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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
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

1 Thank bbur970019
Greenwich, Connecticut
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Ed H
Pound Ridge, New York
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Joy T
Greenwich, Connecticut
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315 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 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.

Thank Ron T
Fairfield, Connecticut
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127 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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!)

Thank Jim K
Greenwich, Connecticut
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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.

Thank William D
Saratoga Springs, New York
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12 reviews
8 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 

Thank Tina S
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Dale or Louis M
Greenwich, Connecticut
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315 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 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 

Thank Ron T
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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 !

Thank Krystyna11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?