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Sugar Nymphs Bistro

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15046 State Road 75, Penasco, NM 87553
575-587-0311
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 58
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Terrific Food in a Casual Atmosphere

It would be easy to drive right past, but you'd be missing out. We were there for lunch. The menu is pretty much versions of grilled cheese or burgers. I think there might have been something New Mexican as well. I had a flavorful bean soup and an amazing grilled cheese with carmelized onions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Royal Oak
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Royal Oak
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118 reviews 118 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It would be easy to drive right past, but you'd be missing out. We were there for lunch. The menu is pretty much versions of grilled cheese or burgers. I think there might have been something New Mexican as well. I had a flavorful bean soup and an amazing grilled cheese with carmelized onions and green chiles on what must... More 

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Big Sky, Montana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My husband and I were traveling from Santa Fe to Taos on the High Road and the concierge at our hotel recommended this gem for lunch and I confirmed the recommendation on Trip Advisor! When we arrived, we both hesitated before entering this funky, hole-in-the-wall but wow...the food was delicious! I had the Moma Mia, a veggie grilled sandwich, and... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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122 reviews 122 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Need I say more? The atmosphere was trendy mixed with western, the service was phenomenal, and the carrot cake was honestly the best carrot cake I've ever had - the perfect blend of moist and richness, with tons of actual carrot flakes in it. Definitely made that morning from scratch and then sat on the plate for a very short... More 

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Durham, New Hampshire
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Driving to Taos from Santa Fe we stopped at Sugar Nymphs Bistro. My wife and I both ordered a Grilled Cheese with a few extra along with a bean soup. For a hole in the wall location, it was so far beyond expectation is was not funny. Oh yeh, this was a hidden gem that I am sure hundreds go... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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84 reviews 84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Out of the way on the high road to Taos, but worth the stop. Nice little porch to sit out on in good weather. Inside is small and cozy. Food was good and a nice variety to the menu. Was with a large group and the service was attentive and friendly. Dishes came out hot and were very good. Plan... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

When we decided to go to Taos Pueblo from Santa Fe, our friends told us to take the high road and stop by Peñasco to eat lunch at the Sugar Nymphs Cafe. It sounded intriguing and they swore it was delicious. It was. On both counts. The restaurant shares the building with a theater, which is very active, especially in... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Definitely consider this place for lunch if you are taking the high road to Taos. We missed this place by about 15 minutes so couldn’t comment much on the food except for the carrot cake and scones. There were still a few diners there close to 3pm. The outside of the restaurant is decorated with paintings. The carrot cake was... More 

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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388 reviews 388 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Our waiter seemed to be 15 years old. There is a theater adjacent to the dining room...upon asking, he said he didn't know anything about it..... "how can that be?" Service was slow.... one waiter..... very busy for lunch.... we ate at 1:15pm Green hatch chile cheeseburger was a WOW!... 10 on a scale of 10 We'd do it again...... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We stopped here for lunch on the way to Taos. Burgers were excellent, very tasty but the service although very friendly was extremely slow. May be it is just the local slow life style. Cakes looked great and tempting.

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Seattle, Washington
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95 reviews 95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This was by far the best food we had on our trip to New Mexico. We ate at a lot of restaurants in Taos and Santa Fe and this was the best. The food is authentic , the atmosphere is unique, and the service was over the top. I haven't mentioned the carrot cake -- the biggest slice ever -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15046 State Road 75, Penasco, NM 87553
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Penasco
  • Phone Number: 575-587-0311

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Pizza

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