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Boxcar Cantina

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Mexican
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44 Old Field Point Rd, Greenwich, CT 06830-6157
203-661-4774
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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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: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Original New Mexican cuisine using locally sourced and organic ingredients....
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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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 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
TexMex in Greenwich

OK ... In the land of 'haute cuisine', this authentic TexMex cantina is outstanding. The menu is authentic, with lots of 'farm to table' ingredients, superbly prepared. Great cantina ambiance. Perfect for families and their children. Want a more sophisticated (quieter 😊), Cody up to the fireplace... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Cuba1947
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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Kampala, Uganda
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The chefs at Boxcar Cantina make every dish with love, and it shows through every delectable bite. My favorite dish is the cheese quesadilla. It includes a superb blend of different fresh cheeses like jack cheddar and mozzarella. Also, the tomato salsa that they put on the side is very refreshing. Boxcar Cantina was opened in 1994, and has always... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

OK ... In the land of 'haute cuisine', this authentic TexMex cantina is outstanding. The menu is authentic, with lots of 'farm to table' ingredients, superbly prepared. Great cantina ambiance. Perfect for families and their children. Want a more sophisticated (quieter 😊), Cody up to the fireplace in the bar!

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Thank Cuba1947
Greenwich, Connecticut
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The atmosphere at Boxcar is both charming, and inviting, The wait staff have always been upbeat and attentive. They are also VERY patient with kids. This is a good thing, because on weekends the place is full of children of all ages. Their margaritas are good; but I wish they had more flavors. They have a large children's men; and... More 

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Thank lauraword
Fairfield, Connecticut
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87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I have been to this restaurant twice. Each time I was impressed with the menu and the attentive service. I also find the menu creative with a number of items which were different from the average Southwestern and Tex-Mex restaurant. The facility doesn't look like much. the time of the day and week also makes a difference as to the... More 

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Thank RcikS
Greenwich, Connecticut
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Really good place to go for dinner with family and friends. It's very busy at night, specially on weekends. The service is a little bit slow, and the waitress are not always friendly. The food is fresh, delicious and very tasty. I always order the chicken quesadilla, which is not that spicy. Their guacamole and chips are the BEST!!! For... More 

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Thank BonvoyageCamila
West Palm Beach, Florida
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Centro is always a very nice experience and it is our go to place for lunch,brunch or a casual dinner if u r in the Greenwich,ct,or rye brook,ny area

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Thank drls2th1
Greenwich, Connecticut
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Very authentic Tex-Mex, great service, fresh ingredients, very accommodating to families with small children

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Thank tiph206
Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank GFP60
New York City, New York
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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Thank Steven L
Purchase, New York
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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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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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