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“‘mazing Mine Shaft Food”

The Mine Shaft Tavern
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Brew Pub
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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!
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

An absolute not miss when in the Santa Fe n’hood! Drive the Turquoise Trail, traveling SW from Santa Fe and you’ll drive right by it!

While we didn’t play pool, the pool room was there if we needed it. Seems like it is right out of the Wild West!

I ate the #1 in NM Green Chile elk (yak?) and it was outstanding! Cooked to a perfect medium rare!

The only suggestion I have is to upgrade the buns from those white, soft things to a sourdough or other hearty bread worthy of the meat.

We all ate burgers of some sort and they were all cooked perfectly. The portions are more than generous.

The atmosphere is simply fantastic, the decor cant not be original, and nearly every corner is a photo op of some sort. Have fun!

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Chicago_FJR
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

It's D.J. from Albuquerque and I made it home without a single drop of rain. There is a lot of love in Madrid, and in the Mine Shaft Tavern in particular.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant looks well worn from the outside, but that has more to do with the mystique of the town itself. Inside you will find a fun, engaging environment, great food and helpful waitstaff. They also have a regular musical performances on their own stage. My family enjoyed the Meyer Lemon Chicken Avocado Salad, a Yak Burger, Huevos Rancheros and the Blackjack Burger. All were delicious.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank JRBrandes
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turqtrailnut, Public Relations Manager at The Mine Shaft Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

Thanks for your very real review! We're constantly working on improvements, while focusing on keeping the authenticity and originality of the historic tavern.We're glad to hear your family enjoyed our food - we really strive to make it the best!

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Reviewed August 7, 2018

We visited the Mine Shaft during a NM tour of Longmire sights. The restaurant was welcoming and fun. Food was good. Our waitress never watched the series. She commented that so much filming goes on in the area it's not unusual to them. Only the first episode was filmed in the Mine Shaft so if you're a Longmire fan, it's a must. Then, go home and watch Episode One!

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank maria7351
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

This place was recommended to us by a park ranger. It looks kinda dumpy on the outside but interior is quirky and comforting - like the rest of the town of Madrid. I had the best veggie burger ever! It was covered in green chili, cheddar cheese and a fried chile on the top. OH YUM! We are going to check into staying overnight here some night. They have live music on Friday/Saturday/Sunday.

Note - there was no cell phone service here but we didn't care because we were too busy enjoying our meals.

Date of visit: July 2018
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1  Thank 240CindyT
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