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Boxcar Cantina

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$$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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44 Old Field Point Rd, Greenwich, CT 06830-6157
203-661-4774
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 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
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Pound Ridge, New York
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the food and service. All of the ingredients were high quality and fresh. (The menu lists the providers.) Sensible portions and carbs so you can finish your meal and not feel bloated. Really enjoyed the mini soft taco plate (pictured). I heard the burger was excellent as was the salmon burrito. Recommend the limeade. The service was quick... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Great food and drinks in a fun atmosphere. In the winter the bar has their real wood fireplace running which is a nice touch. The food is usually great here, this visit was the best ever. I had the fajitas which had great sauteed veges and I got the shrimp version. It is a bit pricey, but worth it.

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Thank Ron T
Fairfield, Connecticut
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We just went here for cinco de mayo and it was very fun! High quality food on menu (Nieman Ranch meats, etc), which is fitting for this neighborhood. Excellent service and the Super Chief margarita is outstanding! (junior size available as well!)

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Thank Jim K
Greenwich, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Organic Mexican food, very good. The atmosphere is nice, good service and the food is well prepared. I think this is a great family spot, casual and fun.

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Thank William D
Saratoga Springs, New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

So nice to find a "farm-to-table" Mexican restaurant. Very high quality ingredients in all their dishes. You really taste the difference; nothing canned here! Friendly, accommodating and informed staff so willing to customize (we are gluten-free) a dish. Their margaritas are fresh-squeezed...no mixes! Yum! The best guacamole ever! The nachos were delicious & we made up our own salads which... More 

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Thank Tina S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Drinks are great, food is fantastic..everything we have ever had has been great. Service was attentive.

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Thank Dale or Louis M
Greenwich, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

i used to love this place, but it seems to be stuck in a rut. The menu has not changed in years and could use some new items. I used to love it when I first began eating here, but my review has gone from very good to average. Although I have to admit the bar in the winter with... More 

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Thank Ron T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

I have been here a few times for family private parties and the food is wonderful. The margaritas are the best here and their guac is off the charts. The food is always prepared well and is fresh. If you are in the area you must give it a try !

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Thank Krystyna11
Kampala, Uganda
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18 restaurant reviews
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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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$35
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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
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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