience.

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  19. BigChiefMountain

    Denver

    65 reviews

    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were looking forward to going back to El Rancho after new ownership. Food was great, lots of choices, service very good & attentive. We had guests who have never been there. So happy to see a good dinner crowd, TVs for sports in bar, nice size dinner servings. They are brewing own beer. Go back for El Rancho experience! Big Chief Mountain

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FAQs

El Rancho Colorado offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 228-1634.

El Rancho Colorado is rated 4.1 stars by 19 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 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for El Rancho Colorado

29260 US-40, Evergreen, CO 80439

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Evergreen
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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