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Boxcar Cantina

44 Old Field Point Rd, Greenwich, CT 06830-6157
203-661-4774
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Ranked #30 of 145 restaurants in Greenwich
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
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.
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Indiana
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219 reviews 219 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Some of the best guac...and it's from the East Coast...what?? I'm not lying. It was really good. Great, fun atmosphere. Had the steak fajita. Very fresh and very tasty. Friend got the salmon salad and her fish was also very fresh, not overly fishy. I would highly recommend.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

The bar area is definitely the most comfortable in the while restaurant. If you don't have kids with you or a big group of people the bar is perfect. There's a cozy fire (in cooler months), and it's easier to hear eachother talk in the bar area. The food is good- not unhealthy Tex Mex, but the margaritas are hands... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I'm hesitant recommending Mexican food because everyone has such different perspectives of what "good" Mexican food really is. My husband and I who are from Texas like this place and feel it satisfies our Mexican cravings. It's not Tex-Mex and you won't find melted orange queso on the menu...though the queso they do provide, is pretty good. We like that... More

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Can't go wrong with this staple Mexican in Greenwich. Before 7 very kids oriented. Later more couples. Love the Queso fondido, Mexican Pizza, fajitas, you name it We go at least a few times per month

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Food was good not great. The strawberry margaritas were really tasty. The best thing I tasted was the gucamole. the restaurant was kid freindly which is always a plus.

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Key West, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The food overall was fantastic! It is such a family friendly place for all ages. However, the waiter did make some minor delays in our order. When my brother asked for a refill of his soda, he did not seem to take his order the first time we gave it to him. Back to the cuisine, unlike most Mexican restaurants,... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

The food is the best Mexican food I have ever had. The food is amazing. You will be disappointed The chicken burrito is to die for

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Have been here a few times and always have a delicious meal. All meats are organic and local. This is truly great fresh Mexican done right. All of the flavors and sauces are authentic! My favorite Mexican around. Also the freshest! Great south of the border style and feel to boxcar! Muchas Gracias!!

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Scarsdale, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This place touts local sourcing...but with mediocre cooking you simply get lame food. If you add to that service that ranges from slow to incompetent/disrespectful, this restaurant is not worth spending your time/money. I had been there a few times before to meet friends. Food was never great but at least it was a convenient site to gather. Waiter Dane... More

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Authentic Mexican made with fresh ingredients. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff and good prices. In froo froo Greenwich, you really can't find anything like this without going into Port Chester and fighting for parking and a table ... well worth it.

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