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The Mine Shaft Tavern

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$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
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2846 State Highway 14 N, In the middle of town on the curve, Madrid, NM 87010-9746
+1 505-473-0743
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Kelowna, Canada
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very original place to eat and drink with lots of history and a unique ambiance. The food is good but it is the history and atmosphere that really make this restaurant / bar a "must stop" if you are driving the Turquoise trail.

Thank abarker02
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch with our family. Beautiful day so we sat on the patio. I has the green chile burger and it was very good. It was not spicy, but did have a lot of flavor. Very enjoyable lunch.

1 Thank Wayne P
Grapevine, Texas
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here several times over the years and the meals have been good and better than I expected given the size and location. First off, Madrid is a worthy destination to spend a day wandering and the "Tavern" is just another good excuse to visit Madrid. The Tavern has an excellent choice of beer that will most likely satisfy... More 

1 Thank aabikr
Upstate NY
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150 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Madrid (Mad-rid) was a 1890s coal mining town, about 30 minutes due south of Santa Fe. Mines shut down in 1954 and place re-discovered by artists in the 1970s. Year round population now just 204, but full of tourists and bikers on a weekend. Worth the drive from Santa Fe and the highlight this artsy/gift shop town is the Mineshaft... More 

1 Thank ret1re
Seminole, Florida, United States
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155 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

day trip to Santa Fe brought us here on way back stopped to stroll this very small town and ate a great lunch here

1 Thank Shirley S
Mine_Shaft_Tavern, General Manager at The Mine Shaft Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks so much Shirley! We hope you make it back soon! More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We went for a casual Valentine's Day meal and were totally surprised. The beer choices were excellent and the bar totally stocked. The entrees were very good, NY strip steak -med rare - just right and the prime rib steak was sensational. Even better were the appetizers - oysters grilled to perfection and blackened shrimp, but best of all was... More 

1 Thank DeanboyMDL
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Great atmosphere. We ate the fish and chips but 2 out of 4 of us had to send it back for lack of fish (it was corrected). Had a Ballast Point porter ($8), a little pricey i would say, but very good. Service was excellent and so was our waitress. I would certainly go back, but nothing to write home... More 

Thank Marc D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Great funky place with super nice staff. Make sure you get green chili burger and the hatch chili tempura appetizer. Both are fantastic.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Alamosa, Colorado
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Enjoy the brisket here, as well as the elaborate drinks. The service is fairly and you'll like the music at dinner time.

Thank Coyote000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Lunch at the Mine Shaft was the perfect recipe for the winter blues and a day off from work. Great burgers and service. Our server Shelby was friendly and informative. And as always- Madrid and neighboring Cerrillos were a wonderful day-trip adventure!!!

Thank Pam A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
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 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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