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Boxcar Cantina

44 Old Field Point Rd, Greenwich, CT 06830-6157
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Ranked #34 of 144 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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Greenwich, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Okay, so the food isn't horrible, but why oh why would you go here when you have such authentic Mexican/South American places so close by in Port Chester? The atmosphere is okay but doesn't really justify the prices. Everything sort of tastes the same and the farm to table / locally sourced thing is really the only draw. Do yourself... More

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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110 reviews 110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have only eaten take out here on several occasions and the food is consistently very good. Excellent flavor and good quality. You obviously pay a bit more for that and for it being in Greenwich. I would like to see the servings a bit larger though to help compensate a bit for the higher prices. The location is also... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We dined here tonight with our 3 children and we loved every bite, even the ketsup for our little one was delicious! The mini burritos are excellent, meat is tender and wonderful flavor. We eat a lot of Mexican and this by far is the best we've had in a long time!

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246 reviews 246 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
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
25 helpful votes 25 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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