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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
+1 203-661-4774
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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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Greenwich, Connecticut
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

EVERY tues when we meet w our accountant we always have to have the Tortilla Soup!! THE BEST HANDS DOWN! Terrific everything! Indian Posolé, Enchiladas, blackened salmon w salads or in the burrito, YUM; Great cocktails, limeade, all waiters are longtime employees all so lovely and kind. Great sitting in the bar this time of year by the little fireplace.... More 

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Wilton, Connecticut
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have been enjoying this Restaurant for many years! Delicious house made chips, salsa and guacamole are the perfect accompaniments to their margaritas (made with fresh lime juice)! A cup of their soup Posole is truly a savory starter. Rich chicken stock, chunks of chicken breast, Posole, with toppers of avocado, cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice... Top... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Went to Boxcar Cantina last night for the first time in a long time. The place looks the same but the food and overall value have gone down. Starting with the chips and salsa that used to be free (now $4.00). Portion sizes seem to have shrunk as well. Margarita menu missing an old favorite the Texas Tornado, settled on... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Boxcar Cantina offers excellent quality food and great drinks on a consistent basis. Service can be a bit erratic but the terrific jalapeño margaritas, excellent tacos and the awesome chorizo con queso greatly outweighs that shortcoming.

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Thank PaddyHH72
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

I went to Boxcar Cantina with a party of five others. Everyone was friendly, the atmosphere laid-back and warm. My black cherry margarita was excellent -- I recommend the frozen margaritas - you won't be disappointed. Chips and salsa tasted great, as well. Our waiter was nice, but not very helpful regarding making adjustments to the dishes, and he never... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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77 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

We went for a quick appetizer and drink in the bar. We had the chorizo con queso - if you don't like cheese, don't order this one. It was fantastic. We have had the chicken tortilla soup which is always good for the soul but not on this visit. Great service with great food using organic ingredients.

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Thank NateWD
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I go to Boxcar Cantina often- with and without our kids. They have a kid's menu. It's a fun, casual place. Love the margaritas - best I've ever had. The margarita flavoring is from actual fruit, not fake syrup. The food is locally sourced and fresh. Excellent guacamole and nacho starters. My husband really likes the fajitas.... More 

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Thank Snowday212
Greenwich, Connecticut
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

I've now eaten at Box Car Cantina three times, twice at lunch and once at dinner. By now they treat me like an old friend. The atmosphere is super casual but the food and margaritas are wonderful. Fresh ingredients and generous portions.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Boxcar Cantina has the look of a Mexican restaurant that should be in the Southwest. It is clean and neat, the help is attentive and the food is good. It is a great place for families and if you want a quieter meal they have tables in the bar. In the winter the fireplace is going which adds a nice... More 

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Pound Ridge, New York
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
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: +1 203-661-4774
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?