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Boxcar Cantina

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44 Old Field Point Rd, Greenwich, CT 06830-6157
203-661-4774
Today
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Original New Mexican cuisine using locally sourced and organic...
Original New Mexican cuisine using locally sourced and organic ingredients. Dine and drink fireside. Be sure to try the "Super Chief" margaritas made from 100% agave tequila and CT raised chicken tinga tacos. Boxcar Cantina is Connecticut's first certified green restaurant.
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    Very good
  • 11
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great soft tacos!

I have been here many times. My significant other loves this place. My favorite entree is the soft tacos. Very, very good!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Steven L
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New York City, New York
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  • Families with children
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Excellent Food, Excellent Service....everything was delicious and fresh and everyone is so nice. Organic ingredients...I believe they grow some of the ingredients in a small garden in the front of the restaurant. Casual...Family dining.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I have been here many times. My significant other loves this place. My favorite entree is the soft tacos. Very, very good!

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Purchase, New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I've been coming to The Boxcar Cantina for good Mexican food for the last 15 years. Tonight I noticed that they have decided to charge $4.00 for tortilla chips from a bag and salsa from a can. These are considered an appetizer. I've been coming to The Boxcar Cantina for good Mexican food for the last 15 years. I ordered... More 

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Big group of 12 but they handled us well. Great appetizers and we tried just about everything on the menu. Fried onions, burritos, tacos, fajitas. Everyone enjoyed it all. Highly recommended.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

And thankfully we couldn't hear them. Boxcar attracted the couples-with-kids-under-five crowd that Saturday night. Dads wrestled with their weekend kid duty, while moms chatted with one another and ordered more margaritas. The place feels...safe. It's Mexican enough, next door to Equinox, a quick stroll to the Lexus dealer. But for someone wanting a truer experience, it's a miss. Only a... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

1. Great food with well sourced ingredients! 2. Great service and a fun environment for a date at the bar or in a booth with family. The only thing I would say is that the booths are a little bit narrow and as a 6'4 male I felt a little cramped. I recommend this restaurant and love the mini burritos... More 

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Duluth, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Went to Boxcar Cantina for lunch with two of my daughters and two grandkids. We were seated although my daughter was delayed. The waiter gave us chips and salsa, water while we waited. We engaged in conversation until my daughter arrived. The lunch menu had various foods that made it ifficult to chose. The lunch serving was pretty good and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We celebrated my birthday with my daughters and grandkids for lunch. The service and food was great. The food selection had good variety and good portions for lunch. The staff sang happy birthday at the end of our meal.

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Darien, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Southwestern food, served family style. Casual and low key, wonderful food! Margaritas are the best anywhere and all of the dishes are fresh and perfectly prepared.

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Darien, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I've been going to Boxcar Cantina for nearly 20 years and it's original owner, Nancy Roper, started the farm-to-table movement long before it was popular. The restaurant has something for everyone and the margaritas are divine, but the dining room seems to be overrun by children during the dinner hour. If you are over 18 or are a couple, get... More 

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Additional Information about Boxcar Cantina

Address: 44 Old Field Point Rd, Greenwich, CT 06830-6157
Phone Number: 203-661-4774
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Greenwich
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 35
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 44 Old Field Point Rd, Greenwich, CT 06830-6157
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Greenwich
  • Phone Number: 203-661-4774

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Original New Mexican cuisine using locally sourced and organic ingredients. Dine and drink fireside. Be sure to try the "Super Chief" margaritas made from 100% agave tequila and CT raised chicken tinga tacos. Boxcar Cantina is Connecticut's first certified green restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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