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The Mine Shaft Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
2846 State Highway 14 N, In the middle of town on the curve, Madrid, NM 87010-9746
+1 505-473-0743
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (76 reviews)
“fries” (30 reviews)
“kobe beef” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
$$ - $$$
2846 State Highway 14 N, In the middle of town on the curve, Madrid, NM 87010-9746
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We decided to stop at this particular restaurant because of the number of cars that were parked out front. The outside dining deck was another factor in our decision. Huge menu! Decided on the Mexican dishes and my food was delicious! Other party members ate...More

1  Thank CathyP1953
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch. It was packed out on Sunday. We sat at the bar to eat. We loved it. Great burgers. 15.00 burgers! The gent on guitar was so entertaining. This place doesn’t look like much from outside but definitely worth the stop. Madrid...More

1  Thank jkuts
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mine Shaft is the Winner of Best Green Chili Cheese Burger Smackdown! The cafe really is a Dive; also, construction was going on because they are making the "Mine" into a museum, it was closed to the public, unfortunately we did not get to...More

1  Thank katewoman612
turqtrailnut, Public Relations Manager at The Mine Shaft Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the great "down & dirty" review ;-) The Mine Shaft Tavern's restaurant was opened in 1947 (rebuilt after a fire) for the coal miners. It is authentic and original. We strive to keep it that way. The museum is also on our property...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us stopped here for lunch. Very unique place in a very unique community. We had the Mad Green Chile Cheeseburger with real potato fries and a fried hatch green Chile on the side. The only thing that kept the food 4 Stars was...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are driving on Rt 14, Turquoise Trail, you really should stop here. Place has a lot of character....good service and good basics for lunch. Nice draft selection, suggest you sit at the bar. Have lunch here and then walk around Madrid, nice art...More

Thank Larz V
turqtrailnut, Public Relations Manager at The Mine Shaft Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for making the stop, we're glad you enjoyed it. Please come back and check out some of our live music!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Madrid is a quaint, very small town which has a lot of shops on either side of the short main street. We stopped at the Mine Shaft and had a very nice lunch. There is both an indoor seating area and a large outdoor patio...More

Thank Roger K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just happened to find the Mine Shaft. Friend had told me to go to Madrid and voila...sitting at the bar i realized it seemed familiar...Longmire...asked the bartender and yes indeed...the original Red Pony. Just added to the enjoyment. Then went for the Green Chili Cheeseburger...More

1  Thank rpope0026
turqtrailnut, Public Relations Manager at The Mine Shaft Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review and feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed September 10, 2017

If you look up "funky joint" in a dictionary, you might see a picture of this place. The old bar looks like it's been there over 100 years. The murals painted on the walls are well done and interesting. The food was quite good, and...More

1  Thank JoyInNM
Reviewed September 9, 2017

We stopped at the Mine Shaft on our way to Santa Fe while driving the Turquoise Trail for lunch. Talk about a funky looking place and town. Something out of an old west movie. Very quiet when we were there. We chose to sit outside...More

1  Thank Linda P
Reviewed September 8, 2017

If you want incredible hamburgers, this is the place to go. The interior is loaded with character, the wait staff is friendly and the service good. The prices are reasonable for what you get. This isn't fast food, nor is it fine dining, it's a...More

1  Thank Dan P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $15
American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2846 State Highway 14 N, In the middle of town on the curve, Madrid, NM 87010-9746
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Madrid
  • Phone Number: +1 505-473-0743
  • E-mail
The Mine Shaft Tavern features New Mexican Roadhouse Cuisine & Live Music Every weekend! Award winning Green Chile CheeseBurgers, local Waygu Beef, handmade pizza and pasta. We also offer vegetarian items and great salads. Full bar with fresh squeezed Margarita's and 12 local Micro Brews on Tap! Outside dining available on our Cantina's deck that overlooks the beautiful town of Madrid. Marid is famous for its Ghost Town past, now a revived art colony. Visit the adjacent "ghost town" museum & walk down Madrid's main street for a unique experience that only Madrid can offer!
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