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The Mine Shaft Tavern

) #1 of 4 Restaurants in Madrid $$ - $$$ 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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“burger” (115 reviews)
“fries” (47 reviews)
“chilli” (45 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
$$ - $$$
2846 State Highway 14 N, In the middle of town on the curve, Madrid, NM 87010-9746
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Reviewed today

Ms. Lynne gave us an amazing last-minute tour of the museum, which we didn't even know existed. What a treasure of interesting items, facts, stories, etc. We were so impressed. Ms. Lynne is incredibly knowledgeable of the history of Madrid, and I was so impressed...More

Thank Teyd703
Reviewed 4 days ago

Two of us stopped at bar in main building for some ice tea. Waited for about ten minutes with no service or acknowledgement. Finally went to adjacent outdoor area and was served immediately. Tea was fresh and free refills were appreciated.

Thank Gary N
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mine Shaft Tavern, outside of Santa Fe in Madrid, is a must-stop for ambiance, food, and drinks. Their green chili stew was pretty hot the day we visited (it varies) but if accompanied by a MadChile Margarita, the heat was tamed considerably. A great...More

Thank Deb S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tabitha welcomed us like old friends. The burgers were delicious especially the Green Chile Yak burgers. The atmosphere is very friendly. Enjoyed a great lunch! Thanks Tabitha!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Driving from Santa Fe to Amarillo on the "Turquoise Trail" we stopped in the eclectic, funky town of Madrid, NM. Art galleries, permanent yard sales, homemade ice cream shops and the just plain strange. In the middle, the Mine Shaft Tavern. A southwest watering hole,...More

Thank Jeff A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd say the highlight of the menu is their burgers. Our party had 3 different burgers and every single one was declared the best! The ingredients were fresh, the patties cooked to perfection based on how you wanted it, and the portion was big. Onion...More

Thank msm092015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did not order food, but went to get a stamp for our Margarita Trail book! Great place reminiscent of an Old West Tavern.....quirky decor! Service was very good....mid afternoon stop! The signature Margarita had bits of jalapeño and cucumber in it! Loved the flavor,...More

Thank cooker72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second visit to the Mine Shaft tavern and it was even better that our earlier visit. Forty of us rode to the Tavern on our antique Cushman motor scooters. Lori (the proprietor) again welcomed us and even arranged special, protected parking for our valued...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was very pleased with our green chili hamburger and loved the chili relleno and the bun didn't get soggy. Excellent burger and will go back for sure.

Thank Eileen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a previous review of the restaurant across the street, I made a reference to the Mine Shaft as the "tourist trap" across the street. And it is, of course, but what a fun tourist trap. You enter through an ersatz mine tunnel, and the...More

Thank Steven C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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