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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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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place for the family!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Patty G
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Darien, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Long Valley, New Jersey
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142 reviews 142 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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161 reviews 161 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Greenwich, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This authentic Mexican Restaurant has some of the best TexMex north of the boarder. Family friendly, or eat in the cozy lounge by the fire. Just minutes from the Greenwich train station, a get place for a quick drink and bite with office friends.

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STAMFORD
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246 reviews 246 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Located about a mile of I-95 in Greenwich, CT., this restaurant has been around for a number of years. My wife and I stopped by the other night for a quiet weeknight dinner and found the place almost full. We started off with Margaritas (strong, but mellow) then settled on a Mexican burger for me and Mexican pizza for her.... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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105 reviews 105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

We have been here many times and keep coming back. The restaurant supports local farms using organic foods when possible. It's pricier than your average Mexican but well worth it. I have had many items from the menu with last nights chicken Quesadilla very good. We always try to sit in the bar- no kids and a fireplace burns in... 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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?