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Curious Kumquat

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Contemporary, International, Gastropub, Fusion
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111 E. College Street, Silver City, NM 88061
+1 575-534-0337
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: James Beard nominated eclectic restaurant featuring fast, fresh and...
James Beard nominated eclectic restaurant featuring fast, fresh and affordable lunches, and modernist foraged tasting dinners.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 164
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food for Silver City

Make reservations now. I did not, however chef Ron took care of me serving all but a few of the courses. Each was unique and tasty. The lamb was very good!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Don C
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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208 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Make reservations now. I did not, however chef Ron took care of me serving all but a few of the courses. Each was unique and tasty. The lamb was very good!

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Pasco, Washington
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We had lunch here in February. We both had sandwiches that were average. We had heard that the gyros were great, but they sold out early. We ate inside, but if you eat outside, your dog can hang out with you. The inside consists of several small rooms. The tables are unique, and service was good. If the sandwiches had... More 

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Stillwater
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The restaurant is cozy without being cramped. One feels like a guest in a friend's home and, in fact, the 3 tables in the corner in which I was seated chatted with each other. Service is friendly and efficient. The food was creative and delicious. I had the tasting menu with paired wines. Everything was really good. My favorites were... More 

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Silver City, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Enjoy the chef's creativity with local meats and other ingredients. Service can be slow sometimes, but food always comes from the kitchen timely.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

There were 6 of us at the table--4 picked the tasting menu and my husband and I selected just the entrees. Our selections were delicious, but it was 2 hours before I finally asked for our salads (which usually come with the entree) because we were so hungry. Our friends thought all the tasting portions were delicious. I selected the... More 

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gfron1, Owner at Curious Kumquat, responded to this review

Thanks for the comment and we totally agree. We're happy to split a table up but it makes things a bit awkward. When the table splits like yours did we ask when they want the entrees for those not doing the tasting and the answer is noted on the ticket. In your case the ticket told me to send the... More 

Tucson, AZ
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We had lunch here after hearing great things about the food. The place was full and since we arrived for lunch they were out of a few things. The lunch we had was delicious. Very fresh food with great flavor.

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Columbus, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Curious Kumquat is one of the main reasons we love to visit Silver City. We always get the tasting menu and it is always fabulous. Chef Rob Connoley is creative and surprising (not to mention delicious) in his use of foraged and local ingredients. We were there in January so some of the ingredients had been foraged earlier in... More 

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Silver City, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Everything okay, nothing fantastic. The food was different, not exceptional. Had a gluten free pizza that was fair. It was not even close to the gluten free pizza I had in Tucson which was exceptionally delicious.

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gfron1, Owner at Curious Kumquat, responded to this review

I like to see what other restaurants reviewers like to give me perspective on their comment. It seems that we're not your style of restaurant. I am sorry that you didn't enjoy your lunch and hope that if you return we can do better. More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Last evening we dined at the Curious Kumquat. Flavors were mouth-wateringly good. Ingredients for many courses were foraged from sites in the Gila Wilderness. Portions were small and that was perfect for a six-course meal. Rob Connoley is a super chef and comes out to check on his guests as they dine.We will again enjoy one of his fabulous dinners... More 

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Faywood
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Enjoyed a wonderful lunch from the interior bay window. Haven't found a comparable fish taco since. Menu a bit pricey but the delight of meal was well worth it. We'll be back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 E. College Street, Silver City, NM 88061
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Silver City
  • Phone Number: +1 575-534-0337

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 40
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, International, Gastropub, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

James Beard nominated eclectic restaurant featuring fast, fresh and affordable lunches, and modernist foraged tasting dinners.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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