Word of Mouth

El Rancho is on the block

El Rancho, which bills itself as "a Colorado landmark since 1948," is such a landmark that it has its own El Rancho exit off I-70.

And now it looks like the current owners of the restaurant/event center are looking for their own exit.

Although the restaurant's still open, the 16,000 square-foot facility is now being offered "for sale or lease." Interested? Call 303-623-0200.

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