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All 14 Chama Restaurants

Boxcar Cafe

425 Terrace Ave, Chama, NM 87520
575-756-2706
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English first
Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The Boxcar Cafe is so down to earth it makes me want to jump for joy. The food, service and delightful setting made my day last July. The Authentic Mexican food is making my mouth water as I think of it now. And the sunshine flowing in through the front windows can put anyone in a cheery mood. Don't miss... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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164 reviews 164 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Box Car Cafe is perched on a little hill across from the Cumbres and Toltec train station. This restaurant has a fine view of the train tracks and the activity (including and occasional whistle) as they prepare for the day’s journey. Despite the number of people getting tickets and taking the train there were few surprisingly few people in... More 

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MILNTHORPE
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Two years ago we visited this cafe and when we went back to Chama this September visited it again twice! it was still as good as we had remembered it.

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Dewey, Arizona
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251 reviews 251 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A small restaurant right across the street from the train station. If you are coming here to ride the train, there is no better place for breakfast. The service is great and the food is great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Very cozy and friendly restaurant. The huevos rancheros is excellent and the green chile was spicy with great flavor! We will be back!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in on a whim, and the service was great, food was very good and real New Mexico Chile. If you want some authentic flavor and great atmosphere, stop here.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

With our sopapillas, there was a squeeze bottle of some sort of high-fructose corn crap - NOT the traditional honey that New Mexico restaurants serve with sopapillas. That junk ruins the sopapillas’ taste. The food was not great but was edible. There are many better places to eat in Chama.

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Tempe, AZ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great place for breakfast before a ride on the train. The staff were friendly, service was quick and the food was tasty. We bought slices of cherry and apple pie to take with. The pies were homemade, both with a lattice crust and really delicious. Would definitely recommend.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Stop here after taking pictures of the scenic railroad across the street. Had a traditional bacon, hash browns,eggs and toast. Not bad. I would recommend.

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Denver,CO
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Excellent green chili cheese burger! Homemade pies and cookies. They can be overwhelmed at times but worth the wait. The place is very clean and nice view of the train. Nice outside eating area

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Address: 425 Terrace Ave, Chama, NM 87520
Phone Number: 575-756-2706
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Chama
Cuisine: American

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