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BoxCar Cafe

$$ - $$$American, , Cafe
425 Terrace Ave, Chama, NM 87520
+1 575-756-2706
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“breakfast” (93 reviews)
“frito pie” (15 reviews)
“sopapillas” (19 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
425 Terrace Ave, Chama, NM 87520
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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a tasty breakfast here. He ordered the enchilada and eggs “Christmas” style and thought the red chile was a little better than the green but on the salty side. I ordered eggs, hash browns, bacon with chopped green chile on...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 578trishm
Reviewed 15 October 2018

However, you decide to have it - on top, inside or alongside it will not disappoint. I have Huevos Ranchos and my friend a burrito at lunchtime. A surprise when the sopapillas came included with the meal. All very wonderful and worth your stop as...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank David12815
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Our second year to stop at this local eatery. Busy and friendly. Great food, great service. Spouse loves the Box car burger, I opted for the tacos, really enjoyed the extremely juicy stuffed chicken taco. Two tacos and I was full. Quaint historical rail tinder...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Daniela R
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Excellent breakfast. Quick, friendly service. Conveniently located right across from the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad Depot. I have eaten here before and will again.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BackRoadBruce
Reviewed 26 September 2018

On this Saturday evening in Chama, NM, we chose the BOXCAR CAFÉ for dinner – it’s directly across the famous Cumbres & Toltec Scenic RailRoad station. It was 6 pm, and we were seated immediately. My wife ordered the Ribeye Combo (including house salad), and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Anthony V
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Located just across the street from the scenic railroad, this cafe becomes the magnet for people getting food while waiting for the train. Food was good and reasonably priced. Additional staff arrived while I was eating, insuring good service for the rest of the morning.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jtfftj1155
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

A surprisingly good lunch in Chama. Atmosphere is decent, staff friendly and efficient, our meals arrived quickly. Frito pie was excellent as was the crispy chicken sandwich. Fries are thin and almost crispy. I recommend this rest.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ggold113
Reviewed 21 September 2018

We had two meals at the Boxcar, breakfast and lunch. For breakfast we both had pancakes cooked just right, light and fluffy. For lunch we both had their signature hamburgers. They were cooked the way I would have done at home. Our only problem was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Robert F
Reviewed 21 September 2018

This is a popular restaurant. They do the best they can with a limited staff. The Mexican food was very good. The prices are reasonable.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Charles W
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

It is one of only a few places to eat in Chama. I had the stacked cheese enchiladas with green chili sauce. Excellent. They are right across the street from the trains.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank texas75056
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Questions & Answers
4 July 2017|
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Response from David J | Reviewed this property |
As of the date that I was there in late June, the hours for the Boxcar are: Breakfast and lunch on Sunday and Monday. Closed Tuesday Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Wednesday through Saturday As with any restaurant in... More
19 March 2015|
Response from RL B | Reviewed this property |
Not closing. Changing management i understand.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 Terrace Ave, Chama, NM 87520
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Chama
  • Phone Number: +1 575-756-2706
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