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El Paso, Texas
June 21, 2010
January 4, 2006
Visit El Rancho Restaurant on your way to or from Evergreen, Colorado. Although its official address is given as "Golden, Colorado," the restaurant is located just to the right after you exit Interstate 70 onto Evergreen Parkway when coming from Denver. The restaurant offers the ambience of a log cabin, combined with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains. In the winter, you can warm up in front of a blazing fire set in a huge stone fireplace--perhaps while sipping a hot toddy or a wine from the restaurant’s extensive wine list. In the summer, enjoy the same wine selection on the deck along with fabulous views of the Continental Divide. The restaurant is open daily for both lunch and dinner. Appetizer offerings run the gamut from rabbit and rattlesnake sausage for $7 to elk and buffalo wontons for $8 to a $14 appetizer sampler. Salads cost anywhere from $2 to $7. The menu, which includes trout, elk, and buffalo dishes, offers chicken enchiladas for $13 (least expensive item) and a mixed grill of elk medallions, fillet mignon and rabbit and rattlesnake sausage for $27 (most expensive item.)
El Rancho advertises an early-bird dinner from 5-6pm Monday through Friday and 3-5pm on Sunday at the special price of $15. Other bonus features include a gift shop, a totally smoke-free experience, and free WiFi. I have stopped here for drinks and appetizers a couple of times and have also dined here a couple of times. The ambience is exceptional and the cuisine is unique, but, unfortunately, both the food preparation and the service have been inconsistent in my experience. Hopefully, if you decide to stop, both will be superb!
From journal Day Trips from Denver: Evergreen, CO