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Curious Kumquat

111 E. College Street, Silver City, NM 88061
+1 575-534-0337
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Ranked #1 of 64 Restaurants in Silver City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $40
Cuisines: Contemporary, International, Gastropub, Fusion
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: James Beard nominated eclectic restaurant featuring fast, fresh and affordable lunches, and modernist foraged tasting dinners.
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93% Recommend
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English first
Lakewood, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Or Noma for that matter. The CK is an amazing restaurant. We had the most enjoyable, delectable meal we have had in years. I was especially impressed with the course that came out in a sealed jar out of which came cherry wood smoke when it was opened. Absolutely the best duck I have ever had. An amazing beer and... More

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Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is an unusual restaurant to find in such a small, out-of-the-way place. It belongs in a metropolitan area with a well-heeled clientele that would have to reserve a table a week in advance to get in. It has won all sorts of awards, has a famous or soon-to-be-famous chef who uses all sorts of local, fresh ingredients, and charges... More

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gfron1, Owner at Curious Kumquat, responded to this review

First, thank you for the kind words, and I will quibble with one aspect of your review - at my age I'm neither famous nor soon-to-be anything, but still I appreciate the sentiment. Your one concern was the tone of announcing the prices for our entrees. Sonia's really good at making our space welcoming to everyone since we have such... More

Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My husband and I wanted to celebrate our wonderful mini vacation seeing the Gila Cliff Dwellings with a very special meal. Curious Kumquat was a dream come true, it is a beautiful restaurant with the requisite lovely colors one expects to see in the Southwest with it's heritage in Mexican tradition. The food is quite a brilliant departure and is... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Chef Rob Connoley, PhD serves up an amazing 5 course dinner guaranteed to delight even the most sophisticated of palates. Each course is a leading progression of tastes and styles and is sure to leave you wanting more. Unbelievable creativity and plating from this one amazing Chef; You ARE living the dream ;0)

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Silver City, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Besides the food, the Cumquat has a GREAT beer selection at very reasonable prices. Perfect place for a beer outside on the patio on a sunny afternoon or evening. Don't miss out on the brownies or cookies-they are delicious!

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Tucson, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It' worth making a trip to Silver City. I'm from San Francisco and love good food. The Curious Kumquat gave us one of the best meals ever. Beautifully and artfully presented. Definitely order the tasting menu and ask for a wine recommendation. Chef Rob is an artist with ingredients and combinations. This is a must for dedicated foodies.

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Silver City, New Mexico
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It is perfect that this restaurant is in a town known for its art galleries, because each course is truly a work of art: presentation, taste, and aesthetically pleasing. Having learned basic cooking skills in Paris, France, I always dare a chef to astound me, and that was certainly the case at The Curious Kumquat.

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Tucson, Arizona
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Interesting food, whether lunch or dinner. Great, shaded outdoor seating. Pleasant service. Good wine list. My favorite place to eat in Silver City.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Last year, my girlfriend and I had the tasting dinner for the first time and were so impressed that for our last trip to Silver City we made getting dinner reservations again a top priority. It is a little difficult to describe the Curious Kumquat - and especially the tasting dinner - to people who have not been there. The... More

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gfron1, Owner at Curious Kumquat, responded to this review

Holy Crap! Can I say that here? What a humbling review. We work our rears off to have this type of response to each experience and I'm so glad we did both times with you. Thank you so much. More

Tucson, Arizona, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you just judged from the presentation, service, and innovative cuisine, you'd think you were in a major city. That you can have this kind of a dining experience nestled in the high country of New Mexico in the middle of a funky little arts district is a huge treat!

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