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Boxcar Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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44 Old Field Point Rd, Greenwich, CT 06830-6157
+1 203-661-4774
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 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.

Thank PaddyHH72
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 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 

Thank BigSis3328
Westport, Connecticut
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 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.

Thank NateWD
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 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 

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 12 August 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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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 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 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 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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357 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 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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128 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 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 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
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
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?