El Rancho Brewery and Restaurant

El Rancho Brewery Restaurant Address29260 US-40, Evergreen, CO 80439

El Rancho Restaurant an Evergreen Landmark

El Rancho, in Evergreen Colorado was established in 1948 and has a long history in Evergreen, Colorado. It has been through a lot of owners and a lot of hand, especially in recent years. There have been owners from every type of background and style of restaurant. None have them have really been successful in recent years. Jack Buchanan, the new owner is hoping to change all that. Jack Buchanan purchased the property a few years ago and had a few different tenants try to run the restaurant. Jack has recently taken over day to day operations in hopes in keeping El Rancho alive. Full disclosure: I know Jack and he is an awesome guys and I am hoping El Rancho crushes it.

El Rancho Location is Perfect!

One of the best things about El Rancho is it’s location. No matter where you are in the Denver/Mountain area you can stop in for beer and a burger. Just off I 70 makes it a perfect stop on your way back down the mountain after a nice day of skiing.

Recent El Rancho “Challenges”

When the restaurant had some heavy financial turmoil, including a brush with bankruptcy, El Rancho was put up for sale. In a significant development, Travis McAfoos and Jack Buchanan partnered to purchase the property, just hoping to breathe new life into the establishment. This purchase was acquired through a bankruptcy sale, reflecting the complex financial challenges that El Rancho faced.

Frank Bonanno Was Probably Not the Best Fit

Buchanan and McAfoos enlisted Bonanno Concepts, out of Denver ran by Frank Bonanno. Known for his successful portfolio of restaurants in Denver.

Frank Bonanno was out within 2 years under a bit of dramatic and immature exit. Evergreen is a special town and it takes a little more than what they had to offer to make it. 

El Rancho Moving Forward

Jack Buchanan is going to be a refreshing change for El Rancho. Jack’s deep roots in Evergreen is just what this historical restaurant needs. We are all looking forward to seeing what El Rancho Brewery and Restaurant will be like in summer of 2024!


El Rancho is Dog Friendly

You can bring your dog and sit on the deck on have a beer with you dog. Check out the awesome views and chill with dog at 7500′ crisp clean mountain air!

Q: What dining options does El Rancho have for guests with any type of dietary restrictions?
A: El Rancho Restaurant is always committed to accommodating all guests to the best of their abilities, offering a menu that includes vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Our cooks are skilled on various dietary needs, ensuring that every guest enjoys a delicious and stress-free dining experience.

Q: How can I make a reservation at El Rancho in Evergreen and is it Needed?
A: A reservation is not needed for parties less than 35

Q: Does El Rancho offer outdoor seating?
A: Yes, guests at El Rancho can dine on our expansive outdoor patio, which offers stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. It’s the perfect setting for a memorable meal, whether you’re catching up with friends or enjoying a cool sunset.

Q: Can El Rancho host private events?
A: Absolutely! El Rancho provides versatile spaces perfect for any occasion, from elegant weddings and corporate gatherings to intimate family celebrations. Contact us to discuss how we can make your event unforgettable with our exceptional service and picturesque location.

El Rancho Restaurant in Evergreen, Colorado