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The Mine Shaft Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
2846 State Highway 14 N, In the middle of town on the curve, Madrid, NM 87010-9746
+1 505-473-0743
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fries” (30 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Bar, Grill, Brew Pub
$$ - $$$
2846 State Highway 14 N, In the middle of town on the curve, Madrid, NM 87010-9746
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The one thing that turned me off even before ordering I went to use the restroom and the soap dispenser was empty. I took the time to tell the server and she said 'yah, I know it has been like that for a few days....More

Thank dlarocqu
Reviewed 4 days ago

Driving up Turquoise Trail and stopped at Mine Shaft. Pretty good eye opener Bloody Mary's. Shopped a bit and came back for lunch. Had yak burger. Very good!!! Rest of party had similar with their meals.

Thank Max H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We decided to stop at this particular restaurant because of the number of cars that were parked out front. The outside dining deck was another factor in our decision. Huge menu! Decided on the Mexican dishes and my food was delicious! Other party members ate...More

Thank CathyP1953
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch. It was packed out on Sunday. We sat at the bar to eat. We loved it. Great burgers. 15.00 burgers! The gent on guitar was so entertaining. This place doesn’t look like much from outside but definitely worth the stop. Madrid...More

Thank jkuts
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mine Shaft is the Winner of Best Green Chili Cheese Burger Smackdown! The cafe really is a Dive; also, construction was going on because they are making the "Mine" into a museum, it was closed to the public, unfortunately we did not get to...More

Thank katewoman612
turqtrailnut, Public Relations Manager at The Mine Shaft Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great "down & dirty" review ;-) The Mine Shaft Tavern's restaurant was opened in 1947 (rebuilt after a fire) for the coal miners. It is authentic and original. We strive to keep it that way. The museum is also on our property...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us stopped here for lunch. Very unique place in a very unique community. We had the Mad Green Chile Cheeseburger with real potato fries and a fried hatch green Chile on the side. The only thing that kept the food 4 Stars was...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are driving on Rt 14, Turquoise Trail, you really should stop here. Place has a lot of character....good service and good basics for lunch. Nice draft selection, suggest you sit at the bar. Have lunch here and then walk around Madrid, nice art...More

Thank Larz V
turqtrailnut, Public Relations Manager at The Mine Shaft Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for making the stop, we're glad you enjoyed it. Please come back and check out some of our live music!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Madrid is a quaint, very small town which has a lot of shops on either side of the short main street. We stopped at the Mine Shaft and had a very nice lunch. There is both an indoor seating area and a large outdoor patio...More

Thank Roger K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just happened to find the Mine Shaft. Friend had told me to go to Madrid and voila...sitting at the bar i realized it seemed familiar...Longmire...asked the bartender and yes indeed...the original Red Pony. Just added to the enjoyment. Then went for the Green Chili Cheeseburger...More

1  Thank rpope0026
turqtrailnut, Public Relations Manager at The Mine Shaft Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review and feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 11 September 2017

If you look up "funky joint" in a dictionary, you might see a picture of this place. The old bar looks like it's been there over 100 years. The murals painted on the walls are well done and interesting. The food was quite good, and...More

1  Thank JoyInNM
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Southwestern, Bar, Grill, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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!
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