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BoxCar Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Cafe
425 Terrace Ave, Chama, NM 87520
+1 575-756-2706
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“breakfast” (89 reviews)
“frito pie” (13 reviews)
“sopapillas” (17 reviews)
American, Southwestern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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425 Terrace Ave, Chama, NM 87520
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was told by the local 7-11 clerk the Box Car was the best place in this hamlet for breakfast. So off I went. The eggs, ham and hash browns were quite good. Even the coffee was very good. But the real surprise was the...More

Thank Frederick G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us decided it was time for a road trip lunch so it was off to Chama and the BoxCar Cafe. The food was just a bit off as three of us had Mexican food, but it was not as spicy as normal. The...More

Thank Rich B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the hamburger and a chicken sandwich and they were just okay. Their mexican dishes looked good.

Thank Darla M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for dinner at the Boxcar. My husband had the taco platter and I had the steak burrito. Both meals were excellent and the price was right. The service was professional and friendly.

Thank mushroomerz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a treat to find multiple coffee offerings in a small local restaurant! Had a huge cup of cappucino with my breakfast, which also was huge. I went for the full breakfast with a "junior pancake" in place of toast. The pancake was about 8"...More

Thank hummingbird08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Chama to ride the train, and needed a place for breakfast. This place is directly across from the train station, so we decided to give it a try. The food was good. The coffee was good. The service was good.

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just stopped in this morning for a coffee. We found a very dog friendly, shaded patio and super friendly staff. Coffee was good and just about everyone who worked there came out to pet our dog. They also had water for her and brought...More

Thank Annieb103
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the restaurant was centrally located, had well prepared and well priced food, and was clean. The service was very good All in all a pleasant experience

Thank frank r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our meals at the Boxcar diner. It was a very nice setting and had good service. We ordered fish and chips and a cheeseburger and shared them and both were delicious. We would highly recommend this as a place to eat if...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a lot of choices for dinner in Chama. Popped into the BoxCar Cafe on a Friday evening around 5:30, thought we would eat early and avoid the rush. Wrong-------the place was packed. We were greeted and seated within 2 minutes, our drinks arrived and...More

Thank ahapyhiker
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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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
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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